A lot of my loyal Seattle Hip Hop heads will remember hearing Lighter Shade of Brown first on my KCMU Rap Attack show back in the early 90's.
Their hits “On A Sunday Afternoon” and “Hey DJ” will remain classics forever...
Here's the latest updates on LSOB member DTTX:
As of 10:18pm (pst), Wed night, DTTX is still alive and on life support since July 6 at Sunrise hospital in Las Vegas & that's all I know.
LATEST UPDATE 7/14/2016
Update on Bobby (DTTX) from Lighter Shade of Brown posted by KID FROST who is there in hospital with him. #REPOST
I'm still here with his Mom his Aunts nieces ODM Lil Uno Crazy Joe Jammin James and Tony I'm sitting here still tripping that My Homie won't be able to pull through the rigors of what happened to our boy and from what I see his spirit and soul have left his body and he has begun his journey with the Lord I will say he looks real peaceful and the last time he was seen alive was on the corner of koval and flamingo he asked Crazy Joe to drop him off where 2PAC was shot they let him off on that corner with a 12 PAC of beer a pint of vodka and a pack of smokes He was smiling and said he would be OK there that was Friday night July 2nd on July 7th he was found barely breathing in a coma state they resuscitated him brought him in as a John Doe he suffered cardiac arrest and had severe burns from hours in coma in the hot Vegas sun on further test our little buddy was already going through kidney and liver failure the neurologist told me personally that nothing can be done he is clinically brain dead he told me they were manipulating his breathing and now we wait with tears in my eyes for his mom to give the word to take bobby off life support I can see the pain in her eyes and I know its going to be the hardest thing she has ever done in her life this is very surreal I ain't slept in over 24 hours but I just can't leave like this I watch ODM now sitting next to his rhyme partner people we all matter this is something that I never thought I'd witness but I'm here asking the Lord to be with my boy and his family in their time of need.
LATEST UPDATE July 15 12:48am
Very sad to inform you all that Bobby Ramirez DTTX of Lighter Shade of Brown is currently in a coma in a hospital in Las Vegas from alcohol poising. He's been in this coma for 7 days and unfortunately he's gone braindead and would never be the same. He is on life support however his brother is visiting the hospital tonight. We will keep you informed as we find out more information. Please pray for Bobby! #ILLUMINATEDENT
LATEST UPDATE July 16, 2016 7pm
Official word from the family of Bobby Ramirez aka DTTX:
SUNDAY JULY 17 2016 IN THE AFTERNOON BOBBY WILL BE LET OFF LIFE SUPPORT
Many procedures were done, but all have failed.
LATEST UPDATE July 17, 2016
Here's the official Go Fund Me link to help pay for DTTX's funeral expenses:
A Day In The City of Ox with Nasty-Nes & D-Tragic (KCSB-CA)
1. of, relating to, or characteristic of people or human beings.
"the human body"
anthropomorphic, anthropoid, humanoid, hominid
"in human form” of or characteristic of people as opposed to God or animals or machines, especially in being susceptible to weaknesses.
"they are only human, and therefore mistakes do occur"
synonyms:mortal, flesh and blood
More of or characteristic of people's better qualities, such as kindness or sensitivity.
1. freedom from disturbance; quiet and tranquility.
"you can while away an hour or two in peace and seclusion"
Tranquility, calm, restfulness, peace and quiet, peacefulness, quiet, quietness;
2. More freedom from or the cessation of war or violence.
"the Straits were to be open to warships in time of peace"
synonyms: law and order, lawfulness, order, peacefulness, peaceableness, harmony, nonviolence;
"we pray for peace"
‘So, what ever happened to peace?’ Rakim asked back in the 80’s.
It is now mid-2016. A year filled with the deaths of icons, rap music feeling tainted and a political storm like no other. Republicans against Democrats. Whites versus Blacks. Sounds like a broken record. We have been here before. Heck, we haven’t left this place since the 60’s. Racial tensions abound across this nation. The media drives it, networks telling their own narratives,
sometimes without facts, often with misconstrued facts.
Who do you believe? Who can you believe? Who can we trust?
These days it seems hard to trust our media outlets, politicians, doctors, etc. These are people we’ve been taught to trust because they’re experts in their fields. Therefore, you need to put your trust in them. But day after day, we see evidence of these people misleading us, being untrustworthy and/or outright lying to us.
