Artist Legend: DR ROCK-RAPPER & DeeJay

Access Unlocked is excited about having the opportunity to interview hip hop and DJ legend Dr. Rock.  He was a member of the group World Class Wrecking Crew and the Fila Fresh Crew.  World Class Wrecking Crew also included Andre Young better known as Dr. Dre and Tracy Lynn Curry known as The D.O.C,. was a member of the Fila Fresh Crew.

Q. How did you get started in the entertainment industry?

A. My entertainment career began at the age of sixteen (16). I was on 1580 KDAY radio in Los Angeles doing the imageSaturday Greg Mac Mixmaster’s night party mix.

Q. The name Dr. Rock, what does it mean to you?

A. That is a good question that no one has ever asked me. The name Dr. Rock means stability and confidence to me.

Q.  What does it mean to be considered a legend?

A. Actually I’m very flattered and sometimes embarrassed but always humbled.

Q. At one time you were the DJ for the World Class Wreck Crew and a rapper in the hip hop group Fila Fresh Crew. Was it difficult balancing rapping and DJing?

A. The funny thing is I did not balance it at all. I actually hated rapping, I did imagenot think I was very good at it. In my opinion if you are a DJ work on your craft and if you rapper work on your craft. The two (2) should not meet in the middle.

Q. How was it working with Dr. Dre who was apart of the World Class Wreckin Crew and D.O.C who was apart of the Fila Fresh crew?

A. Working with the World Class Wrecking Crew was a very eye-opening experience and Dr. Dre was interesting.  I taught Dr. Dre how to DJ.  I am extremely proud of Dr. Dre and all of his accomplishments. The DOC is and always will be one extremely immaculate talent.

Q. In 1987 you participated in N.W.A. and the Posse compilation album how did the opportunity come about? Eazy E was a legend as well, did he provide you any “pointers” about the industry?

A. Now that’s funny, Easy E never gave me any pointers nor would I have taken any pointers from him.

Q. What would you consider to be one of your greatest accomplishments?

A. That’s easy. My son.

Q. What advice would yimageou like to tell up and coming artist?

A. The advice I would give to an artist, is to never compromise your talent, never compromise practicing, and never compromise your worth.

Q. The music has changed so much over the years, what would you say is the biggest difference?

A. DJs have lost the ability to become unique individuals. A lot of the DJs have taken steps backwards instead of forwards. I blame the back peddling on technology which has made it easy for anyone to become a DJ.

 

Leave a Reply