Funkdoobiest

Funkdoobiest

Funkdoobiest

Biography

Protégés of Cypress Hill superproducer DJ Muggs, Funkdoobiest -- as their name made clear -- specialized in a stoner-friendly brand of Latin hip-hop that often recalled their mentors.

The group was formed in Los Angeles in 1992 by Puerto Rican MC Son Doobie (born Jason Vasquez), Sioux MC Tomahawk Funk (born Tyrone Pachenco), and DJ Ralph M. (born Ralph Medrano, who'd previously worked with Kid Frost). The trio became part of the Soul Assassins crew, along with Cypress Hill and House of Pain, and landed a deal with Epic in 1993. DJ Muggs produced their debut album, Which Doobie U B?, which appeared later that year and went gold on the strength of singles like "Bow Wow Wow," "The Funkiest," and "Freak Mode."

Now established as cult favorites, Funkdoobiest returned in 1995 with Brothas Doobie, which was somewhat less successful but did produce a couple more underground hits in "Rock On" and "Dedicated." Following Brothas Doobie, Tomahawk Funk left the group to raise his family. Funkdoobiest reconvened as a duo, switched to RCA subsidiary Buzz Tone, and recorded their third album, 1998's The Troubleshooters, without Muggs behind the boards. Their newly revised sound incorporated soul and stronger Latin influences, and resulted in the underground hit "Papi Chulo." By 2002, Son Doobie was reportedly working on a solo album.

Discography

Funkdoobiest - Which Doobie U B?

Funkdoobiest - Which Doobie U B?

Immortal Records, Epic 1993
Funkdoobiest - Brothas Doobie

Funkdoobiest - Brothas Doobie

Epic Street, Immortal Records 1995
Funkdoobiest - The Troubleshooters

Funkdoobiest - The Troubleshooters

RCA 1997
Funkdoobiest - The Funkiest

Funkdoobiest - The Funkiest

Sony Music 2001
Funkdoobiest ‎- The Golden B-Boys

Funkdoobiest ‎- The Golden B-Boys

Funkdoobiest Music 2009

Compilations

Mi Vida Loca (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • The Good Hit

Various - Mi Vida Loca (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Mercury 1994
Friday - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
  • Superhoes

Various - Friday - Original Motion Picture Soundtrack

Priority Records 1995
Fakin' Da Funk - The Soundtrack
  • Danger

Various - Fakin' Da Funk - The Soundtrack

Solid Discs Inc. 1998
Orlie's Lowriding Compilation Volume 1 - Coast Ridas
  • Doobie Knows (Have Some Fun)

Various - Orlie's Lowriding Compilation Volume 1 - Coast Ridas

Polygram Records, World Movemnt Records 1999
Ice T Presents Westside
  • Wopbabalubop

Various - Ice T Presents Westside

Obsessive 2002
Buckwild - Diggin' In The Crates - Rare Studio Masters: 1993-1997
  • Rock On (Remix)

Buckwild - Diggin' In The Crates - Rare Studio Masters: 1993-1997

Ground Floor Recordings 2007
The Diesel Compilation
  • Hip Hop Music

Various - The Diesel Compilation

L.A. Hill Records, Sickbay Records, Hands On Music 2008