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RIP RATAS LTS

Discussion in 'Rest In Peace' started by THE FAILURE, Jan 14, 2004.

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  1. THE FAILURE

    THE FAILURE New Jack

    Joined: Nov 16, 2003 Messages: 10 Likes Received: 0
    By now im sure the word is out, but i thought i would post something in this section to let other people know. Anyone that knew him knows he was a good kid, up until he got caught up with drugs. He was in LA staying with his folks trying to get sober. one night while painting he was shot by gangsters. Its fucked up that the last part of his life revolved around drug addiction...I personally witnessed him go from a good person to an addict. But this isnt the place to look back on his weaknesses or flaws. Rest In Peace Ratas LTS 1977-2003
     
  2. DonPedro

    DonPedro New Jack

    Joined: Jan 7, 2004 Messages: 22 Likes Received: 0
    DAMN IF THIS IS TRUE .. ITS ALWAYS A SAD LOSS FOR THE GRAFF GAME WHEN SHIT LIKE THIS HAPPENS.. I REMEMBER SEEING SUM UPS BY HIM N REYES LAST TIME I WAS IN S.F.... WE ALL GOTA DEAL WITH OUR INER DEMONS SOMETIMES.. LETS REMEMBER THERE IS MORE TO LIFE THAN JUST GRAFF.. AND ITS A NEVER ENDING CYCLE.. OR AS ID LIKE TO PUT IT.. "THE.VICIOUS.CYCLE.." I GOTA GET AT MY BOY FOKIS FOR THIS ONE.. REST IN POWER RATAS ONE.. LTS...:king:
     
  3. Molestor

    Molestor Member

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  4. gargantuan

    gargantuan New Jack

    Joined: Jan 15, 2004 Messages: 3 Likes Received: 0
    can anybody corrobarate this claim? hey failure, how do know his brother? there is quite an age and lifestyle difference between rats and his brother. how come we arent seeing r.i.p. pieces by reyes and other lts-ers?
     
  5. THE FAILURE

    THE FAILURE New Jack

    Joined: Nov 16, 2003 Messages: 10 Likes Received: 0
    Ive known his brother since ive known him. Me and rats used to paint
    back in the day when he wrote dzam. As far as people not doing any rip stuff, i dont really know why. I know he and reyes kinda stopped being homies when he started useing drugs. I have, however, seen some rip stuff in La that brail has done. I live in the valley, so i dont really get out to la that much. There might be some rip stuff being done in frisco, but i dont live there so i cant say. I dont know reyes that well, but we used to be homies back when he and brail were in a crew together called SM. Which is why sometimes people in LTS will write LTSM. regardless, thats all i know about it, which isnt much...which is why im asking other people on this post for information. I think is really dissrespectfull to get simantical over something like this, so ill end this post now. All i can say without a doubt is that hes gone, and i fucking miss him.
     
  6. gargantuan

    gargantuan New Jack

    Joined: Jan 15, 2004 Messages: 3 Likes Received: 0
    Yo, there is no disrespect intended whatsoever. It's just a hard fact to swallow. I knew rats from the valley also, before he wrote dzam B5K. (He wrote kain when he was a toy). But we havent been in touch for a while. It sucks to learn of his passing from an internet forum. We kicked it every day for years. I always thought he was one of the funniest and coolest cats I knew. His graff and art was always on point. He could always make me laugh. Sorry but its really hard for me to hear this. Failure, please email me at [email protected].

    peace
     
  7. Fugazi

    Fugazi Senior Member

    Joined: Dec 17, 2001 Messages: 1,298 Likes Received: 1
    I really don't think this is true. It's like when the whole Saber died thing came about on here; just another thing to make forums look like a bunch of dumb gossip. I talked to a friend of Ratas' today, and he made no mention of it. Usually when someone passes away that writes, the truth travels quickly.
     
  8. Devilush

    Devilush 12oz Legend

    Joined: Feb 1, 2001 Messages: 17,035 Likes Received: 2
    :nope: havent seen anything....and usually i would hear something about this sorta stuff and i havent heard anything.

    if it is true r.i.p.
     
  9. 22fillmore

    22fillmore New Jack

    Joined: Nov 9, 2003 Messages: 47 Likes Received: 0
  10. deadasdreams

    deadasdreams Member

    Joined: Apr 18, 2003 Messages: 486 Likes Received: 0
    i heard he's still alive and well...plus i thought i saw a new bmxr tag a few days ago...but then again nothing has been proven ethier way.
     
  11. Elton Juan

    Elton Juan New Jack

    Joined: Feb 24, 2004 Messages: 7 Likes Received: 0
    Damn, I had to make a few calls, but hes actually gone. Retna didnt even know...this shit is tripping me out...this is why I fucking hate message boards. I always end up feeling like the last to know shit.
     
  12. TheOh

    TheOh Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 22, 2004 Messages: 1,165 Likes Received: 0
    i didnt know the guy but i first started seeing his shit when he wrote DsamBSK in SF. wether he was writing Dsam or Ratas, i always thought his shit was on point. i remember seeing a DsamBSK marker tag on top of a newspaper box on Taylor and Geary next to Walgreens. and then i would always see his pieces in the Dubose tunnel. i always had respect for his style right up to when he was writing BMX. it sounds like there might be a little confusion as to wether he really passed, but if he did i wanna extend my condolences to his friends who might read this board and to his family. rest in power.
     
  13. KiLL Or DiE

    KiLL Or DiE Senior Member

    Joined: Feb 26, 2004 Messages: 1,920 Likes Received: 5
    Damn I Cant believe it, is it really true?...I met Rats and his boy Poyse at the Montgomery Building (If you never went to the Montgomery building, damn you missed some tight shit, pieces on all floors ,I think there was more than 7 floors, people from the local toys to big timers). here in Oakland a while ago and he was cool as Fuck. I remember I was there with my Boy and we ran into them. We introduce each other and he was all like "yeah go ahead go over my shit cause there aint no more space up in this bitch", but fuck that I wasnt at his level , you know how it is, if you cant burn dont go over it,so we just painted somewhere else. But yeah homeboy had some mad styles. I'm new to this site and when I ran into this thread I was really shocked. Like someone said this aint the way to find out about things. I really didnt know the guy, but personally he was and still is one of my favorite writters, like I said when i met him he was all cool and shit, and that was a good impression he left on me, I've met some writters that have a little fame and act like assholes but I was surprised that him being a big time cat was cool about things. Well all I have left to say is Rest In Power and Rock the heavens boy. You will be missed..

    REST IN POWER RATS LTS, DREAM TDK....
     
  14. thabossnigga

    thabossnigga Senior Member

    Joined: Nov 6, 2003 Messages: 1,347 Likes Received: 0
    i havent heard shit or seen any rip stuff in frisco, so im leaning towards this being not true... if it is, damn... rest in power nigs. sucks that he got caught up with drugs... that fool grey is headin in the same direction... remind me never to paint in LA.
     
  15. 22fillmore

    22fillmore New Jack

    Joined: Nov 9, 2003 Messages: 47 Likes Received: 0
    it isn't true about rats.

    and hey bosswhatever the fuck, where do you get off talking about people that you dont even know? especially about something that doesnt concern you and that you obviously know nothing about. keep your mouth shut about other people.


    22
     
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