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Rapper Tame One, From The Rap Group The Artifacts, Passed Away (Weed & Drug Mix)

Popular 1990s rapper Tame One (born Rahem Brown), one half of legendary New Jersey rap group The Artifacts has passed away, Media Take Out confirmed.

Tame One, who was an accomplished solo emcee as well as a member of the legendary group, passed away this weekend due to heart failure. His mother, well known in the hip-hop community as Ma Dukes, posted the following words on social media.

“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. 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.”

Tame One is the latest African American male who suffered sudden heart failure. Nene Leakes son Brent was recently hospitalized with heart failure, and comedian David Arnold passed away suddenly from unexplained “heart failure.”

According to the website WebMd, mixing weed with otherwise helpful prescription drugs could be a recipe for disaster. Here’s what they write:

The chemicals in marijuana — THC, cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinol (CBN) — are metabolized in the body by at least two families of enzymes that also help process and eliminate more than 70% of the most commonly used prescription drugs from the body, the researchers said.

That means there’s a risk that pot might dangerously amp up the effects of some prescription drugs, or cause other medications to flush through your system so quickly that they do you no good and could be fatal.

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