The D.O.C.

Tracy Lynn Curry, known professionally as The D.O.C., is a pioneering rapper and songwriter from Dallas.

The D.O.C., was a founding member of N.W.A., the groundbreaking hip-hop group. His sharp lyricism and dynamic delivery helped define the group's sound on albums like "Straight Outta Compton."

His debut album, "No One Can Do It Better," released in 1989, showcased his lyrical prowess and storytelling ability. The album was well-received critically and commercially, featuring hits like "It's Funky Enough" and "The Formula." His distinctive voice and innovative rhymes set him apart in the rap landscape.

The D.O.C. faced a tragic setback in 1989 when a car accident severely damaged his vocal cords. Although he continued to work as a songwriter and collaborator, his own solo career was significantly impacted.

Throughout his career, The D.O.C. has remained influential, collaborating with some of hip-hop's biggest names, including Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, and N.W.A. He is also known for his contributions to Dr. Dre's seminal album "The Chronic" and Snoop Dogg's debut "Doggystyle."

The D.O.C. remains a respected figure in hip-hop, revered for his early contributions to the genre and his enduring impact on West Coast rap.

In 2024, he received a Grammy lifetime achievement award as a member of N.W.A.

3:30 PM - 4:00 PM

MAY 2, 2024 Schedule

Closing Session

We’ll wrap up the day with an invigorating closing session around the moral and ethical issues of AI creativity featuring the legendary rapper, songwriter, and 2024 Lifetime Achievement Grammy award winner The D.O.C. in conversation with the former CMO of Sony Music and Television divisions and the American Idol worldwide platform of TV, talent management and touring, and the founder and CEO of Gannett.Partners, Chris Gannett.