The D.O.C.: No One Can Do It Better (Ruthless)
Danny (Shredder) Weizmann, LA Weekly, 1 September 1989
THIS IS the first album to come out of Ruthless Records and the N.W.A. crew since they became an international press phenomenon as the meanest, cruelest, most socially irresponsible and blatantly funky hitmakers in the universe. The D.O.C. is a good rapper, with a powerful, super-uptight voice and rhymes that spring out like menacing jacks in the box just when you think he's about to tread over the same old rap clichés. It's got bravado and loathing and deep sexual phobias (like almost all other rap records around today), but it's also got grace and elocution and literary richness.
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