Tame One, known for his ties to the Artifacts group, recently passed away. He is fifty-two years old.
Here’s everything you need to know.
Artifact Taming One is no more
Sadly, Tame One, founding member of the New Jersey Hip Hop collective Artifacts, has passed away. However, the cause of his death has not been released yet.
Additionally, Rah Digga confirmed the news of Tame One’s death while paying her heartfelt tribute to him on her official Instagram account.
She said, “I don’t usually run to the internet to post news like this when I feel it…but we’re going to give the Jersey legend his muthaf**kin flowers!!”
Also, she continued, “Keep your head @el_da_sensei. Q #RIPTameOne #Artifacts #LegendsNeverDie #BrickCity #JerseyShit #YouHadToBeOutside.
Friends and colleagues of Tame One mourns his death
Many of Tame One’s friends have publicly mourned the passing of the pioneering MC on various social media accounts.
Dante Ross shared, “One of the crew of Artifacts that tamed the Orient mighty… It was a pleasure working with him many months ago. My deepest condolences to his closest friends and family.”
Also, Statik Selektah mentioned, ‘If you’ve ever marked your name with a magnum, then you’ve been associated with what Artifacts means to us. tame a tear’
RIP TAME ONE 😢💙
Great Inspiration/Influence pic.twitter.com/s31kSccArE
— Mike Shabb (@Floccon1) November 7, 2022
Additionally, New Jersey native and producer Just Blaze wrote, “RIP my big brother and hometown hero Tamerdizzle from mighty Artifacts/Boom Skwad.”
Rest in peace tame one 😔
— el-p (@therealelp) November 7, 2022
He went on to recall, “Thanks to @maliqmania and @black45nj_, and Outsidaz shortly after that, he and @____.senseifromnj were the first signed artists to rhyme my stuff at the Pipeline nightclub era in Newark.”
I used to really like this Artifacts joint. Still doing it now. An absolute hip hop classic.
RIP Tame One pic.twitter.com/IaUindKrsQ
— DJ Big Jacks (@BigJacks) November 7, 2022
Just Blaze added: “That thing gave me the confidence and belief that I could actually do it. Fast forward almost 30 years later and I am proud to call him a friend and still a fan.
More about Taming One
Tame One was born Rahem Brown in Newark, New Jersey. He is the co-founder of hip-hop group Artifacts and a member of The Weathermen and Leak Bros.
Artifacts’ debut album, Between a Rock and a Hard Place, was released on October 25, 1994. In addition, they released their second album That’s Them on April 15, 1997.
Unfortunately, shortly after the album was released, the group announced its disbandment.
Netizens pay tribute on twitter
We lost 2 beautiful souls from the hip hop community.
May God comfort the families and loved ones of Tame One and Hurricane G
rest in peace
— Q-UNIQUE (@quniquemusic) November 7, 2022