R.I.P. Camu Tao

Camu Tao from Columbus, Ohio passed away earlier today due to complications from an ongoing bought with cancer. Camu was crucial in putting Columbus on the map with his brilliant, futuristic production, and in the pocket off-kilter flow as shown with the MHz, SA Smash, and the Weathermen as well as his solo work. He was just extemely gifted.

Camu also had a strong sense of humor.

I remember being at Przm’s house a long time ago; someone had fallen asleep. Camu dumped ketchup on the guys shirt. He then woke the man up from his slumber and told the groggy man that he had been shot. The now awaken man freaked out for second then was just angry cause he now had a stained shirt.

Although that is a silly story, I am just trying to say Camu was both constantly creative whether it was on a big scale like working with EL-P and Cage. Or just doing dumb shit like making prank calls.

I wasn’t close to him like I was Przm or Daymon. Hell, we were pretty much in a disagreement most of the time. But I can tell you Camu had a presence that was undeniable and charismatic. Camu Tao was a genuis.

Columbus and Hip Hop in general will greatly miss Tero Smith (Camu).

MP3:Camu Tao-Plot A Little

  • Definite One

    Huge loss. Extremely talented person. RIP

  • http://www.shabooty.com shabooty

    RIPPPP MU

  • karniege

    MY DUDE WILL STRONGLY BE MISSED BUT HE WILL LIVE ON THE US……

  • Tom

    Jesus. Columbus hip hop takes another blow.

  • Lord Wook

    I am devastated! Hip Hop will never quite now what its lost! R.I.P Tao one love my brother!

  • Dukesants

    im shock… real shock.. i adore his style and flow very much..

    his “plot a little” alway been a everyday song for me…..

    Rest in peace Camu…

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  • NiGhTHaWk666

    R.I.P to the great TAO he will be missed his work in hip-hop will not be forgotten but celebrated peace to Camu and the nighthawk clique

  • scottbluntz

    a brillant man on and off the mic…and a even better homey….NY will miss him too

  • Mr Zhadir

    R.I.P Camu! ur music will never die. greetings from sweden!

  • Tero Smith’s Representattive

    Defjux Family, Friends, and Fans,

    Please forward on this information out about Camu’s Home Going Service. The services will be at Diehl-whittaker funeral Home. 720 E Long St, Columbus, Oh 43203.
    June 2, 2008 @ 2:00pm eastern standard time.
    http://www.diehl-whittaker.com

    From the Smith family:

    The family would like to thank everyone for all their prayers, support and thoughts during this moment of Bereavement. We appreciate the loving words many of you have expressed toward Tero (Camu Tao) Smith and it doesn’t go without being noticed.

    We pray that through this life changing moment everyone will see how urgent it is to get early preventative check-ups. We know that only if this rare lung cancer disease which Tero (Camu tao) Smith was hit with might have been detected just a little early he might be alive today.

    The Smith family would like to say that this lung cancer was rare and not caused by lifestyle. We ask that you honor His life by not taken for granted that tomorrow is promised, yesterday is behind us and all we have is the present-day.

    We can never thank you enough for the Generosity that many fans, friends and loved ones will show to Tero (Camu Tao) Smith that died so young but, fought a good fight until the finish line.

    DONATIONS: Send to the attention Tero A. Smith or Camu. National City Bank- phone number 1-800-925-9259. Money orders or cashier’s check are preferred. If there is not a local branch near you the donation can be sent to any Nation City Bank location.

    Floral Arrangements: please submit all questions to http://www.Directors@Diehl-Whittaker.com or phone number (614)258-9549. (Address above)

    God bless you all,

    Love Tero Smith’s Representative

  • Severe

    R.I.P. Camu ,that bottle of Alize’ is on me man, all the rest of Columbus’ emcees will continue to “HOLD THE FLOOR” in your memory. One love.

  • Tero Smith’s Representative

    To whom it may concern,

    The service for Tero (Camu Tao) Smith is restricted to only family and close friends. We appreciate the out pour of kind words, thoughts and concerns you have submitted. Unfortunately, it has been requested that only those who have been invited or known by the family as friends come. We know that Tero has touched the lives of many individuals and we are grateful for that. We just want to thank for honoring our wishes. Thanks.

    From the Smith family:

    The family would like to thank everyone for all their prayers, support and thoughts during this moment of Bereavement. We appreciate the loving words many of you have expressed toward Tero (Camu Tao) Smith and it doesn’t go without being noticed.

    We pray that through this life changing moment everyone will see how urgent it is to get early preventative check-ups. We know that only if this rare lung cancer disease which Tero (Camu tao) Smith was hit with might have been detected just a little early he might be alive today.

    The Smith family would like to say that this lung cancer was rare and not caused by lifestyle. We ask that you honor His life by not taken for granted that tomorrow is promised, yesterday is behind us and all we have is the present-day.

    We can never thank you enough for the Generosity that many fans, friends and loved ones will show to Tero (Camu Tao) Smith that died so young but, fought a good fight until the finish line.

    DONATIONS: Send to the attention Tero A. Smith or Camu. National City Bank- phone number 1-800-925-9259. Money orders or cashier’s check are preferred. If there is not a local branch near you the donation can be sent to any Nation City Bank location.

    Floral Arrangements: please submit all questions to http://www.Directors@Diehl-Whittaker.com or phone number (614)258-9549. (Address above)

    God bless you all,

    Love Tero Smith’s Representative

  • Smerz

    I will miss you Camu! you held me down when I was in Columbus. bsmerz@gmail.com

  • adam

    why can’t people like 50 Cent die instead, RIP Camu Tao, long live defjux and its associates

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    I lost my beloved husband to lung cancer 9 years ago. By the time he was diagnosed, he was Stage !V and it had spread to his spine and brain. He continued to live his life as before, practicing his music and even joined me as we spent two years learning Hebrew before our B’Nai Mitzvahs in February 5, 2000. He died three weeks later, on February 26th.

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