Tha Dogg Pound

Daz Dillinger and Kurupt formed Tha Dogg Pound in 1992. They made their first appearance on Dr. Dre's classic "The Chronic", and it was clear from then that these two complimented each other's skills and techniques and that they would make be tight hiphop team. This was made true by their release "Dogg Food". This album displayed extremely tight rapping skills by both, as well as by Snoop, Hershey Loc, and other guest rappers.Since 1995 they have stayed active with guest appearances and soundtrack cuts.But don't worry about the future of this Dogg duo: As Daz Dillinger put it in an interview in the Source: "It's me and Kurupt fo' life... I wouldn't want it any other way." Hip-hop has been a lifelong mission for Kurupt.

"Rapping is my life." But while the gift of rhyme has been with him since he was a young boy, Kurupt's rap career didn't take off until, as a teen, he moved to Cali. Wanting to get Kurupt off the streets of his hometown Philadelphia, his mother sent Kurupt to live with his father in Hawthorne, later moving to South Central on his own. It was then that Kurupt hooked up with Snoop Dogg. Soon Kurupt was signed to Death Row Records and dropped lyrics on Dr. Dre's The Chronic and Snoop's Doggystyle. By 1994, he and partner, Daz Dillinger, teamed up as the Dogg Pound and in 1995 released their debut, Dogg Food.As things unraveled at the West Coast powerhouse, Kurupt and future ANTRA CEO Joe Marrone, decided to go it alone and signed a joint-venture deal with A&M Records. The double CD Kuruption was divided into an East Coast disc and a West Coast disc, which included such hits as "We Can Freak It."His latest album "Tha Streetz iz a Mutha" droped November 16.

The project reunites Kurupt with some the West Coast's biggest players Daz Dillinger, Dr. Dre, Nate Dogg. Soopafly and Xzibit. KRS-One along with producers Battlecat and Organized Noize are also in the mix.This year we can expect another tight album to hit the streetz - Space Boogie is set to be released in early 2001... ...and no matter what you call him, be it Tha Kingpin, Kalhoon, Young Gotti, Ricardo Brown or Kurupt, this is one rapper on a mission. Daz Dillinger was born Delmar Arnaud and raised in eastside Long Beach, California, and is a cousin to Snoop Dogg and Soopafly. Daz became the primary production guru for DeathRow Records. After producing for 2Pac's "All Eyez on Me" and Snoop's "Tha Doggfather", Daz made his solo debut in 1998 with an album titled "Retaliation, Revenge and Get Back", released on Death Row Records.

Lately he dropped an album called "R.A.W." performing himself together with artists like Kurupt, Mark Morrison, Tray Dee and other westcoast rappers. In 2001 Suge Knight dropped the album Tha Dogg Pound 2002 this album was a spoiler album to Kurupts newest album. It is a hot album and includes appearences from Snoop, 2pac, Xzibit, Nate Dogg and Crooked I. The album also has production from Dre and Swizz Beats. It seems as though the dogg pound will no longer be together due to Kurupt rapping for former label Deathrow. Daz Says it is now the end of DPG 4 life.