The D.O.C.

The D.O.C.

Biography

Tracy Lynn Curry (born June 10, 1968), primarily known by his stage name The D.O.C., is an American rapper from Dallas, Texas. 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 group N.W.A, where he co-wrote many of their releases. He has also worked with Dr. Dre, who is one of the founders of N.W.A and produced two of his solo albums. D.O.C. also appeared on a skit called "The $20 Sack Pyramid" on Dr. Dre's 1992 album The Chronic.

After Fila Fresh Crew split up in 1988, The D.O.C. went on to pursue a successful solo career. In 1989, he released his debut album, No One Can Do It Better, which reached number-one on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for two weeks and spawned two number one hits on the Hot Rap Songs chart: "It's Funky Enough" and "The D.O.C. & The Doctor". The album went platinum five years after its release. In late 1989, months after the release of No One Can Do It Better, The D.O.C. almost died when a car accident resulted in the crushing of his larynx, permanently changing his voice. Since his recovery, he has released two more albums, Helter Skelter and Deuce, both released 7 years apart. Since 2006, The D.O.C. has been working on new material for his fourth album Voices through Hot Vessels.

Discography

The D.O.C. - No One Can Do It Better

The D.O.C. - No One Can Do It Better

Ruthless Records, Atlantic 1989
The D.O.C. - Helter Skelter

The D.O.C. - Helter Skelter

Giant Records 1995
The D.O.C. - Deuce

The D.O.C. - Deuce

Silverback Records 2003

Guest Appearances

Dr. Dre - The Chronic
  • The $20 Sack Pyramid

Dr. Dre - The Chronic

Interscope Records, Priority Records, Death Row Records 1992
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle
  • Serial Killa

Snoop Doggy Dogg - Doggystyle

Death Row Records, Interscope Records 1993
MC Breed - Funkafied
  • B.R. Double E.D.

MC Breed - Funkafied

Wrap Records 1994
Bootsy Collins - Fresh Outta "P" University
  • Holly-Wood-If-She-Could

Bootsy Collins - Fresh Outta "P" University

WEA, Black Culture 1997
DFC - The Whole World's Rotten
  • Stack Them Bodies

DFC - The Whole World's Rotten

Penalty Recordings, Big Beat 1997
MC Breed - Flatline
  • Guerrilla Pimpin'

MC Breed - Flatline

Wrap Records 1997
Cold187um - The Blackgodfather
  • Legacy

Cold187um - The Blackgodfather

Untouchable Muzick Group, LLC 2016

Compilations

N.W.A. And The Posse
  • Dunk The Funk

Various - N.W.A. And The Posse

Macola Record Co. 1987
Rapmasters: From Tha Priority Vaults Volume 3
  • 3 The Hard Way

Various - Rapmasters: From Tha Priority Vaults Volume 3

Priority Records 1996
Ruthless Records Tenth Anniversary Compilation - Decade Of Game
  • The Formula

Various - Ruthless Records Tenth Anniversary Compilation: Decade Of Game

Ruthless Records 1998
The N.W.A. Legacy Volume 1 1988 - 1998
  • No One Can Do It Better

Various - The N.W.A Legacy Volume 1 1988 - 1998

Priority Records 1999
The N.W.A. Legacy 2
  • The Grand Finale

Various - The N.W.A Legacy 2

Priority Records, Capitol Records 2002
N.W.A. And Their Family Tree
  • It's Funky Enough

Various - N.W.A And Their Family Tree

Priority Records, EMI 2008
Snoop Doggy Dogg - Death Row - The Lost Sessions Vol. 1
  • Fallin' Asleep On Death Row

Snoop Doggy Dogg - Death Row - The Lost Sessions Vol. 1

WIDEawake, Death Row Records 2009
Snoop Dogg Presents The West Coast Blueprint
  • No One Can Do It Better

Various - Snoop Dogg Presents The West Coast Blueprint

Priority Records 2010