Columbus hip-hop took yet another hit last week when rapper-producer Camu Tao lost a fight with cancer. He joins local hip-hop icons DJ PRZM and Daymon "Racist Joe" Dodson, both of whom died young due to health complications in recent years.

I'm not the best person to eulogize Camu—I'll leave that to Wes Flexner—but I know enough of his work and reputation to know his vast creative talent will be missed.