|Rapper en producer Camu Tao is gister overleden na anderhalf jaar lang gevochten te hebben tegen longkanker. Camu Tao is 30 jaar geworden.Bron: MySpace
Camu Tao, rapper en producer bij de Definitive Jux label was één deel van het duo S.A. Smash samen met rapper Melo. Daarnaast nam de rapper plaats in de groepen Weathermen, The Nighthawks én de MHz Crew.
De rapper heeft zelf 3 albums gereleased: Camu Tao Presents - Blair Cosby's Cereal Carpens
(2001), Camu Tao Presents - Blair Cosby II the Wali Era
(2004) en Going for De Gold
(2004). Daarnaast bracht hij met The Nighthawks het album Nighthawks
uit in 2002 en Smashy Trashy
in 2003 met S.A. Smash.
Lees hieronder het bericht dat oprichter en CEO van de Definitive Jux label El-P heeft geschreven over Camu Tao's overlijden:
|Today, at around 2pm, our dear friend, family member and musical collaborator Tero “CAMU TAO” Smith passed away in his home town of Columbus, Ohio. Tero had been quietly fighting for his life for the last year and a half after being diagnosed with lung cancer.|
To those who knew Tero, he was an almost uncategorizable force of nature. Wild, hilarious, proud, loving, tough, outspoken, spontaneous and brilliant. He wore his heart on his sleeve and he dripped creativity, leaving inspiration and awe in the hearts and minds of anyone who was fortunate enough to see him work.
We, his friends and family, have truly had our collective hearts broken by his passing. Not only because of the loss of our friend, but because of the loss of his contribution to those who never knew what we knew about his talent and his potential. He was the secret that no one wanted to keep and we always knew that one day his vision and his heart could change music forever the way he changed all of our lives.
His departure from us all 1 month away from his 31st birthday is nothing less than a tragedy… nothing less than a crime. he was a gift to us all and he is irreplaceable. Rest in peace, Mu. We will love you forever. May god bless you and your family.
Tero “CAMU TAO” Smith
born 6/26/77, passed 5/25/08
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