The discography of Kurupt , an American rapper , spans two decades and consists of six studio albums, three compilation albums, one EP and seven singles. Since his debut in he has released through a number of labels, Including Antra, Death Row and Universal. As a recording artist he made his debut on Dr. Dre's The Chronic in He continued to make a number other guest appearances, including Snoop Dogg's Doggystyle the year after. Released in October , one disc of the album was dedicated to the West Coast and the other to the East Coast.
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Going on to a solo career, Kurupt released a series of solo albums that featured hardedged sounds and explicit lyrics. With his own record company, Philadelphia-based Antra Records, and a series of small film roles, Kurupt has broadened his career to become a fledgling entertainment impresario. Ricardo Brown grew up in Philadelphia in a singleparent household. By the time he was 15 years old, Brown was running with a tough crowd and his mother, fearing for his safety, sent him to live with his father in the Los Angeles suburb of Hawthorne, California. Adopting the pseudonym Kurupt, the young rapper soon made contact with the gansta rap scene centered around Compton and South Central Los Angeles. His success was almost immediate: at the age of 18, Kurupt signed a contract with rap impresarios Lamont and Ken Brumfield, who ran Rapp Central Productions and HoodstaLife Publishing. Later, the contracts would become the source of multimillion-dollar lawsuits against gansta rap kingpin Suge Knight and his label, Death Row Records. Part of a group of young rappers from the Los Angeles area that included Snoop Doggy Dogg, Nate Dogg, and Daz Dillinger, Kurupt became part of the successful Death Row team of artists that shook the music scene with lyrics that emphasized their brutal view of ghetto life. Cementing his relationship with the Death Row roster, Kurupt signed a deal with the record label and a publishing contract with its founder, Suge Knight, in They got to stop movies where people get their heads blown off.