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No One Can Do It Better (Explicit Version) CD 1 of 1

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Format: CD
Sku: 60148044
UPC: 075679127525
UPC 14: 00075679127525
Release Date: 9/5/1989
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Song Listing

Disc 1
Song Title
1. It's Funky Enough ~ The D.O.C.
2. Mind Blowin' ~ The D.O.C.
3. Lend Me An Ear ~ The D.O.C.
4. Comm. Blues ~ The D.O.C.
5. Let The Bass Go ~ The D.O.C.
6. Beautiful But Deadly ~ The D.O.C.
7. D.O.C. & The Doctor, The ~ The D.O.C.
8. No One Can Do It Better ~ The D.O.C.
9. Whirlwind Pyramid ~ The D.O.C.
10. Comm. 2 ~ The D.O.C.
11. Formula, The ~ The D.O.C.
12. Portrait Of A Master Piece ~ The D.O.C.
13. Grand Finale', The ~ The D.O.C.

Album Notes and Credits

Notes & Personnel Info
Muze PNote Personnel: The D.O.C. (vocals); Krazy-Dee, Dr. Dre, Eazy-E, Ice Cube, Yomo & Maulkie, MC Ren, Michel'le, J.J. Fad (vocals); Stan Jones (guitar, bass guitar); Andre "L.A. Dre" Bolton (keyboards); DJ Yella (drums).
Muze PNote Recording information: Audio Achievements, Torrance CA.
Muze PNote 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. In the D.O.C., however, the scene found a new level of credibility: a highly skilled battle rhymer who could hold his own with any East Coast lyrical virtuoso. Though his chops are rarely mentioned in the same breath, the D.O.C. clearly ranks up near the master technicians of the era, Rakim and Big Daddy Kane; while he may not be as smooth as the former or as spectacularly wordy as the latter, he has a distinctively rough, commanding voice and an aggressive, hard-hitting flow all his own. There's another important reason to hear No One Can Do It Better: it's where Dr. Dre's legend as a producer really begins. Straight Outta Compton notwithstanding, Dre truly comes into his own here, crafting funky, varied tracks that blend synths, drum machines, samples, and live instrumentation. You won't hear anything that resembles a blueprint for The Chronic, but sonically, they're as rich as anything around at the time. Both Dre and the D.O.C. are remarkably consistent throughout, so special mention has to go to the rousing N.W.A posse cut "The Grand Final?," which even features DJ Yella on live drums. It's a shame that the D.O.C. never got the chance for a proper follow-up, but in No One Can Do It Better, he at least has one undeniable masterpiece. ~ Steve Huey

Producer: Dr. Dre

Engineer: Donovan Sound

Musical Guests
Muze Guest Artist Stan Jones
Muze Guest Artist Eazy-E
Muze Guest Artist Dr. Dre
Muze Guest Artist Ice Cube
Muze Guest Artist Mc Ren
Muze Guest Artist DJ Yella

Compilation Appearances

Muze Music Compilations Doggystyle (Explicit Version)

Technical Info

Music Release Date Release Date : 07/25/1989
Music Original Release Date Original Release Date : 1989
Music CatalogId Catalog ID : 91275
Music Label Name Label : Ruthless Records
Music Number of Discs Number of Discs : 1
Music Studio or Live Studio/Live : Studio
Music Mono or Stereo Mono/Stereo : Stereo
Music SPAR code SPAR Code : n/a
Music UPC UPC : 00075679127525

Professional Reviews

Q - 3 Stars - Good

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