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Kurupt
Background information
Birth name Ricardo Emmanuel Brown
Also known as Young Gotti, the Kingpin
Born November 23, 1972 (1972-11-23) (age 35)
Darby Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania
Origin Hawthorne, California
Los Angeles, California
Genre(s) Hip hop
Years active 1992 - present
Label(s) Death Row
(1992 - 1998)
(2002 - 2005)
Antra
(1998 - present)
Interscope
(1992 - 1995)
D.P.G
(2005 - present)
Gangsta Advisory
(2005 - present)
Babygrande/Doggystyle
(2006 - present)
Associated acts Snoop Dogg, Nate Dogg, Daz Dillinger, Dr. Dre, The Lady of Rage, RBX, The HRSMN, Xzibit, 2Pac
Website YoungGotti.com

Kurupt (born Ricardo Emmanuel Brown on November 23, 1972 in Darby Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania) is an American rapper and former Executive Vice President of Death Row Records. He is a member of the rap group Tha Dogg Pound, and is mostly known for his work with Death Row Records. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... If you hold the copyright to an image (e. ... is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Darby Township is a township located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. ... Hawthorne is a city located in southwestern Los Angeles County, California. ... Los Angeles and L.A. redirect here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Hip hop music is a style of music which came into existence in the United States during the mid-1970s, and became a large part of modern pop culture during the 1980s. ... In the music industry, a record label is a brand and a trademark associated with the marketing of music recordings and music videos. ... Death Row Records is a record label that was founded in 1991 by Dr. Dre and Suge Knight, and was once home to some of raps biggest names, including Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound (Kurupt and Daz Dillinger). ... Interscope Records is an American record label, owned by Universal Music Group, and operates as one third of UMGs Interscope-Geffen-A&M label group. ... D.P.G. Recordz (short for Dogg Pound Gangstaz Recordz) is a record label founded by Daz Dillinger, and Terry Choe a. ... Gangsta Advisory Records is the independent record label headed by Daz Dillinger. ... Babygrande Records is an independent hip-hop record label based in New York City. ... Doggystyle Records (originally Dogghouse Records) is a record label founded by Snoop Dogg at the end of his self-described servitude at Master Ps No Limit Records. ... Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... Nathaniel Dawayne Hale (born August 19, 1969), commonly known by stage name Nate Dogg, is an American hip hop artist born in Long Beach, California. ... Delmar Arnaud (born May 25, 1973), better known by his stage name Daz Dillinger (formerly Dat Nigga Daz) is a rapper and hip hop producer from Long Beach, California. ... For the New York radio and television presenter, see Doctor Dre. ... Robin Yvette Allen, the Lady of Rage is a rapper best known for collaborations with several Death Row Records artists, including Snoop Doggy Dogg on the seminal album Doggystyle. ... RBX (Reality Born Unknown), born Eric Collins in 1967, is the son of Bootsy Collins, a cousin of Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger and is a rapper from Long Beach, California. ... The HRSMN (aka The Four Horsemen) is an American hip hop group that has released one album entitled The Horsemen Project. ... Alvin Nathaniel Joiner (born September 18, 1974) better known by his stage name Xzibit, is an American rapper, actor, and television personality, who was born in Detroit, Michigan and was raised in Los Angeles, California by his father and stepmother. ... Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... is the 327th day of the year (328th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1972 (MCMLXXII) was a leap year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Darby Township is a township located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. ... Rap redirects here. ... Death Row Records is a record label that was founded in 1991 by Dr. Dre and Suge Knight, and was once home to some of raps biggest names, including Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound (Kurupt and Daz Dillinger). ... Tha Dogg Pound, also known as D.P.G. (Dogg Pound Gangstaz), is a rap group made up of Kurupt and Daz Dillinger. ... Death Row Records is a record label that was founded in 1991 by Dr. Dre and Suge Knight, and was once home to some of raps biggest names, including Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound (Kurupt and Daz Dillinger). ...


Also known as Young Gotti and The Kingpin, he is one half of the rap duo Tha Dogg Pound along with Daz Dillinger. He is also a member of former underground supergroup The HRSMN along with: Canibus, Ras Kass, Killah Priest. Tha Dogg Pound, also known as D.P.G. (Dogg Pound Gangstaz), is a rap group made up of Kurupt and Daz Dillinger. ... Delmar Arnaud (born May 25, 1973), better known by his stage name Daz Dillinger (formerly Dat Nigga Daz) is a rapper and hip hop producer from Long Beach, California. ... This article is about the term in rock music. ... The HRSMN (aka The Four Horsemen) is an American hip hop group that has released one album entitled The Horsemen Project. ... Germaine Williams (born December 9, 1974), better known as Canibus and also as Can-I-Bus and Rip the Jacker, is a Jamaican-born American MC and rapper. ... Ras Kass (born John Austin, on September 26, 1975 in Watts, California) is an American rapper. ... Killah Priest on the cover of his album Black August Walter Reed (born August 16, 1970), better known as Killah Priest, is an American rapper and affiliate of the hip hop group Wu-Tang Clan. ...

