Samples Fumie Kumatani's "The Last Scene", from Sonic Adventure 2.
Nujabes has always been a huge inspiration to me. I still remember to this day when I waited anxiously for the premiere of Samurai Champloo on Adult Swim. When the theme song came on (Battlecry), I literally was buggin' OUT to my sister about how SICK that song was.
From that point on, I discovered the world of Nujabes, Shing02, and many other hip-hop tracks by a lot of people that have inspired me to this day, allowing me to see that good music, hip-hop in particular, does exist. I wanted more people to discover these great artists, in part by doing the mash-ups I do, combining artists people know, with works by Nujabes and whatnot, so they would be like, "Ohhh snap, this beat is hot. Lemme check out more stuff from him."
I did this track to show my gratitude for him. I got teary eye'd when I heard about his passing. It was too unbelievable for me. His music has helped me, and many others, through many rough times. He will always be remembered as one of the greatest producers that hip-hop has ever seen. The world will miss him.