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DTTX (rapper)

DTTX (rapper)

Bobby Ramirez, (September 26, 1969 – July 18, 2016), professionally known by his stage name DTTX (short for 'Don't Try To Xerox'), was an American rapper, best known for being a member of the Latin hip hop duo Lighter Shade of Brown.

Birth nameBobby Ramirez
Also known asDTTX
Born(1969-09-26)September 26, 1969
Riverside, California, U.S.
DiedJuly 18, 2016(2016-07-18) (aged 46)
Winchester, Nevada, U.S.
Years active1990–2016
  • Low Profile Records
  • PR Records
  • Southland Records
  • Thick Skin Entertainment
Associated actsA Lighter Shade of Brown


Ramirez was born on September 26, 1969 in Hanford, California to parents of Mexican descent. In 1989, Ramirez and Robert "ODM" Gutierrez formed the hip hop group A Lighter Shade of Brown in Riverside. From 1990, the duo has released five studio albums before they went on hiatus in 1999. In 2010, the duo returned to performing and released their sixth album in 2011. DTTX has released four solo albums from 2001 to 2006, and appeared on the soundtrack to the 1996 film Bulletproof.


DTTX was discovered on July 7, 2016 unresponsive in a Las Vegas street, with severe burns all over his body and a temperature of 107°F degrees. Ramirez was rushed to the hospital were he would be in a coma for 11 days before passing away at Sunrise Hospital & Medical Center on Monday July 18, 2016 at 2:20pm at the age of 46.[1] According to the Clark County coroner, Ramirez died from heatstroke, with exposure as a contributing factor.[2]


Studio albums

  • Back 2 Da Brown (2001)
  • Luv'n the Life (2005)
  • Still Brown & Proud (2006)
  • Sitting in the Park (2006)

with A Lighter Shade of Brown


  1. Alejandra, Molina (July 22, 2016). "RIVERSIDE: Latino rap pioneer Bobby Ramirez dies". The Press-Enterprise. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
  2. Simmons, Ted (September 8, 2016). "DTTX's Cause of Death Revealed - XXL". XXL. Retrieved November 16, 2018.
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