Rapper Tame One met with an untimely death at the age of 52. Tame One is the founding member of the New Jersey-based Hip Hop collective Artifacts.
His death was confirmed by rapper and actress Rah Digga on Sunday, in an emotional tribute posted on Instagram.
Who Was Rapper Tame One?
Tame One is one of the American hip-hop artists that helped to make the 1990s into the golden era of hip-hop. People often referred to him as “your favorite rapper’s favorite rapper.” Tame One was a native of Newark, New Jersey. He belongs to the two music collectives, Artifacts, and Leak Bros.
Tame One had established himself as a lyricist. His compositions were valued highly. Even though he did not achieve the level of fame of many of his peers, he still received the status of being a legend. He comes from a family of musicians.
It is worth noting that, He was the first cousin of American rapper and DJ Redman. The passing of Tame One adds to a long list of hip-hop artists, and other celebrities, who have passed during this year 2022. In fact, his untimely demise comes only a day after the death of popular pop singer and songwriter Aaron Carter.
What Was His Cause Of Death
Tame One’s demise is currently a trending topic on Twitter. Music fans are overwhelmed by this devastating news. Fans are paying homage to Tame One on various social media platforms. The cause of his death is unknown.
It was only on Tuesday, November 1, Migos rapper Takeoff was fatally shot after a private party in Houston. Now the hip-hop community is mourning again. Both these deaths come as a great loss for the music industry.
Rahem Brown was his name before adopting the stage name Tame One. He was born on March 20, 1970, in Newark, New Jersey, United States. He was also one of the most notable members of the hip-hop group The Weatherman which consisted of Aesop Rock, Copyright, Camu Tao, Jakki Tha Motamouth, Vast Aire, Yak Ballz, Breeze Brewin, and others. He released Between a Rock and a Hard Place in 1994.
This album was a collaboration project with El Da Sensei. Tame One and El Da Sensei went on to release another collaboration album named That’s Them. It was in 1997.
Overview Of Tame One Career
Tame One had made several collaboration albums in his career. He has collaborated with Artifacts, Cage, Del The Funky Homosapien, and others. His career has a track record of two solo albums.
He had worked on different projects with artists like Aesop Rock, Vast Aire, Travis McCoy, and Big Daddy Rap Beast. In 2002, he joined Weatherman, which is a very notable hip-hop supergroup. In the same year, he went on to release his maiden solo album, When Rappers Attack.
He released his second solo album three years later. It was named OG Bobby Johnson. He collaborated on an album with Dusted Dons a year later and it was named Slow Suicide Stimulus.
He released a music video for his single Anxiety Attacks on July 2009. The video was directed by Derek Pike. Tame One is also credited for making hip hop’s first song about “Molly” or MDMA, the active ingredient in Ecstasy.
It was at this time he met Staten Island rapper Dro Pesci and producer Nick Jackelson. Together they recorded the album The Revolution, which is yet to be released.
Musician Dante Ross tweeted paying homages to Tame One. Statik Selektah praised Tame One and Artifacts for keeping the tradition of graffiti at the forefront of their artistry. Producer Just Blaze also shared memories of Tame One on Instagram.