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Kurupt launches Kickstarter campaign to fund new album/documentary project

March 6th, 2014 8:30pm EST
Rapper Kurupt has launched a crowd-funding campaign online in a bid to raise $15,000 (£9,375) for a new album and DVD project.

The It's Over star recently announced plans for a CD called GTV2, which would be accompanied by a documentary film taking fans behind the scenes of music video shoots, studio sessions, his tour with Snoop Dogg, and movie sets with the likes of Kurt Russell and Steven Seagal.

He is in the process of shooting the project with director Daniel Laughlin, aka Dr. Zodiak, but he has reached out to fans to help cover the costs.

The Kickstarter.com fundraiser is currently...

Kurupt Pays Tribute To Former Fiancée Natina Reed

October 29th, 2012 4:09pm EDT
Rapper Kurupt has broken his silence following the shock death of his former fiancée Natina Reed, branding her passing a "tremendous loss."

The singer, who rose to fame in the 1990s with R&B group Blaque, died on Friday night after she was struck by a car in Georgia.

Her former Blaque bandmates Brandi Williams and Shamari Fears-DeVoe paid tribute to their pal following news of the tragedy, and now Kurupt - who was engaged to Reed in the early 2000s and has a 10-year-old son, Tren Brown, with the singer - has added his own memories of the star.

In a statement to MTV News, he writes, "Myse...

MTV Crowns The 'Celebrity Rap Superstar' During Season Finale, Tonight At 10

October 18th, 2007 8:30am EDT
Kendra Wilkinson
Live on Thursday, October 18th at 10pm ET/PT from the Culver Studio in Los Angeles, California, MTV will reveal the champion of Celebrity Rap Superstar…will it be Shar Jackson or Kendra Wilkinson? Joined by Rap mentors MC Lyte and Too Short with Judges Da Brat, DMC, Big Boi and host Kevin Hart this exciting season finale of "Celebrity Rap Superstar" will be the main event of the evening packed with surprises and special guests. And in a first, all celebrity contestants will be back on stage together to celebrate with one final rhyme. Viewers can go to www.celebrityrapsuperstar.mtv.com t...

MTV's 'Celebrity Rap Superstar' Premieres Tonight At 10

August 30th, 2007 4:06pm EDT
Celebrity Rap Superstar
Redman, Bizarre, Too Short, Bubba Sparxx, Kurupt, Jamal Anderson, Jason Wahler, Efren Ramirez and DMC join "Celebrity Rap Superstar." On Thursday August 30th at 10pm ET some of your favorite celebrities and rappers will make history during this huge live event. They will join Tone Loc, Warren G, MC Lyte, Da Brat, Shar Jackson, Kendra Wilkinson, Sebastian Bach, Countess Vaughn and Kevin Hart whose names were previously announced. The celebrities will work hard to be great rappers and throughout the season perform covers and original rap, R&B, pop and rock songs.

This live weekly co...

Snoop Dogg And Lil Wayne Team Up For Blockstar DVD's 'Welcome To LA' And 'Lil Wayne Edition'

June 29th, 2007 10:00pm EDT
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg and Lil' Wayne are two of the premiere names in hip hop today, so its no wonder they teamed up with the number 1 Hip Hop Documentary series "Blockstar" as they give an inside look into their lives as block stars.

Snoop takes in Blockstar and gives him a rare look to the making of his brand new west coast unity video with "Welcome To LA". In the DVD, you hear from Warren G, Snoop, The Game, JT the Bigga Figga, Kurupt, Daz and more about West Coast Unity and the power of hip hop as a whole. After years of beef between coasts and other hip hop superstars, Snoop aims to bring t...

R&B Singer Teena Marie Releases 12th Album, "Sapphire;" Listen To 'Ooo Wee' Here

May 15th, 2006 11:00pm EDT
Teena Marie
Pint–sized, soul stirring songstress Teena Marie has undeniably been a force to be reckoned with in the nearly thirty years of her professional performing career. The accomplished singer, songwriter, producer and arranger has managed to consistently capture the hearts and spirits of millions fans with her music. As we’ve listened to the passionate R&B grooves on her twelve studio albums and equal number of compilations, the love and emotion Teena Marie has expressed flows like the purest waterfall. On Sapphire, Ms. Marie’s second release on Cash Money Classics/Universal Motown, the vocali...

Concertgoer Sues Snoop Dogg, The Game & Others for $20 Million

April 21st, 2006 11:14am EDT
Snoop Dogg
Snoop Dogg and The Game are being sued by a former fan who alleges he was assaulted, humiliated and robbed onstage during a concert in Seattle, Washington, last year. Richard Monroe II has filed a $20 million lawsuit against Snoop, The Game, Kurupt and Snoopafly.

The 25-year-old claims he was encouraged to jump onstage during the May 2005 gig at Seattle's White River Amphitheatre where Snoop's co-performers and security personnel "restrained, dragged, kicked, punched and jumped" him until he was "beaten unconscious."

Monroe says the rappers further humiliated him in front of a c...

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