December 23, 2008
Members include Tame One, DJ Kaos, and El da Sensal
The hip-hop trio Artifacts, comprised of Tame One, DJ Kaos, and El da Sensal based and raised in Newark, NJ, El da Sensai and Tame One earned a reputation as outstanding graffiti artists in the 1980s by “bombing,” which isreplacing blighted walls with smooth graffiti murals. Starting in 1980, they “bombed” walls throughout Essex County,which encompasses Newark, Irvington, and East Orange, NJ. They called themselves the Boom Skwad, and later DaBomb Squad,and attracted an avid group of graffiti-loving fans. Both El da Sensai and Tame One were raised in Newark, where Tame One’s cousin, Redman.