Eclectic Hip Hop, Funk, Rock group from Denver, CO. Mainly active from 1994 - 1996. Shatta Mejia was the lead rapper, spokesperson and spiritual head of D-Town Brown, along with drummer Kenny Ortiz, bassist Ken Grider, guitarist Raphael Tapia and DJ Hen G [Henry Gomez]. Unlike many hip-hop acts, D-Town Brown was a real band, with performers who play original licks rather than sample snatches of music made by their predecessors. "We're fortunate to have musical diversity in the lineup. We've got a scratching DJ, a thrasher guitar player, a rocking bass player, the maddest funk drummer in town and a rapper who loves reggae, too." As one of the premier rap groups at the time, they were know for their politically charged message and socially conscious approach. They released "Tiempo Chicano" on tape in 1994, followed by the CD album release "Smotherd Dee-Lux" in 1996.