The DOC has introduced that he’ll be taking the stage for the primary time in 30 years, and followers of the Hip Hop pioneer couldn’t be extra thrilled.
The Dallas-bred rapper and songwriter — first name-checked within the Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg traditional, “Nuthin’ However a “G” Thang” — will carry out on Saturday (April 22) as a part of the Punk In Drublic Competition in Austin, Texas.
The lineup will largely embrace rock bands like NOFX (who based the pageant, named after their 1994 album of the identical title), Circle Jerks, Subhumans, and Pennywise — and the official pageant web site confirms that The DOC will probably be showing alongside current collaborators, The Codefendants.
“I haven’t been on stage rapping in entrance of a crowd of individuals of any consequence in additional than 30 years,” he informed Rock the Bells. “So I’m about to do this for the primary time. Properly, wait a minute. I did get on the stage with [Fat] Mike a few years in the past, however I’m speaking about rapping, the place I’m rapping phrases and persons are listening and possibly figuring out a few of the phrases and can in all probability be saying the phrases. I haven’t performed that in 30 years.”
Identified for his work penning hits for Dr. Dre and N.W.A., The DOC (actual title Tracy Curry) launched his explosive debut album No One Can Do It Higher in 1989. However simply months later, he was concerned in a near-fatal automobile crash that left his vocal cords broken for all times.
Because the accident, the gruff-voiced Dallas-bred rapper has put out only one different full album, 1996’s Helter Skelter, and made only some appearances on one other, 2003’s The Deuce. In March, he teamed up with The Codefendants to ship his first verse in 19 years, on their highly effective new monitor, “Quick Ones.”
Within the 20 years which have handed since, The DOC has recorded music behind closed doorways, however apart from his new collab with The Codefendants, he’s by no means launched any of it.
“I by no means stopped recording,” The DOC stated, talking solely to HipHopDX. “I’ve been recording music the entire 20 years. I simply recorded for myself. If it’s not one thing that the machine deems commercially viable then the possibilities are the folks from my previous who I might have handled wouldn’t have been very accepting of it. So I do it for the love of doing it.”
Requested whether or not any of it is going to ever see the sunshine of day, The DOC stated it’s unlikely as he’s change into fed up with the music enterprise. “I’m very disillusioned with the machine,” he defined. “I’ve given it all the pieces and it nonetheless doesn’t need to give me something again, and so once I do issues it’s simply out of affection or there’s a objective behind it.”