In Hip Hop History Today “Camu Tao was born” June 26, 1977

Camu Tao was born Tero Smith, June 26, 1977. He was a rapper and producer who was signed to the Definitive Jux label. Camu was a member of several groups: S.A. Smash with fellow rapper Metro, the underground hiphop supergroup Weathermen, Central Services with fellow producer El-P, and the music collective Cardboard City. Smith died on May 25, 2008, after a two-year battle with lung cancer. At the time of his death, he was producing a song for Cage’s I Never Knew You EP and working on his first solo for Definitive Jux. Listen to King of Hearts above.

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