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Camu Tao: The Cancer Diaries

By Ben Westhoff, Contributor

Camu Tao knew he was sick long before he was diagnosed. The Definitive Jux mainstay felt particularly run down after returning from tour in the summer of 2006. After being forced by his fiancée to seek medical help, he learned that he'd need chemotherapy to fight his late-stage lung cancer. He finally succumbed on May 25, 2008, at age 30. The last two years of his life, however, were perhaps his most creatively fulfilling. Though he'd… more »