XXL’s Freshman Class Of 1998: What We Would’ve Said

Kurupt

Kurupt

Nearly six years after first inking a deal with Death Row Records and appearing on Dr. Dre’s seminal The Chronic, Kurupt finally broke out on his own as a solo act. The Philadelphia-born rapper had built a reputation as one of hip-hop’s most respected rappers, working with Daz Dillinger as a member of Tha Dogg Pound and appearing on Death Row partner 2Pac’s All Eyez On Me and Snoop Dogg’s Tha Doggfather. In 1997, Kurupt parted ways with Death Row, allowing him to sign a deal with A&M Records for his ’98 debut Kuruption!

  • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000449866799 Zuri Agbaje

    Kurupt came out in ’92… Why would he be on one years later?

    • http://twitter.com/ThatRobot Robot

      Well many freshmen started a couple of years ago too, there has never been any rule that says you have to be completely fresh to be a freshmen.

      • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000449866799 Zuri Agbaje

        but Dogg Food came out in 95, there have been mutiple complimations from Death Row and soundtracks where he’s rapping… makes no sense