Kurupt has been a part of hip-hop history since he first stormed onto the scene with his appearance on the songs “Lyrical Gangbang”, “Stranded on Death Row”, and “Bitches Ain’t Shit” from Dr. Dre’s multi-platinum solo debut The Chronic on Death Row Records in 1992. Since those incredible verse-stealing guest appearances, Kurupt has gone on to have a 30-plus year career in the music industry, making history along the way.
He was an integral part of several of hip-hop’s most classic albums including Snoop Dogg’s Doggystyle, Tha Dogg Pound’s Dogg Food with Daz Dillinger, and 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me, in addition to the aforementioned The Chronic with Dr. Dre, during his run on Death Row Records through the 1990s.
Throughout the 2000s Kurupt could be found smashing microphones on his many solo projects (Kuruption!, Tha Streetz Iz A Mutha, Space Boogie, and Streetlights), as well various guest spots throughout the emcee’s prolific career. Kurupt has been featured on records with some of the industry’s heaviest of hitters in Scarface, Xzibit, MC Ren, Heavy D, Ant Banks, Nate Dogg, Ras Kass, Warren G, Too Short, and Ice Cube to name a few.
Happy Birthday, Kurupt!
Here’s “We Can Freak It”, a classic Kurupt record produced by the legendary DJ Battlecat below: