Kurupt of the Dogg Pound was featured on TV One’s Unsung this week.
Ever since he made his debut on Dr. Dre’s The Chronic album back in 1992, Kurupt has been known as one of the most vicious MC’s to ever touch a microphone. Born and raised in Philadelphia, Kurupt moved to Los Angeles as a teenager. The combination of his East Coast style and West Coast vibes would make him a rapper diverse enough to satisfy both Hip-Hop purists and mainstream rap fans. His career reached highs as a member of the Dogg Pound on Death Row records in the mid-1990s and he would enjoy moderate success as solo artist through the early-2000s and beyond.
Much of Kurupt’s personal life has been kept in private outside of him dating Foxy Brown and later having a child with singer Natina Reed of Blaque. But with his story being told in his very own Unsung episode, fans and followers gain a deeper insight to the man behind the microphone. Here we also get the origins of how the Dogg Pound “New York, New York” and his infamous DMX diss track “Calling Out Names” came to be.