A Lighter Shade Of Brown

DTTX, known as a member of Mexican hip-hop duo A Lighter Shade Of Brown, has died after being hospitalized and laid in a coma for 11 days.

The rapper (born Bobby Ramirez) was hospitalized in Las Vegas earlier this month for alcohol poisoning (according to their Facebook page), after he was found unresponsive on a street in Las Vegas street.

When paramedics found him, his body temperature was 107 degrees and he had severe burns throughout his body, reports TMZ. He was rushed to a nearby hospital, where he was placed on life support and passed away on Monday (July 18) at the age of 46 years old.

Apparently, the rapper battled alcoholism for years.

The Ramirez family has launched a GoFundMe canpaign to help cover medical and funeral costs. You can donate here.

DTTX (short for Don’t Try To Xerox) formed A Lighter Shade of Brown (LSOB) back in 1990 with One Dope Mexican. The pair recorded demos before eventually landing a record deal with indie label, Pump.

They shot to fame with their debut album, Brown and Proud, which featured the hit singles, “Latin Active” and “On a Sunday Afternoon”, the latter peaking on the Billboard Hot 100 at No. 39.

LSOB went on to release six more albums, including a Greatest Hits set. In 1993, they landed another hit with “Hey DJ”, which peaked at No. 43, but were unable to achieve the same chart success in the years following.

RIP DTTX. Check out some of LSOB’s hits below: