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Kurupt

Biography

Kurupt began his winding profession with Loss of life Row Information and rose to momentary fame together with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, but battled to determine himself as an effective solo artist. Delivered Ricardo Dark brown in Philadelphia on November 23, 1972, he shifted to Hawthorne, CA, where he befriended Snoop and became a member of the roster of Loss of life Row. He debuted on Dr. Dre’s The Chronic (1992) and continuing to contribute visitor performances to successive Loss of life Row releases, especially Snoop’s Doggystyle (1993). He eventually debuted as one-half of Tha Dogg Pound, a relationship with rapper/manufacturer Daz Dillinger spun faraway from Snoop’s tremendous success in those days. As well as Daz and Snoop, Kurupt liked sizable achievement with Dogg Meals (1995) and its own strike singles: “Let’s Play Home” and “NY, NY.” 3 years afterwards the then-A&M-affiliated Antra Information released Kuruption! (1998), the rapper’s ambitious double-disc single debut. The record met modest achievement but didn’t make a lot of a industrial impact, nor do its tighter, even more traditional follow-up, Tha Streetz Is really a Mutha (1999). Kurupt’s following launch, Space Boogie: Smoke cigarettes Oddessey (2001), targeted for crossover achievement, incorporating pop-rap components in addition to improbable big-name guests like Fred Durst and Everlast, but once again made little effect beyond the rapper’s pursuing. In the mean time, Kurupt teamed with Daz for another Dogg Pound recording, Dillinger & Youthful Gotti (2001), which offered a more underground audio, released individually by D.P.G. Recordz. In the mean time, Loss of life Row released 2002 (2001), a assortment of leftovers from Tha Dogg Pound’s middle-’90s era. Within the wake of the many produces and little associated industrial success, Kurupt came back towards the long-quiet Loss of life Row label in 2002 and helped Suge Knight revive the infamous label. Against tha Grain, released in 2004, was the 1st fruits of the partnership.

Quick Facts


Full Name Kurupt
Profession Actor, Rapper, Singer, Businessperson
Nationality American
Spouse Gail Gotti
Children Tren Brown
Parents Jomax Collins, Sharon Hill Brown
Siblings Roscoe
Music Groups Tha Dogg Pound, Soul Assassins, The Hrsmn, Dungeon Family
Music Songs C-Walk, We Can Freak It, Who Ride Wit Us, Ho's a Housewife, Represent Dat G.C., Girls All Pause, Trylogy, Let's Play House, Neva Gonna Give It Up, I Call Shots, I'm Burnt, It Ain't About You, Ask Yourself a Question, Put That on Something, Lay It on Back, Behind the Walls, Ya Can't Trust Nobody, This One's for U, Can't Let That Slide, What Would U Do?, Live on the Mic, Big Pimpin', Can't Go Wrong, Dogg Pound 4 Life, It's a Set Up, New York, New York, Cali Iz Active, Bring Back That G..., NY 87, Dogg Pound Gangstaz, In Gotti We Trust, Cyco-Lic-No
Albums Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha, Kuruption!, Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey, Against the Grain, Digital Smoke, Streetlights, Same Day, Different Shit, Blaqkout, Against tha Grain E.P., Cali Iz Active, Dogg Food, 9th Wonder of the World, Originals, Tha 420 Mixtape, The Frank and Jess Story, Kurupt's Greatest, Tangled Thoughts (12" Single), Philly 2 Cali, Same Day Different Sh*t, Kurupt Confidential, Who Ride Wit Us: Kurupt's Greatest Hits, DPG, Down and Dirty, Penagon Rydaz, Tha Penagon Vol. 1, Tha Tekneek Files, Kurupts Greatest: Greatest Hits Vol. 1, On, Onsite / Hate on Me, Welcome Home / I Call Shots, Bacon & Eggs
Nominations NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Song
Movies Half Past Dead, Half Past Dead 2, Hollywood Homicide, Dark Blue, The Wash, The Penthouse, I Accidentally Domed Your Son, Brothers in Arms, A Talent for Trouble, Gang Tapes, Bigg Snoop Dogg: Adventures of Tha Blue Carpet Treatment, Vegas Vampires, Vice, Loaded, Cut Off, Don of All Dons, Kurupt: G-TV, Kurupt: Uncut, Dogg Pound Chronicle: The Cleveland Edition


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#Fact
1 Member of the rap group, Tha Dogg Pound.
2 He's a close friend of Marion 'Suge' Knight, the C.E.O. of Death Row Records.
3 Wrote and produced the song, "Streets on Fire", with Porno For Pyros for the film, Dark Blue (2002), which was never released on album.
4 He is an expert of the so-called C-Walk dance, a Crip Gang ritual.


Soundtrack

Soundtrack

TitleYearStatusCharacter
The Worst of Pirated Adult Swim Shows 2016 TV Movie performer: "The Next Episode San Holo Remix"
Straight Outta Compton 2015 writer: "What Would U Do" - as Ricardo Brown
Modern Drug 2015 Short performer: "The Next Episode"
Entourage 2015 writer: "What Would U Do?" - as Ricardo Brown
Rude Tube 2014 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game performer: "The Next Episode", "C-Walk" / writer: "What Would U Do" - as Ricardo Brown
Something from Nothing: The Art of Rap 2012 Documentary writer: "Ride On Caught Up" - as Ricardo Brown
The Filthy Frank Show 2011 TV Series short writer - 1 episode
Entourage 2011 TV Series writer - 1 episode
Vice 2008 performer: "Scrape Thru Tha Hood" / writer: "Scrape Thru Tha Hood" - as Ricardo Brown
Dead Tone 2007 performer: "Let's Get High" / writer: "Let's Get High" - as Ricardo Brown
Be Cool 2005 performer: "G's & Soldiers" / writer: "G's & Soldiers" - as R. Brown
DysFunktional Family 2003 Documentary performer: "I'm Back"
Dark Blue 2002 performer: "Streets on Fire"
How High 2001 writer: "Chin Check" - as Ricardo Brown
Bones 2001 performer: "Fuck with Us" / writer: "Fuck with Us" - as Ricardo Brown
Dark Angel 2001 TV Series 1 episode
Bully 2001 performer: "We About to Get Fucc Up", "Coastin", "Work Dat Pussy" - as Young Gotti / writer: "We About to Get Fucc Up", "Coastin", "Work Dat Pussy" - as R. Brown
Angel 2000 TV Series performer - 1 episode
Big Momma's House 2000 performer: "Radio" / writer: "Radio"
Next Friday 2000 performer: "Mamacita" / writer: "Mamacita" - as R. Brown
The Players Club 1998 performer: "All Day and Night" / writer: "All Day and Night"
Caught Up 1998 performer: "Ride On/Caught Up!"
The Sunchaser 1996 writer: "Doggy Dogg World" - as R. Brown
Sunset Park 1996 writer: "Just Doggin'" - as Kurupt the Kingpin
Murder Was the Case: The Movie 1995 Video short writer: "Doggy Dogg World" - as Ricardo Emmanuel Brown Jr.
Above the Rim 1994 performer: "Dogg Pound 4 Life" - as Kurupt the Kingpin / writer: "Mobbin' with Tha Dogg Pound", "Dogg Pound 4 Life" - as Kurupt the Kingpin
Poetic Justice 1993 writer: "Niggas Don't Give a Fuck" - as Kurrupt
Police Story 3: Supercop 1992 writer: "I'LL DO IT" - as R. Brown

