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The DOC Interview: Detox & Surgery
« on: August 23, 2009, 11:03:18 PM »


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Earlier today, we announced that Raptalk will begin an interview craze seeing us drop three interviews a week every Monday, Thursday & Saturday -- We begin right now kicking things off right with a west coast legend...

Itís only been a handful of months since Raptalk hooked up with the legendary DOC for an exclusive two part interview. In that epic feature, Raptalk went through the entire career of the DOC from the debut album, to the accident, to the fallout with Dr. Dre, to Detox and whatís going on now with the potential voice fixing surgery. So why interview the legend again just five months later? After a five month hiatus with no news apparent on the surgery or how Detox is coming along, fans and readers became weary so it seemed the right time for this interview Ė which is why Raptalk went out and chased down this feature. Read on to get an exclusive look at what is going on with the surgery, Detox and more major announcements from The DOCÖ
Raptalk.Net: The legendary D.O.C. is back on Raptalk.Net with yet another interview in just a few months. Speaking of a few months, that is when you made a monumental announcement regarding a potential surgery that would allow you to get your original voice back. What is the status of this surgery and are you still going through with the process?

The D.O.C.: Yes that is whatís actually going on; I am still going through with the process. Itís taking a little bit more than I originally expected but Iím too far in to not go through with it. Iím not sure if it will be getting back the exact voice I had or exactly what percentage that I will be able to get back. Theyíre pretty positive that it will be something that I can use, so Iím going to go through with it.

Raptalk.Net: Thatís good to hear because some fans were concerned because they didnít get an update in a while; they were worried maybe you werenít going through with it anymore.

The D.O.C.: Well really Iím trying to focus on Dreís record as much as I can because itís so important for me to help this guy finish his record and get it done. Usually I keep to myself.

Raptalk.Net: That is why we appreciate you speaking to us. I definitely believe that and weíre going to get into that of course. Last time, you explained to me that it is a dangerous procedure. Are you more excited or nervous?

The D.O.C.: Maybe a little of both. The thing about what Iím going through, itís a lot more painful than I thought. This shit fucking hurts. Itís a struggle but like I said before, Iíve come too far to not see it through. If I donít see it through, Iíll always have that shit hanging over my head. Itís like I have to do it.

Raptalk.Net: How excited is Dr. Dre for you to go through with this?

The D.O.C.: I think Dre is more excited than me. I think that he is one of the guys that wants it so bad. He feels like we have some unfinished business. He is always telling me I fucked his money up (laughs). I think Dre just wants me to have an opportunity to really get my voice back but itís a struggle and itís tough. Like I said, that shit hurts a lot more than I fuckiní thought it would. But Iím a soldier and Iím going to ride it out.

Raptalk.Net: Wouldnít that be such an appropriate title for the final DOC album with Dr. Dre? ďUnfinished Business?Ē

The D.O.C.: (Laughs) I like that kid. Itís not bad, I may use that.

Raptalk.Net: (Laughs) thatís what Iím talking about. Of course this would allow you to put out one last album. Is it too early, or have you thought about a theme for the album?

The D.O.C.: Yeah, itís way too early for that. They may go into my neck and fuck some shit up and I may not be able to speak at all. I donít want to put this shit on the ether like that but who knows, I have to focus on one thing at a time.

Raptalk.Net: When is the next appointment for the process?

The D.O.C.: Late September I have to go back in and they have to stick me in my neck again. It basically sucks but like I said, Iím filming all of this shit so win, lose or draw, I want everybody to see how fuckiní difficult it was to go through this shit. So Iím filming every fuckiní thing they do to my body because I want motherfuckers to see it. You want reality TV, Iím gonnaí give you some real reality because some of this shit is graphic.

Raptalk.Net: None of that scripted stuff. So you have filmed everything thus far? It is a possibility that we may get a TV show or a documentary out of this?

The D.O.C.: Iíve filmed every fuckiní thing. I filmed every thing that Iíve had to go through. Iíve got it all documented.

Raptalk.Net: Have they even given you a rough time table of when the whole process may be over and done with?

 The D.O.C.: Nope, because Iím really taking my time with it. If I had to guess a date, Iíd say late spring next year; maybe around April or May but my attention is somewhere else right now.

Raptalk.Net: And I imagine your talking about Detox. Is it possible that the surgery process may be over with in time to land you a verse on Detox?

The D.O.C.: Hell no. Hey, weíre trying to be done with this record by November.

Raptalk.Net: Wow! This record should be done by November?

The D.O.C.: Thatís right. I think we have enough songs right now but Dre is Dre, you know. Will be doing it until he gets the 12 that he is in love with. But I do think we have enough right now. I donít think heís putting it in as hard right now which makes me believe that we have pretty much what we need. So now we have a 3 month window to fuck around.

