Legendary Dallas rapper, The D.O.C., talks about the car crash that changed his life, the depression that followed and working with Eazy E.
During and exclusive and rare interview with Playboy, the rapper spoke rather candidly about his life in the Hip Hop industry. He talked about working on “We Want Easy” which featured Dr. Dre and MC Ren and was later featured on Eazy’s debut album “Eazy-Duz-It”.
“Dre takes me to the studio and I meet Eazy, and Ren, and Yella. And Dre puts on this drum beat and he says, ‘Can you write me something?’ You know, it took about 10-15 minutes and that song was ‘We Want Eazy.’ Ended up being the guys first single,” said The D.O.C.
He went on to discuss the car crash that took his voice and subsequently ended his career as a rapper.
“The whole West Coast movement changed direction the night I had that accident,” said The D.O.C. “Once that shit happened I was just out of there. I didn’t care about anything, but getting drunk. Getting high and trying to get away from that pain of not being able to do the one thing that I was good at.”
He revealed that over time his will to succeed and be a part of the industry that has shown him so much love has inspired him to return to his native Dallas-Fort Worth to help impact the lives of young and upcoming talent in the area.
“You can’t let go of the dream that easy man. They all say you got such a story. You got such a story to tell and [it’s] so powerful and it’s so positive,” the rapper explained. “And that’s where I’m at right now. Dallas, Fort Worth is where my heart is. I want to pluck the young, deserving people from this city and give them the benefit of those experiences and see if I can get some shine down here because they deserve it too.”
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