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Birth name Jorge Alvarez
Also known as Biolante, Kurious Jorge
Origin Upper West Side, Manhattan, New York, US
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper, producer
Years active 1991–present
Labels Amalgam Digital, Hoppoh/Columbia/SME
Associated acts MF Doom, MF Grimm, Monsta Island Czars, Bamboo Bros, Red Apples 45
Website kuriousjorge.com

Jorge Alvarez, better known by his stage names Kurious or Kurious Jorge, is an American hip hop recording artist from New York, New York.


Kurious is of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent, and grew up in an Upper West Side neighborhood called Manhattan Valley.[1] In 1993 he appeared on Del tha Funkee Homosapien's album No Need for Alarm and on Pete Nice & 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". Then he signed for 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.[citation needed] In 2009 he released his second solo effort II, which featured the singles "Back From Up Unda", "Back with V.I.C.", "Sittin' in My Car" and "Drinks In The Air."




  • 1992: "Walk Like a Duck"
  • 1993: "Uptown Shit"
  • 1994: "I'm Kurious"
  • 2001: "All Great"
  • 2009: "Benetton" (Feat. MC Serch & MF Doom)
  • 2009: "Back With V.I.C."
  • 2009: "Sittin’ In My Car"

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