'A LIGHTER SHADE OF BROWN' - REMEMBERING RAPPER DTTX
Aztlan Oldies, 08/09/2019
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Bobby was a Latino rap pioneer

Back in July of 2016 Bobby Ramirez best known as rapper DTTX from A Lighter Shade of Brown died in Las Vegas.

Sadly, DTTX was killed by the blazing Las Vegas sun. According to the Clark County Coroner, which ruled the death accidental, he suffered heatstroke that led to cardiac arrest with exposure as a contributing factor.

Bobby Ramirez grew up in Riverside, CA before teaming up with fellow rapper ODM in the 90's to form A Lighter Shade of Brown. The duo made several successful albums, including "Brown & Proud."

Ramirez, who went by the name DTTX, or Don’t Try To Xerox, is remembered for breaking barriers in Chicano hip-hop. The group was a staple for Latino youth in Southern California during the ’90s. The group’s debut album, “Brown and Proud,” featured the hit “On a Sunday Afternoon,” which struck No. 39 on the Billboard Hot 100. Gutierrez, known as ODM, or One Dope Mexican, and Ramirez also provided songs for movies such as “Mi Vida Loca” and “I Like It Like That.”

A Lighter Shade of Brown (LSOB) was a Mexican American hip hop duo from Riverside, California best known for their 1990 hit single "On a Sunday Afternoon", a success in the U.S., written by songwriters and musicians David Dunson and Micah Carson.

Scores of fans took to social media to remember Ramirez.

“Thank you Bobby and LSOB for help in advancing Latinos into a permanent place in music history,” one fan wrote on Gutierrez’s Facebook page.

“His voice was so unique and recognizable for me. Hearing him makes me feel like a kid again with my little radio ready to hit play and record,” wrote another.

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