|Also known as
||Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York, USA
||1991 - present
||Amalgam Digital, Hoppoh/Columbia/SME
||MF Doom, MF Grimm, Monsta Island Czars, Bamboo Bros, Red Apples 45
Jorge Alvarez, also known by his stage names Kurious or Kurious Jorge, is an East Coast underground hip hop artist.
Kurious is of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent, and grew up in an Upper West Side neighborhood called Manhattan Valley. He debuted in 1991 on Powerule's "Young Stars from Nowhere". He then appeared on Pete Nice and DJ Richie Rich's album Dust to Dust. The duo helped Kurious get a record deal with Columbia Records via Bobbito and Pete Nice's Hoppoh imprint. In 1992, he released his first single, "Walk Like a Duck". 1993 saw him signed by Sony Music. In 1994, Kurious released his critically acclaimed debut album A Constipated Monkey.
In 1999, he reemerged on MF DOOM's album Operation: Doomsday on the track "?" and contributed a track to a Monsta Island Czars Mixtape, under the alias Biollante. Amalgam Digital reissued A Constipated Monkey with bonus tracks in 2007. In 2009 he released his second solo effort II, which featured the singles "Back From Up Unda", "Back with VIC", "Sittin' in My Car" and "Drinks In The Air."
- 1992: "Walk Like a Duck" (Hoppoh/Columbia)
- 1993: "Uptown Shit" (Hoppoh/Columbia)
- 1994: "I'm Kurious" (Hoppoh/Columbia)
- 2001: "All Great" (Stonegroove)
- 2009: "Benneton" (Feat. MC Serch & MF DOOM) (Amalgam Digital)
- 2009: "Back With V.I.C." (Amalgam Digital)
- 2009: "Sittin’ In My Car"
- 2012: "White Rum"
- 2014: "Delusional"