Kurupt Says He Was "Startled" By Kendrick Lamar's "Kurupted" Dedication

Kurupt shares his reaction to Kendrick Lamar's "Kurupted" and says he was "startled at his dedication to his craft."

Sitting down alongside Warren G for an interview with DJ Skee on SKEE Live, Kurupt recalled his early thoughts on Kendrick Lamar before speaking on the TDE rapper’s dedication track “Kurupted.”

“I mean Kendrick blew me away,” he said. “When I first met Kendrick was one thing, but then Terrace [Martin] put me up on a record called ‘Kurupted.’ It was like a dedication strictly to myself. I was just startled, like, ‘Wow. This is K. Dot?’”

“I was just startled at his dedication to his craft as well as how much love he has for the original generation,” he added. “A lot of people don’t show no love to the original generation. They always ask me, ‘Who’s your idol?’ I let’em know from the door, Rakim. Our generation was different. We had a lot of respect and love for the ones who inspired us. Nowadays they really don’t do that so much. So Kendrick really blew me away with that. Then, when he hit’em with ‘Control’...I told people, ‘Man, look, you better leave the kid alone.’”

Kendrick Lamar’s “Kurupted” was released in 2009. “Kurupted” is available for streaming on HipHopDX here.  

In 2010, Kurupt featured on Kendrick Lamar’s Terrace Martin produced “Get Bizy.” Last year, Kendrick Lamar co-opted some of Kurupt’s lyrics from the song for his verse on Big Sean’s “Control.”

“I’m important like the Pope,” Kurupt raps on the 2010 song. “I’m the King of New York / I’m live from South Central / I’m a Muslim on pork.”

Besides a reference to his “big homie Kurupt” during the “Control” verse, Kendrick raps: “I’m important like the Pope / I’m a Muslim on pork / I’m Makaveli’s offspring, I’m the King of New York.”

RELATED: Kurupt Says Rakim Would Be His Dream Collaboration & Names Drake, Kendrick Lamar And Lil Wayne His Favorites



  • Anonymous

    Uncle Tom - When your dad handcuffs you at night, just pretend your enrolled at the police academy.

  • Anonymous

    Kurupt ones of the dopest lyricist ever

  • Anonymous

    my idol is gucci mane

  • Anonymous

    Kurrupt is a legend!! "Psych simatic, automatic static, catatonic supersonic bluebonic chronic addict" DPG!!!

  • TRAP

    Lil Durk and Young Thug are the realest young rappers out there, they are the blueprint of the real niggas and here is why: - Young Thug was arrested for drug possession; - Young Thug was arrested for reckless driving; - Lil Durk was arrested on a weapons charge; - Lil Durk was arrested with a loaded .40-caliber handgun after he threw the weapon in his car when police approached; - they shoot niggas dead; - they beat niggas up; - they sold drugs; - they walk around with illegal weapons; - they go out gunning; - all other rappers rap about being gangster, shooting and killing, but they haven't done it. They ain't no fantasy niggas like: 1. Mobb Deep were 12 / 14 years old when they met at the school of arts. 2. Nas "Escobar" raps about how he is a queens thug, but he wasn't. Lol, nigga only had a ticket for parking his car wrong. So you sold dope? Nigga, the only thing you sold is records. 3. 2Pac never gangbanged 4. Ice Cube was bullied at school and this guy calls himself a "G"? 5. Rick Ross is a legend, but not a streetlegend, but a foodlegend. 6. Eminem raps about killing - he hasn't. He says he hates gay people, but did a song with Elton John? 7. Jay Z raps in open letter about sending shots - he hasn't. Nigga, you never hustled, fucking liar! People in Brooklyn tell other stories... 8. Most of the rappers rap about stuff they haven't done, yet you all support them and say it's real rap. 9. When Rick Ross does it you all claim he is fake and say it's fake rap. This shows that hip hop fans are hypocritical and all these real hip hop fan wanna be's are just some unjustified haters whose opinions are just as irrelevent as the swag fag rapper fans. I never heard your favorite rapper (50 Cent, Jay-Z, Nas, Mobb Deep, Ice Cube, The Game, etc.) diss Lil Durk or Young Thug, because your favorite rapper knows that they will beat him up. Wack or not Lil Durk and Young Thug are the realest young niggas in the rap game and that's a fact. They were drug dealers and gang members before rappers. They have street credentials, they are the only rappers who rap about facts. Your favorite rapper wants to be as real as Young Thug or Lil Durk. That's how real niggas do it. They ain't nothing to fuck with!

