again, Kurupt, who prepares
to drop his third album, has shed his single status by recently
becoming engaged to Natina Reed of pop group Blaque. After
the end of his relationship with BK rapper Foxy Brown, Kurupt
says that Natina kept him concentrating on his dreams and
not pettiness. "She helps keep me on point," he
said. "She's in the music industry and knows a lot
about the game."
Kurupt and Natina
will go totally public once the first single drops from
his latest album, Space Boogie : Smoke Oddessey.
He also recorded the song, "Sunshine," dedicated
to Natina. (On her new song "7:30," Foxy Brown
has several choice words for Natina saying, among other
things, "His heart still belongs to me.")
Kurupt says that the new album reflects his new found maturity.
"This album is more mature musically. I'm more or less
letting people into my mind," he said. That's why I
named this one Space Boogie: Smoke Oddessey, because
it's a whole new realm that I've never been in. Along with
Natina, he says that Snoop Dogg also guided him to evolve.
"I talk to Snoop about life. Snoop made me realize
that there is a lot at stake now. I'm burnt out on all that
(wild living)," he said.
the first single off the album, features his fiancée
who actually raps on the second verse. She will also play
his love interest in the accompanying "Grease-styled"
video for the song. Currently, Kurupt is also working on
several film projects including "Plague Season,"
with Ving Rhames and "The Wash" with Dr. Dre and