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]

Biography[edit]

Don Cisco has been a part of the San Francisco rap scene since the early 90's. He released his first single, "Audi 5000", on 12" vinyl and cassettes in 1992.[2] His first full-length studio album, Til the Wheels Fall Off, was released in 1998.[3] Both projects were released under his early moniker, Cisco the Frisco Mack.

In 2000 he released his second studio album, Oh Boy. The album featured guest performances by Mac Dre, Kurupt, Soopafly, Roscoe, Roger Troutman, B-Legit and PSD.

Around the early 2000's, Don Cisco was one fourth of the Latin rap 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 their 2000 release, Velvet City, that both rappers were featured on the cover of a Latino Velvet album 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. Since their first release in 1997, Don Cisco has remained a presence on all of the Latino Velvet albums, either as a group member or as a featured performer.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

  • Til the Wheels Fall Off (1998)
  • Oh Boy (2000)
  • Hustler's Paradise (2005)

Collaboration albums[edit]

Compilation albums[edit]

  • West Coast Locos (2002)
  • Still Hustlin' (2006)

Mixtapes[edit]

  • Menudo Mix (with Latino Velvet) (2004)
  • Mecca of tha Game (2004)[4]

Guest appearances[edit]

List of guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"My Brotha's"[5] 1995 African Identity, J-Mack You Won't Come to My Funeral
"Financial Status (Money)" 1996 Assassin Hitworks, Volume One
"Holdin on (RIP Tupac)" 1997 Born and Raised In the Bay
"On the Run" Assassin, FunxSoulJaz, Spiderman, Deadly Venoms, Guilty
"Most Bitchez" Assassin, Deadly Venoms, China
"Movin' Thangs" 1998 Assassin, Guce, San Quinn Armed-N-Dangerouz
"We Get's Down Like That" N2Deep The Rumble
"Where the G's At" N2Deep, Baby Beesh, Frost, O'Genius, Slow Pain, Nino Brown
"Bay Area Playaz" N2Deep, Mac Shawn, Taydatay, Cougnut, Da' Unda' Dogg, Kaveo, Baby Beesh, J Sweets
"What U Hustle Fo" 1999 Celly Cel, Baby Beesh 18 Wit a Bullet
"The Pain" Frost, Nino Brown That Was Then, This Is Now, Vol. 1
"Act Like Ya Want It" Frost, Nino Brown, Jay Tee, Rappin' 4-Tay & Cameosis
"Maria" 2000 N2Deep, Baby Beesh, Frost Slightly Pimpish/Mostly Doggish
"Come On Now" 2001 Baby Beesh Savage Dreams
"Call Me" Jay Tee, Mr. Kee So Cold
"They Don't Even Know" 2002 Jay Tee, Baby Beesh Velvetism
"Latin Ladies"
"Tramp Traps" Miami, Baby Beesh, Jay Tee Collection of Dope
"My Response" Miami
"Gangsta Pimpin'" Daz Dillinger, Kurupt To Live and Die in CA
"Bounce Bounce" Jay Tee, B-12, Miami High Caliber
"Put in Work" Daz Dillinger, Frost Who Ride wit Us: Tha Compalation, Vol. 2
"Esquina" 2003 Baby Beesh, Frost The Ultimate Cartel
"Gangsta Pimpin" Baby Beesh, Romero, Bad Boy
"Got Bud" Frost, Nino Brown Somethin' 4 the Riderz
"Menage a Trois" 2004 Baby Beesh, Shadow, Frankie J Menage a Trois
"Loyalty" Scrilla Mac, Blac, Trficante West Coast Killaz
"Gangsta Pimpin'" Mr. Shadow, Kurupt City 2 City
"What Would You Do?" Romero On One: The 40 Ounce Album & Mixtape
"Outro" 2005 Baby Beesh, Butch Cassidy, Nino Brown, Russell Lee, Mr. Kee Super Saucy
"Esquina" Baby Beesh, Frost, Mr. Gee, Lawless
"Crazy Love" Baby Beesh, Frost
"Come on Now" Baby Beesh, Rasheed
"Cali Weekend" Napoleon, Kurupt, Mr. Shadow Presents The Loyalty Fam
"Trippin" 2006 MC Magic, Jay Tee Magic City
"Be My Lady" MC Magic
"Campaignin'" Ray Dogg, Corporate Thugs The Life of Don Rey Vol. 1
"Think of You" Dominator Stereotype Soundtrack
"It's Whatever" 2008 Latino Velvet, Natalie The Camp Is Back
"Yaper" Jay Tee, Chino 4 Real
"Hands Dirty" Jay Tee, C-Major
"In the Bay" 2010 Kurupt, Assassin Trunk of Funk
"Roll It Up" 2012 B-Legit Gangsta Zone Party

See also[edit]

List of Chicano Rappers

References[edit]

External links[edit]