Old School Mondayz – Artist Review – The Fila Fresh Crew

The Fila Fresh Crew

Background information

Origin – West Dallas, Texas,
Genres – Hip hop
Years active – 1987–1988
Labels – Macola
Associated acts – World Class Wreckin’ Cru, N.W.A
Past members – Doc-T
Fresh K
Dr. Rock

The Fila Fresh Crew was a rap group based in Dallas, Texas and consisted of Fresh K, Dr. Rock and The D.O.C. (known as Doc-T at the time). Dr. Rock’s association with Dr. Dre during his stint as a DJ for the World Class Wreckin’ Cru helped land the Fila Fresh Crew a spot on the N.W.A. and the Posse compilation album in 1987. A year later the trio released minor material through Macola Records even though the group broke up by 1988. Doc-T changed his name to The D.O.C. and became a valuable contributor to the Eazy-E debut album and the newly formed gangsta rap group N.W.A., acting as a writer to many track with Ruthless Records (and later Death Row Records). However The D.O.C. is most remembered for his 1989 debut album No One Can Do It Better featuring the hit single “It’s Funky Enough”. During the same time, Dr. Rock continued to re-release his former group’s works and launched a solo album of his own in 1991 under the pseudonym Fela Fresh Crew.

Discography

1987: N.W.A. – N.W.A. and the Posse (Macola Records/Ruthless)

1988: The Fila Fresh Crew – Tuffest Man Alive (Macola Records)

1991: The Fela Fresh Crew – Taking Charge (Par Records)

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