I was born Robert Anthony Gutierrez but everyone’s called me ODM (One Dope Mexican) for most of my life. I became amongst the top few to start the official movement of the early-90's Latin rap/hip-hop explosion through my group Lighter Shade of Brown, formed in Riverside, Ca in 1990 with my partner DXXT. We rapped ourselves into selling over 1 million records worldwide with songs that reached the Billboard charts such as "On A Sunday Afternoon", "Homies" and "Hey DJ". I am for the people, and love putting smiles on their faces everyday over the airwaves. If I can make a difference in someone's life through my life experiences, I'm grateful.