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.

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


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."




  • 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"

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  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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