Kutt Calhoun

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Kutt Calhoun
Kutt Calhoun on 2008-07-01.JPG
Kutt Calhoun at release signing for Tech N9ne's Killer on July 1, 2008
Background information
Birth name Melvin Lewis Calhoun Jr.
Also known as Cutt Dawg, Bloody Kutty Cal, Bloody Kutty
Origin Kansas City, Missouri, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1998–present
Labels Strange Music (Former)
Associated acts Tech N9ne
Skatterman & Snug Brim
Deuce Klik
Krizz Kaliko
816 Boyz
Website www.Kutt.com

Melvin Lewis Calhoun Jr., better known by his stage name Kutt Calhoun, is an American rapper from Kansas City, Missouri. His second album, Feature Presentation, debuted at #60 on the Billboard "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums" chart in its first week of release.[1] His third album, Raw and Un-Kutt, performed better on the charts and debuted at #162 on the "Billboard 200" chart in its first week of release.[2] On September 22, 2014, it was announced Kutt Calhoun is no longer signed to Strange Music.[citation needed]

Career[edit]

B.L.E.V.E.[edit]

Kutt would release his debut album, B.L.E.V.E. (standing for Boiling Liquid Expanding Viscous Explosion), on August 10, 2004. The album features several appearances by the man he had performed hype duties for, Tech N9ne, as well as other local rappers, Krizz Kaliko, BG Bulletwound and fellow label mates Skatterman & Snug Brim. The album didn't perform well on the charts, only making an appearance on Billboard's "Top Heatseekers (West North Central)" chart.[3]

Feature Presentation[edit]

After a long hiatus for most of its artists, Strange Music would find a new distribution deal in 2006, and thus a schedule of releases was mapped out. Summer 2007 was originally the projected release time for his second album, Feature Presentation. Strange Music would see a delay in their release schedule however, and Kutt Calhoun would instead record and release the album on October 7, 2008. The album saw features from his label mates Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko and Skatterman & Snug Brim once again, though it also featured several other local rappers such as The Popper, E-Skool, Paul Mussan and BG Bulletwound. The second album performed better on the charts than his debut, reaching #60 on Billboard's "Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums" as well as charting #19 on the "Top Heatseekers" chart.[4] A music video was shot for the song "Bunk Rock Bitch," and the video was released by the Record Label through their YouTube account on January 15, 2009.[5] The video features fellow label mates Tech N9ne and Krizz Kaliko.

Raw and Un-Kutt[edit]

Kutt Calhoun released his third album, Raw and Un-Kutt[6] on June 8, 2010. Singles from the album include: "Naked (Boom Boom Room)" and "Get Kutt". Features include Brotha Lynch Hung, E-40, Joe Budden, Tech N9ne, Too Short, among others.[7] On May 26, 2010, XXL premiered the video for "Naked (Boom Boom Room)" on their website.[8]

Black Gold[edit]

Calhoun released his fourth album, Black Gold on February 26, 2013. The album was supported by two singles "Self Preservation" and "I Been Dope" On Sept 22, 2014 he announced he is no longer with Strange Music but states he's still in good terms with the label. The album features guest appearances from Krizz Kaliko, Brotha Lynch Hung, Tech N9ne, BG Bulletwound, Snug Brim, Bishop Don Dotta, Ben-G Da Prince of Soul, The Popper, Ron Ron and Nesto The Owner. [9] Black Gold debuted at number 120 on the Billboard Hot 200 and number 1 on the Billboard Heatseekers Albums.[10]

Departure from Strange Music[edit]

On September 22, 2014 Calhoun announced he is no longer with Strange Music. But he states he's still on good terms with the label.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of studio albums, with selected chart positions and certifications
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US
[2]
US
Ind

[11]
US R&B
[1]
US
Rap

[12]
B.L.E.V.E.
  • Released: August 10, 2004
  • Label: Strange Music/MSC Entertainment(MSC-1008 2)
  • Format: CD
Feature Presentation
  • Released: October 7, 2008
  • Label: Strange Music(SMI 50)
  • Format: CD
60
Raw and Un-Kutt
  • Released: June 8, 2010
  • Label: Strange Music
  • Format: CD
170 28 27 15
Black Gold
  • Released: February 26, 2013
  • Label: Strange Music
  • Format: CD
120 13 25 22

