An article about West Coast rap legend The D.O.C has won the National Journalism Award for Best Personality Profile in 2013.
The article, “Ghost In The Machine” was written by Alex Pappademas, and came out in the April 2013 issue of Playboy Magazine.
During his chat with Playboy, the rapper/songwriter spoke about his involvement on “We Want Eazy,” a single by late rapper Eazy E featuring fellow NWA members MC Ren. The song is featured on Eazy’s debut album “Eazy Duz It.”
“Dre takes me to the studio and I meet Eazy, and Ren, and Yella. And Dre puts on this drum beat and he says, ‘Can you write me something?’ You know, it took about 10-15 minutes and that song was ‘We Want Eazy.’ Ended up being the guys first single,” The D.O.C. recounted.
The D.O.C also reflected on the car crash which destroyed his vocal chords and the subsequent depression.
“The whole West Coast movement changed direction the night I had that accident,” he said. “Once that shit happened I was just out of there. I didn’t care about anything, but getting drunk. Getting high and trying to get away from that pain of not being able to do the one thing that I was good at.”