While packing up our booth after the mini-tornado hit SounSet '08 I heard some disheartening news. Aesop Rock announced that his friend and fellow Weathermen emcee Camu Tao had passed after a nearly a two year battle with lung cancer. I've been a up on dude's music for quite sometime as I was huge MHz/Weathermen fan back in the day. So on behalf of 2DB, I'd like to send my condolences to his friends and family. Rest In Peace Mr. Smith.

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  • http://blogs.hiphopdx.com/ambassador amanda

    Nighthawks was a pretty solid album. Just listening to it the other day.
    Peace and respect, Camu Tao.

  • str8

    I liked his shit. His track on the adult swim/def jux album was one of my favorite joints last year. Didn't know he was battling cancer.

    R.I.P.

  • http://www.myspace.com/pettie88 l. shaw

    The first time I heard Camu Tao was on that song "kryptonite" from the MHz Tablescraps album....he had one of the illest voices id ever heard....R.I.P

  • Tero Smith’s Representative

    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

  • Tero Smith’s Representative

    Urgent!!!!

    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 you for honoring our wishes. Again, if anyone wants to contribute to the fund the family set up in his name please send donations (information listed below) 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.

    God bless you all,

    Love Tero Smith's Representative

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