Proper Dos

Proper Dos

Biography

Proper Dos is a Mexican-American hip hop group composed of Frank Villareal (rapper), Ernie Gonzalez (producer), "Big Bass" Brian (mastering), and Stuart Wylen (bass guitar, keyboards, congas). The group released an album, Mexican Power, in 1992 on Rhino Records. After this came We're at It Again in 1995, Heat in 1998, and Overdose in 1999.

A street-style group; Proper Dos' main lyricist is Frank Villareal. However, Proper Dos has also had help on some recordings by special guests including Big Shady, Lil Rob, Point Blank, Royal T, Knightowl, and others.

In 1992, the group finished their potent debut album, Mexican Power, under the Rhino Records label. "One Summer Night," "Life of a Gangster," "No Turning Back," and "Hard Time" are a few of the hip-hop/chicano rap mixed numbers on the debut.

Proper Dos recorded a number of singles, and then finally, three years later, came a second album, rightly named We're at It Again, released by Skanless Records. Another three years went by before the album Heat hit the store shelves, followed a year later by Overdose. The album Overdose carries numbers like "Shake the Ground," "We Run This Mutha," and "Can You Rock Like This." Many of the tunes have explicit lyrics.

In 2000, Proper Dos saw the release of another album, Brown Pride Riders, Vol. 2, which the group completed with Lil Rob and Knightowl.

Discography

Proper Dos - Mexican Power

Proper Dos - Mexican Power

Skanless Records 1992
Proper Dos ‎- We're At It Again

Proper Dos ‎- We're At It Again

Skanless Records 1995
Proper Dos - Heat

Proper Dos - Heat

Rhino Records 1998
Proper Dos - Overdose

Proper Dos - Overdose

Low Profile Records, Inc. 2003
Proper Dos - Greatest Hits

Proper Dos - Greatest Hits

PDG Records 2003
Proper Dos - Ol' Skool Wayz

Proper Dos - Ol' Skool Wayz

SL Entertainment 2005

Guest Appearances

Gelo - Gelo From The Sickos
  • On And Ckrack'n

Gelo - Gelo From The Sickos

Lideres Entertainment Group 2001
DTTX - Back 2 Da Brown
  • West Coast Got It

DTTX - Back 2 Da Brown

Lideres Entertainment Group 2001
Low Profile Gangsters - Keep It Gangsta
  • Now They Don't Ask

Low Profile Gangsters - Keep It Gangsta

Aries Music Entertainment 2001
Califa Thugs - Califa Thugs
  • Buckles Up

Califa Thugs - Califa Thugs

Aries Music Entertainment, Low Profile Records 2001
Mister D - From Southland To Japan
  • Late Night Creeping

Mister D - From Southland To Japan

SL Entertainment 2007
Mister D - Year Of The Gangster
  • It's The West Side

Mister D - Year Of The Gangster

SL Entertainment 2009
Lil Blacky - Still Southland Ballin'
  • You Understand

Lil Blacky - Still Southland Ballin'

SLG Click, SL Entertainment 2009
Southland Gangster Click - Caution
  • This Is How We Ride

Southland Gangster Click - Caution

SL Entertainment 2009
Mister D - Gangsters Get Lonely: The Album
  • Should've Been Mine (R.I.P. Remix)

Mister D - Gangsters Get Lonely: The Album

SL Entertainment 2011

Compilations

Rap Declares War
  • Rap Declares War

Various - Rap Declares War

Avenue Records 1992
Mi Vida Loca (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)
  • Tales From The Westside

Various - Mi Vida Loca (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)

Mercury 1994
Various - Latin Lingo, Vol. 2: Hip-Hop From La Raza
  • Firme Hina

Various - Latin Lingo, Vol. 2: Hip-Hop From La Raza

Rhino 1997
Bajito Tour '99
  • Heat

Various - Bajito Tour '99

Thump Records 1999
Boulevard Tour 2000
  • I Ain't Trippen

Various - Boulevard Tour 2000

Thump Records 2000
Various - This Is For The Homies
  • Heat

Various - This Is For The Homies

Thump Records, Inc. 2000
Southland Gangster Click - Calling Out Lames
  • Fake Southsiders

Southland Gangster Click - Calling Out Lames

SL Entertainment 2005
Chicano Rap Smooth Jams
  • Father, Father

Various - Chicano Rap Smooth Jams

SL Entertainment 2006
Conejo - The Best Of Conejo
  • We Make It Rain

Conejo - The Best Of Conejo

SL Entertainment 2006
Various - Southland Love Jams Vol. 2
  • Another Love Story

Various - Southland Love Jams Vol. 2

SL Entertainment 2006
Various - Chicano Power Vol.2 - Legands Of Aztlan
  • Criminal Zone

Various - Chicano Power Vol.2 - Legands Of Aztlan

JLM Entertainment 2006
Mister D Presents 113% Gangster Music Volume 2
  • From Here To Japan

Various - Mister D Presents 113% Gangster Music Volume 2

SL Entertainment 2007
Various - Southlands Most Wanted 2: The Soundtrack
  • Let's Ride

Various - Southlands Most Wanted 2: The Soundtrack

SL Entertainment 2007
Various - Thump Rap Radio 2
  • Mexican Power

Various - Thump Rap Radio 2

Thump Records Inc. 2007
Various - Neighborhood Vida
  • The Misadventures Of Frank V

Various - Neighborhood Vida

Urban Kings Music 2008
LPG Radio - Unreleased Exclusive Tracks
  • Gangster Bitch Classic Lowpro Unreleased Track

LPG Radio - Unreleased Exclusive Tracks

Low Profile Records, Inc. 2009
Various - Mister D Presents Southland Music
  • Father, Father

Various - Mister D Presents Southland Music

SL Entertainment 2009
Chicano Rap Smooth Jams Vol. 2
  • World Of Sin

Various - Chicano Rap Smooth Jams Vol. 2

SL Entertainment 2009
DJ Payback Garcia - Brown Life
  • Now They Don't Ask

DJ Payback Garcia - Brown Life

Virus Enterprises LLC 2009
Various - Southland: 10 Years In The Game
  • Ain't No Sunshine

Various - Southland: 10 Years In The Game

SL Entertainment 2010
Various - Bomb Sack Greatest Joints Volume 1
  • I Ain't Trippin'

Various - Bomb Sack Greatest Joints Volume 1

Thump Records 2011
Various - Chicano Rap: The Compilation
  • The Misadventures Of Frank V.

Various - Chicano Rap: The Compilation

SL Entertainment 2011
Boyz In The Hood And The Barrio
  • Heat

Various - Boyz In The Hood And The Barrio

Low Profile Records, Inc. 2013
Various - Brown Pride Riders Vol. 2
  • We Run This Mutha

Various - Brown Pride Riders Vol. 2

Low Profile Records, Inc. 2013
Brown Pride Riders Part IV
  • Throw Your Neighborhood Up

Various - Brown Pride Riders Part IV

Low Profile Records, Inc. 2013
Various - Cronica 2013 Vol. 3
  • Doin It Till We Drop

Various - Cronica 2013 Vol. 3

Low Profile Records, Inc. 2013
Low Profile Gangsta - The Best Of Low Profile Records Vol.1
  • To Dago From LA

Low Profile Gangsta - The Best Of Low Profile Records Vol.1

Low Profile Records, Inc. 2013