Aesop Rock Drops “Get Out of the Car” Video Dedicated to Camu Tao
Today (May 25) marks the ninth anniversary of rapper-producer Camu Tao's death as a result of complications from lung cancer. To recognize the occasion, his former Weathermen groupmate Aesop Rock, has dropped off a brand new visual for "Get Out of the Car," a track from his The Impossible Kid album.
The partially animated "Get Out of the Car" video finds Aesop rapping in a room with sketches of Camu and other images continually being drawn and erased in the background. It continues on that way the entire visual before simply stands up off the box he was sitting on and leaves the scene.
Aesop also took the time to pen a eulogy for his late friend. He included in an Instagram post from earlier today (May 25).
"This is Tero 'Camu Tao' Smith - possibly my favorite person ever," Aesop begins in the post. "9 years ago today I walked out on stage at Soundset to announce his passing to a parking lot full of kids that just wanted to enjoy some music in the sun. I wanted to disappear. I think about this man everyday. This whole shit ain't shit without this person. To anyone who followed what my crew was doing in the 00's - this is the glue. You should all know that. This is the energy of all of it. This is the source for so, so much of what we were doing in those days, the attitude and aggression and humor and love. This was the inspiration. This was a fountain of ideas and characters and rhymes and jokes and voices that would stop for nothing. He shaped all of us. This man could rap circles around you and me and all these clowns. His voice was beautiful and LOUD and entirely singular - and he could sing! I can hear it now. I love this voice. This man freestyled all fucking day - like alllll fucckkkking daaaaay - like "dude....stop". We would laugh and laugh and laugh until the wee hours, then do it all again the next day. Ride bmx bikes to Cage's or BBQ with El and Keith. You made good salmon. Break to Manhattan to listen to beats at Tony's. Catch up with Shannon and make the rounds. Hit a Baby D show. Fresh sneakers from Gavin weekly. Not a care - young and dumb and eager and maybe too stoned. I played him an early version of None Shall Pass in Columbus while he lay dying on his couch, and he would yell shit like "those drums are fucking waaaack! Change that." He was right - the drums were bad for business. None of this is fun without you, Mu. We're just going through the motions out here. I forgot how to laugh. Squeeze your friends. K💜✌️"
You can check out both Aesop's "Get Out of the Car" video and his Instagram post dedicated to Camu just below.
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