    • BIG E

      you are a FUKING IDIOT!!! you talking MAIN STREAM rappers...... lil DICK and Young cum are FAKE AS FUK!!!! you either one of their hype man OR you just LOVE riding their dicks! why don't you talk about REAL gangster rappers... SNOOP, DJ QUIK, THE EASTSIDAZ, 2 Short, BIggie, Scarface, WC, AND YES PAC!!!! you must be a 20's kid or even younger because you talking about "real niggas" that wear SKINNY JEANS AND BRIGHT FRUITY COLORS!!! GET THE FUK OUT OF HERE!

    • Anonymous

      Don't bring race into it, now YOU look stupid!!! Ignorance has no color

    • flo

      So u say The Game never dissed Lil Durk? I guess not. He just murdered him :))

    • Wow

      When you were in line for brains you thought they said "trains" and you got yourself a slow one.

    • Anonymous

      You have no life whatsoever, feel sorry for you white boy.

  • View Nigeria

    Kendrick is also a mentor to many others, If Kurupt got his from lamar dedication is aint a bad one though.

  • 7 Execution Style Murders

    Much love to the OG. Nothing but the upmost respect for DPG. Dogg Food, classic in every spect, lyrics in point, production on point, song arrangement on point. Man these dudes done made a monster. Kurupt '92-'96, couldn't nobody see that dude! Straight up legend, Daz that dude too. Now, after paying my respects to the vets, on to the serious shit. That fruit Kendrick need to go somewhere. Boring ass dude, only appeal to white folks, hipster crap! Kurupt had BLACK fans, Kendrick don't(uncle toms don't count) for real, dude need to lay off the dickriding, kurupt was a beast, we know, but dude take that D a little too deep. Other important issues needing addressing: Fuck Eminem, overrated gimmick ass has-been, holding on to the the spotlight by collating with the exact people he made a career off of dissing. Flip flopping, played out get-up having qu33r. Fuck Hopsin, white boy dick sucking uncle tom, plastic surgery gone wrong nose having suck like fuck dick head. All white fan having, suburban hood raised, white boy at heart using the N word like he got the right too. Bitch your skin black but you whiter than a motherfucker, kill your corny self. Haters: tell me why you mad, don't go full retard, we don't believe you, you need more people, hahaha, beat you honkies to your generic and retarded responses, eat a dick, and it took me less than two minutes to conjure up this essay, eat a dick and kill yourselves, the latter you guys excel at. Haha outies, 100

    • Anonymous

      This site really has taken a turn for the worse. The people above me are spewing things that make no sense at all.

    • @uncletom

      Big bad over privelrdged white boy now calling hip hop "our culture" what the fuck else you f4gs wanna take?? This rap shif ain't for the feint of heart, "punks jump up to get best down" you one of them f4gs quick to use this new shitty slang, yet crying for help cuz don't nobody wanna accept your Fleece Johnson ass style of going bout life. Hahaha, white boy need to stay out the bidniss of this here real representatives, it's a extremely high possibility this h0m0 born in the burbs sheltered from the reality that be this hip hop shit, and he wanna speak like HE know the dileo! Get ya facts straight, ignorant fuck, it's no tolerance for the weak, f4gs already done took over tv, movies, music, what the fuck else you want??? Aibt no room for no peaceful world and unity, for as long as minorities exist! Like mentioned trick, learn your place, and shut the fuck up when real shit is talked about! Whiteboy don't know shit! And all you flaming H0mosexuals, put a slug in your useless selves, plaging this world, all the real: a dub bag and Hennessy! Hahaha I'm killing it!

    • wow

      My friend, you might want to look into therapy. Pretty sure you're a closeted homosexual. No straight man mentions dick that mention. Shit, no GAY men mention dick that much! You have an obsession and it's obvious to everyone else but you. Come on outta the closet.

    • 123

      really??? fuck you my man... all these defensive faggots need to check themself. Man up he's right and you shook for it!

    • gr

      Never in my wildest dreams did I think I would ever be saying this to another human being but: Kill yourself, my man... seriously.


      Do you realize how close your portraits of the gay community resemble the KKK from back in the day? Think about that for a second, if your ADD lets you hold a train of thought for that long. Hip Hop is about unity and having fun. And to think that a white man would have to be the one to tell you..! There's no room for homophobia OR racism in OUR culture. So, your contributions to this culture will never hold weight until you get on some next level shit, because as of now, your pre-programmed, fear-mongering propaganda guzzling, ignorant mfs have no say. Thanks for helping me pass the time while getting this F466OT MOOLAH - my shift is over, peace.

