Earlier this year, The D.O.C. announced that he had split from Dr. Dre, telling HipHopDX that “I gotta move back and let him do what he doing.” But after falling out with the West Coast veteran, one of Hip Hop’s most venerable ghostwriters has reunited with Dre after their situation came to a head in October 2009.
Speaking with L.A. Weekly, D.O.C. explained that after dealing with his substance abuse problems and getting clean, he received a call from Dre to go back to the studio to work with him and Snoop Dogg on his oft-delayed Detox. He explains that he wanted to help “get that core audience back, with those types of songs, and that California vibe from the Chronic album.”
“We all got love for each other,” he continued. “I love Dre like my fucking family.”
D.O.C. also explains that he’s undergoing testing to see if he’s able to have a stem cell surgery to heal his larynx, scarred by a breathing tube after a car crash. Aside from reuniting with Dre, he’s filming a reality show titled “I Got My Voice Back” where he pens lyrics for new artists and pairs them with musicians like Snoop Dogg, Andre 3000 and Erykah Badu. Not only that, but he also hopes to film another reality show with Badu that focuses on their Dallas, Texas dwelling and in hopes to end with a marriage between the two.
Read the full article at L.A. Weekly.