Lighter Shade Of Brown Now

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Lighter Shade Of Brown now remains a beloved hip-hop band. Hailing from Riverside, California, the duo was formed by Robert Gutierrez and Bobby Ramirez.

The band is also known as LSOB and was formed in 1987. It was active until 2001 and after a gap of almost 8 years, it re-united in 2009. From there, they performed till 2016.

Of the two, Robert is also known as ODM meaning One Dope Mexican and Bobby is known as DTTX meaning Don't Try To Xerox. Their hit song, the 1990 single ' On a Sunday Afternoon' was a huge success in the US.

They have six studio albums, one compilation album, and eleven singles in their discography. They worked with Quality, Mercury, and Thump Records.

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Lighter Shade Of Brown Members

Lighter Shade Of Brown Members include ODM and DTTX. As stated above, their names are Robert Gutierrez and Bobby Ramirez respectively.

Don't Try To Xerox (DTTX)

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DTTX's birth name was Bobby Ramirez and he was born on September 26, 1969. At the age of 46, he passed away in Winchester, Nevada, U.S.

He was an American rapper and his specialty was Latin hip-hop and Chicano rap. He has released solo albums and appeared in the movie Bulletproof.

His solo studio albums include Back 2 Da Brown (2001), Luv'n the Life (2005), Still Brown & Proud (2006), and Sitting in the Park (2006).

He died on July 13, 2016, because of a heatstroke according to Clark County coroner. He was in a coma for 11 days before death.

One Dope Mexican (ODM)

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ODM's real name is Robert Anthony Gutierrez and he was born in Santa Ana, CA. He started his music journey when he was 16 years old.

His talent has contributed to the early 90s Latin rap and hip-hop through the band LSOB. He has left a mark in the hip-hop genre and culture.

His debut album through LSOB is Brown & Proud which peaked at number 184 on the Billboard 200. He also worked as a radio host and DJ on night shows but still, he is holding on to hip-hop culture.

Teardrop From Lighter Shade of Brown

Teardrop From Lighter Shade of Brown was featured in their debut studio album Brown & Proud. She appeared on the song, Latin Active, released in 1991.

Latin Active song also featured Shiro Stokes in addition to Teardrop. She rhymes in two languages in the track, English and Spanish.

The track runs for 3 minutes and 31 seconds. It was produced by Fabe Loveand Jammin' James Carter.

It peaked at 59 number in the US Billboard Hot 100. It was released by Pump Records.

Teardrop declared herself as Chicana but in lyrics, it was replaced as Latina.

It is of the hip-hop genre which starts with:

… When your body gets this feeling
and you don't know what it is
got you moving
got you grooving
got you rapping with the pill

What Happened To Lighter Shade of Brown?

Lighter Shade of Brown disbanded due to DTTX's passing away. The duo's last album was It's a Wrap released in 2011.

In the beginning, ODM And DTTX used to record demos with the small independent label Pump, distributed by Quality Records in 1989. After that, they released their first album, Brown and Proud in 1990.

The hit song 'On a Sunday Afternoon' peaked at number 39 on the Billboard Hot 100 in 1991. The duo also tried to sing about historical and cultural empowerment.

They used to perform in university events, and cause events. They did something for radio, streets, as well as the ladies with a motive to touch everyone in their music.

When they broke up, Ramirez used to take tours and make music under LSOB's name. At that time, ODM left the duo to pursue his DJ career.

Eventually, in 2015, they both performed like nothing has changed. But after the dead of Ramirez, DTTX, the duo's reunion came to tragic end in 2016.

Lighter Shade of Brown Death

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Lighter Shade of Brown Death saw the demise of DTTX, the late Bobby Ramirez. He died from heatstroke on Wednesday, July 13, 2016, at the age of 46.

He was born in Riverside, California, and died in Winchester, Nevada. He was found unresponsive with burns over his body and was taken to Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center.

He was in a coma for 11 days before passing away. His last solo album was in 2006 named Sitting in the Park.

Lighter Shade of Brown Songs

Lighter Shade of Brown Songs includes 1. On A Sunday Afternoon 2. Hey D.J. and many more. The first song has the highest stream as per Spotify.

Song Names:Streams
On A Sunday Afternoon (Frost presents.. Raza Radio)15,087,463
Hey D.J.3,487,046
On A Sunday Afternoon2,689,578
Gangsters Get Lonely Too1,832,905
Sunny Day1,018,905
Whatever U Want469,639
Two Lovers295,483
Summer Souldie143,323
Brown & Proud203,401

On a Sunday Afternoon

Artist Name: A Lighter Shade of Brown featuring Shiro Stokes and Huggy Boy

Album Name: Brown & Proud

Released Date: 1991

The song is of Hip Hop genre and runs for 3 minutes and 47 seconds. It is produced by Jammin' James Carter.

From the debut album, Brown & Proud, it became the most successful song. It reached number 39 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and was also gold-certified in New Zealand.

It was released by Pump Records in Cassette format in the United States and vinyl and CD in the United Kingdom. The track is about summertime and what friends and family do at the park.

The same song from the album "Frost presents.. Raza Radio" is the one with the highest stream.

Hey DJ

Artist Name: The World's Famous Supreme Team

Album Name: Rappin'

Released Date: February 1984

The above details are for the original version. A Lighter Shade of Brown recorded a cover version in 1994. It was also included in the film Mi Vida Loca.

The original song runs for 6 minutes and 10 seconds whereas this cover version's length is four minutes. The cover track peaked at number 12 in the ARIA chart and reached number 67 on the Soul chart.

This track was released on May 22, 1994, by Mercury Records.

Gangsters Get Lonely Too

Artist Name: DTTX, Lil' Blacky, Malo, Mister D

Album Name: From Southland to Japan

Released Date: 2007

Its genre is Hip-hop, Rap, and R&B. It runs for 3 minutes and 54 seconds. The song featured Mister D, Sleepy Malo, DDTX, and Lil Blacky.

Mister D is a Chicano rapper, founder, and CEO of Southland Records.

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