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Camu Tao: King Of Hearts

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Product Details

  • Release Date: Aug 17, 2010
  • Record Label: Fat Possum Records
  • Barcode: 767981121420
  • Item #: FP1214CD
  • Weight: 2.3 oz

  • Producers: Camu Tao

Summary

Camu Tao, the legendary MC, producer, and singer, whose life was tragically cut short on May 25th, 2008 after a protracted battle with lung cancer, will have his debut solo album and final statement, King of Hearts, posthumously released on August 17, 2010 as a collaborative release between Fat Possum Records and Definitive Jux. Described by friends, peers and colleagues as "wild, proud, loving, tough, outspoken, spontaneous, and brilliant," Tao was a creative powerhouse whose output was as staggering in its scope of influences as it was emotionally evocative. El-P describes King of Hearts as "raw, exciting and unlike anything anyone has heard." Even newer school rappers feel the impact of Camu's work, "These songs are so before their time it's ridiculous" says Kid Cudi. Cage sums up the album as "a masterpiece in the making."

Camu got his start in the late 90's alongside RJD2 and Copywrite in Columbus, OH's seminal hip hop group MHZ whose releases were issued by Bobbito Garcia's legendary vinyl only label Fondle 'Em Records. After dropping his cult classic solo debut 12-inch Hold the Floor on Definitive Jux in 2001 he went on to become a central fixture at the label, his distinctive contributions playing a key role in The Weathermen (his crew with Aesop Rock, Cage, El-P, Yak Ballz, Tame One and Breeze Brewin) and as one half of S.A. SMASH (alongside Keith "Metro" Lawson) on their 2003 Def Jux full length album Smashy Trashy. As a producer his brilliant contributions are evidenced on Cage's seminal album Hell's Winter, and The Perceptionists' Black Dialogue, as well as appearances on Aesop Rock's Danger, Fire & Knives, El-P's Fantastic Damage and Collecting the Kid, Prefuse 73's Surrounded By Silence, and many, many others.

At the time of his death Camu Tao was working on what his friends and colleagues anticipated to be his breakthrough solo record, King of Hearts, initially scheduled for release on Definitive Jux in 2008, but left incomplete in the wake of his cancer diagnosis. Pieced together from the demos and home recordings he left behind (which have subsequently earned him fans amongst such esteemed peers as Dangermouse, Kid Cudi, and many others), the new release offers a privileged view of a magnum opus in the making by a blossoming visionary who was denied the opportunity to bring his unique masterpiece to fulfillment. The record marks a departure from his former works, most notably as it finds Camu favoring a distinctively playful, semi-soul croon as well as the off-kilter and wild rapping that earned him a reputation among peers and fans as an innovative genius. Musically King of Hearts delves into realms of gritty, electropunk pop, alternately veering between the dark carnival-esque and the sublimely summery. Pleasantly disorienting electronic tones cascade and pulse as dense, propulsive beats build a solid foundation upon which Tao constructs immensely hooky and infectious choruses. Written and produced by Camu himself, King Of Hearts is the last vision of a criminally underrated talent in the midst of a major artistic breakthrough cut short before being fully completed.

Also prior to his death Camu Tao formed production crew and side project Central Services with longtime friend & collaborator El-P, whose long awaited 2004 debut EP Forever Frozen in Television Time has gone unreleased until now. In conjunction with the release of King of Hearts Definitive Jux will be issuing Central Services' EP as a free digital download.

