From being a creative force behind the pioneering rap group N.W.A, to his platinum classic No One Can Do It Better, and penning all-time classic hits for his homies Dr. Dre (The Chronic) and Snoop Dogg (Doggystyle), the diggy-diggy Doc continues to make his mark on hip-hop.
By writing for Eazy-E and N.W.A. during his Ruthless Records glory days, the D.O.C. would later break on the scene by crafting a Dr. Dre-produced debut album filled with high energy cuts like “Portrait Of A Masterpiece,” “Whirlwind Pyramind,” “It’s Funky Enough,” and, of course, the timeless “The Formula.” Tragically, shortly after the release of that album, the D.O.C. would be involved in a car accident that would crush his larynx and strip him of his strong voice & commanding delivery. He would come back to pen songs for the N.W.A platinum album Efil4zaggin, and be a major contributor to Death Row multi-platinum classics, The Chronic and Doggystyle, all while releasing two albums of his own: 1996’s Helter Skelter (1996), and 2003’s Deuce, where D.O.C. wrote the raps while others vocally delivered the lines.
Happy birthday to The D.O.C.!
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