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Kurupt: Biography, Careers, Achievements and More


Who is Kurupt?

Ricardo Emmanuel Brown, popularly known by his stage name Kurupt is a renowned rapper and actor. He is a member of the hip-hop music group Tha Dogg Pound. He founded the group with Daz Dillinger. He is also the ex-executive Vice President of the record label Death Row Records. He is also regarded as one of the pioneers of gangsta rap. He popularized this particular genre of hip hop in the 1990s. He was also a member of hip hop supergroup The HRSMN alongside Ras Kass, Canibus, and Killah Priest.

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Quick bio

Birth NameRicardo Emmanuel Brown
Birth DateNovember 23, 1972 (48)
Birth PlacePhiladelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Birth SignSagittarius
Other NamesKurupt, Young Gotti, Kurupt tha Kingpin
Parent(s)Jamax Collins, and Sharon Hill Brown
Sibling(s)Roscoe Brown
High SchoolLeuzinger High School
ProfessionRapper, Musician, Producer
Active Years1991- Present
Height5 feet 9 inches
Weight75 kg
Eye colourBlack
Hair colourBlack
Sexual OrientationStraight
RelationshipIn a relationship
Spouse(s)Foxy Brown

Natina Reed

Jovan Brown

GirlfriendToni Calvert
Social Media HandlesTwitter 


Net worth$500 Thousand


Why is Kurupt famous?

  • Kurupt is a well-known American rapper and is celebrated for his contribution to the genre gangsta rap. He started his professional career in 1991 when he collaborated with the SOS music group as a recording artist and produced the album One of Many Nights. Soon in 1992, Kurupt signed a contract with Death Row Records. This contract opened many paths for him on his way to success. He consequently met artists like Snoop Dogg, Daz Dillinger, Dr Dre, Nate Dogg, etc. He has also served as the executive vice president of Death Row Records. 
  • Later on, with Daz Dillinger, he formed the rap-duo Tha Dogg Pound and gained immense popularity. The duo produced their first album Dogg Food in 1995. Kurupt then joined Antra records and released his first solo album Kurruption in 1998. Gradually he became popular, and in 2001, Kurupt made his debut in the theatre movie, Maniac in Wash. In 1998, he debuted on the TV show titled Soul Train. He released his second album Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha. Later on, he collaborated with Ras Kass, Canibus, and Killah Priest and formed the hip hop supergroup HRSMN. The group has worked on different projects, including The Academic, Money Bitches Power, The Last Ride. In 2015, Kurupt released his hit single In My Opinion. 
  • On June 18, 2021, the album, now named The Last Ride, was released.

Personal Information

What is the physical appearance of Kurupt?

  • He is a 48 years old American rapper. He was born on November 23, 1972, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA. He is 5 feet 9 inches tall, and his weight is 75 kg. His skin tone is dark. His eyes and hair are black, though he is bald. He has an African ethnicity. His parents are Jamax Collins and Sharon Hill Brown; Roscoe Brown is his sibling. He has attended Leuzinger High School but did not complete his studies. He has a good fan base that comprises 151.1k followers on Twitter and 53. 5k followers on Instagram. 

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Is Kurupt in a relationship?

  • Kurupt is in a relationship with Toni Convert. He married thrice earlier. He married Foxy Brown in 1997, and the couple got divorced in 1999. He then engaged Natina Reed, but the couple did not last long. In 2007, he married for the third time to Jovan Brown, and they separated in 2017. Kurupt reportedly has six children. 


Did Kurupt receive an award?

  • He is recognized all over the world for his contribution to rap. He was nominated for the Grammy Awards in 1996 for Best Rap Performance by a Duo or Group. But unfortunately, he failed to win it.

Net worth

How much does Kurupt earn?

  • His net worth is $500 thousand at present.


  • Kurupt’s real name is Ricardo Emmanuel Brown.
  • He founded The Dogg Pound hip hop group with Daz Dillinger.
  • He was nominated for Grammy Awards in 1996.


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