Kurupt is an American rapper, actor, and entrepreneur. He is most known for his work as a member of Tha Dogg Pound, a hip hop duo with Daz Dillinger. He has released several solo albums, including his debut album, Kuruption!, and several collaborative albums, such as Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey and The Return of the Streetz. Kurupt has also appeared in films, including Thicker Than Water, Training Day, and The Wash. In addition to his musical and acting career, Kurupt is also a successful entrepreneur.
Kurupt was born Ricardo Emmanuel Brown on November 23, 1972 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. He was raised in a single-parent household by his mother, who was a singer. Kurupt’s mother was supportive of his musical ambitions, and he began rapping at the age of 12. He moved to California in the early 1990s and began working with Daz Dillinger, a producer and rapper from Long Beach, California.
Kurupt released his debut album, Kuruption!, in 1998. The album was well received by critics and was certified Gold by the Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA). He went on to release several more albums, including Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha, Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey, and The Return of the Streetz. He has also collaborated with other artists, such as Snoop Dogg, Dr. Dre, and Xzibit.
In addition to his musical career, Kurupt has also appeared in films, including Thicker Than Water, Training Day, and The Wash. He has also ventured into the business world, launching a clothing line and a record label. Kurupt is also the CEO of Kurupted Records, which he founded in 2007.
Kurupt is one of the most successful rappers and entrepreneurs of his generation. Throughout his career, he has released several successful albums and collaborated with some of the biggest names in the hip hop industry. He has also ventured into the business world, launching a clothing line and a record label. Kurupt is an example of a successful artist who has been able to parlay his musical success into a successful business career.