Legendary emcee and iconic Dallas, Texas The D.O.C., who most recently collaborated with super-producer Dr. Dre and Eminem for the “Gospel” song off GTA V: The Contract, made a cameo appearance in the Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty documentary on HBO Max.
In episode 5 “Pieces of A Man”, The D.O.C. plays the character Imam, who helps Solomon Hughes’ character Kareem Abdul-Jabbar as Kareem experiences a crisis of faith and doubts his place on the team.
Writing for Eazy-E and N.W.A. during his Ruthless Records glory days in the mid-80s, the D.O.C. would later break on the scene by crafting a Dr. Dre-produced 1989 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.
Be sure to check out The D.O.C. in the Winning Time: The Rise of the Lakers Dynasty documentary on HBO Max.