EP's[edit]

Year Album details
2011 Red-Headed Stepchild
2012 Kelvin

Mixtapes[edit]

Year Album details
2007 Flamez Mixtape
  • Released: September 18, 2007 (2007-09-18)
  • Label: —
  • Format: CD
TBD Flamez Mixtape part Duece
  • Released: TBD
  • Label: —
  • Format: CD
TBD This Blood's For You [With BG Bulletwound]
  • Released: TBD
  • Label: —
  • Format: CD

[14]

Non album tracks[edit]

  • ????: "Bounce" (Kutt Calhoun feat. GrewSum)
  • ????: "Do Somethin'" (Kutt Calhoun)
  • ????: "Flamez [Intro]" (Kutt Calhoun feat. Krizz Kaliko)
  • ????: "Trippin'" (Kutt Calhoun feat. Grant Rice)
  • 2003: "Snap-Back" (Kutt Calhoun feat. Grant Rice)
  • 2003: "When The Rain Drops" (Kutt Calhoun feat. Snug Brim)
  • 2004: "Get Ready" (Kutt Calhoun feat. Grant Rice & Krizz Kaliko)
  • 2006: "Playa Like Me" (Kutt Calhoun feat. Krizz Kaliko)
  • 2006: "Whip It" (Kutt Calhoun feat. Tech N9ne)
  • 2007: "Get Fuct" (Kutt Calhoun with Grant Rice & Panic)
  • 2007: "Strange Noize Intro" (Kutt Calhoun)
  • 2008: "Exclusive" (Kutt Calhoun feat. Krizz Kaliko)
  • 2008: "Freestyle 101" (Kutt Calhoun with Krizz Kaliko & Tech N9ne)
  • 2008: "Party Rock" (Kutt Calhoun feat. Krizz Kaliko)
  • 2010: "I Put That On The Hood" (Kutt Calhoun)
  • 2010: "Hard Dick And Bubblegum" (Kutt Calhoun feat. Stevie Stone)
  • 2010: "Bouncin' Booties" (Kutt Calhoun feat. Bishop)

