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No One Can Do It Better album for sale by DOC was released Jun 19, 1989 on the Ruthless label. An early landmark of West Coast rap, the D.O.C. 's debut album, No One Can Do It Better, remains sorely underheard today, largely because the car crash that destroyed the rapper's voice also cut short his time in the spotlight before he'd had a chance to really cement his reputation among the general public. When No One Can Do It Better was released the West Coast had just started to break nationally thanks to the gangsta movement and wasn't known for much outside of N.W. A and Ice-T. No One Can Do It Better CD music contains a single disc with 13 songs. ...See Full Description
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||WHAT A LOSS|
THIS IS ONE OF THE BEST DEBUT ALBUMS BY A RAP ARTIST TO DATE. IT WAS SUCH A TRAGIC LOSS WHEN THE DOC WAS INVOLVED IN AN ACCIDENT THAT DAMAGED HIS VOCAL CORDS PERMANENTLY.
By starchile75 (cedar hill tx)
||still a west coast hip hop classic|
Many of the beats and deliveries on todays hip-hop albums can be traced to this classic. Solid throughout and well produced
By davidmark97 (woodbridge, nj, usa)
This is one of my favorite all time rap Cd's. It is a must have for "old school gangster rap" lovers.
By a reviewer (Washington, DC)
Great reviews!!!! If you're not from the Ol skool then you would not know The D.O. C is one the greatest rap artist of all time.
By rodzowski (Houston, TX)
This is one of the most underrated albums and MCs to ever touch the mic. This album might be the best album that Dre has ever done (including his own albums).
By Patrick (Sunnyside, Mississippi)
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