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1. Be A Big Girl
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2. Bird Flu
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3. Death
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4. Fonny Valentine
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5. Actin A Ass
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6. Get At You
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7. Ind Of The Worl
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8. Intervention
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9. King Of Hearts
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10. Major Team
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11. Plot A Little
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12. The Moment
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13. The Perfect Plan
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14. Play O Run
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15. When You're Going Down
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16. Kill Me (aka Fuck Me)
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Total Comments: 84
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 5/25/2014 6:22:00 PM; Partial IP: 02.132.144)
Location: KALi
Comment: like flipping an image of an musician/artist's persona like from sagging baggy cargo pants to skinny jeans over night. I guess it justifies artistic persona just by flipping your self/image youd be surprised. its quite a departure from the Fondlem days. Cage has done it, Louis logic has done it, Saul Williams has done it, you never know any of your favorite Underground Hip Hop Icons could be doin it too. personally the first of this kind of temporary artistic flipping ive witnessed was back when Ice T out of all motherfuckers did the Body Count(and he still managed to remain a hard O.G.) and then everybody on the Judgement Night Soundtrack which was quite a cross over to a different aesthetics, Afro Punk shit like Bad Brains or even Living Coulor or Fishbone...i definitely could see the transition which is still under the branches of alternative music. remember Underground Hip Hop is also a form of alternative music away from "Pop" music for better reasons of preserving artistic value and expression. even EDAN is even doing a rock record maybe psycadelic influenced. Rest In Peace Tero Smith June 26, 1977 May 25, 2008.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 4/15/2011 2:28:00 PM; Partial IP: .10.90.196)
Location: dadsad
Comment: garbage... sorry.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/30/2010 8:57:00 AM; Partial IP: 22.186.178)
Location: Johannesburg
Comment: This was very different from what I expected... I guess Cage really found his inspiration for his new work from Camu. Either way it's musical, different...fresh. I was expecting mad rhymes but I'll bump this out of respect, regardless.
Name: (Posted: 9/25/2010 8:31:00 AM; Partial IP: 161.39.251)
Location: bora bora
Comment: dancehall garbage
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 9/19/2010 12:19:00 AM; Partial IP: 216.36.4.8)
Location: bmore
Comment: WTF is this a ting tings album?
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/17/2010 9:42:00 PM; Partial IP: 53.228.196)
Location: irvington ,nj
Comment: dope album!!!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/13/2010 12:36:00 AM; Partial IP: .111.9.232)
Location: Portland OR
Comment: Good Album!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/7/2010 5:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 69.223.240)
Location: Portland
Comment: This is the most addicting album I've ever heard. Camu was trail blazing & some ppl are too close minded to understand. No it's not rap, it's odd, offbeat pop, which is where music is going these days. Haters always play their part.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/6/2010 10:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 255.45.114)
Location: ithaca
Comment: i doubt any of these fanboys(girls) will come looking for me. they're probably the same four-eyed backpacking nerds I see at these rap shows. megan foxxx(yeah a bitches name!) please continue to play youself, sincerely yours cam....from(fagaca lol!).....i'm definitely shook homie!
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/4/2010 8:03:00 PM; Partial IP: 07.139.150)
Location: bkny
Comment: watch what ya say here, if ya use ya real name, and dislike an album, then ppl might come looking for you because your opinions differ.. real name real location LMFAO
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/2/2010 7:59:00 PM; Partial IP: 2.8.104.62)
Location: c hill
Comment: This album is on point. I've been listening to it on my 1 hr commute to work and back along with Pilot Talk, Villa Manifesto and Life After God for like 3 weeks now. It's so different. It's refreshing. Different beats. creative ones. Sick lyrics. I like this album because underground hiphop isnt the only shit I listen too. I listen to good shit, I dont give a fuck what genre it is. Camu Tao, Bad Brains, The Monteclairs, Jay-z, Slayer and DOOM in one sitting. Broaden you horizons. you cant rate this as a underground hiphop record cause it isnt. It's somewhere else and thats a good thing.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/2/2010 7:17:00 PM; Partial IP: 02.180.134)
Location: Bay
Comment: heard this album first time last night on shit ancient headphones...now bumpin in these shit little computer speakers...sounds way better tho....."When you're going down" is sick too. Kinda sounds like Big Jus and La Roux had a baby and made Camu Tau's style here. Moment is some lightning bolt shit...static lift you know...made my hair stand up..super electric charge..ill ill ill. Might grab this album. Sounds good gritty...shit that is too polished is like Britney Spears garbage...if you a musician ...especially hip hop that is of Co-flow vein u relate to this...my good old stuff sounds like a cousin a this...alot of DOPE drum work...singin actually aint too shabby...got better with this listen...not that anyone here knows why but I may have more reason than I may know to up this kid. It's different....that's good. fuck eminem.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/2/2010 11:53:00 AM; Partial IP: .142.48.77)
Location: Jennifer's Body
Comment: i think you take these internet chat rooms a little to seriously "cam" from fagaca, yeah your a tough guy, you use your real name wow, let's praise you with gold and silver cause you use your "real name and location," so you bought one album and downloaded the rest, that makes you a fan faggot? all of you are stating the obvious, "he probably wouldn't want this released" well what's done is done and this is what we get, and for what it is its classic, listen to the moment and try and give this below five stars
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 9/2/2010 4:48:00 AM; Partial IP: 02.180.134)
Location: Bay Area
Comment: He's Rick James Bitch! The Moment- Solid...fresh..really fuggin ill. Major team sounds like the Camu I heard of. Just minus the El-p weaponry. Cool tho. Ind of the Worl..like the way he speld that...cool joint...sounds like the shit quality of my first good songs...but a cool song in there. Get at You...catchy...I liked it. Fonny Valentine kinda ill...sick beat on Bird Flu. Unpolished but nicely grimy stuff. The Moment might buy lader...by far the best joint in there. Knowin his bedder known style was thinkin while listenin man why did def jux do this to him? Fuck he might have not wanted to ever put most of these songs out. Like a different dude. Cool to show another side to a human being musician tho. Not wut I expected. GO TO YOUTUBE AND TYPE IN Shapeless Hip Hop click evil clown face icon....first ever Shapeless Video...Doper than fuck...billion dollar low budget. R.I.P. Mr. Hold the Floor.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 9/1/2010 5:45:00 PM; Partial IP: .236.147.3)
Location: green Town
Comment: err, I tried very hard to enjoy this and think of it as next level or something like i'm supposed to; but, after more listens, it just annoyed the ass and balls off of me. still not a fan of piecing together albums together posthumously...this dude could Hold the Floor but this is def hipster sex music...
