The D.O.C. On ‘People’s Party With Talib Kweli’

The D.O.C. On 'People's Party With Talib Kweli'

In this episode of “People’s Party With Talib Kweli”, Talib Kweli and Jasmin Leigh sit down with rapper and writer:


Here’s what they got into:

  • What it was like for The D.O.C. growing up in Dallas, Texas as an aspiring emcee
  • How “The Formula” pays homage to Run from Run DMC, KRS-One, Slick Rick, and Rakim
  • His original group, The Fila Fresh Crew, that he came up with in Dallas
  • How he met Dr. Dre when he was still with the World Class Wrecking Crew
  • His experiences working with Eazy-E amid the early days of N.W.A.
  • The immense impact of Ice Cube’s influence on the culture
  • D.O.C.’s feelings about hip hop being at a fork in the road
  • The car crash that damaged his voice following the release of his debut album
  • The cop that pulled him over and let him drive away while intoxicated
  • Snoop Dogg helping him out by getting him in voice therapy
  • The unique blend of influences that The D.O.C. brought to the table
  • A line from “The Grand Finale” that Talib won’t ever forget
  • D.O.C.’s importance to ‘The Chronic’ and why he rarely listens to the album
  • Snoop giving D.O.C. the gift of letting him live through his voice
  • Leaving Ruthless and choosing to stay out of the beef between Dre and Eazy
  • Why D.O.C. found jail time easier than studio time at Death Row
  • Snoop walking the line of a real one that doesn’t need to flex
  • Moving to Atlanta and feeling indebted to MC Breed for taking him in
  • Drawing comparisons between D.O.C.’s “Secret Plan” and Talib’s “Give ‘Em Hell”
  • ‘Deuce’ originally intended to be released under the name of rapper 6Two
  • Knowing Erykah Badu since childhood, reconnecting, and forming a relationship
  • Finding out he has some acting chops when he landed a role in “Gasoline Alley
  • Looking to 2Pac for his inspiration as a rapper turned actor
  • Being jealous of LL Cool J back in the day and Rakim changing the game

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