Formerly referred to as SOMEONE IN PARTICULAR, D.O.E.’s (Dominant More than Everyone) hardcore rhymes tend to be tempered by his cleverness and laughter aswell as the bouncy, pop-inflected beats of his primary maker, Timbaland. The Queens-born rapper in the beginning had problems penetrating the rap market, therefore he made a decision to create his personal mixtape, entitled Me Device, parodying 50 Cent’s G-Unit. The mixtape discovered its way in to the hands of Timbaland, who adored it and authorized D.O.E. to his fledgling Defeat Club Information alongside rap performers Bubba Sparxxx and Attitude. Although Defeat Club needed to close up store in the middle-2000s, D.O.E. continued the mixtape grind with produces like The Dark Ass Recording (parodying Jay-Z’s The Dark Album) as well as the Mascarade (spoofing 50 Cent’s The Massacre). Very little time following the label’s dissolution, Timbaland began up another, Mosley GROUP, in 2006 and brought D.O.E. back again under his auspices. D.O.E. sat within the sidelines that yr, however, amid the many strike singles racked up by Timbaland and his imprint, specifically those from Nelly Furtado and Justin Timberlake. He do lead a verse to Timbaland’s 2007 single album Presents Surprise Value the next calendar year, but he spent the majority of that period concluding his full-length debut.