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/30/2010 12:17:00 PM; Partial IP: 27.188.212)
Location: ithaca
Comment: we can all stop pretending that this album is the best thing since sliced bread. yeah he passed away and im sure that this isnt even the album he wanted to give us. i'll always be a fan, I have all his e.c. and def jux music plus slow suicide stimulus which I purchased, not downloaded! with that said those with the 5 stars, internet shittalking, and homophobic slurs...please! and btw, kanye and pharell, there I said their names again so come punch me in the face or stick to jerking yourselves to internet porn with your sticky keyboards. once again, real name real location, what's up with you cowards?
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/30/2010 2:09:00 AM; Partial IP: 118.30.190)
Location: f;
Comment: this is wrong wtf?!? I liked him in nighthawks and smashy trashy, but, ummmm, im not gonna say anything bad about this cuz its just too shocking, wtf r.i.p much love always...ps...beats are nice and modern-ish at best, but the lyrics are a shocker
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/29/2010 4:42:00 PM; Partial IP: .142.48.77)
Location: Jennifer's Body
Comment: anyone giving this below five stars is a retard, anyone that mentions kanye and pharrell is a faggot retard, the dude died before he even got to finish this, this is like watching a movie where the director didn't get the final cut, it's a work in process, but unfourntaley this work can never be finished, for what this album has to offer though is amazing you get 2 c a whole new side to camu, this is his unfinished final farewell, ind of worl absolute banger, and you've never heard anything like that track the moment, haters suck a dick, support this legend
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/27/2010 8:02:00 PM; Partial IP: 27.188.212)
Location: ithaca
Comment: it wasnt "all those" who said if kanye or pharell made this it would be "deemed" classic, it was just me. address who you are speaking to and please dont play yourself talking shit with a keyboard....internet thugs are played out!! I merely said what critics would probably write if one of them were to "make" this album, and btw, I gave my real name and location not some fake ass name from another planet!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/25/2010 11:08:00 PM; Partial IP: 104.212.25)
Location: Florida
Comment: Just got the album!!! Definitely different, but I am lovin' it! The more I listen the more I am addicted
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/25/2010 7:10:00 PM; Partial IP: 113.220.36)
Location: thorncity
Comment: thank god el p gave up on shit pushin music! what the fuck camu? cage must have turned you gay too
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/25/2010 8:10:00 AM; Partial IP: .89.152.51)
Location: norway
Comment: never heard worse
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/25/2010 6:35:00 AM; Partial IP: 194.48.145)
Location: darlington
Comment: only 1 star cos I cudnt give it 0,,,,rip camo,,but this album shud be free not because camo is sadly dead but because this album is absolute dog-shit,,end of,,,,,really shocked at how bad this is,,do not buy,,download for free if you must give it a listen then bin it
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/25/2010 2:14:00 AM; Partial IP: 47.169.224)
Location: Cen Cal
Comment: Rip Camu Tao. This album should be free to honor Camu-- not to profit off him. It's dangerous to release unfinished material. That being said, one can't approach this with a cookie cutter mind but an open one. He's attempting to blend genres, not simply limiting himself to an overly abused one.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/24/2010 1:06:00 PM; Partial IP: 83.5.55.65)
Location: pl
Comment: sandwich is right. It's just a bad album recorded by a dead guy. I'm a huge Jux fan, really. I've got all of their best albums on the shelf but I'm not buying shitty albums just because some people saying that albums are not shitty... support good albums, that's all. sorry for my english. Peace!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/24/2010 12:49:00 AM; Partial IP: 39.126.131)
Location: Boston
Comment: Just not very good. Kudos to him for doing his own thing I guess, but I'd rather slam my head in a door.
