The D.O.C. ‎– No One Can Do It Better

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The D.O.C.'s debut album, released in 1989, which includes the well-known song "It's Funky Enough". Originally released on Ruthless Records, the album was re-released and distributed by Atlantic Records, making The D.O.C. the first rapper and second artist on Ruthless (after J.J. Fad) to be signed to that label.

Tracklist

It's Funky Enough 4:29
Mind Blowin' 3:35
Lend Me An Ear 3:20
Comm. Blues 2:22
Let The Bass Go 3:41
Beautiful But Deadly 5:10
The D.O.C & The Doctor 4:06
No One Can Do It Better 4:50
Whirlwind Pyramid 3:45
Comm. 2 1:20
The Formula 4:11
Portrait Of A Masterpiece 2:30
The Grand Finale 4:40

Versions (31)

Cat# Artist Title (Format) Label Cat# Country Year
91275-1 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(LP, Album) Ruthless Records, Atlantic 91275-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 91275-2, 91275-2 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(CD, Album) Ruthless Records, Atlantic, Ruthless Records, Atlantic 7 91275-2, 91275-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
7567-91275-2 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(CD, Album) Ruthless Records 7567-91275-2 Germany 1989 Sell This Version
7 91308-2 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(CD, Album, Cle) Ruthless Records 7 91308-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 91275-1 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(CD, Album, Club) Ruthless Records, Atlantic 7 91275-1 US 1989 Sell This Version
91308-2 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(CD, Album, Lon) Ruthless Records, Atlantic 91308-2 US 1989 Sell This Version
A2 91275 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(CD, Album, RP) Ruthless Records, Atlantic A2 91275 US 1989 Sell This Version
79 12754 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(Cass, Album) Ruthless Records, Atlantic 79 12754 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
791 308-4 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(Cass, Album) Ruthless Records, Atlantic 791 308-4 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
7 91308-4 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(Cass, Album) Ruthless Records, Atlantic 7 91308-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 91275-4, 91275-4 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(Cass, Album) Ruthless Records, Ruthless Records, Atlantic, Atlantic 7 91275-4, 91275-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
A4 91275 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(Cass, Album, Club) Ruthless Records, Atlantic A4 91275 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 91275-4, 91275-4 SR The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(Cass, Album, Club, Whi) Ruthless Records, Ruthless Records 7 91275-4, 91275-4 SR US 1989 Sell This Version
91275-4 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(Cass, Album, Promo) Ruthless Records, Atlantic 91275-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 91275-4, 91275-4 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(Cass, Album, SR) Ruthless Records, Ruthless Records, Atlantic, Atlantic 7 91275-4, 91275-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
7 91275-4, 91275-4 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(Cass, Album, SR) Ruthless Records, Ruthless Records, Atlantic, Atlantic 7 91275-4, 91275-4 US 1989 Sell This Version
79 12751 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(LP, Album) Ruthless Records, Atlantic 79 12751 Canada 1989 Sell This Version
791 308-1 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(LP, Album) Ruthless Records, Atlantic 791 308-1 UK & Europe 1989 Sell This Version
567-91275-1 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(LP, Album) Ruthless Records 567-91275-1 Europe 1989 Sell This Version
670.8221 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(LP, Album) Atlantic 670.8221 Brazil 1989 Sell This Version
7 91308-1 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial) Ruthless Records (3), Atlantic (2) 7 91308-1 UK 2006 Sell This Version
WPCR16919 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(CD, Album, RE) Ruthless Records WPCR16919 Japan 2015 Sell This Version
RGM-0462 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(CD, Album, RE, RM, Exp) Real Gone Music, Atlantic, Ruthless Records RGM-0462 US 2016 Sell This Version
GET 52725-LP The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(LP, Album, Ltd, RE) Get On Down, Ruthless Records, Atlantic GET 52725-LP US 2016 Sell This Version
MOVLP1760 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(LP, Album, RE, 180) Ruthless Records, Atlantic, Music On Vinyl MOVLP1760 Europe 2016 Sell This Version
GET 52725-LP The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(LP, TP) Get On Down GET 52725-LP US 2016 Sell This Version
MOVLP1760 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Sil) Music On Vinyl, Ruthless Records, Atlantic MOVLP1760 Europe 2020 Sell This Version
91275-2, 7 91275-2 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(CD, Album, RE, RP) Ruthless Records, Atlantic 91275-2, 7 91275-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
91275-2, 7 91275-2 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(CD, Album, RP) Ruthless Records, Atlantic 91275-2, 7 91275-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
91275-2, 7 91275-2 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(CD, Album, RP) Ruthless Records, Atlantic 91275-2, 7 91275-2 US Unknown Sell This Version
91275-2, 7 91275-2 The D.O.C. No One Can Do It Better(CD, Album, RP) Ruthless Records, Atlantic 91275-2, 7 91275-2 US Unknown Sell This Version

