Meet the Artists from “Respect the West” – Kurupt


Government Name: Ricardo Emmanuel Brown

AKA: Kurupt Tha Kingpin, Kurupt Young Gotti, Kurupt Tha Macc

Hometown: Long Beach, California

Started Recording: 1992

Biggest Hit Record: Tha Streetz Iz A Mutha (1999) Hit 31st on the Billboard Top 200 and certified Gold

Associated Acts: Death Row Records, Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg

On SXSW: Sxsw Gives a voice to people who don’t necessarily have a voice, and exposure to people who might not get it otherwise. As well as gives the majors a chance to introduce their new talent.

Follow him: @kurupt_gotti