Ohio rapper Copywrite pays tribute to his late friend and MHz groupmate Camu Tao in a new single titled “Silence.” The track was produced by Camu himself before his death and is featured on Copywrite’s album, The High Exhaulted II: Scene One, available on all platforms now.
In a heartfelt message, Copywrite shared the story behind the song, including how he and Camu had squashed their issues before his untimely passing. He encouraged listeners to cherish their loved ones, saying, “Tell them you love them while they’re here.”
MHz, once described by HipHopDX as one of Columbus, Ohio’s most influential groups, included RJD2 and rappers Copywrite, Tage Future, and Jakki Da Motamouth. The group first made noise by dropping their debut single on Bobbitto’s Fondle Em’ Records (a label that served as the genesis of an early stage MF DOOM). Camu Tao, also down with the crew, was part of a few other groups before succumbing to lung cancer in 2008. MHz subsequently went on a hiatus before reemerging years later, renamed MHz Legacy, and dropping a lone eponymous LP.
This latest single/visual come on the heels of Copywrite’s instrumental LP Ya Garbage Kid, which he dropped in March. It’s pay-to-play and can be purchased here.