The D.O.C. Recalls Linking With N.W.A., Working With Eazy-E
The D.O.C. is a gangster rap legend, who has worked extensively with Dr. Dre and the N.W.A., contributing to The Chronic, N.W.A., Eazy-E and Ruthless Records.
In a new interview with Vlad TV, The D.O.C. discussed how he linked up with N.W.A. and Dre, what it was like working with the group, and all their work together.
He reveals that a mutual friend brought N.W.A. to his hometown of Dallas, Texas... and the rest of history.
"There was a mutual friend in Dallas who had worked with Alonzo in some capacity as a deejay. And when the 'Boyz-N-The-Hood" record started to get some action, this dude brought those guys to Dallas," D.O.C. explained. "And so, that's how I met the guy. And through just a bunch of different situations, we ended up working together... It was a lot of music being made by a lot of groups. And, the people that controlled that music put that record out. I didn't know anything about [N.W.A. and the Posse]. And I didn't know I was in the posse."
Elsewhere, The D.O.C. recalled working Eazy-E, specifically. While he admits Eazy didn't exactly have the talent, but his character and swagger made up for it.
"He was a cool kid," he said of Eazy-E. "Really strong character. Didn't have a lot of talent. But the it that makes you a star was him. We were all really -- I would say... I was really just trying to copy Eazy's swag. When I first got out here I was trying to do what Eric did. He was a real solider. And he helped these guys do some pretty incredible things. It was really cool working with him."