"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 claiming the album is a masterpiece and a groundbreaking and highly influential work in the hip-hop genre. Read more on Last.fm. User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.