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/23/2010 8:05:00 PM; Partial IP: .78.106.42)
Location: Vegas
Comment: To Sandwich, Def Jux is not a label anymore, El P closed it down and is just going to be an artist.....
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/23/2010 9:56:00 AM; Partial IP: 2.8.104.62)
Location: c hill
Comment: listen to "When you're going down" he explains his whole reason for doing this
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/22/2010 6:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 43.133.234)
Location: Riverside, CA
Comment: If this is where Def Jux is headed... then don't bother releasing the Weathermen album. First Cage, now Camu (after death) grrrrrr. BTW, just because someone is dead, doesn't mean you have to like their stuff. If it even IS his stuff... cutting room floor scraps pasted together. Smurf that.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/22/2010 5:25:00 PM; Partial IP: 137.139.81)
Location: Mars
Comment: All u sayin if kanye or pharrell did this, it would bE deemed a classic. Fuck outta here, anyone who made this album still couldn't make it sound good. This shit is horrible. Who would even put out such ear torturing noise??? Wack as hell!!!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/22/2010 5:18:00 PM; Partial IP: 137.139.81)
Location: Ya sisters crib
Comment: Yo....what the Fuck is this garbage??? I deleted this bullshit after one listen. WTF is up with this steaming trash?!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/22/2010 2:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 161.39.251)
Location: 1,5 hours from amsterdam
Comment: if this is the future ...than hiphop really died. it lost the hop.& why fuck pharrel & kanye? this is the same wack garbage party faggot music . ahead of his time?!!? woehahahahahhhahahhahahaha cuz he did something dif? this is for the kidz that copped cage,s his wack album aswell
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/21/2010 8:59:00 PM; Partial IP: .68.172.44)
Location: Holbrook, New york
Comment: This was fascinating. I see/feel his vision. Some electro pop mixed with rock and a splice of hip hop. Artsy and progressive.... def can say it was ''different'' and atleast he challanged himself. Cant say that 4 much of the hip hop artists out there these days.....TAKE MORE RISKS!!!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/21/2010 5:03:00 PM; Partial IP: 3.13.171.5)
Location: ATLANTIS
Comment: FUCK PHARRELL AND KANYE!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/21/2010 1:21:00 PM; Partial IP: 17.240.229)
Location: CT
Comment: I wouldnt call this the future but I believe its genius. Dont hate tao cuz he made music he wanted to make. Im just upset he passed to not officially finish this shit.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/21/2010 10:52:00 AM; Partial IP: 07.159.245)
Location: nodak
Comment: apparently I need to listen to this in 5 to 10 years. alright.
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/20/2010 7:14:00 PM; Partial IP: .8.128.172)
Location: 303
Comment: Love To Hate you all!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/20/2010 6:11:00 PM; Partial IP: 113.222.21)
Location: COLUMBUS
Comment: YEAH THIS IS THE FUTURE ALRIGHT! EVRY FAGGOT IN THE WORLD IS GETTIN IN THE ASS TO THIS BULLSHIT ANYDAY NOW. I THINK HE DIED OF HIV AFTER LISTENING TO THIS!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/20/2010 4:00:00 PM; Partial IP: 04.103.194)
Location: COLUMBUS
Comment: THIS IS THE FUTURE....
