Ice Cube: "I knew him before he did music, he was my man. I just remember D.O.C. being a cool dude, but a little crazy, outta control, having too much fun. D.O.C. was another one of them MCs that woulda set the bar so high that people wouldn't have been able to get it. From the rhymes that he had and the music Dre was putting together, he was gonna do for us what LL did for the East Coast. D.O.C. was our Rakim. But it was just cut too short."