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"Bianca's and Beatrice's" 2002 Tech N9ne Absolute Power
"Freaky Lil Things" Tech N9ne, Grant Rice
"Hydro" Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko
"Shocked" Tech N9ne
"Walk With a Limp" Krizz Kaliko
"Carwash" 2004 Skatterman & Snug Brim, BG Bulletwound Urban Legendz
"Crazy" Skatterman & Snug Brim
"Mafioso" Skatterman & Snug Brim, Greed, Tech N9ne
"Pakman" Skatterman & Snug Brim
"Kansas City (Concrete Jungle)" Skatterman & Snug Brim, Greed, Krizz Kaliko, BG Bulletwound
"Fuck'em Girl" 2006 Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko Everready (The Religion)
"Groupie"
"Whip It" Tech N9ne
"Playa Like Me" Krizz Kaliko
"That Box" 2007 Tech N9ne, Greed, Krizz Kaliko, Skatterman & Snug Brim Misery Loves Kompany
"Gangsta Shap" Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko
"Sex Out South"
"Keep It Simple" Blaze Ya Dead Homie, Big B Clockwork Gray
"Too Much" 2008 Tech N9ne Killer
"Let's Go" Tech N9ne, Mistah F.A.B.
"Crew Cut" Krizz Kaliko, BG Bulletwound, Makzilla, Skatterman & Snug Brim, Tech N9ne Vitiligo
"Collect" Krizz Kaliko
"Where You Want Me" Krizz Kaliko, Tech N9ne
"In the Streets" Grave Plott, BG Bulletwound, Skatterman & Snug Brim The Plott Thickens
"G-Shit" Grave Plott
"Help Me Change" Skatterman & Snug Brim, Vance LaRoy Word On tha Streets
"Bodies Fall" Prozak, Tech N9ne, Blaze Ya Dead Homie, ROC Tales from the Sick
"Ghetto Love" 2009 Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko Sickology 101
"Poh Me Anutha" Tech N9ne, Potluck
"So High" Krizz Kaliko, Tech N9ne Genius
"She'll Do" Krizz Kaliko, DJ Chill
"B. Boy" Tech N9ne, Big Scoob, Bumpy Knuckles, Skatterman K.O.D.
"Let Me Holla At Cha" Big Scoob, Krizz Kaliko Monsterifik
"Freaks of the Industry" Big Scoob, Krizz Kaliko, Tech N9ne
"Gamer" 2010 Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko The Gates Mixed Plate
"Pow Wow" Tech N9ne, Mon. E.G. the Ghostwriter, Riv Locc, Tay Diggs
"Afterparty" Tech N9ne, Devin the Dude
"Sex to the Beat" Tech N9ne, Bizzy, Krizz Kaliko Bad Season
"Livin' Like I'm Dyin'" Tech N9ne, Ces Cru, Krizz Kaliko
"Down For the Block" Jay Rock, Big Scoob, Tech N9ne
"Ack-a-Donkey" Krizz Kaliko Shock Treatment
"Tonight" Krizz Kaliko, Tech N9ne
"Stranger" Cognito, Tech N9ne, Big Scoob, Loki, Stevie Stone Automatic
"You Owe Like Pookie" 2011 Tech N9ne, Jay Rock All 6's and 7's
"Kocky" Welcome to Strangeland
"Slave" Tech N9ne, Krizz Kaliko
"Gods"
"EMJ" Tech N9ne, Irv da Phenom, ¡Mayday!, Stevie Stone, Jay Rock, Krizz Kaliko, Magnum PI
"Keep My Name Out Your Mouth" 2012 Stevie Stone Rollin' Stone
"Jump" Stevie Stone, Spaide Ripper Momentum
"That's My Kid" 2013 Tech N9ne, Big K.R.I.T., Cee-Lo Green Something Else
"Red Rags" 2014 Tech N9ne, Jay Rock, Big Scoob Strangeulation
"Strangeulation III" Wrekonize, Bernz, Ubiquitous

Music videos[edit]

Year Title Director Artist(s)
As main performer
2009 "Bunk Rock Bitch" Dan Gedman[5] Kutt Calhoun
2010 "Naked (Boom Boom Room)" Dan Gedman[8] Kutt Calhoun ft. Tech N9ne
2011 "I'm The One" Frankie C[15] Kutt Calhoun ft. JL
"All By My Lonely" Frankie C[16] Kutt Calhoun ft. BG Bulletwound
2012 "Bottle Service" Anthony Devera[17] Kutt Calhoun
"Strange $" Anthony Devera[18] Kutt Calhoun
As featured performer
2010 "In My Hood" Nathan Letteer[19] Young Ghost ft. Bridge_B & Kutt Calhoun
2011 "Pressure" Tye Murphy[20] Black Oxygen ft. Kutt Calhoun
2011 "Ooo Wee" Nathan Letteer[21] Steel ft. Kutt Calhoun
Cameo appearances
2002 "Slacker" Ben Mor Tech N9ne
2003 "Imma Tell" Christopher Horvath Tech N9ne
2006 "Bout Ta' Bubble" Prozak Tech N9ne
2007 "City 2 City" Kottonmouth Kings ft. Krizz Kaliko & Tech N9ne
"White Trash Life" Bryan Heiden Big B
2008 "What It Is" RUBONYX[22] Kredulous ft. 3rd Degree
"Like Yeah" Estevan Oriol[23] Tech N9ne
2009 "Red Nose" Dan Gedman[24] Tech N9ne
"Salue" Big Scoob ft. Tech N9ne
2010 "O.G." Dan Gedman[25] Tech N9ne
"KC Tea" Dan Gedman[26] Tech N9ne
"Elevator" Dan Gedman[27] Krizz Kaliko ft. Tech N9ne
"Ego Trippin'" Dan The Man[28] Tech N9ne ft. Krizz Kaliko
2011 "Man In My City (Remix)" Kamera Man[29] Nesto the Owner ft. Bishop Young Don, Cash Image, Rondoe, The Popper, V.V. & Xta-C
"Hotboxin The Van" Bert Trevino[30] Baby Bash, Marcus Manchild & Paul Wall
2012 "All That I Know" Philly Fly Boy[31] Trae ft. Brian Angel, Mystikal & Tech N9ne
2013 "The Reason" Stevie Stone ft. Spaide Ripper
"Salute Me" Tali Blanco ft. Tech N9ne
"Party The Pain Away" Tech N9ne ft. Liz Suwandi

