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Camu Tao
Background information
Birth name Tero Smith
Born June 26, 1977(1977-06-26)
Origin Columbus, Ohio, United States
Died May 25, 2008 (aged 30)
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Producer, rapper, singer
Years active 1997-2008
Labels Definitive Jux
Associated acts S.A. Smash
The Weathermen
Central Services
Website Definitive Jux - Bio

Camu Tao (born Tero Smith, June 6, 1977 – May 25, 2008[1]) was an American rapper and producer who was signed to the Definitive Jux label. He was a part of the duo S.A. Smash with fellow rapper Metro, a part of the rap group Weathermen, and the Central Services production team with El-P. Smith was also a member of the music collective Cardboard City.

He was also part of Columbus, Ohio's MHz crew with Copywrite, RJD2, Jakki Tha MotaMouth & Tage Proto, and with Cage, half of The Nighthawks,[2] who made one album during a single three-day creative session.[3]

Smith died on May 25, 2008, after a two-year battle with lung cancer.[1] At the time of his death, he was working on a song he produced for Cage's I Never Knew You EP as well as his first solo album for Definitive Jux. On July 9, El-P announced via Twitter that the album, King of Hearts, was finished, and would be released on October 20, 2009.[4]




With The Nighthawks

  • Nighthawks (Eastern Conference, 2002)

With S.A. Smash


  • Definitive Swim (Definitive Jux * Williams Street, 2007)
  • "Plot For A Little" (2007)


  • "Hear Me Talking to You" (B.U.K.A. Entertainment, 2001)
  • "Hold the Floor"/"Wireless" (Definitive Jux, 2001)
  • "WMR" (Camu Tao & El-P)/"Homesickness"/"Life with Snarky Parker" (Despot) (Definitive Jux, 2004)

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