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/20/2010 2:47:00 PM; Partial IP: 27.171.176)
Location: Earth , NY
Comment: yooooo Jimmie ...enough said homie. you have broken down exactly what I been thinking this whole time. much respect. not too many artist , even in the commercial industry can do what camu tao has done. he has changed the fusion of rock , with hip hop. I totally miss all his work. what a talented MC, artist, and producer. such great memories where left on his days with eastern conference, MHz, Def jux, weatherman, central services, now this LP. god bless his soul. people stop talking shit already and respect the man who was dying on his death bed to deliver a album so unique , with tons of growth . peace.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/20/2010 9:54:00 AM; Partial IP: .8.106.233)
Location: C Hill
Comment: Has anyone even mentioned the lyrics or listened to "entire" album more than once? Tons of hidden messages and just on point lyricism. How many MCs could make a transition to rock? ... small few. How many rock bands could make a transition to hiphop without sounding like ass? ...even fewer. Camu Tao does that shit seemlessly. Not a perfect album, but you sit a your home studio dying of cancer, start up garage band on your ibook and try to create 1% of what he did on this demo. Camu Tao would have killed a guest spot on Blackroc. Strong Arm Steady and Madlib and King of Hearts are my favorite albums of the year so far. We'll see about Black Milk.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/20/2010 6:59:00 AM; Partial IP: 27.162.197)
Location: ithaca
Comment: i agree with scott and c hill. if kanye or pharell or andre 3000 made this album it be deemed "pure genius" but this album will be overlooked by many. and yes this album will be "stolen" by some top named producer just like andre 3000 took his wigs and name from kool keith & sir menelik(sinister 6000 & cyclops 4000 anyone?). not that much different from pharell(in my mind) and "hipsters" with colorful clothes and tight pants still jocked it! so whether you hate this or love this....respect to the fallen...rip camu!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/20/2010 3:41:00 AM; Partial IP: 99.180.128)
Location: europe
Comment: this is the album of the year. the kind of future sound that Pharrell and Kanye will steal in 5 years(like they did to Kool Keith's beats) of course Camus's CD is not for the average Gay-Z fan, but if you're open minded, get it
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/19/2010 10:54:00 AM; Partial IP: .12.116.12)
Location: nj
Comment: listen I wouldve liked to hear camu rap a little more too, but this album is near amazing...fantastic beats, catchy singing, and when he does rap its still good few mediocre songs throughout but all and all this is great and 1 of the more classic cd's ive heard in a while, definitely in the top 5 of this year...not all experimental shit turns out for the best, but this did...fuck the hate
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/19/2010 6:30:00 AM; Partial IP: 161.39.251)
Location: da L
Comment: @ beats , if u like that weak sound so much.. why not rate it 5 stars ?
Name: (Posted: 8/19/2010 2:27:00 AM; Partial IP: .132.87.28)
Location: Visalia
Comment: I dont why you guys are hating so much this album was the best fucking thing I have heard in a long time. You cant compare this to his older work he was trying something new. You guys have to also take into account that most of this wasnt finished the album is composed mostly of demos. No telling what would had made the final cut. Like EL-P said Camu was ahead of his time.
3 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/19/2010 12:13:00 AM; Partial IP: 2.74.92.20)
Location: The Netherlands
Comment: Even though this might not be what you expect from Camu, a little bit more respect for the dead here is extremely in order. Again most people are hating. This is what artist wanted to make, not what the fans "wanted" hear or "expected". You guys are a disgrace for Hip Hop in general, with all this dickriding and hating. I have been listing to rap for around 22 years, people. So trust me, if I say I heard allot of shit in my lifetime. This album might not be your taste, or style. But pay the man respect for trying. And keep the hate away from an artform like Hip Hop, we already lost allot of great people because of hate. To get back at the album, there are some bangers on this disc right here, but hey, I loved funcrusher and the cold vein. Thank EL-P for putting this out there, so all the little kiddies can hate, and the real heads can pay proper respect. RIP Tero!!!!!!!!!
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/18/2010 1:57:00 PM; Partial IP: .151.30.72)
Location: UK
Comment: i loved Mhz....but I wouldnt wipe my ass on this piece of shit album, what the fuck was he thinking he was a rapper not a singer, not ur average rapper, but a rapper nevertheless. massive let down by a good mc from one of hip hops alltime greatest underground crews...however, R.I.P. Camu, still bangin out Table Scraps & Hold the Floor
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/17/2010 5:51:00 PM; Partial IP: .181.38.23)
Location: providence
Comment: wtf is this shit? did ughh fuck up and put the wrong audio on here?
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/17/2010 4:11:00 PM; Partial IP: 89.219.198)
Location: heaven
Comment: r.i.p. tao...and shut the fuck up haters
2 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/16/2010 3:32:00 PM; Partial IP: .78.106.42)
Location: Vegas
Comment: Jimmie good point on having to grow on people but the Bobby Digital had much better production.... To be honest this style is more suited for the radio or industrial music then underground hip hop... I've always liked his production but he lost me on this one... I'm not going to call it bad, but it's just not for me.....