Raptalk.Net: So would you say at this point in the entire recording process, were as close to having Detox finished as weíve ever been?

The D.O.C.: Oh yeah. This guy has really great music and itís some cool shit, but itís up to him. I think they just started promotion for the Slim the Mobster record. Iím not sure but somebody hit me over the web and said they heard that they finally started promoting the Slim the Mobster so if Slim is coming, I donít think Dre will be that far behind him.

Raptalk.Net: Is it true that Mel-Man has made some recent contributions?

The D.O.C.: I donít know. Iíd be speaking out of turn if I said yes or no. I donít know.

Raptalk.Net: How do you think ďthe teamĒ putting together this album compares to that of the ď2001Ē team that included Hittman, Eminem, Knoc-turníal, DPG, Xzibit and so on?

The D.O.C.: Wow, thatís a pretty good question.

Raptalk.Net: Thank you.

The D.O.C.: Itís different because every album is different. It was a different album from Straight Outta Compton to Niggaz4Life because (Ice) Cube was missing even though the nucleus was the same. It was a totally different feel when he was making it. This is a Dr. Dre album Ė this is probably more of a Dr. Dre album than motherfuckers have ever really got in the past. Itís a lot more of Dre in front. I think for his last album, thatís pretty up and above.

Raptalk.Net: You mentioned Slim the Mobster and Iím not sure if you heard or not, Iím sure you did but he just signed to all three powerhouses that is G-Unit/Shady/Aftermath. I imagine you are especially excited about this as youíve been a big fan and believer in Slim since the very beginning.

 The D.O.C.: Slim is the first one to do what?

Raptalk.Net: From what I understand, he is the first one to sign to all three imprints at the same time, G-Unit/Shady/Aftermath.

The D.O.C.: I didnít know that.

Raptalk.Net: That story was recently broken.

The D.O.C.: Wow! Thatís amazing.

Raptalk.Net: Thatís great news for him and thatís why I brought it up Ė last time we spoke, you had mentioned that you were a big fan of his and heís next up from the west. Clearly youíre not the only one who thinks so.

The D.O.C.: Oh no, Slim is hot. Heís the new west coast kind of guy. Heís probably the best thing smoking out here right now. Heís better than a lot of guys. As a matter of fact, he might be better than 99.999% of motherfuckers rapping today. Heís pretty goddamn dude.

Raptalk.Net: I feel you. Do you know anything about Stat Quo recently being back in the studio with you guys?

The D.O.C.: Yeah, he was with us in Hawaii.

Raptalk.Net: It is good to hear there is no bad blood with him being dropped and all that.

The D.O.C.: Oh no, Stat Quo came in and actually came up with two really nice pieces.

Raptalk.Net: Reflect on your ďThe ShitĒ track with Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, MC Ren and 6í2 off ďThe DeuceĒ album.

The D.O.C.: I wanted to make a record that felt like the old shit and that was the shit when it was all that we were doing was the shit. I wanted it to feel like that. But Dre and I kind of got into an argument around that time. You know if Dre doesnít touch it, I have to admit that if Dre doesnít touch it, then it will sound lackluster.

Raptalk.Net: Absolutely, totally agree. Weíre not even going to bother about getting in the past with the Dre argument because itís clear you two are rolling together stronger than ever.

The D.O.C.: Thatís been my friend for 20 years. Dre is probably my best friend. He always reaches back no matter what we fuss about. We may cuss each other out and all that shit because that is my brother. I really feel like I do look at him like a brother to me.

Raptalk.Net: Absolutely. Do you know what the status is of the Bishop Lamont situation? Rumors floated around saying he was dropped, he is saying he wasnít dropped and the whole situation looks like a mess.

The D.O.C.: You know what, Iím not too sure about Bishop Lamont and his situation. Once again Iíd be lying if I told you anything on that.

Raptalk.Net: Whatís next up for you?

The D.O.C.: You know what, I wrote a book and well actually, Iím writing the last three chapters right now and Dre is writing the fourth chapter. I donít have a title for the book yet. But it is about our lives. Itís an autobiography if you will. It covers maybe the last 30 years Ė I give it all to them. Itís the entire story from the beginning of Ruthless to the middle and end, the beginning of Death Row to the middle and end, all of me and Dreís blow ups and fusses. It covers all of our wines and losses. Itís a pretty exciting piece if I do say so myself. There is something happening on every fuckiní page. These people are going to have a lot to read about. We canít wait and I really wanted to wait because I was waiting for a particular happy ending before I finished the book but once I started doing this bullshit, it would appear to me that the happy ending was already here; I just hadnít seen it.

