Kurupt has been handling microphones for longer than most Hip-Hop listeners have been handling responsibilities. With a catalogue deeper and more substantial than just about any other artist in the game, his name still doesn't ring as loud as it should amongst most Hip-Hop circles. It truly is a shame, but like most pioneers in rap, his legacy is disregarded by most of the new generation of enthusiasts.
His latest offering Streetlights is an artistic statement that not only addresses this issue with an updated sound provided predominantly by fellow Los Angeles resident Terrace Martin, but it also showcases the lyrical ferocity that first got him the recognition he attained in his earlier career. This duality is maintained throughout the album with a diverse arrangement of tracks that satisfy listeners of all kinds. Top-notch fare such as <a href="http://smokingsection.uproxx.com/TSS/2010/04/kurupt-in-gotti-we-trust-video">"In Gotti We Trust"</a> and "Streetlights" prove the duo's chemistry to be apparent, but songs like "Scrape" and "I'm Burnt" especially, border on parody with juvenile lines that jar "You're nothing, full of cum/Stupid bitch, you're no more fun/Now Gotti, is who I be/and you're a nothing, ass bitch to me.