The Funky Aztecs are a Chicano rap group from Northern California , (specifically - the cities of Vallejo and Oakland) best known for collaborating with and featuring Tupac Shakur on the track "Slippin' Into Darkness" and Salsa Con Soul food. Original members included Merciless, Indio (AKA Big Ric), and Sapo Loco. When Sapo Loco left the group due to unknown circumstances they later added Game and Mainy Moe. The Funky Aztecs have been referenced in many books and have also been topics of discussion within universities all over the U.S. in Chicano History courses and similar college courses as well. The FA's are known as the pioneers of Chicano rap and the "God Fathers" of Latin rap. Merciless and Indio are both brothers originally from Oakland. They later moved to the City of Vallejo.
Funky Aztecs recorded several albums. Their most popular were "Chicano Blues" released in 1992 and "Day of the Dead" released in 1995. Many of there songs where Chicano conscious songs others were about the reality of the streets. They also rapped about racism against Latinos.
The Funky Aztecs recorded with several Oakland rappers including Digital Underground and Tupac Shakur.