Actor

Actor

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Bachelor Lions 2017 filming Beat Masta G
The White Sistas post-production Terry
From Tha Bottom 2 Tha Top 2016 TV Series
Town Bizzness Pt 2 2014 Video
Grand Theft Auto V 2013 Video Game The Local Population (voice)
The Penthouse 2010 'Strangers' Host
POSTED UP 2010 Video short
A Day in the Life 2009/II Murder
Dogg After Dark 2009 TV Series
Days of Wrath 2008
Bigg Snoop Dogg Presents: The Adventures of Tha Blue Carpet Treatment 2008 Video voice
Vice 2008 TJ Greene
Loaded 2008 Jimmy Dyson
Half Past Dead 2 2007 Video Bernard 'Twitch' Washington
Vegas Vampires 2007 T.G.
Cut Off 2006 Joker
Brothers in Arms 2005 Kansas
Johnson Family Vacation 2004 Kurupt
I Accidentally Domed Your Son 2004 Krego
Hollywood Homicide 2003 K-Ro
Fastlane 2003 TV Series Fallon
Keepin' It Real 2003 Raw-D
Dark Blue 2002 Darryl Orchard
Half Past Dead 2002 Twitch
Gangsta Sh*t: The Movie 2002 Video
The Wash 2001 Maniac
Kurupt: Behind the Walls 2001 Video short
3 the Hard Way 1999 Video
Murder Was the Case: The Movie 1995 Video short Small Change from Philly (segment "Doggy Dogg World")

Composer

Composer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
Gang Tapes 2001

Producer

Producer

TitleYearStatusCharacter
DPG DVD Magazine Issue 1: Sept-Oct 2006 2006 Video documentary executive producer

Self

Self

TitleYearStatusCharacter
G-Funk Documentary filming
Unsung 2015-2016 TV Series documentary Himself
Hip-Hop Evolution 2016 Documentary Himself
A Talent for Trouble 2015 Himself
GGN: Snoop Dogg's Double G News Network 2013-2015 TV Series Himself
2012 BET Hip Hop Awards 2012 TV Special Himself
Uprising: Hip Hop and the LA Riots 2012 Documentary Himself
Tupac Shakur: Thug Angel 2 2011 Documentary Himself
Klub Kush DVD Magazine: Vol. 2 2010 Video Himself
Housecat Housecall 2010 TV Series Himself
The Wendy Williams Show 2009 TV Series Himself
Inside Death Row 2008 Video Himself
Celebrity Rap Superstar 2007 TV Series Himself
Monk 2007 TV Series Himself
Hustla's Ball 2007 TV Series Himself
Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops 2006 Documentary Himself
DPG DVD Magazine Issue 1: Sept-Oct 2006 2006 Video documentary Himself
Layzie Bone & Mo' Thugs Records Presents: 100% Pure Thug Tour 2006 Video Himself
DPG Eulogy 2006 Video documentary Krupt
The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson 2006 TV Series Himself - Musical Guest
Tupac: Live at the House of Blues 2005 Video Himself (uncredited)
Brothers in Arms: The Making of a Modern Western 2005 Video documentary short Himself
Uncut XXX 2005 Video Himself
Beef 2003 Documentary Himself - Death Row Records
C-Walk: It's a Way of Livin' 2003 Video documentary Himself
Hardware: Uncensored Music Videos - Hip Hop Volume 1 2003 Video Himself (segment "The Next Episode")
Eazy-E: The Life and Timez of Eric Wright 2002 Video documentary Himself
Kurupt: G-TV 2002 Video Himself
The Up in Smoke Tour 2000 Video documentary Himself
Straight from the Streets 2000 Video documentary Himself
Charlie Hustle: Blueprint of Self-Made Millionaire 1999 TV Movie Himself
Behind the Music 1999 TV Series documentary Himself
Soul Train 1998-1999 TV Series documentary Himself
The 1999 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 1999 TV Special Himself
The 1995 Source Hip-Hop Music Awards 1995 TV Special Himself

Archive Footage

Archive Footage

TitleYearStatusCharacter
My Kingdom Come: An LA Gangster Rap Story 2016 Documentary Himself
Beef 4 2007 Video documentary Himself - Recording Artist
Tupac: Resurrection 2003 Documentary Himself

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