The D.O.C. is coming to JMC Academy this November, to talk to you about his life, tell his story, with never-before heard stories about N.W.A. and the rise of hip hop and rap in the 1980s, as well as tips and tricks of Songwriting, performing, and producing.
Have a read about his life and incredible journey before the event…
The D.O.C., born ‘Tracy Lynn Curry’ in 1968 in Dallas, Texas, began his career as a member of the hip hop group ‘Fila Fresh Crew’, which has four tracks featured on the compilation album ‘N.W.A. and the Posse’ (1987).
After leaving the Fila Fresh Crew, The D.O.C. was signed to Ruthless Records and played a monumental part of the West Coast rap movement. He contributed lyrics to N.W.A.’s debut album Straight Outta Compton, and became the ghost writer for the group with Dr Dre and DJ Yella, producing tracks and driving rap into the 21st century. In 1989, The D.O.C. released his Dr. Dre produced album ‘No One Can Do It Better’, which sold amazingly well, eventually going platinum.
In November 1989, The D.O.C. was involved in a near- fatal car accident, severing his vocal cords, casuing the loss of his voice. But he didn’t let this stop him.
He continued to write songs for N.W.A. and then joined Death Row Records in 1991 with Dr Dre, where he continued to write for a host of artists including Dr Dre and Snoop Dogg.
Recently, The D.O.C. has found his voice coming back, although not as it originally was, and released his third album in 2003 all while still ghost-writing for several high- profile artists. He was recently portrayed by actor Marlon Yates, Jr. in the 2015 N.W.A biopic Straight Outta Compton.
In a radio interview
earlier this year, The D.O.C. said ‘God-willing, if I get a chance to tell [my] side of the story, you'll be able to see there's a lot of really crazy things that happened.
’ Hear his side of the story at JMC Academy this November.
The D.O.C. will be coming to Australia for a speaking tour this November, so make sure you get your tickets now! http://www.jmcacademy.edu.au/thedoc