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Biography

Early life & Death Row Records

Kurupt was born in Darby Township, Delaware County, Pennsylvania and later moved to Hawthorne, California to live with his father. As a result, he has associated himself somewhat with Philadelphia and its rap scene, including Philly rappers such as Beanie Sigel. He currently resides in Hawthorne on his own. Darby Township is a township located in Delaware County, Pennsylvania. ... Hawthorne is a city located in southwestern Los Angeles County, California. ... This article refers to the rapper Beanie Sigel. For the gangster, see Bugsy Siegel. ... Hawthorne is a city located in southwestern Los Angeles County, California. ...


After a rap battle with Snoop Dogg at a club one night, the two felt camaraderie, and agreed that if one of the two got a record deal they would put the other on. When Snoop was discovered by Dr. Dre and signed to Death Row Records, Kurupt was also signed to the label. Calvin Cordozar Broadus, Jr. ... For the New York radio and television presenter, see Doctor Dre. ... Death Row Records is a record label that was founded in 1991 by Dr. Dre and Suge Knight, and was once home to some of raps biggest names, including Tupac Shakur, Dr. Dre, Snoop Doggy Dogg and Tha Dogg Pound (Kurupt and Daz Dillinger). ...


Snoop's cousin, Daz Dillinger, was also signed, and the three formed a group called Tha Dogg Pound. The pair had well-received appearances on the first two major Death Row releases, The Chronic and Doggystyle, and due to the successes of the albums, their debut Dogg Food was widely anticipated and did well, both critically and on the charts. Delmar Arnaud (born May 25, 1973), better known by his stage name Daz Dillinger (formerly Dat Nigga Daz) is a rapper and hip hop producer from Long Beach, California. ... Tha Dogg Pound, also known as D.P.G. (Dogg Pound Gangstaz), is a rap group made up of Kurupt and Daz Dillinger. ... Back cover The Chronic is the highly influential debut album from American rap producer Dr. Dre, released in 1992. ... This article is about the Snoop Doggy Dogg album. ... Dogg Food is the debut album by the Tha Dogg Pound. ...


After the signing of Tupac Shakur to Death Row in September 1995, a rivalry was sparked between Death Row and Bad Boy Records. Kurupt and Daz became embroiled in it through the single "New York, New York" from Dogg Food. Queensbridge, New York duo's Capone-n-Noreaga and Mobb Deep would later respond with "L.A., L.A." along with Tragedy Khadafi. Tupac Amaru Shakur (June 16, 1971 – September 13, 1996), also known by his stage names 2Pac, Makaveli, or simply as Pac, was an American artist renowned for his rap music, movie roles, poetry, and his social activism. ... For other uses, see September (disambiguation). ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... The Notorious B.I.G. and Puff Daddy on the cover of Vibe Magazine, September 1996 The East Coast-West Coast hip hop rivalry was an on-going dispute in the early-mid 1990s between artists and fans of the East Coast and West Coast hip-hop scenes. ... Bad Boy Records (originally Bad Boy Entertainment) is an east coast Hiphop/R&B record label founded by producer/rapper Sean Diddy Combs in 1988 that is a subsidiary of Warner Music Group. ... New York, New York is a single off of West Coast duo, Tha Dogg Pounds first album Dogg Food. ... Dogg Food is the debut album by the Tha Dogg Pound. ... Queensbridge Houses is the largest public housing development in the United States. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Capone-N-Noreaga (C-N-N for short) is an East Coast hip hop duo that consists of Capone (Kiam Holley - born in 8 February 1976) and Noreaga (Victor Santiago - born in 6 September 1976). ... Mobb Deep are a hip hop duo which consists of rappers Havoc and Prodigy. ... Tragedy Khadafi (born Percy Chapman) is a black hip-hop artist. ...


Antra Records

When Tupac Shakur was later murdered, Kurupt was one of the first artists to leave Death Row. He signed with A&M Records, which in turn he started his own label Antra Records and released his debut album, entitled Kuruption! in 1998. It was a double-disc album, one drawing on the West Coast and the other on the East Coast. His second album, Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha, was released on Antra in 1999. A&M redirects here. ... Kuruption! is the debut solo album by Kurupt. ... West Coast hip hop, also known as West Coast rap or California hip hop, is a style of hip hop music that originated in California in the early 1980s. ... East Coast hip hop is a style of hip hop music that originated in New York City during the early-1970s. ... Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha is Kurupts second solo album. ...


