When you think of Kurupt, you think of the West Coast rap scene in the '90s. Kurupt was a vital member of Death Row Records who contributed heavily to The Chronic and Doggystyle. Kurupt was a soldier, putting in a verses here and there on labelmates' albums without becoming a household name like 2Pac.
Kurupt impressed on Dogg Pound's double platinum debut, Dogg Food, but he was still fairly slept-on at the time. Young Gotti's breakthrough came on Tha Streetz Iz a Mutha, his 1999 album that solidified his lyrical talents.
At this point, he's been a steady force in the game for 20 years and his expansive discography (filled with solo albums, Dogg Pound albums, compilation albums, and collaborative albums) makes a case for his wide-ranging influence. The Eminem shout out on "Till I Collapse" further immortalized him.