Kurious

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Kurious
Birth nameJorge Alvarez
Also known asBiolante, Kurious Jorge
Born (1969-05-01) May 1, 1969 (age 52)
New York City
OriginUpper West Side, Manhattan, New York, US
GenresHip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, producer
Years active1991–present
LabelsAmalgam Digital, Hoppoh/Columbia/SME
Associated actsMF Doom, MF Grimm, Monsta Island Czars, Bamboo Bros, Red Apples 45
Websitekuriousjorge.com

Jorge Alvarez (born 1 May 1969[1]), better known by his stage names Kurious or Kurious Jorge, is an American hip hop recording artist from New York, New York.

Biography[edit]

Kurious is of Puerto Rican and Cuban descent, and grew up in an Upper West Side neighborhood called Manhattan Valley.[2] In 1993 he appeared 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.[3] 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."

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles[edit]

  • 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"

Guest appearances[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Thank you for all the birthday wishes yesterday. peace". Twitter. Retrieved 29 February 2020.
  2. ^ Allmusic.com bio
  3. ^ Zisook, Brian. "Kurious Jorge's "A Constipated Monkey" To Be Re-Released on September 18th". DJ Booth. Retrieved 3 March 2021.

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