In 2001, Kurupt released his third solo album, Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey. The album did relatively well, promoted by the single "It's Over." In the same year, Kurupt and Daz released the album Dillinger & Young Gotti under the D.P.G. moniker. Year 2001 (MMI) was a common year starting on Monday (link displays the 2001 Gregorian calendar). ... Daz may refer to: Daz - A person of ill repute and/or of unsound mind (colloquial English from the Yorkshire area of England) Daz Dillinger, an American record producer and rapper Daz, a laundry detergent sold in the United Kingdom DAZ Productions, a company specializing in 3D art and landscape... In 2001 Tha Dogg Pound reunited for their first CD since Dogg Food (1995). ... D.P.G. Recordz (short for Dogg Pound Gangstaz Recordz) is a record label founded by Daz Dillinger, and Terry Choe a. ...


Back on Death Row

In 2002, Kurupt signed back on with Death Row Records as Vice President. Snoop Dogg and Daz, who have an ugly past with Death Row CEO Suge Knight, were shocked by the move and felt betrayed. This didn't sit well with them and a feud ignited between Kurupt and the Dogg Pound associates. Kurupt faded into the background on Death Row, working on the album that would be pushed back numerous times, fans heard from him only on guest appearances or disses to his former groupmates. Knights mugshot for violating probation Marion Knight, Jr. ...


During his second stint on Death Row, Kurupt formed two separate groups, The Riflemen consisting of Kurupt, Mobb Deep, Jayo Felony, 40 Glocc, and The Alchemist. Mobb Deep are a hip hop duo which consists of rappers Havoc and Prodigy. ... Jayo Felony is a rapper from southeast San Diego, California, who has ties to the Neighborhood Rollin 40s Crips (47th street). ... Alan Daniel Maman, better known as The Alchemist, is one of hip hops leading producers. ...


When the album, Against Tha Grain, was finally released in 2005 to poor reviews and sales, Kurupt had already left the label a second time. The feud lasted about 3 years, until early 2005 when Daz acknowledged him and Kurupt were speaking again and had decided to put the past behind them and work together. Not too long after, Snoop Dogg put together a meeting called the "West Coast Conference", which rounded up a large amount of rappers from the West Coast. The press conference was for artists to squash any problems, so they could all work together and make money in the future. Against Tha Grain is Kurupts 4th solo album and his first on Death Row as a solo artist. ...


Recent Years

Kurupt released "Same Day, Different Shit" in 2006. The CD was entirely produced by Daz. and was an independent release. Kurupt has a collaboration album with J. Wells, a West Coast artist, called Digital Smoke released on June 5, 2007 under Bonzi Records. Kurupt recently signed a 2 album deal with Babygrande Records in a joint venture with Gangsta Advisory. Kurupt also recently revealed that a DJ Quik collaboration album is in the works. He also recently appeared on a new compilation album entitled Da Sak Is Fatt released March 18, 2008. by Lyrics Born. ... Babygrande Records is an independent hip-hop record label based in New York City. ... Gangsta Advisory Records is the independent record label headed by Daz Dillinger. ... David Martin Blake (born January 18, 1970), better known as by his stage name DJ Quik, or as of 2007 simply Quik, is a West Coast rapper and record producer from Compton, California. ... A compilation album is an album (music or spoken-word) featuring tracks from one or multiple recording artists, often culled from a variety of sources (such as studio albums, live albums, singles, demos and outtakes. ...


Discography

Main article: Kurupt discography

Kuruption! is the debut solo album by Kurupt. ... Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha is Kurupts second solo album. ... The Originals is an all-male student-run a cappella group at Carnegie Mellon University. ... Against Tha Grain is Kurupts 4th solo album and his first on Death Row as a solo artist. ... by Lyrics Born. ... Digital Smoke is a 2007 (see 2007 in music) collaboration album by West Coast rappers Kurupt and J. Wells. ...

