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MHz Legacy, formerly known as MHz, is an American hip hop group from Columbus, Ohio.[1] It consists of producer RJD2 and rappers Copywrite, Tage Future, and Jakki Da Motamouth.[2] Camu Tao was also a member until his death in 2008.[3] It was described by HipHopDX as "one of the city's most influential groups".[4]

MHz Legacy
Also known asMHz
OriginColumbus, Ohio
GenresHip hop
Years active1997–present
LabelsFondle 'Em Records, Man Bites Dog Records
Associated actsScratch Johnson
Tage Future
Jakki Da Motamouth
Past membersCamu Tao



In 1997, MHz was formed in Columbus, Ohio.[5] In 1998, the group released the debut single, "World Premier", which would be later praised by Complex as "one of the best and most underrated 12" cuts from Fondle Em Records' impeccable catalog".[6] Fact placed the single at number 95 on the "100 Best Indie Hip-Hop Records of All Time" list in 2015.[7]

In 2001, MHz released a compilation album entitled Table Scraps, which was described by AllMusic as "one of the quintessential of the Cowtown releases".[8]

In 2011, three years after the death of Camu Tao, MHz ended the hiatus and changed the name to MHz Legacy.[9] The first studio album, MHz Legacy, was released on Man Bites Dog Records in 2012.[10] It featured guest appearances from Danny Brown, Ill Bill, Slaine, Blu, and Slug.[11] Production was handled by RJD2 as well as Harry Fraud, Marco Polo, and J. Rawls.[12] Columbus Alive called it "a record that sounds distinctly like MHz, updated for 2012 without compromising the group's hardscrabble, battle-born identity".[13]


Studio albumsEdit

Compilation albumsEdit

  • Table Scraps (2001)


  • "World Premier" (1998)
  • "Rocket Science" (1999)

Guest appearancesEdit


  1. ^ McClure, Nick. "MHz Legacy". Okayplayer. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  2. ^ Williams, Nick (September 24, 2012). "MHz Legacy Video Premiere: 'Gone'". Billboard. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  3. ^ Rocque, Starrene Rhett (November 6, 2012). "Sonic Boom: The Week's Hottest Music". Ebony. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  4. ^ Meara, Paul (November 6, 2012). "MHz Talk Debut Album, Columbus Hip Hop & The Late Camu Tao's Impact On Group". HipHopDX. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  5. ^ Russom, Michael (November 21, 2012). "MHz - MHz Legacy". Potholes in My Blog. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  6. ^ Serwer, Jesse (October 17, 2012). "63. MHz "World Premier" (1998)". Complex. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  7. ^ "The 100 best indie hip-hop records of all time (page 7 of 101)". Fact. February 25, 2015. Retrieved May 4, 2018.
  8. ^ Swihart, Stanton. "Table Scraps - MHz". AllMusic. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  9. ^ Eddy, Lincoln (February 13, 2013). "Resurrecting a MHz Legacy: RJD2 and Tage Future chase inspiration in "Out of Room"". Alarm. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  10. ^ Bozzer, Mark (October 30, 2012). "MHz - MHz Legacy". Exclaim!. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  11. ^ Vasquez, Andres (November 3, 2012). "MHz Legacy - MHz Legacy". HipHopDX. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  12. ^ Alonso, Bogar (November 1, 2012). "MHz Legacy, MHz Legacy". XXL. Retrieved September 12, 2014.
  13. ^ DeVille, Chris (October 25, 2012). "Local music: MHz Legacy". Columbus Alive. Retrieved September 23, 2014.

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