DJ Kaos had been a member of Newark, New Jersey Hip-Hop group The Artifacts for more than 22 years. Today (August 5), band-mate El Da Sensei confirmed that the turntablist born Shawn Perry has passed away. Details, including a cause of death and Perry’s age, have not been provided at this time. Hip-Hop peers, including Diamond D and A.G. have also publicly mourned DJ Kaos on social media. Kaos joined the ‘Facts ahead of 1997’s sophomore album, That’s Them. He was a focal point of the Big Beat/Atlantic Records release, teeing things up with intro “Art Of Scratch,” which cut in his name as well as MC band-mates El Da Sensei and Tame One.