DALLAS -- From Dallas to LA and back to Dallas, one rapper is gearing up to hit the stage after 20 years. Tracy Lynn Curry, famously known as The D.O.C. of N.W.A., is headlining a concert at The Bomb Factory Saturday.
And it's been a long time coming.
It's safe to say one of the reasons for the Dallas native's return is the box office success of the movie Straight Outta Compton, the story of how it all began.
"I really liked the way that Marlon played that role," D.O.C. said. "Was it 100% accurate? No. It was very romanticized, but all in all, it was a great movie. $190 million later, a lot of people are very happy and that makes me happy."
Another reason for The D.O.C.'s stage revival, and probably biggest of them all, is not to shine the light on himself, but to bridge the gap for other performers and producers.
"These young kids have something to say, and it's not just the negative pop your this or shake your that," he explained. "There's some real stuff coming out of Dallas-Ft. Worth in this movement, and I just want to do my part to make it happen."
He's doing his part, starting this weekend," This thing Saturday is all about the possibilities, what's possible for us in Dallas."
And it's possible you''' see a lot of familiar faces -- from Erykah Badu to Scarface to Jason Mitchell and Marlon Yates, Jr. of Straight Outta Compton.
Hey D.O.C., we salute what you're doing. Here's hoping this event will help spread the Big D love.
"There's no place I love more than Dallas."