Tracy Lynn Curry
(born June 10, 1968), primarily known by his stage name The D.O.C.
, is an American rapper
. In addition to a solo career, he was a member of the Hip hop
group Fila Fresh Crew
, and a creative force behind the Gangsta rap
Early career (1986–1989)
Curry began his career as a member of Fila Fresh Crew
, a hip hop group that was originally based in Dallas, Texas. While in the group, The D.O.C was known as Doc-T
. The group had four tracks featured on the compilation album N.W.A. and the Posse
, which was released in 1987 and featured various other artists. The same four tracks would later appear on the groups album Tuffest Man Alive
, released in 1988. The group disbanded shortly after its release, however.
After leaving the Fila Fresh Crew, Doc-T moved to Los Angeles, and changed his stage name to The D.O.C.
. He contributed lyrics and vocals to N.W.A.
's debut album, Straight Outta Compton
and to Eazy E
's debut, Eazy-Duz-It
. In 1989, The D.O.C. released his Dr. Dre
-produced debut album, No One Can Do It Better
. The album was very well received by critics, and sold very well, peaking at #20 on the Billboard 200
, eventually going platinum. Allmusic
gives the album a five-star rating and describes it as "an early landmark of West Coast Rap" as well as "an undeniable masterpiece".
Accident and aftermath (1989–2009)
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