Erykah Badu Signs On as Executive Producer of ‘The DOC’ Documentary

Erykah Badu Signs On as Executive Producer of ‘The DOC’ Documentary

An important piece of the N.W.A. circle of talent is being recognized in a documentary that R&B diva Erykah Badu has agreed to come on board to executive produce.

According to Deadline, the documentary of Hip-Hop artist, The DOC, which just made its debut at New York City’s Tribeca Film Festival, has a backer in Badu as she just signed on as executive producer of it. For those who may not know, The DOC is a Hip-Hop artist from Texas who was produced by ultra-talented producer, Dr. Dre while the group N.W.A. was making its grand mark in Hip-Hop.

The D.O.C. also dated a young Badu at the beginning of her career and the two of them created a child together during their union.

“I am excited to announce that I am coming on board as executive producer of The DOC which recently will have its world premiere at the Tribeca Film Festival,” said the singer. “It is no secret that D.O.C. and I have created a ‘work of art’ together in the past, and I’m excited to continue our relationship professionally. D.O.C. has been my best friend for over 30 years, and I am honored to bring this amazing documentary home.”

The Doc was directed by Dave Caplan.

The film chronicles the life of the prolific lyricist who also penned hit lyrics for N.W.A and Dr. Dre. He also co-founded Death Row Records, mentored a brand new rapper named Snoop Dogg and left his mark on hip hop culture. His rapping career, where he was known for his exquisite skills and the way he flowed on the tracks, was cut short when a devastating car crash took his voice. In the documentary, The DOC is struggling with his legacy as a rapper with the greatest cadence before West Coast rap took off in popularity as he considers having surgery that might restore his vocal cords. He is seen exploring the risky decision along with a cast of celebrities who speak about the impact his artistry has had in their lives and in the world from music to love to civil rights crusading.

Caplan said: “D.O.C. (the man) has held a certain mythos in the hip hop community. The greats – from Dr. Dre to Snoop Dogg to Jay-Z – speak his name in some of their biggest hits, yet his story has alluded the general public, myself included, for decades. I had heard about the crash, but that was only the tip of the iceberg.”

Erykah Badu Signs On as Executive Producer of ‘The DOC’ Documentary

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