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cpufc

cpufc

May 21, 2020
referencing No One Can Do It Better, 2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial, 7 91308-1
I have a copy of this...unofficial but a great sounding press IMO. Explicit version unlike many of the 1989 releases.
Serb1pOne

Serb1pOne

May 5, 2020
referencing No One Can Do It Better, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Sil, MOVLP1760

My previous comment was deleted.. unsure why.. probably because I linked a photo of my vinyl which arrived with brown stains on it., or it's cause I marked my comment as a review. Anyway, classic album by the DOC, clean and crisp sound. Too bad for the brown stains on both sides. Anyone else had that problem?
djsgribbs

djsgribbs

April 27, 2020
referencing No One Can Do It Better, LP, Album, Ltd, Num, RE, Sil, MOVLP1760

Basically this is a silver repressing of the 2016 MOV black version (https://www.discogs.com/The-DOC-No-One-Can-Do-It-Better/release/9371792 ).

That should be enough info right there but no one has given a decent overview of that one at this time. feeling obligated to contribute here....

D.O.C. was always like a West Coast Rakim to me (before the accident). At the time of this release he was pushing boundaries with lyrical complexity like Rakim, but his flow was something that would go on to change the face of hip-hop (see: The Chronic, Doggystyle and the tree of classics that spawned from there). If you’re checking this out you’re probably already familiar with how great this album is, but for those that dont know it’s worth stating that it is a masterpiece and one of the best hip-hop records out of the late 80s.

Solid Package. Double-wide spin, gloss cover, heavy jacket, a solid 180g, poly lined black sleeves (I replaced mine anyway), clean flat wax. Silver color scheme goes well with the cover. True to the original release in layout. It's not a deluxe package with some crazy gatefold or gimmick. it's perfect in all the ways that matter. Everything in high form.

Sounds dynamic and crissssp as hell. Sometimes it’s difficult to truly appreciate mastering details with a hip-hop record due to the layered sampling and bass. If you’re familiar with this record, Dre still hadn’t reached his landmark layered sonic sound which was fully formed on The Chronic. What he was doing that was novel at this time was replacing samples with live instruments. Here you have a lot of isolated drums, guitars, and pianos. And that’s where the mastering shines. Dead wax is quiet and there’s no surface noise. Yellas drums pop, especially on Comm. Blues and Comm. 2. Very rich and dynamic sounding. Hell even the Funkadelic sample on D.O.C & The Doctor sounds better than my copy of Good Ole Music on wax. There’s no trace of sibilance (which is all over the Get On Down release). And yes, The mutha fuckin Grand Finale is unedited. Huge wins all around for MOV here with the sound.

My expectation for a remastered/reissued hip-hop vinyl is that it should sound as good as the CD. but often i am disappointed. This is one of the few times were I feel like it actually sounds better than my digital/CD copy. Impressed with this one. I wish there were more Hip-Hop reissues like this that focus primarily on this sound and getting it to “audiophile” grade instead of trying to cash in on other less significant details. MOV isn't a flawless shop but they def turned out a definitive version here.
Trumasterz

Trumasterz

October 15, 2019
edited 6 months ago
referencing No One Can Do It Better, 2xLP, Album, RE, Unofficial, 7 91308-1

This release has been sold back in the days in several record stores. I just picked it up and never took time to listen to this release. I also never noticed this release is an unofficial release and also did not notice the blurry picture until now. Instead of the original LP release, this one is a double vinyl which sounds really great. Bass is tight with good treble and mids. Unless my disappointment in buying an unofficial release at a record store back in the days, this pressing is sound wise a really good pick.
StrangelySatisfying

StrangelySatisfying

October 11, 2018
referencing No One Can Do It Better, LP, Album, 91275-1
No one can do it better. No one has done it better. No one will do it better.
Black_Dave

Black_Dave

December 19, 2016
referencing No One Can Do It Better, LP, Album, RE, 180, MOVLP1760
Anyone know if the grand finale is uncensored on this release?
Raymiles

Raymiles

February 23, 2016
referencing No One Can Do It Better, LP, Album, 91275-1
Beware, the final track on this edition is heavily censored.
runforrhythm

runforrhythm

January 26, 2010
edited over 11 years ago
referencing No One Can Do It Better, LP, Album, 91275-1
Are all of these (partly) clean LPs? Or are there clean and dirty versions with the same cat. no.? Best, R.
killabill

killabill

June 23, 2009
referencing No One Can Do It Better, LP, Album, 91275-1
This is another classic west coast hip-hop album. The DOC was ahead of his time and truly "the kid with the golden voice."

Lyrically, he was the west coast version of the great Rakim, with better production.

The album is solid with very little fast forwarding (only the interludes after you have heard them a few times).

It's unfortunate that he lost his voice in a car accident after this album, because there is no telling how far he could have gone as an artist.

Since the accident, he has had a successful career producing and writing for other artists and has been involved with many other classic west coast albums.

For those looking for a history lesson on the foundation of west coast rap, this record is a must have.