American Artifacts Hip-Hop Artist, Tame one, dies at 52

American Artifacts Hip-Hop Artist, Tame one, dies at 52

Tame One best known by his stage name Tame One, was an American hip-hop recording artist from New Jersey. He was a member of Artifacts, Leak Bros, and the hip-hop band The Weathermen.

Rapper Tame One, of Artifacts and the Weathermen, Passes Away at 52

Tame One is the rapper from Newark, New Jersey who was best known for his work with the rap supergroup the Weathermen and the hip-hop band Artifacts, he has passed away, a spokesman told Pitchfork.

The reason for death was not disclosed. He was 52 years old at the time of his passing.

Early Life

Tame One was born on March 20, 1970, in Newark, New Jersey, U.S. He holds an American Citizen and belongs to the black race. His Zodiac sign is Pisces.

Tame One together with El Da Sensei published their “graffiti-honoring debut” album Between a Rock and a Hard Place in 1994, and a follow-up album That’s Them in 1997.

Tame One has recorded two albums with the Artifacts, six solo albums, three mixtapes, and three collaborations one with former labelmate Cage as Leak Bros (Waterworld), one with Del The Funky Homosapien (Parallel Uni-verses) and The Revolution album with Dro Pesci and Nick Jackson.

Tame One

 He has worked with artists like as Aesop Rock, El-P, DJ Mr. Len, Breeze Brewin, Travis McCoy, Vast Aire, Yak Ballz, Hussein Fatal, Mos Def, Dro Pesci, Big Daddy Rap Beast, and KRS-One.  He joined the underground band the Weathermen which was created in 2002 by Cage and El-P, and the same year he published his first solo album and EC debut named When Rappers Attack.

Slow Suicide Stimulus

His second solo album O.G. Bobby Johnson came in 2005. Next year he issued his next album called Slow Suicide Stimulus, a collaboration project with the Dusted Dons.

In July 2009 Tame One released a music video for his single “Anxiety Attacks”, the video was directed by Derek Pike. Credited with making HipHop’s first song about “Molly” (MDMA, the active element in Ecstasy), at this time, Tame met Staten Island rapper Dro Pesci and producer Nick Jackson. Together they recorded the yet-to-be-released album “The Revolution”.

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Brown also released a new EP for free download at called “Hell or High Water”, produced entirely by DJ Junkwaffel. He also worked on a reunion Artifacts record with El Da Sensei and DJKaos 1200 (2014) as well as promoting a Boom Skwad Recordings solo mix cd named “Skwadzilla”.