Filmography

Acting

  • 1995 Murder Was the Case: The Movie
  • 1998 Straight from the Streets (Video)
  • 1999 Charlie Hustle: Blueprint of Self-Made Millionaire (Video)
  • 1999 3 the Hard Way (Video)
  • 2000 The Up In Smoke Tour (Video)
  • 2001 Keepin' It Real (as Raw-D)
  • 2001 The Wash (as Maniac)
  • 2002 Kurupt: G-TV (Video)
  • 2002 Half Past Dead (as Twitch)
  • 2002 Dark Blue (as Darryl Orchard)
  • 2003 Fastlane (TV episode called "Dosed" (as Fallon)
  • 2003 Hollywood Homicide (as K-Ro)
  • 2003 "Hardware: Uncensored Music Videos - Hip Hop Volume 1"(Video) (segment "The Next Episode")
  • 2003 Tupac: Resurrection
  • 2003 "Vegas Vamps"
  • 2004 "I Accidentally Domed Your Son" (as Krego)
  • 2004 Johnson Family Vacation (as himself)
  • 2005 "A Talent for Trouble" (as himself)
  • 2005 Brothers in Arms (as Kansas)
  • 2006 "Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops"
  • 2006 Stand By Your Man (as Joker)
  • 2007 Half Past Dead 2 (as Twitch)
  • 2007 Vice (currently filming) (as TJ Greene)

3 The Hard Way is a New Zealand hiphop group formed in 1994. ... The Wash, as seen looking west from Heacham, Norfolk The Wash is also the name of a 2001 film. ... Half Past Dead is a 2002 action movie in which a criminal infiltrates a prison to interrogate a prisoner about the location of a fortune in gold and an FBI agent has to stop him. ... Dark Blue is a 2002 film directed by Ron Shelton. ... Fastlane is an action TV series that was broadcast on Fox from 2002 to 2003. ... Hollywood Homicide is an action comedy 2003 film starring Harrison Ford and Josh Hartnett. ... Johnson Family Vacation is an American comedy film directed by Christopher Erskin, released on April 7, 2004 by Fox Searchlight Pictures. ... Brothers in Arms can refer to: a 1985 album called Brothers in Arms by Dire Straits. ... Half Past Dead 2 is a 2007 action movie starring Bill Goldberg and Kurupt. ...

Grammy Award nominations

Kurupt has been nominated for one Grammy Award but has not yet won an award as of 2006. This article does not cite any references or sources. ... 2006 is a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ...

Category Genre Song Year Result
Grammy Award for Best Rap Performance By A Duo Or Group (with Daz) Soundtrack "What Would You Do" 1996 Nominated

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References

External links

The Internet Movie Database (IMDb) is an online database of information about movies, actors, television shows, production crew personnel, and video games. ... Tha Dogg Pound, also known as D.P.G. (Dogg Pound Gangstaz), is a rap group made up of Kurupt and Daz Dillinger. ... Delmar Arnaud (born May 25, 1973), better known by his stage name Daz Dillinger (formerly Dat Nigga Daz) is a rapper and hip hop producer from Long Beach, California. ... Dogg Food is the debut album by the Tha Dogg Pound. ... In 2001 Tha Dogg Pound reunited for their first CD since Dogg Food (1995). ... 2002 Is an album by Tha Dogg Pound. ... The Last of Tha Pound is a compilation By Tha Dogg Pound. ... Cali Iz Active is an album by Tha Dogg Pound and is also the name of the albums title track and lead single. ... Dogg Chit is an album by Tha Dogg Pound. ... Westcoast Aftershocc is the next solo album by Tha Dogg Pound as made up by West Coast rappers Kurupt and Daz. ... New York, New York is a single off of West Coast duo, Tha Dogg Pounds first album Dogg Food. ... Cali Iz Active is an album by Tha Dogg Pound and is also the name of the albums title track and lead single. ... For other uses, see Vibe. ... D.P.G. Recordz (short for Dogg Pound Gangstaz Recordz) is a record label founded by Daz Dillinger, and Terry Choe a. ... Kuruption! is the debut solo album by Kurupt. ... Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha is Kurupts second solo album. ... The Originals is an all-male student-run a cappella group at Carnegie Mellon University. ... Against Tha Grain is Kurupts 4th solo album and his first on Death Row as a solo artist. ... by Lyrics Born. ... Against Tha Grain The E.P. consists of the songs that Kurupt and Koch Records removed from the original Against The Grain released. ... The Wash was a hip-hop-styled film released on November 16, 2001 featuring Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Ludacris, Xzibit and DJ Pooh, with an appearance made by Eminem (although he wanted 8 Mile to be his film debut, so he remained uncredited). This film was written and directed by... Half Past Dead is a 2002 action movie in which a criminal infiltrates a prison to interrogate a prisoner about the location of a fortune in gold and an FBI agent has to stop him. ... Dark Blue is a 2002 film directed by Ron Shelton. ... Tha Dogg Pound, also known as D.P.G. (Dogg Pound Gangstaz), is a rap group made up of Kurupt and Daz Dillinger. ...

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