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]

Later in 1989, Clivillés and Cole started 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]


  1. ^ a b Chep Nuñez, Discogs
  2. ^ a b c 2 Puerto Ricans, A Blackman And A Dominican, Discogs
  3. ^ Tantum, Bruce (28 January 2015). "Nightclubbing: New York City's Better Days". Red Bull Music Academy. Retrieved 29 April 2015.
  4. ^ Rice, Tim; Rice, Jonathan; Gambaccini, Paul (1990), Guinness Book of British Hit Singles & Albums, Enfield, Middlesex: Guinness World Records and Guinness Publishing, ISBN 0-85112-398-8
  5. ^ Brat Pack, The – So Many Ways (Do It Properly Part II), Discogs
  7. ^ The Brat Pack- So Many Ways (Do It Properly 2) , YouTube
  8. ^ Collaboration, The, Discogs
  9. ^ Do It Properly (CD), Artistdirect
  10. ^ Syncopate (2), Discogs
  11. ^ C+C Music Factory/Full Biography, MTV
  12. ^ David Morales/Full Biography, MTV
  13. ^ C+C Music Factory's David Cole Succumbs, Jet, 13 February 1995 (page 18)
  14. ^ C+C Music Factory's David Cole Dies At 32, Billboard, 4 February 1995 (page 9)