Kurious - Constipated Monkey
The first time I heard Kurious rhyme was his terrific guest appearance on MF DOOM’s “?” from the indomitable Operation: Doomsday. He does more than just hold his own alongside Metal Face (in itself an impressive feat), but I had no idea that he had proven himself five years prior on A Constipated Monkey. Released on Bobbito and Pete Nice’s Hoppoh imprint under Columbia Records, A Constipated Monkey is a gem from start to finish, brimming with the indispensable swing of The Beatnuts and The Stimulated Dummies on the boards.
Kurious doesn’t digress into many different styles throughout the 61 minutes of music, allowing for funny interjections and well-placed loops to bolster his performance (Wiz Khalifa fans might want to check “I’m Kurious” for reference). Catering to underground heads and dance enthusiasts alike, A Constipated Monkey has singles and dusty deep cuts for fans of all kinds to enjoy.