The D.O.C. was once a promising emcee on the cusp of stardom when his vocal cords were ruined in a car accident 24 years ago. Now the 'It's Funky Enough' rapper opens up about his life after the accident in Playboy magazine's Sex & Music issue.

After recuperating from his car accident, the D.O.C. went on to become a successful ghostwriter, penning rhymes for fellow rappers like Eazy-E, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg and Tupac Shakur.

In the interview, the Dallas, Texas native talks about the horrific crash and his long journey back into the rap game despite having no voice.

"The whole West Coast movement changed direction the night I had that accident," he tells Playboy writer Alex Pappademas. "Once that s--- happened, I was just out of there. I didn't care about anything but getting drunk and getting high… trying to get away from that pain of not being able to do the one thing that I was good at."

Now D.O.C. is planning to help aspiring rappers in the Dallas/Ft. Worth area get their shine in the rap game with his reality show, 'HipHopDraft Presents I Got My Voice Back.' The series is expected to premiere this spring.

"I want to pluck young and deserving people from this city and give them the benefit of those experiences and see if I can get some shine down here," he says. "I'm trying to put these guys together and make some music together and change some lives around this motherf---er because I've done it before."

His interview appears in the April 2013 issue of Playboy magazine, on newsstands now.

Watch the D.O.C.'s 'It's Funky Enough'