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OriginLos Angeles, California, United States
GenresHip hop
Years active1989–2009
MembersSon Doobie
DJ Ralph M
Tomahawk Funk

Funkdoobiest was an American hip hop group from Los Angeles, California, United States, composed of rappers Jason "Son Doobie" Vasquez, Tyrone "Tomahawk Funk" Pacheco and DJ Ralph "Tha Phunky Mexican" Medrano.[1] They are members of the Soul Assassins collective. The group has released four studio albums. Their third LP, The Troubleshooters, was recorded and released without any participation of Tomahawk Funk due to his departure from the group.

The group's most successful hit single, "Bow Wow Wow" from their debut album Which Doobie U B?, peaked at number 89 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart in the United States. They appeared in the soundtrack to Allison Anders' 1994 film Mi Vida Loca with the song "The Good Hit". The song "Superhoes" from their second album Brothas Doobie was featured in the soundtrack to F. Gary Gray's 1995 film Friday. The song "Act On It" from their third album was used in the Kirk Wong's 1998 film The Big Hit.

From 2003 to 2004, Son Doobie has released two solo full-length albums via Battle Axe Records, Funk Superhero and Doobie Deluxe.



List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US[2] US R&B[3]
Which Doobie U B? 56 19
Brothas Doobie 115 35
The Troubleshooters
  • Released: January 13, 1998
  • Label: RCA/BMG
The Golden B-Boys
  • Released: 2009
  • Label: Funkdoobiest Music
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.


List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Album


"Bow Wow Wow" 1992 89 16 98 34 Which Doobie U B?
"The Funkiest"
"Wopbabalubop" (feat. B-Real)" 1993 37
"Freak Mode"
"Rock On" 1994 Brothas Doobie
"Dedicated" 1995 78
"XXX Funk"
"Act On It" 1997 The Troubleshooters
"Papi Chulo" (feat. Daz Dillinger) 110
"Hip Hop Music" 2006 non-album single
"The Heavyweight Funk" 2009 The Golden B-Boys
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart or was not released in that territory.


  1. ^ Colin Larkin, ed. (1997). The Virgin Encyclopedia of Popular Music (Concise ed.). Virgin Books. p. 498. ISBN 1-85227-745-9.
  2. ^ "Funkdoobiest Chart History". Billboard 200. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  3. ^ "Funkdoobiest Chart History". Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums. Retrieved September 29, 2018.
  4. ^ "Funkdoobiest – Chart History: Hot 100". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 27, 2012.
  5. ^ "Funkdoobiest – Chart History: Dance Club Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 27, 2012.
  6. ^ "Funkdoobiest – Chart History: R&B/Hip-Hop Songs". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved October 27, 2012.
  7. ^ "Funkdoobiest". Official Charts. Retrieved March 20, 2020.

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