“Not the D.O.C., but similar to them letters ’cause no one can do it better..” -Jay-Z “P.S.A.”
Even with the accolades from Hip Hop’s next generational leaders, Dallas-born emcee/songwriter Tracy Curry aka The D.O.C. has virtually faded out of the realm of recognition when it comes to his decades-long contribution to the culture. From co-writing N.W.A.’s pivotal Straight Outta Compton album to his 1989 No One Can Do It Better solo LP, D.O.C. is undoubtedly one of the most underrated figures of Hip Hop’s Golden Era.
Six months after the release of his solo album, Curry was involved in a horrific car crash in California that left his voice box and larynx crushed, making his voice virtually inaudible. Curry’s unwavering spirit kept him in the game, appearing on Dr. Dre’s iconic The Chronic album with his unmistakeable overtly-raspy tone.
In an exclusive two-part interview on The David Banner Podcast, D.O.C. unveils some of the intimate happenings inside of the N.W.A. camp, but more importantly, some never before heard details about the car accident that almost took his life.