Metaphorical Music

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Metaphorical Music
Studio album by Nujabes
Released August 21, 2003
Genre Hip hop
Trip hop
Jazz rap
Cool jazz
Instrumental hip hop
Label Hydeout Productions
Producer Nujabes
Nujabes chronology
Hydeout Productions 1st Collection
(2003)
Metaphorical Music
(2003)
Modal Soul
(2005)
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Sputnikmusic 4.5/5 stars[1]

Metaphorical Music is Nujabes' first solo album. It offers a combination of hip hop and jazz, and features artists like Shing02 (known for "Battlecry" off the Samurai Champloo soundtrack), Substantial, Five Deez, and Cise Starr (of CYNE). Despite the fact that the album has contributing vocals from several artists, it is roughly classified as an instrumental hip hop album.

Metaphorical Music received universal acclaim from fans of Nujabes and critics, with many[2] claiming the album is a masterpiece and a groundbreaking and highly influential work in the hip hop genre.

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Producer(s) Length
1. "Blessing It (Remix)" (featuring Substantial & Pase Rock) Nujabes 3:23
2. "Horn In The Middle"   Nujabes 4:08
3. "Lady Brown" (featuring Cise Starr) Nujabes 3:18
4. "Kumomi"   Nujabes 3:53
5. "Highs 2 Lows" (featuring Cise Starr) Nujabes 4:38
6. "Beat Laments The World"   Nujabes 4:22
7. "Letter From Yokosuka"   Uyama Hiroto 3:10
8. "Think Different" (featuring Substantial) Nujabes 3:17
9. "A Day By Atmosphere Supreme"   Nujabes 3:59
10. "Next View" (featuring Uyama Hiroto) Nujabes 4:35
11. "Latitude (Remix)" (featuring Five Deez) Nujabes 3:56
12. "F.I.L.O." (featuring Shing02) Nujabes 3:31
13. "Summer Gypsy"   Nujabes 4:19
14. "The Final View"   Nujabes 3:35
15. "Peaceland"   Nujabes 8:19

Sample credits:

  • "Blessing It (Remix)" contains a sample of "Save Our Children" from the album Save Our Children by Pharoah Sanders
  • "Horn in the Middle" contains a sample of "Joshua" from the album Seven Steps to Heaven by Miles Davis
  • "Lady Brown" contains a sample of "The Shade of the Mango Tree" by Luiz Bonfá
  • "Beat Laments the World" contains a sample from Kip Hanrahan's "Make Love 2" and "Blessing It"
  • "Think Different" contains a sample of "Live For Life (Vivre Pour Vivre)" from the soundtrack of Live for Life by Francis Lai
  • "A Day by Atmosphere Supreme" contains a sample of "September Fifteenth (Dedicated to Bill Evans)" from the album As Falls Wichita, so Falls Wichita Falls by Pat Metheny and Lyle Mays
  • "Latitude (Remix)" contains a sample of "Clouds" by Gigi Masin
  • "F.I.L.O." contains a sample of "Deixa" by Baden Powell
  • "The Final View" contains a sample of "Love Theme From 'Spartacus'" from the album Eastern Sounds by Yusef Lateef

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