Deuce (The D.O.C. album)

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Deuce
The D.O.C. - Deuce album cover.jpg
Studio album by
ReleasedFebruary 25, 2003 (2003-02-25)
Recorded2002–2003
StudioLos Angeles, California
GenreWest Coast hip hop, gangsta rap, G-funk
Length61:12
LabelSilverback Records
ProducerThe D.O.C., Jazze Pha, Dr. Dre
The D.O.C. chronology
Helter Skelter
(1996)
Deuce
(2003)
Professional ratings
Review scores
SourceRating
Allmusic2.5/5 stars[1]
RapReviews.com7.5/10 stars[2]
Vibe3.5/5 stars[3]
Rolling Stone Album Guide3/5 stars[4]

Deuce is the third studio album by West Coast Dallas rapper The D.O.C., and the second since the car accident which severely damaged his larynx. The only single released from Deuce was "The Shit", which features former-N.W.A. members MC Ren and Ice Cube, along with Snoop Dogg and 6Two.

Production[edit]

The album was originally meant to be a Six-Two album, completely produced by Dr. Dre and released through Aftermath Entertainment. However, D.O.C. and Dre argued over whether D.O.C. should be rapping on the album.[5] The D.O.C.'s presence on this album is minimal however, making an appearance to introduce tracks or perform in skits such as "My Prayer" and "Souliloquy". Deuce focuses primarily on showcasing other artists on D.O.C.'s Silverback Records label, including U.P.-T.I.G.H.T., El Dorado, and in particular, 6Two.

The song "Simple as That" was released earlier in 2003 on DJ Greg Street's Six O'Clock Vol. 1 mixtape.[6][unreliable source]

Track listing[edit]

No.TitleProducer(s)Length
1."Music Business" 0:22
2."My Prayer" 0:56
3."Big Dick Shit (Concrete Jungle)" (featuring 6Two, Nate Dogg and U.P.-T.I.G.H.T.)Jazze Pha3:58
4."A Lil' Dick Shit" (featuring Dick Griffey) 0:21
5."The Shit" (featuring 6Two, Ice Cube, MC Ren and Snoop Dogg)The D.O.C., Jazze Pha4:58
6."What Would You Do?" (featuring 6Two and U.P.-T.I.G.H.T.)The D.O.C., Jazze Pha4:56
7."Psychic Pymp Hotline"Dr. Dre0:47
8."Gorilla Pympin'" (featuring 6Two & Dr. Dre)The D.O.C., Erotic D5:01
9."Judgement Day" (featuring 6Two & Dr. Dre)The D.O.C., Dr. Dre3:57
10."Souliloquy"The D.O.C.1:27
11."Ghetto Blues" (featuring 6Two)The D.O.C., Erotic D4:33
12."All in the Family" (featuring El Dorado and N'Dambi)The D.O.C., Erotic D4:45
13."1-2-3 (Critical Condition)" (featuring U.P.-T.I.G.H.T.)The D.O.C., Jabourn3:27
14."Touch of Blues"The D.O.C.0:21
15."Mentally Disturbed" (featuring 6Two)The D.O.C., Dr. Dre4:49
16."Safari West" (featuring Greg Street, Lil' Rob and MC Breed)The D.O.C.0:52
17."DFW" (featuring 6Two, Baby, El Dorado and U.P.-T.I.G.H.T.)The D.O.C., Organized Noize4:51
18."Simple as That" (featuring 6Two)The D.O.C., Jazze Pha4:43
19."Playboy" (featuring 6Two, Erotic and Cadillac Seville)The D.O.C., Erotic D5:02
20."Snoop Shit" (featuring Snoop Dogg)The D.O.C.1:08

Singles[edit]

"The Shit"[edit]

"The ?hit"
Single by The D.O.C. featuring MC Ren, Ice Cube, Snoop Dogg, & 6 Two
from the album Deuce
Released2003
Format12" single
CD single
Recorded2002
StudioEncore Studios
GenreHip hop · West coast hip hop
Length4:58
LabelSilverback Records
Songwriter(s)T. Curry · L. Patterson · O. Jackson · C. Broadus · C. Longmiles
Producer(s)The D.O.C. · Jazze Pha
The D.O.C. singles chronology
"4 My Doggz"
(1996)
"The ?hit"
(2003)

"The Shit" (released as "The ?hit") is the only single from The D.O.C.'s 2003 album Deuce. A posse cut, the song features former-N.W.A. members MC Ren and Ice Cube along with Snoop Dogg and 6 Two. "The Shit" was released in 2003 on CD and 12" formats and did not appear on any music charts. The 12" promotional release includes the track "Big Dick Shit (Concrete Jungle)" as a b-side[7]; produced by Jazze Pha, the song features Nate Dogg, U.P.-T.I.G.H.T., and 6 Two. "The Shit" contains samples of "P. Funk (Wants to Get Funked Up)" by Parliament and "Still Talkin'" by Eazy-E.[8]

US 12" Vinyl Single

A side

  1. The ?hit (Street) - 4:59
  2. The ?hit (Clean) - 4:01

B side

  1. The ?hit (Instrumental) - 5:08
  2. The ?hit (A Cappella) - 4:58
US 12" Promotional Single

A side

  1. The ?hit (Clean) - 4:01
  2. The ?hit (Street) - 4:59
  3. The ?hit (Instrumental) - 5:08
  4. The ?hit (A Cappella) - 4:58

B side

  1. Big ?ick ?hit (Clean) - 4:07
  2. Big ?ick ?hit (Street) - 4:06
  3. Big ?ick ?hit (Instrumental) - 3:57
  4. Big ?ick ?hit (A Cappella)

References[edit]

  1. ^ https://www.allmusic.com/album/r627526
  2. ^ "The D.O.C. :: Deuce :: Silverback Records". www.rapreviews.com.
  3. ^ Group, Vibe Media (1 April 2002). "Vibe". Vibe Media Group – via Google Books.
  4. ^ https://books.google.co.uk/books?id=lRgtYCC6OUwC&pg=PA248 Page 248
  5. ^ "dubcnn.com // The D.O.C. Interview (Part 1) (April 2008) // West Coast News Network //". www.dubcnn.com.
  6. ^ "Greg Street - Six O'Clock Vol. 1". Discogs.
  7. ^ [1]
  8. ^ [2]