What we need is proper dialogue, fueled not by emotions but by rational-thinking, educated people. People who are from all walks of life, rich/poor, old/young, etc. What we need is to
stop the hate, stop the negative energy, sit down and work out our differences. We need to restructure this country’s government. We need to get rid of those who are not competent in their job duties, or those who make promises they don’t keep. In a normal, everyday job, if you don’t do the work properly, you get written up. You go on a disciplinary plan which, if your actions are not corrected, will lead to you losing your job.
Why doesn’t that happen to people in prominent lines of work?
Teachers who don’t do their jobs properly should not be allowed to teach. Doctors or policemen/women who are not mentally sound should not be in those roles. Why? Because lives depend on them. It is time for us to stand up and make these decisions. People are losing their lives out on the streets. Our government spends too much on military and war.
For what? For oil? Power? When will we say enough is enough?
We all want to live our lives in a peaceful manner. We want our children to grow up in a world free of hate and violence. We say these things but do we really want these things? When you really want something, don’t you do whatever it takes to get it?
Don’t you think we deserve peace? I do!
All lives matter. We are ALL humans.
I know you cannot disagree or argue that point with me. And, being that we are ALL humans, we should try and treat each other as we would want others to treat us. Some people don’t love themselves; therefore, they cannot love others.
Trust that God has made you a good human. Love yourself.
This way, you can love others too as much as you love yourself.
We have 5 months left in 2016.
Maybe we can put some positive effort and energy out there
to make our communities a better place to live.
Plant a tree. Feed some homeless people.
Do a random act of kindness.
Teach someone something positive.
Positive actions bring positive results.
Much love and PEACE!
DJ 3rd Degree
The E-Water Show has decided to make a move. In order to bring You a higher quality show with a farther reach, we will be switching Broadcasting Stations over the next few weeks. We will not have a playlist for a couple of weeks. However, please continue to send in your new music. When we return we will have a much broader reach.
Here’s one of our new changes: ‘New Music’ will replace the discontinued ‘Shine Artist of the Month’. We will focus on One Artist that will be played on our Website for 14 days/24 hours a day, nonstop. A newly added Tab will include the artist’s photo, bio and social links.
Plus! Catch a brand new segment called ‘Sho-Biz' with Sho-Nuff and DJ Kevar,
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The 9th Annual West Coast Hip Hop Awards
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Ice Shuler & Steve Rifkind
(R.I.P.) to Cleve “Ice” Shuler. A lot of you will remember him from Loud Records' College Rap Radio department. We worked a lot of records on Loud together & he will be missed.
LOOK WHAT’S COMING TO LA!!!
(Left to Right): Dr Dre, Ed Lover, Nasty-Nes & Fab 5 Freddie
RAP ATTACK would like to extend our prayers & well wishes
to the former host of Yo! MTV Raps', Dr Dre.
Dr Dre is a Type 2 Diabetic. He’s lost one toe & is now blind due to diabetes.
KCMU RAP ATTACK #FBF 1988: I found this on You Tube — a rare recording of two of my very first RAP ATTACK radio shows aired in 1988. The first link is about 37 min long & you can hear my MasterMix around 10min 30 sec into it. Both aired on 90.3FM KCMU, 28 years ago.
I was fired from KFOX in April of 1988 as the station was sold & they made it clear to me that the new KFOX would NOT play RAP/Hip Hop anymore.
KCMU, based on the UW campus, offered me a Sunday night slot around July of 1988 to keep KFOX FRESHTRACKS on the air. I accepted the offer, went from AM to FM in 3 months & renamed my show KCMU RAP ATTACK.
I wanted this show to sound just as good as if you're listening to a Casey Kasem American Top 40 show or any professional sounding show you'd hear on commercial radio. I didn't want to just yell on a mic & say my name in a mix or during the show so I invested $$$ in getting Professional Custom Voice Over Drops. I also made my own Drops & the rest is Seattle Hip Hop HISTORY!
Here it is from 1988 (28 years ago) yours truly, NASTY-NES on KCMU RAP ATTACK!
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SHOUT OUT TIZIME
RAP ATTACK REMEMBERS
The Little Dragon
on Wednesday, July 20, 1973.
(R.I.P.) Bruce Lee