Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Camu Tao

Add Date: August 24

Artist:
Camu Tao

Album:
King of Hearts

Label:
Definitive Jux/Fat Possum

Genre:
Hip hop

Comments:
From the onesheet: "Camu Tao, the legendary MC, producer, and singer, whose life was tragically cut short [in May 2008] after a protracted battle with lung cancer, will have his debut solo album and final statement, King of Hearts, posthumously released as a collaborative release between Fat Possum Record and Definitive Jux... Pieced together from the demos and home recordings he left behind, 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."

King of Hearts has already been lauded by Kid Cudi, who said: "These songs are so before their time, it's ridiculous," while El-P describes the record as "raw, exciting, and unlike anything anyone has heard." For fans of OutKast, RJD2, Prince and Janelle Monae. Try "Bird Flu," "Get At You" or "Plot a Little."

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