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/16/2010 1:22:00 PM; Partial IP: .8.106.233)
Location: C Hill
Comment: I wouldn't be surprised if people didnt start feeling this album til like 2012 or 2013. It's ahead of its time, like Bobby Digital's first solo album. I didn't feel that shit til like 2000 when it came out in 98'. Not everyone is going to like it, doesn't mean its bad. Give it a chance though. Death is a hot track. What's a shame is that if Andre 3 Stacks came out with this, everyone would love it.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/16/2010 8:32:00 AM; Partial IP: 16.48.9.65)
Location: CHARLOTTE
Comment: I agree with you Smk.. What a shame for a last album. I had high expectations for Tao..sorry to say, but that sh....is pretty wack.....once again "hold the floor" moves up a spot in my crates.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/16/2010 4:40:00 AM; Partial IP: 161.39.251)
Location: da lowa
Comment: hahahahahahah 5 stars for this piece of awefull bullshit?! i espect a whole lotta more than a bunch of dance tracks.. his last album and comes up with this............to poppy
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/15/2010 1:30:00 PM; Partial IP: 113.228.50)
Location: SEATTLE
Comment: DAMN I MISS SA SMASH! BEWARE ANYONE THAT IS FRIENDS WITH CAGE OR EL-P, THEY WILL TURN YOU INTO A FAG!
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/14/2010 4:09:00 PM; Partial IP: .12.136.49)
Location: here again
Comment: It's not for the closed minded thats for sure. I find this album refreshing.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/14/2010 2:55:00 PM; Partial IP: 208.156.84)
Location: indy
Comment: what the hell is this shit!? I thought this was suppose to be a hip-hop record!? I couldnt even a understand a word that was said...i guess ill jus have ta go listen to MHz if I want some good tao...damn im mad disappointed
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/13/2010 7:37:00 PM; Partial IP: .239.48.71)
Location: sj
Comment: one of the most underrated producer...one of the best in underground...great album
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/13/2010 3:05:00 PM; Partial IP: 25.216.227)
Location: t
Comment: Definitely what most of us didnt expect. I never disliked singing tho. good mood music. and the prodution is on. R.I.P. Camu
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/13/2010 3:05:00 PM; Partial IP: .12.136.49)
Location: Some Place
Comment: This is so fucking dope. I love the sound of this whole album its just great. Death is my joint right now.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/12/2010 7:34:00 PM; Partial IP: .90.72.185)
Location: Pomona CA
Comment: I have respect for camu tao but i'm not feeling this album..R.I.P.. Camu Tao only worked on a few of these songs and producers from Def Jux kinda messed this album up by changing the style...Kind of disappointed.
4 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/12/2010 6:47:00 PM; Partial IP: .61.90.174)
Location: Palm Beach Garden, Florida
Comment: To be honest, I prefer Central Services EP than Camu Tao album because of the music production from El-P is better executed, but nevertheless the whole album did shows the more in depth behind Camu Tao himself than the Def Jux crew and well...the vocal audio quality didn't justify, but still if you overlook from that technical flaw then you'll enjoy it.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/12/2010 6:35:00 PM; Partial IP: .12.253.66)
Location: Atlanta, Ga
Comment: Complete Garbage
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/12/2010 6:32:00 PM; Partial IP: 174.104.40)
Location: Los Angeles
Comment: Yup, this cd does suck, its not even Hip-Hop! But go ahead and support it.
1 Star
Name: (Posted: 8/12/2010 6:27:00 PM; Partial IP: .177.67.98)
Location: USA
Comment: DAMN THIS SUCKS!! His only good song was Hold the Floor.
5 Stars
Name: (UGHH Staff) (Posted: 8/12/2010 5:57:00 PM; Partial IP: .104.41.84)
Location: UGHH World HQ
Comment: fucking incredible album, R.I.P. MU TEEZY!!! dude was so ahead of his time, I remember multiple Def Jux shows he performed at where 95% of the whole crowd fronted on these next-level sounds that you're hearing on this album, showing him no love at all, you could literally hear a pin drop... and now they'll all dickride this cuz he's dead, fucking necrophiliac hipster swine... the world truly lost a genius when he passed, it's such a shame this masterpiece marks the end of his career and not a new beginning. now where's that Central Services release at???
