Wednesday, June 10


I'm sure you know the name, but might not know the deal. The D.O.C.'s contributions to gangsta rap extend far beyond his handful of rap songs, as he was one of the creative forces behind a little group called N.W.A. and some dude named Dr. Dre.

He was featured on N.W.A.'s second album, Straight Outta Compton, and Eazy-E's debut, Eazy Duz It. In 1989, he released his Dr. Dre-produced debut album, No One Can Do It Better, which was hailed by critics and rap fans alike as a West Coast classic. Unfortunately, shortly after the release of his album, he was in a car accident that damaged his vocals cords, leaving him unable to fully rap.

Despite his voice, he remained important to the hip hop landscape. He was Dr. Dre's right hand man, who used his talents as one of the writers for his debut solo album The Chronic, penning numerous songs on the classic album. Dre even credits the D.O.C. for being the one who talked him into doing the original Chronic album. He' also the third dude in car with Dre and Snoop in the "Nothin But A G-Thang" video.

"like my homie D.O.C., no one can do it better..."

The D.O.C. - "It's Funky Enough"

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