Don Cisco

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Don Cisco
Birth name Francisco Soto
Also known as Cisco, Don Ciscone, Cisco the Frisco Mack, Don Cisko, Don Cisko tha Frisco Mack
Origin San Francisco, California, United States
Genres West Coast hip hop, rap, gangsta rap, Chicano rap
Years active 1992-present
Labels Thump Records, Thizz Latin
Associated acts Latino Velvet, Jay Tee, Frost, Baby Beesh/Baby Bash, Mac Dre, Da' Unda' Dogg
Website Don Cisco on Myspace

Francisco Soto, better known by his stage name Don Cisco (originally Cisco the Frisco Mac), is a Mexican American rapper and producer.[1]


Don Cisco has been a part of the San Francisco rap scene since the mid 90s and was one fourth of the Latino supergroup Latino Velvet. The group was originally composed of Jay Tee and Baby Beesh for the 1997 album Latino Velvet Project. Although the album featured several tracks with Frost and Don Cisco, it wasn't until 2000 that they were featured on the cover with equal billing to Jay Tee and Baby Beesh. Velvet City featured several west coast artists, including E-40, Levitti, Rappin' 4-Tay, Bosko, Cool Nutz, Poppa LQ and The Mary Jane Girls. Don Cisco has remained a presence on all six Latino Velvet albums, either as a group member or featured performer.

Don Cisco's first album, Til The Wheels Fall Off, was released in 1998 and is currently out of print. The album was released under his early moniker Cisco the Frisco Mack. In 2000 he released Oh Boy.

Don Cisco has remained an underground presence in Northern California since his debut over a decade ago.


Studio albums[edit]

  • 1998: Cisco the Frisco Mack - Til The Wheels Fall Off
  • 2000: Don Cisco - Oh Boy
  • 2002: Don Ci$co - West Coast Locos
  • 2005: Don Cisko - Hustler's Paradise
  • 2006: Don Cisko - Still Hustlin'

Group albums with Latino Velvet[edit]


  • 2004: Don Cisco Presents - Mecca of Tha Game [2]

Guest appearances[edit]

Year Album Song
1995 You Won't Come to My Funeral "My Brotha's" (African Identity featuring J-Mack & Don Cisco) [3]
1997 Hitworks, Volume One "Financial Status (Money)" (DJ King Assassin featuring Don Cisco)
1998 The Rumble "We Get's Down Like That" (N2Deep featuring Don Cisco)
"Where The G's At" (N2Deep featuring Don Cisco, Baby Beesh, Frost, O'Genius, Slow Pain & Nino Brown)
"Bay Area Playaz (N2Deep featuring Mac Shawn, Taydatay, Cougnut, Da' Unda' Dogg, Kaveo, Baby Beesh, Don Cisco & J Sweets)"
1999 That Was Then, This Is Now, Vol. 1 "The Pain" (Frost featuring Don Cisco & Nino Brown)
"Act Like Ya Want It" (Frost featuring Don Cisco, Nino Brown, Jay Tee, Rappin' 4-Tay & Cameosis)
2000 Slightly Pimpish/Mostly Doggish "Maria" (N2Deep featuring Latino Velvet)
2001 Savage Dreams "Come On Now" (Baby Beesh featuring Don Cisco)
So Cold "Call Me" (Jay Tee featuring Mr. Kee)
2002 Song'z U Can't Find "What U Hustle Fo?" (Celly Cel featuring Don Cisco & Baby Beesh)
To Live and Die in CA "Gangsta Pimpin'" (Daz Dillinger featuring Kurupt & Don Cisco)
High Caliber "Bounce Bounce" (Jay Tee featuring Don Cisco, B-12 & Miami)
Velvetism "They Don't Even Know" (Latino Velvet featuring Don Cisco)
"Latin Ladies" (Latino Velvet featuring Don Cisco)
Collection Of Dope "Tramp Traps" (Miami featuring Baby Beesh, Jay Tee & Don Cisco)
"My Response" (Miami featuring Don Cisco)
2003 The Ultimate Cartel "Esquina" (Baby Beesh featuring Frost & Don Cisco)
"Gangsta Pimpin" (Baby Beesh featuring Romero, Bad Boy & Don Cisco)
Somethin' 4 the Riderz "Got Bud" (Frost featuring Don Cisco & Nino Brown)
2004 Menage a Trois "Menage a Trois" (Baby Beesh featuring Shadow, Don Cisco & Frankie J.)
Appearances "Me & Cisco" (Mac Dre featuring Don Cisco)
West Coast Killaz "Loyalty" (Scrilla Mac featuring Blac & Trficante)
City 2 City Compilation "Gangsta Pimpin'" (Don Cisco, Mr. Shadow & Kurupt)
On One: The 40 Ounce Album & Mixtape "What Would You Do?" (Don Cisco & Romero)
2005 Super Saucy "Outro" (Baby Beesh featuring Butch Cassidy, Nino Brown, Russell Lee, Mr. Kee & Don Cisco)
"Esquina" (Baby Beesh featuring Frost, Mr. Gee, Lawless & Don Cisco)
"Crazy Love" (Baby Beesh featuring Don Cisco & Frost)
"Come on Now" (Baby Beesh featuring Don Cisco & Rasheed)
Presents The Loyalty Fam "Cali Weekend" (Napoleon featuring Don Cisco, Kurupt & Mr. Shadow)
2006 Magic City "Trippin" (MC Magic featuring Don Cisco & Jay Tee)
"Be My Lady" (MC Magic featuring Don Cisco)
The Life of Don Rey Vol. 1 "Campaignin'" (Ray Dogg featuring Don Cisco & Corporate Thugs)
Stereotype Soundtrack "Think of You" (Dominator & Don Cisco)
2008 The Camp is Back "It's Whatever" (Latino Velvet featuring Don Cisco & Natalie)

See also[edit]

List of Chicano Rappers


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