Rapper Tame One dead at 52. The Artifacts hip-hop great remembered by fans, friends.

Updated: Nov 21


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 all around 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.


“I can‘t express this any other way,” Darlene Brown Harris said in the post. “My son, Rahem Brown, Tamer Dizzle, is dead.”


“The medical examiner says the six pharmaceutical drugs that Trinitas hospital prescribed to him last Friday, combined with the weed he smoked over this weekend...his heart simply gave out,” she said. “I will not be responding to all the posts for a bit, but the hardest words I will ever post or say is, my son, my heart, is dead.”




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