The Artifacts’ Tame One Has Passed Away At 52

He was “live like the third rail, on time like the PATH train.”

Tame One, the all-around hip-hop great, rap legend, graffiti artist and hometown hero from Newark’s Artifacts and Boom Skwad, has died at 52.

Fans from New Jersey and all corners of hip-hop and the music world remembered the rapper, born Rahem Brown, as word of his death spread Sunday night.

Brown’s mother announced the death of her son, also known as Tamer Dizzle, in a Facebook post.

Several members of the Hip-Hop community have mourned the loss of Tame One. Born Rahem Brown, Tame was a co-founder of Newark, New Jersey Hip-Hop group The Artifacts as well as a member of The Weathermen and Leak Bros. He was 52 years old. The crew, with El Da Sensei and DJ Kaos, released albums in the 1990s and had recently completed an album with Diggin’ In The Crates crew producer (and longtime Artifacts collaborator) Buckwild, No Expiration Date on his Rap Is Outta Control radio show.

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