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Kurupt began his winding career with Death Row Records and rose to momentary fame alongside Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, but struggled to establish himself as a successful solo artist. Born Ricardo Brown in Philadelphia on November 23, 1972, he moved to Hawthorne, CA, where he befriended Snoop and joined the roster of Death Row. He debuted on Dr. Dre's The Chronic (1992) and continued to contribute guest appearances to successive Death Row releases, most notably Snoop's Doggystyle (1993). He ultimately debuted as one-half of Tha Dogg Pound, a partnership with rapper/producer Daz Dillinger spun off from Snoop's enormous success at that time. Together with Daz and Snoop, Kurupt enjoyed sizable success with Dogg Food (1995) and its hit singles: "Let's Play House" and "New York, New York." Three years later the then-A&M-affiliated Antra Records released Kuruption! (1998), the rapper's ambitious double-disc solo debut. The album met modest success but didn't make much of a commercial impact, nor did its tighter, more traditional follow-up, Tha Streetz Is a Mutha (1999). Kurupt's next release, Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey (2001), aimed for crossover success, incorporating pop-rap elements as well as unlikely big-name guests like Fred Durst and Everlast, but again made little impact beyond the rapper's following. Meanwhile, Kurupt teamed with Daz for another Dogg Pound album, Dillinger & Young Gotti (2001), which presented a much more underground sound, released independently by D.P.G. Recordz. Meanwhile, Death Row released 2002 (2001), a collection of leftovers from Tha Dogg Pound's mid-'90s era. In the wake of these many releases and little accompanying commercial success, Kurupt returned to the long-quiet Death Row label in 2002 and helped Suge Knight revive the infamous label. Against tha Grain, released in 2004, was the first fruits of the relationship. ~ Jason Birchmeier
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Albums by
Kurupt

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    Hood Break Up

    1 song

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    Money (Do It for Me)

    30 songs

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    Who Ride Wit Us: Kurupt's Greatest Hits

    18 songs

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    Kurupts Greatest: Greatest Hits Vol. 1

    16 songs

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    Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey (Clean Version) [Digitally Remastered]

    18 songs

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    Tha Streetz Iz A Mutha (Digitally Remastered)

    15 songs

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    Tha 420 Mixtape

    17 songs

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    Down and Dirty

    14 songs

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    Streetlights

    14 songs

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    The Tekneek Files

    13 songs

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    BlaQKout

    11 songs

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    Tha Penagon Vol. 1

    15 songs

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    The Frank & Jessy Story

    16 songs

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    Digital Smoke

    14 songs

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    Same Day, Different Sh*t

    18 songs

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    Against tha Grain

    16 songs

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    Against tha Grain

    16 songs

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    Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey

    18 songs

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    Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha

    26 songs

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    Kuruption!

    6 songs

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    On, Onsite / Hate on Me

    6 songs

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    Welcome Home / I Call Shots

    3 songs

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    Gimmewhutchagot

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    We Can Freak It (Out) [East Coast Remix]

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Top Songs by
Kurupt

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  2.   Girls All Pause
  3.   My Homeboys (Back to Back) featuring 2Pac
  4.   Who Ride Wit Us
  5.   We Can Freak It
  6.   Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha
  7.   It's Over
  8.   C-Walk
  9.   Space Boogie
  10.   Lay It on Back
  11.   Neva Gonna Give It Up
  12.   Break It Down Like by Roscoe
  13.   I Get High 2 by Young Gotti
  14.   Calling Out Names
  15.   All That I Want featuring Jaret Griffin-Black
  16.   Bullshit & Nonsense featuring Eastwood
  17.   The Hardest Mutha Fukas featuring Nate Dogg
  18.   I Get High
  19.   Girls All Pause by Nate Dogg
  20.   Los Angeles
  21.   Your Gyrl Friend
  22.   I Miss U featuring Francci
  23.   Take U Home featuring Natasha Ramos
  24.   Take It Off
  25.   Ho's a Housewife
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Stations & Shows Featuring
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    Nate Dogg: Tribute

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    Boost Mobile’s Where You At? LA Radio

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    2Pac: DNA

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    Gangsta Rap

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    Dr. Dre: DNA

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    N.W.A.: DNA

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    Grand Theft Radio

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    Kendrick Lamar: DNA


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