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The D.O.C. “No One Can Do It Better” (1989)

“This is to listen to, so ask not a question, not to be taken as a simple suggestion, but a warning, to whom it may concern, if knowledge is the key then I think it's time you learn”

The D.O.C. “No One Can Do It Better” (1989)



It's Funky Enough


Mind Blowin'


Lend Me An Ear


Comm. Blues (featuring Michel'le)


Let The Bass Go


Beautiful But Deadly


The D.O.C. & The Doctor


No One Can Do It Better


Whirlwind Pyramid


Comm. 2 (featuring MC Ren)


The Formula


Portrait Of A Masterpiece


The Grand Finale (featuring N.W.A)

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The D.O.C.‘s debut album. Release date: August 1, 1989.

No One Can Do It Better reached number-one on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for two weeks, while peaking in the Top 20 on the Billboard 200 chart. The album was certified gold by the RIAA three months after it was released, and platinum on April 21, 1994.

This was the only solo album The D.O.C. was able to record before a car accident resulted in crushing his larynx; in recent years, however, he has been undergoing vocal surgery. He would not release another album until 7 years later, with Helter Skelter (1996).

Idolizing East Coast acts such as Run-D.M.C. and Public Enemy, The D.O.C. always showed more of a lyrical style, not talking about guns, drugs and violence. The album received a Parental Advisory sticker because of the final track on the album (“The Grand Finalé”). Most of the songs were influenced and sampled from funk artists such as Marvin Gaye, Parliament, and Funkadelic, but one track in particular was influenced by other genres, “Beautiful But Deadly”, a rock Hip Hop track, influenced by Run-D.M.C. with a heavy guitar riff throughout the song (it borrows from Funkadelic’s Cosmic Slop).

All five then-current members of N.W.A contributed to this album. Beats were produced by Dr. Dre, with Eazy-E being the executive producer and DJ Yella co-producing “The Grand Finalé”. Dre, Ice Cube, MC Ren and Eazy all provide vocals for “The Grand Finalé”, while Ren also provides vocals for “Comm. 2”. Yella performs on “Comm. Blues”, “Comm. 2” and “The Grand Finalé” as a drummer.

No One Can Do It Better also features additional vocals by Krazy Dee (who also co-wrote the N.W.A song “Panic Zone” from N.W.A. and the Posse), J. J. Fad, Yomo & Maulkie and Michel’le, who were all part of Ruthless as well. Andre “L.A. Dre” Bolton and Stan “The Guitar Man” Jones, who play keyboards and guitar on some of the tracks respectively, also worked for the label. (Wikipedia)

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