D.O.C. On Dr. Dre, Music, & Erykah Badu

The Dallas Observer recently caught up with Mr. No One Can Do It Better himself, D.O.C. Since injuring his voice in a car accident two decades ago, he’s been out of the spotlight, ghostwriting mainly for Dr. Dre. The entire feature is available to read online, but below are a few excerpts.

On Dr. Dre

More recently, something else fortuitous happened to the ghostwriter — he received a call from Dr. Dre, who invited him to come back to California. Snoop was brought back into the fold as well, and the trio resumed work on Detox at Dre’s Burbank studios in late July.

D.O.C. says he feels reinvigorated creatively, and that he brought Dre ideas to help “get that core audience back, with those types of songs, and that California vibe from the Chronic album.” Don’t scoff: D.O.C. insists that the album really is coming soon.

On Music:

He’s in the process of training a handful of potential rap stars, including a genteel white 19-year-old Texas rapper named Mike Bond. These unknowns will perform lyrics he has written, and their verses will be paired on tracks with urban superstars in D.O.C.’s rolodex — a group that includes Snoop, Andre 3000 and Badu. D.O.C. says he’s in talks with production companies for the program, which he plans to title I Got My Voice Back.

On Erykah Badu:

After falling out with Dre, he moved back to Dallas and began living part-time with the stunning and iconic R&B singer Erykah Badu and their 7-year-old daughter, Puma. Also in the house are Puma’s well-pedigreed half-siblings: 13-year-old brother Seven, whose father is OutKast’s Andre 3000, and 2-year-old sister Mars, whose pops is venerated New Orleans rapper Jay Electronica.

With all of these musical legends coming in and out, it’s quite a scene. Badu’s Dallas home is a “beautiful house right off of a really nice body of water,” D.O.C. says of the singer’s home overlooking White Rock Lake, while adding that he remains very much enchanted with her. In fact, he hopes to film a reality show before long about the goings-on in her house, ending with a wedding between him and Badu.

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  • mac DIESEL

    HE’S SMASHIN’ ERYKAH BADU, GOT DRE HOPPIN’ ON HIS DICK AGAIN TO GHOSTWIRITE FOR ‘EM, AND HE GETTIN’ CHECKSWITHOUT EVEN RAPPIN’!!!

    ….MAN, WUT A LIFE!!!! HA!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • NICKEY NEGRITO

    Wow!

    How is he gonna marry her? I thought she was with Jay E? Badu must got dat good ” power u.”

    Anyways the Docs debut was the bomb and there’s no telling where he would be place today if it wasn’t cuz of his voice. He was the 1st rapper I bought that wasn’t from NY and then came Snoop. Tupac was universal IMO, so PAC don’t count. Lol

    WATCH THE THRONE

  • mac DIESEL

    ….AND OH, FUCK YOU DRE!!!!

    DON’T HATE ON MY OPINION!!!!

  • Beledrub

    My Dude D.O.C
    I See a Good Future

  • http://listn.to/ZiggyThomas Ziggy

    Erykah Badu only likes good rappers who don’t rap much

    http://listn.to/ZiggyThomas

  • http://listn.to/ZiggyThomas Ziggy

    Erykah Badu only likes good rappers who don’t rap much

  • Linnie

    Erykah badu has children with the best rappers…
    Just sayin

  • Jag-jah

    D.O.C Is Way Ahead Of He’s Time.
    That’s Why Chronic and 2001 Where So Dop

  • Linnie

    The diggy diggy diggy doc

  • http://Wearecommingtogetyoumrrobertwilliam. Me

    Erykah badu likes her some thug love..lol

  • yodaddy

    what happpened to Badu being with Jay Electronica?

  • Anon DCPL

    what did the right leg tell the left?

    NOTHING! they’ve never met hahahaha

    Badu can’t keep them legs closed!

    anyways, Doc was waaay head of his time..still bump his album to this day.

  • Hip_Hop_Schola

    If he hadn’t been in that car crash, west coast hip hop, hip hop general wouldn’t been the same. He would of been the king of the west, maybe the GOAT!

  • Chris

    i think Ziggy understands.

  • Eternally Sleepy

    Legend!!!

  • StudioThug

    No one can do it better > Every Album that came out between 1998-2011

    If D.O.C. never lost his voice it wouldn’t be snoop

  • Mike P

    @Hip_Hop_Schola I’ll co sign all but the fact that he is from Texas.. Dre just put him on.. But yeah he is a southern rapper who had a west coast beat maker.. And a east coast flow.. But like Big and Pac we don’t know were they would have been.. Never got the chance to get old..

  • get bucks

    @ Studio Thug

    Knock it off!!!

    Snoop Dogg was/is a Top 10 Rapper of ALL TIME!!!

    DOC was the shit b4 the accident. I had the cassette.

  • http://Rapradar Aj

    Erykah badu is bad as hell !!! She got a fat ass. I a fuck her 4 times without a condom.

  • Hotter in Winter

    @Hip_Hop_Schola

    D.O.C. is definitely one of the greats, but how could he ever be king of the West if he’s from Dallas, Texas? But you’re a hip hop scholar though, lol

  • blunt b

    @get bucks

    DOC taught snoop how to rap, it wouldn’t have happened if he has his own career to worry about in 92-93

  • eliteap

    HOLY SHIT I LIVE RIGHT BY WHITE ROCK LAKE TOO !!! WHERE THEY AT!!!?????

  • eliteap

    dammmnnnn i just googled it im bout to walk to her house LMAO i hope JAY ELEC IS there

  • StudioThug

    @get bucks

    Lyrically Snoop was pre-school compared to D.O.C.

    Listen to Let The Bass Go, The Doc, Even the Formula

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