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "R&B/Hip-Hop Albums Chart History". Billboard.com. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved June 17, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b "Billboard 200 Chart History". Billboard.com. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved June 17, 2010. 
  3. ^ "Billboard - Top Heatseekers (West North Central) - B.L.E.V.E.". Retrieved 2008-10-21. [dead link]
  4. ^ "Billboard - Album Chart History". Retrieved 2008-10-16. 
  5. ^ a b Bunk Rock Bitch on YouTube
  6. ^ Video on YouTube
  7. ^ http://www.kutt.com/forum/topics/raw-and-unkutt-up-for-preorder
  8. ^ a b "WORLD PREMIERE: Kutt Calhoun feat. Tech N9ne "Naked" [VIDEO]". XXLMag.com. Harris Publications, Inc. May 26, 2010. Retrieved May 26, 2010. 
  9. ^ http://www.amazon.com/Black-Gold-Explicit/dp/B00B33VJ62
  10. ^ http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.23111/title.hip-hop-album-sales-the-week-ending-3-3-2013
  11. ^ "Independent Albums Chart History". Billboard.com. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved June 17, 2010. 
  12. ^ "Rap Albums Chart History". Billboard.com. Nielsen Business Media, Inc. Retrieved June 17, 2010. 
  13. ^ a b "Strange Music Upcoming Releases". Coathanga Strangla (insert). Brotha Lynch Hung. Kansas City, MO: Strange Music. 2011. 
  14. ^ http://blog.kuttcalhoun.com/2010/12/23/kutt-calhoun-talks-mixtapes-albums-audio/
  15. ^ I'm The One on YouTube
  16. ^ All By My Lonely on YouTube
  17. ^ Bottle Service on Youtube
  18. ^ Strange $ on Youtube
  19. ^ Kutt Calhoun In Young Ghost’s Music Video For ‘In My Hood’
  20. ^ Black Oxygen feat. Kutt Calhoun - "Pressure" on YouTube
  21. ^ Kutt Calhoun in Steel's video 'Ooo Wee' on dir. Nathan Letteer's website
  22. ^ What It Is music video on Myspace.com
  23. ^ Nuevo Revolution's Interview with Tech N9ne 2008 (Part 1 of 2). 2008-08-19. Event occurs at 6:45-7:45. Retrieved 2008-08-19. 
  24. ^ "Tech N9ne "Red Nose"". MTV Networks On Campus Inc. 2009-04-13. Retrieved 2009-04-13. 
  25. ^ "Tech N9ne "O.G." - mtvU". MTV Networks On Campus Inc. 2010-06-11. Retrieved 2010-06-11. 
  26. ^ "Tech N9ne "KC Tea" Official Music Video". Strange Music Inc. 2010-07-21. Retrieved 2010-07-21. 
  27. ^ "Krizz Kaliko "Elevator" Behind the Scenes". Strange Music Inc. 2010-08-25. Retrieved 2010-08-25. 
  28. ^ Fetus (2010-11-27). "Tech N9ne "Ego Trippin’" Video From the Bad Season Mixtape Hosted by DJ Whoo Kid!". RadioPlanet.tv. Retrieved 2010-11-17. 
  29. ^ "Nesto The Owner - Man In My City Remix (Official Music Video)". 2011-02-24. Retrieved 2011-02-27. 
  30. ^ "HOTBOXIN THAT VAN" - Baby Bash Paul Wall & Marcus Manchild (Official Music Video) on YouTube
  31. ^ "Trae Tha Truth Ft. Mystikal, Tech N9ne & Brian Angel - All That I Know [Official Music Video]". ThisIs50.com. January 3, 2012. Retrieved January 3, 2012. The Philly Fly Boy directed clip features Tech N9ne, Brain Angel of Day 26 and Cash Money's newest signee Mystikal. 
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