Philadelphia rapper Kur’s raw, streetwise lyrics make him one of his city’s most promising MCs.
• The Philly native first rapped under the name C.K. He switched to Kur (a shortened version of his middle name) on a friend’s suggestion.
• Kur honed his skills by participating in lunchtime cyphers while attending W.B. Saul High School.
• He made his debut with 2012’s Straight from the Kur mixtape.
• In 2013, Kur released his “Upside Down Cake” series—three songs in which he rapped about various romantic misadventures over the beat from Drake’s “Pound Cake.”
• Hometown hero Meek Mill tweeted lyrics from Kur’s 2014 track “33 Shots,” giving the young rapper a major cosign.
• Kur was part of the 2016 BET Hip-Hop Awards cypher alongside Sam Black, Ms. Jade, Kur, Dave East, and Young M.A. That same year, he teamed up with Dave East for the joint EP Born Broke, Die Rich.