Soul singer Erykah Badu is pregnant with her second child and, according to reports, rapper The D.O.C. is the babys father. Representatives for Universal/Motown confirmed the pregnancy, but wouldnt reveal if the legendary lyricist fathered baby or if he maintains a long-term relationship with Badu.
Badu already has a 6-year-old child, Seven, with Andre 3000 of OutKast. A lengthy relationship with rapper Common disintegrated for reasons unknown. The singer is currently on tour with Floetry.
As a ghostwriter, The D.O.C. helped establish two of hip-hops great dynasties, Eazy Es Ruthless Records and Dr. Dre and Suge Knights Death Row.
I’ve written a little bit for everybody, all of the players on all of my teams. Except for Cube, I never wrote for Cube. But all the players on my team, from ’87 til today, I’ve written for, D.O.C. told AllHipHop.com in a previous interview.
But before ghostwriting, he was a lyricist whose talents fully manifested themselves on 1989s No One Can Do It Better. The CD went on to exceed the platinum sales mark.
Shortly after his album was released, D.O.C. was in a tragic car crash that derailed his promising career. The accident, where he fell asleep at the wheel, crushed his voice-box causing his voice to permanently sound hoarse. He continued to perform skits and write for Death Row Records, providing a sound foundation for the hit making machine. He later released a second album, Helter Skelter, and in 2002, he dropped Deuce.
In 2002, D.O.C. jumpstarted Silverback Entertainment with featured rappers like 6Two, Uptight, Cadillac Seville The Mack, and El Dorado.