SECOND UPDATE:According to rapper Frost DTTX passed away on July 13,2016.

UPDATE 8:42PM: One source tells us DTTX is currently in a coma and “expected to pass away anytime.”

Another source tells me DTTX is on life-support and his mother is en-route to “say goodbye” and “pull the switch” at Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas.

UPDATE 9:50PM: Numerous sources (close friends of DTTX) tells Magic 92.5 that DTTX was admitted to the Sunrise Hospital and Medical Center in Las Vegas on July 7th, after being found on the ground and unresponsive, with a temperature of 107 degrees. He was labeled a “John Doe,” as the hospital was not able to identify him until only today, July 13th. From July 7th until July 13th his name was unknown.

UPDATE 10:53PM: This instagram post was published by ODM, the other half of A Lighter Shade of Brown.

First and foremost our deepest condolences for the fans friends and family of Bobby Ramirez from BISHOPDEVILLE.COM .

RIP DTTX

RIP DTTX

As a long time fan and recent acquaintance i knew that DTTX  was leading a rough life.Long time friend Bonedad put me in contact with him cause we booked him for two shows one in porterville one in Fresno  .when he arrived i see a shadow of his former self don’t let that take away from his music genius.he shared stories of Eazy-e ,2 pac,and how much he loved his family in Corcoran ca.He expressed although he missed them dearly “i cant let them see me like this” .Tyree Washington owner of Valley bay ent wasn’t sure how we were going to keep Bobby from drinking.We were unsuccessful in preventing him from getting drunk both shows one of which he was so inebriated he could barely perform.Between myself Louie mata ,and Tyree Washington we somehow  got him to perform in fresno.

LSOB was formed in 1990 by One Dope Mexican (Robert Gutierrez) and Don’t Try To Xerox (Bobby Ramirez).[1] They recorded demos and landed a record deal soon after with small independent label Pump. Their debut album, 1990’s “Brown and Proud,” brought the group their lone Top 40 single in the U.S. with “On A Sunday Afternoon,” which contained samples of The Young Rascals‘ 1967 hit “Groovin’ ” and Tommy James and the Shondells‘ 1969 hit “Crystal Blue Persuasion” and peaked at #39 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song also went to #1 for 2 weeks in New Zealand.

The duo provided songs for Latino-market movies such as Mi Vida Loca and I Like It Like That following the release of their second LP, 1992’s ‘”Hip Hop Locos,” which failed to chart. The success of “Sunday Afternoon” nonetheless resulted in Mercury Records signing the group and releasing their third disc, Layin’ in the Cut, in 1994. The record did not sell as well as was hoped, peaking at #184 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. LSOB went on a temporary hiatus,[1] returning in 1997 on indie with Danny “Dice” and Eric “Bajo” Thump Records. Their self-titled fourth album featured guest appearances from Rappin’ 4-Tay and Dwayne Wiggins of Tony! Toni! Toné!.

1999 marked the last of their releases, including a greatest hits album and a non-charting single, “Sunny Day.” That year, Gutierrez became a DJ at San Bernardino radio station KGGI and Bobby carried on touring as LSOB and working on new music. A decade later on October 18 2011 the album “It’s A Wrap” was released through Illuminated Entertainment Group. The album was produced by Playalitical and Ramirez is the only one out of the group that raps on it as sort of a one man Lighter Shade of Brown. The album’s radio single “Call Me Over” was produced by Fingazz and featured Playalitical and Zig Zag of the NB Ridaz. A music video was also filmed and released for the song. [1]

“Man, when we were first looking for a record deal about five years ago, people didn’t give a damn about Mexican rappers. It was like we had a disease or something,” says Bobby Ramirez, whose group A Lighter Shade of Brown has a big Southern California hit single in “Homies.”

At the end of the ’80s, though, Kid Frost and Mellow Man Ace spearheaded a surge in Latino rap, culminating in the emergence last year of Cypress Hill and A Lighter Shade of Brown. To Ramirez, though, Latino rap still hasn’t arrived.

“Most of the labels still haven’t gotten the message about the Latino market,” explains Ramirez, whose partner in LSOB is Robert Gutierrez. “They don’t know the market–don’t realize how big it is and how much the kids buy rap and hip-hop records.”

