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Now with this inclusion I was tempted to put in another west coast emcee, Ras Kass, who I prefer to Kurupt – however he lacked the versatility to make hits or write them like Kurupt has. It is a little known fact Kurupt ghost-wrote verses for The Chronic 2001 by Dr Dre.
Often seen as a sidekick of Snoop Dogg and simply a gangsta rapper, Kurupt was however much more an adept freestyler in the era where rappers actually freestyled, or didn’t do so at all. His emceeing technique is aggressive and polysyllabic; he uses complex phrases and wording as well as wordplay. He was also part of perhaps the most lyrical group of all time The Four Horsemen (and the progenitor, in my opinion, of Slaughterhouse – Crooked I seems to think so too). Kurupt also has a stack of great albums and ridiculously lyrical features.
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