Hip hop veteran The D.O.C is coming to Australia with a former CEO of Death Row Records

Box office smash Straight Outta Compton has renewed a universal interest in not just The World’s Most Dangerous Group N.W.A, but the entire story surrounding the pioneering west coast icons, including those closely associated with the story. You don’t get any closer than The D.O.C, legend in his own right, who helped co-write many of the classics the world all knows and loves. The West Coast veteran is being brought down, along with former CEO of Death Row Records, John Payne, to Australia where he will be doing a series of talks for educational institution JMC Academy.

The D.O.C’s debut album, No One Can Do It Better, is regarded as one of the best and most important west coast rap albums of it’s time, with a heavy presence from producer Dr Dre and a concluding track which features the entire N.W.A.

This will be the emcees first time in Australia, embarking on a Speaking Tour as part of the JMC Academy Master Series Workshops, joining a long list of influential music industry figures such as vocal coach Robert “RAab” Stevenson (who coached Justin Timberlake and Pharrel amongst others) and leading graphic designer Aaron James Draplin.

The in-talk sessions promise a look into the life and times of The D.O.C, who will undoubtedly be sharing some never-before-heard stories about his time around N.W.A (and maybe even Suge Knight) as well as tips from a hip hop industry veteran.

Payne will be helping host the event but it remains to be seen whether or not he will also be sharing his own stories, of which he probably has plenty seeing as he was the CEO at one of the most notorious record labels of all time. The talk will also include a Q&A session for aspiring songwriters, producers, and hip hop heads around Australia.

For concert and ticket information visit www.jmcacademy.edu.au/thedoc

Note: A perth date was originally planned for October 16th, but the website no longer lists that date

17th November 2015
JMC Academy, Brisbane

18th November 2015
JMC Academy, Melbourne

19th November 2015
JMC Academy, Sydney

More information and tickets can be found HERE


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Chris Singh

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