But Quality Records got the message, signing LSOB in 1990. The group’s first album, “Brown & Proud,” sold more than 250,000 copies that year, mostly within the Latino community. But the current album, “Hip Hop Locos,” should easily top that, spurred by the success of “Homies,” a huge local hit that’s just starting to make an impact nationally.

Joe Budden Unleashes Hell On Drake Diss Track, ‘Making A Murderer (Part One)

Welp! It’s officially a hot summer now that Joe Budden has released his scathing Drake diss record, “Making a Murderer (Part One).” Last week, Joey did a bit of Periscoping and previewed lines from another record including the lyrics, “My words ain’t ghostwritten I ain’t Drake / That’s all gimmick I’m authentic I ain’t Drake / Ain’t nothing wrong with it, only saying I ain’t fake.” But this appears to be totally different. He raps in the first verse:

But now my phone blowin’ up, they’re like what I’m gonna do?
Show the world you shouldn’t poke a man with nothin’ to lose
All of this just because I wasn’t in love with his Views
Whatever happened, I just know they got me fuckin’ confused

“Making a Murderer (Part One)” is a response to a possible, yet-to-be released Drake swipe against the Jersey rapper. Last month, French Montana teased a new song where Papi referenced Budden’s 2003 hit single, “Pump It Up.” The reference was made right after Budden called Drake’s Views an uninspired effort on an episode of I’ll Name This Podcast Later.

Then Drake put out “4 PM In Calabasas” which Joey felt had a couple of subliminals directed his way. He later tweeted and took credit for “inspiring”the Canadian rapper to bring that fire.

Given Budden’s current one-sided feud with Meek, perhaps there’s a “Part Two” coming sooner than later? Either way, Meek has already stated that he will not diss or respond to any records.

Nobody ain’t tryna come at that shermhead/crackhead Joe Buddens. This n*gga got the blogs to say I’m about to diss him [laugh emoji]. We running down on n*ggas off the internet….He’s infatuated with rappers lives. N*gga a podcaster now lol.

Maybe the old “the enemy of my enemy is my friend” thing will come into play here. Probably not.

Rapper Troy Ave pleads not guilty to attempted murder charge stemming from fatal Irving Plaza shooting

Rapper Troy Ave pleaded not guilty Wednesday to an attempted murder charge stemming from a deadly melee at an Irving Plaza concert as his lawyers said they hope to free him by next week.

The 33-year-old Brooklyn-bred performer, whose real name is Roland Collins, was handcuffed to a wheelchair and rolled into Manhattan Supreme Court for his arraignment.

“Not guilty,” the glum looking rapper uttered before the judge, a crowd of supporters and a beefed-up corps of court officers.

Roland Collins (c.), was handcuffed to a wheelchair and rolled into Manhattan Supreme Court for his arraignment.

Roland Collins (c.), was handcuffed to a wheelchair and rolled into Manhattan Supreme Court for his arraignment.

The case was adjourned to July 1 when Collins’ attorneys Scott Leemon and John Stella hope to have him sprung on a bail package.

 

“Don’t forget he is a victim here,” Leemon said outside the courtroom. “He was shot by somebody else. His bodyguard was shot by somebody else.”

“He should be let out on bail and treated like a victim,” the attorney added.

Stella said Collins is recovering slowly from a pair of gunshot wounds — on in each leg — but is in need of physical therapy.

"Not guilty," Roland Collins uttered before the judge.

“Not guilty,” Roland Collins uttered before the judge.

At the brief proceeding, prosecutor Christine Keenan said that that Collins had been hit with additional gun charges stemming from weapons found in his van at the time of his arrest.

Troy Ave, locked up for attempted murder, drops Rikers Island rap

But the May 25 murder of Collins’ bodyguard and childhood pal Ronald McPhatter at a T.I. concert is still “under investigation.”

NYPD officers stand outside Irving Plaza in Manhattan, New York.

NYPD officers stand outside Irving Plaza in Manhattan, New York.

The existing charges “only related to what occurred on the balcony of the Irving Plaza,” Keenan said.

“What happened inside the VIP room is still under investigation,” she added.

Collins is the only person to be charged in connection to the fatal ordeal so far.

He vehemently denies shooting McPhatter and his attorneys have said he wrestled a weapon away from the real aggressor, who has not been identified