It cannot be stressed enough how former Ruthless Records rapper, The D.O.C., was well on his way to superstardom before a 1989 car crash (as depicted in Straight Outta Compton) injured what was considered to be his driving force in life: his vocal chords.
Even without the ability to rap, The D.O.C. proved useful to his right-hand man, Dr. Dre, by helping pen lyrics for the instant classic album, The Chronic, and later on its successor, 2001.
Alas, bouts with drinking and depression never allowed the Dallas, Texas native (born Tracy Curry) to flow through life as he saw fit but nearly 26 years after that near-fatal accident, it appears an olive branch from heaven has been flung his way.
Following an appearance on Sirius XM’s “From The Press Box to Press Row,” The D.O.C. revealed that his voice had returned on its own.
“It came back on its own,” he told a fan on Twitter. “Had it almost a year. Came back while I was locked up. Why finally speak now? Why not.”
When another fan inquired on the pressure he may be feeling to leap back into a comeback album (especially since Dr. Dre recently returned to the booth after a 16-year album hiatus) The D.O.C. replied, “No pressure bro. I’m blessed to even speak. I’m gonna just start with that. GOD is good bro. I see He knew when to allow me to speak.”
Five months before that dreadful day in November 1989, The D.O.C. released his debut album, No One Can Do It Better, which has gone on to be regarded as a Hip-Hop classic for its progressive beats and versatile rhyme schemes. In the box office smash biopic, Straight Outta Compton, the pioneering rapper is portrayed by Marlon Yates, Jr.
Listen to The D.O.C.’s recent Sirius XM interview shortly before the revelation where he discusses the film, his linkage with N.W.A and the struggle Dallas Cowboys.