5 Stars
Name: (Posted: 8/12/2010 3:26:00 PM; Partial IP: .106.45.20)
Location: SF
Comment: RIP Tero Smith! Best album of the decade. Don't sleep on this!
Name: (Posted: 8/6/2010 3:16:00 PM; Partial IP: .39.57.197)
Location: Camp Crystal Lake
Comment: RIP .. Used to bump MHZ wayy back . .. the Eastern Confernce back in the day was STACKED !! reef , aesop , rugged man , smut pedlers I think even the great J-zone was on there back then . ... I MISS THOSE DAYZz
Name: (Posted: 8/5/2010 1:38:00 AM; Partial IP: .51.117.82)
Location: staten
Comment: yo rafael nadal, you talking about a person who has passed on and is considered a very ill producer and artist. how dare you disgust his name with names like lil wayne or dipset, thats a mainstream mafucka for ya. your talking about people that dont even put any effort into shit anymore and just fuck around and it becomes hits. camu tao r.i.p. was a dedicated mafucker you need to learn more about people before you comment pz
Name: (Posted: 7/31/2010 2:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 246.238.85)
Location: Motherlode
Comment: Camu Tao was and is one of the people defining hip-hop to me. R.I.P Tao
Name: (Posted: 7/31/2010 10:24:00 AM; Partial IP: 46.213.163)
Location: ya mama's ass...
Comment: yo nadal WTF u talkin about? u suck lil wayne & dipset's dicks all in once.U obviously aint know shit bout Tao u ignorant fuck!!!
Name: (Posted: 7/30/2010 5:41:00 PM; Partial IP: 09.216.222)
Location: paterson nj
Comment: fuck camu Tao!!!! he sucks! he aint got nuttin on lil wayne or dipset.
Name: (Posted: 7/29/2010 8:12:00 PM; Partial IP: 3.13.171.5)
Location: behind you
Comment: i hope this record isn't an excuse for artist's to take hip hop and do what camu tao is still doin today even after his passing. creative master mind indieed.
Name: (Posted: 7/25/2010 4:29:00 PM; Partial IP: 93.179.117)
Location: Chi-City
Comment: R.I.P Tao, MHZ, need I say more! List goes on and on with Tao, he's a beast and a genius and for us who love real shit, will be sorely missed!
Name: (Posted: 7/23/2010 10:50:00 PM; Partial IP: 142.44.132)
Location: Jennifer's Body
Comment: this won't be for all those retards giving war report 2 five stars, this will be the true album of year, not just hip-hop album the album of the year, no came close to this dude creatively and barely anyone knows you the fuck he is
Name: (Posted: 7/21/2010 3:52:00 PM; Partial IP: 71.100.160)
Location: Nola
Comment: About time someone put this out. Dude was/is a HUGE talent. MUUUUUUUU!!!
Name: (Posted: 7/18/2010 3:04:00 PM; Partial IP: 67.199.122)
Location: colorado
Comment: Can't wait to hear it. What a creative mastermind Camu was! Sad he's gone, one of ODOT's finest. Let's celebrate his life and work.
Name: (Posted: 7/18/2010 2:57:00 PM; Partial IP: 239.144.55)
Location: Queens
Comment: Didn't he have a song called "Death Where U Been All My Life?". I was a fan of his Central Services work and bumped that SA Smash album hardbody. Rise In Power.
Name: (Posted: 7/14/2010 7:17:00 PM; Partial IP: .12.169.93)
Location: 559
Comment: Man I been waiting for this sense forever it's gonna be the only album I'll probably buy all year. R.I.P to the God
Name: (Posted: 7/13/2010 2:05:00 AM; Partial IP: 15.109.178)
Location: o
Comment: really looking forward to this
Name: (Posted: 7/12/2010 7:37:00 AM; Partial IP: 1.0.26.151)
Location: South AFRICA
Comment: Damn, a talented M.C lost forever.
Name: (Posted: 7/10/2010 7:44:00 PM; Partial IP: .61.90.174)
Location: Palm Beach Garden, Florida
Comment: R.I.P. Camu Tao, I know this album will be a classic.
Name: (Posted: 7/9/2010 6:43:00 PM; Partial IP: 08.148.254)
Location: your place or mine
Comment: RIP Tao. Smashy Trashy is forever a classic.
Name: (Posted: 7/9/2010 6:13:00 PM; Partial IP: 28.168.226)
Location: 303
Comment: R.I.P. Savor this one kids. Most talented cat the world never heard of...
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