The D.O.C. Featured In April Issue Of "Playboy," Talks Depression & Working With Eazy-E

The D.O.C. speaks on "We Want Eazy," post-crash depression, and more with "Playboy" magazine.

It’s not often that legendary Dallas rapper The D.O.C. opens up to the masses, but Playboy magazine was able to secure a rare and quite candid interview with The D.O.C. for the publication’s April 2013 issue.

During his chat with Playboy, the Hip Hop icon spoke on helping craft “We Want Eazy,” the Dr. Dre and MC Ren-assisted record that would later be featured on Eazy-E’s debut album Eazy-Duz-It.

“Dre takes me to the studio and I meet Eazy, and Ren, and Yella. And Dre puts on this drum beat and he says, ‘Can you write me something?’ You know, it took about 10-15 minutes and that song was ‘We Want Eazy.’ Ended up being the guys first single,” The D.O.C. revealed.

The D.O.C. also touched on the car crash that took his voice and the depression that soon followed.

“The whole West Coast movement changed direction the night I had that accident,” said The D.O.C. “Once that shit happened I was just out of there. I didn’t care about anything, but getting drunk. Getting high and trying to get away from that pain of not being able to do the one thing that I was good at.”

Not one to let his lyrical dreams dissipate, The D.O.C has taken his talents to his hometown of Dallas, Texas by helping talented up-and-comer’s find a little shine of their own.

“You can’t let go of the dream that easy man. They all say you got such a story. You got such a story to tell and [it’s] so powerful and it’s so positive,” the rapper explained. “And that’s where I’m at right now. Dallas, Fort Worth is where my heart is. I want to pluck the young, deserving people from this city and give them the benefit of those experiences and see if I can get some shine down here because they deserve it too.”

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  • kj fierro

    There story must continue with the Legacy of Eazy E thoough his three sons LiL Eazy E, Baby Eazy E & Young Eazy E

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  • Anonymous

    I am actually happy and quite surprised D.O.C. was featured in Playboy of all magazines. He was big for rap fans in L.A. and fans of NWA back around 1990 I remember. I used to listen to his shit on KDAY back then and he was by far the best lyricist of NWA and their spin-offs with more of a East Coast sound than gangsta sound. He had one minor hit on that Helter Skelter shit but people weren't checking for him because his voice changed to groggy. Props to Playboy for doing good hip hop articles sometimes.

  • Anonymous

    D.O.C is one of the most forgotten MC of all time, but the first thing came to my mind hearing his voice was how a feature with Shyne would sound, LOL... Anyway, it's great to see that he's still can get into the Playboy despite being somewhat inactive.

  • Anonymous

    The DOC should be considered amongst the greatest rappers of all time considering that it was his lyrics and tutelage of a young Snoop Dogg which led to the recording of the Chronic and the modernization of rap. All that rap used to be changed after the release of the Chronic written by the DOC and Snoop Dogg as well as RBX.

  • dirtdawg

    God Bless that he is working on new stuff with Erotic D...

  • Decatur ATL BOI

    The Grand Finale has to be one of the dopest verses and songs ever written and produced. Whirlwind Pyramid was classic as well from a cadence and bar writing standpoint. I still have the album and the TAPE. It's the Diggy Diggy DOC!

  • No One Does It Better Then The D.O.C.

    Without the fucked up accident he would be one of the greatest. He was ten times better then Cube or Snoop. Anybody now some unrleased tracks from D.O.C.?

  • Anonymous

    Calm down bitches, he ain't gonna do no spread for you!!!

  • PiKaHsSo

    One Of The iLLEST To Ever Touch The MiC & he's from my hometown Dallas, Texas if it wasn't for him alot of West Coast history would have never been created. And he inspired tons of Dallas Emcees like myself

  • GOD

    Great rapper i grew up listening to, kinda funny that this artist from the south wrote most the rhymes of the west coast legends N.W.A.

  • beta

    much love to the DOC from Buenos Aires Argentina. I still bump No One Can Do It Better on a regular. One of my favorite albums. Much love to the homie O.C. (and Apollo) as well, they made a great album and they made a great work with that Formula joint (paying homage to a legend like the Doc).

  • igga creep

    He was supposed to be workin on detox then that shit never drpped. His solo albums were dope too.

  • Anonymous

    could've been one of the legends it's a shame fuck that accident

    • Anonymous

      word up! one of my all time favorite lyricists. he was so ahead of his time. plus he did a lot of ghostwriting for easy and dre. I'm pretty sure he was the voice behind admiral dancehall on some of those cuts from the niggaz4life album. I'm going to throw on whirl wind pyramid and grand finale right now.

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