Carlos Joaquin Ramirez “Booboo” CYCLONE, a rap artist, loving father, son, brother, cousin, nephew, grandson and friend and life-long resident of Oxnard, CA, died unexpectedly on January 26, 2021 at the age of 44.
Carlos was born in Ventura on September 11, 1976. He was a very big baby when he was born and the doctor told mom and dad, you made a Booboo ☺ So this nick name has stuck with him since birth.
It was no secret how much Booboo loved his mom, dad, brothers, sisters, and children. He was very proud to be a momma’s boy. They had a bond that was inseparable. When momma was in the nursing home, he would spend the night with her a lot, even if it meant to sleep on a chair or floor. He always surprised momma with little candies at night, prayed with her and gave her an abundance of ongoing hugs and kisses. He would tell momma, “where I go, you go with me”, so there they would go together, even if it was for a ride to the beach or to grab something to eat, momma loved her time with her baby boy. Booboo loved his pops and took the music passion they loved so much. When he was 3 years old, pops used to play his guitar and sing in the garage. Booboo would make the beats with his hands and whatever was in front of him while pops sang. As he got older, he would help pops as he worked doing auto body and sand cars to make extra money. He was the fastest worker, got his cash and went to school happy. Pops would take him to events where he was going to sing, and Booboo would go with him and be there standing tall making pops proud.
Carlos loved his children so much! He would try to overcome all obstacles to see them. He went through a really bad depression when he was separated from his children, but he never stopped trying to be part of his children’s lives. As the days and years passed, he finally was able to see his boys and the bond was beginning to grow. He would brag about the time he spent with them, the talks over the phone and the text messages that went back and forth. He bragged about his son Carlos who also has a passion for rap music and making his own music. He was looking forward to making songs with him and teaching him how to produce his own beats. He also bragged about how his son Roman was a lady’s man and reminded him of himself so much. He said Roman walked and stood just like him which made him proud. Booboo adored and loved is daughter Alexis so much. She was daddy’s little girl. He would make every attempt to visit her and take her a little something each time. He would always sing to her and have her play on the keyboard and tell her she is going to be a good singer. He would take her to family events and when he performed a song, Alexis would dance through the entire song right by his side. He was so proud of his baby girl and loved her so very much. His baby yesterday, his little girl today, his daughter forever!
Booboo was a lovable brother to his sisters and brothers. When sister and brother stand shoulder to shoulder, who stands a chance against us? He always gave love, made us laugh and it was never a dull moment with him by your side. He would give you the shirt off his back and his last bite. He was never ashamed to be our baby brother. He would go out of his way to reach out to each of us and always showed his love. He was very appreciative for all we did for him. We may not have it together, but together we have it all! We were meant to be joined by blood, but we chose to be joined by LOVE!
Booboo loved all of his nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, grandparents. He shared many great memories with them all. He was always proud of each of you and proud to be your family. Family… where life begins and love never ends!
Carlos “Booboo” CYCLONE loved all his friends, and friends he called family. He had many strong friendships. He seen no color lines and he didn’t care if you were from a different hood, he knew you had his back and he had yours. You may not have had daily conversations or got together every day, but he knew the relationship lived in the heart and his friends would never part. “We didn’t realize we were making memories; we just knew we were having fun”. Your friendship to him was a bond of love, a medal of trust, a shoulder in sadness and a hand in darkness.
Carlos “Booboo” CYCLONE had a great passion for music. He started making music as a teenager and would record his voice through a boombox and a cassette player. He went by the name CYCLONE. He continued to make songs and had the opportunity to meet, hang out and/or open up with a performance for Easy E, DJ Quick, Sugar Free, Tha Dogg Pound, Baby Bash, Mc Blvd and Warren G. He loved all genres of music. When he heard his songs on the radio or cars passing by bumping his jams, it made him so happy. He stayed up writing music, expressing his life, love and passion! At one time, he felt the passion to rap for Jesus. He met Robert “MC Blvd” and they made a few songs together and gained a brotherly relationship. He loved his brothers in Christ and enjoyed sharing his passion with them all. He would travel to different churches and he would perform his songs.
Carlos was a man who loved the Lord. He was not ashamed to tell you about God and share the word with you. He loved the Lord with all of his heart, with all of his soul, with all of his mind and with all of his strength. He always took the time to pray to give thanks and pray in times of need. He prayed for his kids, family and friends. Ecclesiastes 3, To Everything There Is A Season. A time to be born, And a time to die; A time to plant, An a time to pluck what is planted; A time to kill, And a time to heal; A time to break down, And a time to build up; A time to weep, And a time to laugh.
Carlos is survived by his parents, Joe Noe Ramirez and Linda Ramirez, his children, Carlos Ramirez Jr., Roman Ramirez, Alexis Ramirez, Jonathan Ramirez, brothers, Louie Ramirez, Joey Ramirez, Robert “Tito” Juarez, sisters Carmen “Nita” Ramirez, Amanda Ramirez.
Carlos “Booboo” CYCLONE will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him and many who didn’t know him but listen to his music. When you think of Carlos “Booboo” CYCLONE, think of all the good times you shared with him, times he made you laugh, and continue to sing along when you listen to his music to keep his memory alive.
“From the El Rio boy you loved to hate, to the El Rio boy loved by all”.
A Celebration of Life is scheduled for Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at 10:00 a.m. at Victory Outreach Ventura, 2875 Elba Street, Ventura, CA 93003 Pastor Pete Torres will officiate.
Flower donations may be offered by 8:00 a.m. Tuesday, February 23, 2021 at Victory Outreach Ventura.
Following the Celebration of Life, we will take a last ride through the streets of Oxnard, up to the Santa Clara Cemetery, 2370 North H Street, Oxnard where Carlos will be laid to rest.
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