    • 2 enticing 2 let go by @uncletom

      Check out Fleece UncleTom Johnson, this f4g is a white boy trying to make blacks look gay. He's trying to justify being a fa66ot by refuting the claims but really doesn't elaborate, not that I gives a fuck, but this f4g act like he grown, check out his contradictions. "A grown mans power moves" Yet this dick swallower goes on to type "yo momma getting me that sammich" some bullshit around those lines. Qu33r using some straight momma jokes from the 80's, I don't know no grown up ass motherfucker with children who be on these sites taking the side of fruit cakes, that's how I know your ass is white, no self respecting REAL black man would stand for that shit! You're embarrassingyourself, fa66ot. Can't believe this h0m0 has a daughter yet objectified women, like instead of telling 7ESM to read a book, told 'em to get pussy....continue choking off of nut, trick! Hahahaha

    • 7 Execution Style Murders

      Dizzamn! Uncletom, you're getting into arguments because of little ol' me? Like Urkel would do, "did I do that". You know it's sad really, grown up man with kids would spend parts of his day insulting these "kids" assuming the person isn't telling the truth. Anyways, I stand by what I wrote, only person with insecurities is yourself. Haha It's some ish, you'd support the alternative lifestyle as oppose to seeing the real prosper, that's you though, tough guy. Just cuz your taste in music is wack don't make it do for me! Bump that real, that's all I'm saying. Haha, but damn, that dude did a number on you, probably true, cuz you angered like the shit hit close to home, obviously my first comment did. Lmao You a trip, old ass man arguing with young dudes, it isn't no children, that's fo damn sho! But like that dude wrote, you're no longer worth a reply, flatter yourself. Haha outies loc!


      For real, you're DUMB as fuck hahah.. Of course I'll assume you're a kid when even a 6 year old surpasses your intellect (my daugther says you're spelling is off). And where's your mom at with my sammiches?? Shit's taking too long..

    • @uncletom

      So you a player my dude? Ain't no youngin' here. So it's safe to assume you converse with the qu33r? Oh that's right "G" you partake in only grown folk bidniss? Fuck outta here with your little high school online forum name calling. If you Dat dude why you up these walls! Oh you out "getting money" since f4gs be about they paper you there yesmenning ya gay mans moves. Shit ain't all about paper, ol take it in the booty wanna be wise-ass. "fuckboi" bet you not even from hotlana, old' new slang using follower type dude, haha, that's what your ass is. Fleece Johnson ass motherfucker trying to lecture the legit. You ain't never met no insecure dude cuz your ass stay participating in them sausage fests, ok mark ass punk. Get yo gay moolah ma dude, get it how you get it. Dat ass ain't worth a reply no more, go nuts posting. LMAO!!!

    • Uncletom

      LMAOOO yo I'm not gay, youngin. But I'll tell you this much though, I've never known a MAN to be afraid of another mans sexual orientation. Insecure little boys though.. You not men yet, don't speculate on a mans power moves. For now, stick to your little fuckboi moves and daydreaming about dicks all day.. And when you're done, grow up :)

    • @uncletom

      Likes to eat dick but masks it by mentioning delicious pussy. 7 Execution Style Murders, tell these motherfuckers what it is! Haha Uncletom angry he gay and hated.

    • Uncletom

      The homo-tendencies Are strong in this one! Either that post was filmes with Freudian slips, or living in that closet made you a bitter mf.. Telling people to eat dicks all the damn time.. Eat some pussy and come over to the other side, shits delicious!

  • 123456

    kurupted is one of the best songs I have heard in a very long time tbh

  • arun

    yeah its amazing, this nigga is a student of the game, he learns fro mthe best and surpass them

  • zeeezeerax

    one of the best rap songs I have heard in my life

  • Anonymous

    Kurupt was shocked cause it just proves how gay Kendrick is for dick riding all these other rappers.

    • Anonymous

      well said UncleTom.

    • Me

      Uncle Tom bodied your anonymous bitch ass..

    • UncleTom

      Says the DUDE who's able to turn something as respectful as paying homage to your peers into something of a homosexual nature. But by all means, those thoughts runinng through your head all day, they don't mean that you're gay. They don't. Just like you keep telling yourself. PEACE KURUPT N KENDRICK, THEY BOTH BEASTS

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