Kurupt’s New Video Is Him, A Mic & One Nearly Breathless Barrage Of Bars
The last few years have been a relatively quiet period for Kurupt. While Young Gotti has toured and delved in side hustles, Tha Dogg Pound verbal assassin slowed his roll with the albums. “Inferno” shows that as anticipation has built for new music from the Philly to Cali MC, Kuruption has a purist approach to music-making.
The MC is working on an album with longtime producer Fred Wreck (reportedly titled Scuba Dust). The beat-master behind ’99 DMX and Ja Rule diss track “Callin’ Out Names,” “Represent Dat G.C.” and “Who Ride Wit Us” unveils his new music with Kurupt. The “Inferno” visual is stripped down. Known for videos with colorful cars, beautiful women, and raw L.A. underbelly, Ricardo Brown stands alone in the booth. Like Nas, he needs just one mic. The man who showed out on The Chronic flashes signs that he still loves innovative rhyming. Fred appears too.
While this is from DJ Pooh’s Growhouse soundtrack, it suggests more things to come. That’s precisely what Cypress Hill did with their latest music (“Reefer Man”) a reunion with DJ Muggs.