2 Puerto Ricans, a Blackman, and a Dominican

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2 Puerto Ricans, a Blackman and a Dominican was a short-lived house music group featuring David Morales and Robert Clivillés (Puerto Ricans), David Cole (Black), and Chep Nuñez (Dominican[1]).[2] In 1987, it scored a hit in dance clubs with its debut song, "Do It Properly," the only release on Grooveline Records.[2] The track was inspired by Cole and Bruce Forest's DJ sets at New York club Better Days, where they would mix Adonis' "No Way Back" with scratching, other songs and samples.[3] The single was released in the UK on the London Records label; it entered the UK singles chart on 13 June 1987, and reached a peak of number 47, remaining in the chart for 4 weeks.[4] Clivillés and Cole recorded in 1988 a sequel called "So Many Ways (Do It Properly Part II)" with the Brat Pack on Vendetta/A&M Records.[5][6][7] "Do It Properly" was covered again by vocalist Deborah Cooper, who worked with C+C, in 1999 for The Collaboration.[8][9]

In 1989 2 Puerto Ricans, a Blackman, and a Dominican released a single called "Scandalous" on Capitol Records in the United States and on Syncopate (a label of EMI)[10]) in the UK.[2]

In 1989 Clivillés and Cole started the C+C Music Factory,[11] David Morales had a successful solo career in the 1990s,[12] Chep Nuñez died in 1990.[1] David Cole died in 1995.[13][14]

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