Tracy Lynn Curry (born June 10, 1968), AKA The D.O.C.

 

N.W.A.

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Originally a member of the hip hop group Fila Fresh Crew out of Dallas , TX  he went by the rap name Doc-T.  In 1988 He Went on to pursue a solo career, left the Fila Fresh Crew and moved to Los Angeles, and changed his stage name to The D.O.C. 

He was signed to Ruthless Records and contributed lyrics and vocals to N.W.A’s debut album, Straight Outta Compton, Eazy-E’s debut & Eazy Duz it  In 1989, he released his debut album, No One Can Do it Better,  and spawned two number one hits like “It’s Funky Enough” and “The D.O.C & The Doctor”. The album went platinum five years after its release. Later that year The D.O.C. almost died when a car accident resulted in the crushing of his Larynx,  permanently changing his voice.

His voice never recovered. The D.O.C. continued to write for the group and contributed lyrics to their final albums.

Not only did he help write  The Chronic, but The D.O.C. also worked on Snoop Dogg’s debut album DoggyStyle, and added some vocals on the song “Serial Killa”. The D.O.C. continued to be a Ghost writer for various songs on Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg albums.

There was word of a new album dropping along with Dr. Dre’s “DETOX” but we all know that still hasn’t dropped,  so that remains to be seen.  Today we wish the D.O.C a very happy 47th Birthday!

Here’s the Diggy Diggy Doc ya’ll :

 

 

 

 

 

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