Happy Birthday @kurupt_gotti Kurupt. Born Ricardo Emmanuel Brown November 23, 1972. Brown, who is originally from Philadelphia, signed to Death Row Records in the early 90's. While working with Dr. Dre on his classic debut The Chronic, he formed a partnership with Daz Dillinger & together they created Tha Dogg Pound. They were featured heavily on Snoop Dogg's debut album Doggystyle in '93. They released their debut album Dogg Food in 1995 on Halloween. It went Double Platinum & topped both The Billboard's Hot 200 Albums Chart & The R&B Albums Chart. As a solo artist, Kurupt has six studio albums to date.