The D.O.C Announces First Live Performance in 20 Years!
(DALLAS, TEXAS – September 2015; source: The Bomb Factory) – Hip Hop legend and key component to the rap group N.W.A., The D.O.C, returns to the stage after 20 years to salute Dallas and rock the red carpet with an event hosted at The Bomb Factory, October 17th, 7 p.m.-2 a.m. In a collaborative effort with the venue, The D.O.C and friends will be live taping The D.O.C’s new documentary as well as performing live on The Bomb Factory stage for the first time in 20 years. The Bomb Factory is located at 2713 Canton St, Dallas, TX 75226.
As one of the original members of the infamous gangsta rap group N.W.A. Dallas bred,Tracy Lynn Curry , better known by his stage name The D.O.C. contributed to the success and prominence of N.W.A. He was a member of the hip hop group Fila Fresh Crew and later became a creative force within the rap group N.W.A, where he co-wrote many of their releases. In 1989, he released his debut solo album, No One Can Do It Better, which reached number-one on the US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart for two weeks and spawned two number one hits on the Hot Rap Songs chart: “It’s Funky Enough” and “The D.O.C. & The Doctor”. The highly revered album went platinum five years after its release. In late 1989, months after the release of No One Can Do It Better, The D.O.C. almost died when a car accident resulted in the crushing of his larynx, permanently changing his voice. Through the tragic incident, The D.O.C, went on later to assist, Dr. Dre, founding member of N.W.A, with two solo albums including The Chronic in 1992, which is considered as one of the best Hip-hop albums of all time. Since his recovery, he has released two more albums, Helter Skelter in 1996 and Deuce in 2003. Currently,The D.O.C. has been working on strengthening his vocal chords to perform again.
With the release of Straight Outta Compton dominating box offices, The D.O.C’s contribution to the group and the accident are both portrayed in the movie. The D.O.C has been involved in many artists careers including Snoop Dogg’s debut album “Doggystyle” and more recently the rise of Dallas’s own JT Mohrle a.k.a Justus. The D.O.C assisted in developing Mohrle then sent his demo to Dr. Dre, in which Mohrle later contributed to the writing and performance on several tracks on the movie’s soundtrack “Compton.”
The “Straight Outta Dallas” rock the red carpet event hosted at The Bomb Factory aims to shine light on The D.O.C contribution to Dallas and hip-hop and to celebrate artists achieving great success from this city. “I want people in the nation to recognize and see all the talent Dallas has to offer,” The D.O.C said. “ It’s not important just for me but for the whole city,weve been through a struggle to prove ourselves but now Dallas is growing and opening up new opportunities for people to know this city,were in this together.”
The D.O.C and friends will arrive at the event, rock the red carpet and take photos with guests and fans. Following the red carpet photo opportunities will be several performances from local acts and special highlighted guest artists. The D.O.C will later take on the stage for his salute to Dallas followed by his first performance after nearly 20 years! The “Straight Outta Dallas” event takes place October 17th at the Bomb Factory with the red carpet from 7-9 pm and performances running from 9-2am. Tickets will be available through ticketfly on The Bomb Factory’s website : www.thebombfactory.com
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