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How did Tame One die? 'Rest in peace, king,' say shocked fans as Artifacts rapper dies at age 52

Tame One was the co-founder of Hip-Hop group The Artifacts, which rose to fame in the early 90s
Rahem Brown, known by his stage name Tame One, has died at the age of 52 (Tame One/Facebook)
Rahem Brown, known by his stage name Tame One, has died at the age of 52 (Tame One/Facebook)

NEWARK, NEW JERSEY: After the death of Migos rapper Takeoff, who was fatally shot on Tuesday, November 1, after a private party in Houston, the hip-hop community is mourning again. And this time, it's for the loss of Rahem Brown, known by his stage name Tame One. However, the cause of the rapper's death is still unknown.

On Sunday evening, November 6, fellow artiste Rah Digga took to Instagram to offer her condolences on Tame’s passing. She wrote, “I usually don’t race to the internet to post news like this when I’m in the middle of feeling it…but we gonna give this Jersey legend his muthafuckin flowers!! Hold your head @el_da_sensei. #RIPTameOne #Artifacts #LegendsNeverDie #BrickCity #JerseyShit #YouHadToBeOutside.”


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Several members of the Hip-Hop community were left in shock after the rapper's demise, who was the co-founder of the Hip-Hop group The Artifacts which rose to fame in the early 90s with 'Wrong Side Of The Tracks', as well as a member of The Weathermen and Leak Bros. "Tame One Rest In Peace," wrote rapper Phonte. Dante Ross, another artiste who was named one of the top-25 greatest A&R representatives in hip hop by Complex magazine, said, "Rest East Tame One of the mighty Artifacts crew...Had the pleasure of working with him many moons ago. MY deepest of condolences to his closest friends and family." A fan expressed, "Hearing Tame One from the Artifacts has passed away. RIP. Shocked is all I can say." Another fan wrote, "Tame One, the Boom Skwad prezident, is one of my favorite emcees ever. A huge influence on me in my teens (and just about every other WKCR listener). The man with the ingredients to time travel. Rest in peace, king." While another user commented by saying, "Tame One. Boom Skwad General. Thank you for your service. Salute."






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