Raptalk.Net: Wow! Thatís a wonderful quote and a huge announcement on the book. Weíre going to end it on that note but will definitely be keeping in contact with you to get more words on the appointments, books, Detox and everything else you have going on because there is so much positive energy for you right now. Weíre really happy to see it and I hope all of our readers continue to keep you in our prayers regarding the future surgery and appointments to hope everything goes well. Thanks a whole lot for your time DOC, do you have any last words?

The D.O.C.: It was my pleasure man. Thanks a lot.


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Re: The DOC Interview: Detox & Surgery
« Reply #1 on: August 23, 2009, 11:12:10 PM »
Props Luna 8)

So they're pushing Slim Da Mobster, but no word on Bishop? Damn...
 

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« Reply #2 on: August 23, 2009, 11:17:03 PM »
Nice interview Luna

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Re: The DOC Interview: Detox & Surgery
« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2009, 11:42:48 PM »
DP: Thanks! That's the word from The DOC.
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Re: The DOC Interview: Detox & Surgery
« Reply #4 on: August 23, 2009, 11:47:54 PM »
Ok what the fuck is really going on with Bishop? How hard is it to say he got dropped or is still in the label, fucked up situation.  :-\
Jimmy told them to not even promote him by saying his name or something?  :laugh:

Good interview, although I'm skeptical about the Detox & never though that neck process could take like over 2 years.
 

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Re: The DOC Interview: Detox & Surgery
« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2009, 12:13:46 AM »
that was a nice interview. glad to see detox is being finished (again lol)  ;D
 

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Re: The DOC Interview: Detox & Surgery
« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2009, 12:55:52 AM »
Good read Luna, props!
 

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Re: The DOC Interview: Detox & Surgery
« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2009, 01:50:12 AM »
thanks a lot for the interview!  8)

good to know that The DOC didn't take the safe route: i really hope that he'll feel more confident after the surgery is done, even though it's not how it's supposed to work in life.
as far as a reality show is concerned, well i'm not really interested in it, but he should use some of the footage for a video of a new song!
funny to see that DOC is writing a book :laugh: i'm curious of how deep he's willing to go.

as far as Detox:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/QFmB3szwRJQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/QFmB3szwRJQ</a>

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Re: The DOC Interview: Detox & Surgery
« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2009, 01:51:32 AM »
swish!

great questions, & well written.

out of all the announcements, that book :o is what I really can't wait for, especially considering it was penned by the The D.O.C. himself.

major propz!  8)

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« Reply #9 on: August 24, 2009, 02:19:26 AM »
Thanx again Lunatic 63, good interview as always, nice to hear that the D.O.C. is still going to do the surgery , I want to see that documentary if its getting made.

and a book! damm! I'm so excited, his story is so amzin

Good luck with all them interviews!
 

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« Reply #10 on: August 24, 2009, 02:36:42 AM »
Thanks for the interview homie. Damn it seems a bit odd that The D.O.C. doesn't know if Mel-Man is back with Dre or not.
 

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« Reply #12 on: August 24, 2009, 04:32:12 AM »
thanks a lot for the interview!  8)

good to know that The DOC didn't take the safe route: i really hope that he'll feel more confident after the surgery is done, even though it's not how it's supposed to work in life.
as far as a reality show is concerned, well i'm not really interested in it, but he should use some of the footage for a video of a new song!
funny to see that DOC is writing a book :laugh: i'm curious of how deep he's willing to go.

as far as Detox:

<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/QFmB3szwRJQ" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/QFmB3szwRJQ</a>

"This is not make believe" lmao mother fucka the video is from 06. lol that's sad.
 

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Re: The DOC Interview: Detox & Surgery
« Reply #13 on: August 24, 2009, 06:08:12 AM »
12 songs on Detox? Please not that again  :(

Detox will actually be more of a solo Dre album then the previous guest heavy Chronic compilations.

D.O.C doing what he good at writing, a book that is!
Dre writing the last chapter (so now he finally wants to write) about their hip-hop adventures.
Will be a best-seller.

Props on a well conducted interview.
 
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Re: The DOC Interview: Detox & Surgery
« Reply #14 on: August 24, 2009, 06:26:36 AM »
12 songs on Detox? Please not that again  :(

Detox will actually be more of a solo Dre album then the previous guest heavy Chronic compilations.

D.O.C doing what he good at writing, a book that is!
Dre writing the last chapter (so now he finally wants to write) about their hip-hop adventures.
Will be a best-seller.

Props on a well conducted interview.
 

12 tracks like 12 detox steps. sound very dope to me