Against Tha Grain
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Against Tha Grain
Against the Grain
Studio album by
ReleasedAugust 23, 2005
Kurupt chronology
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Professional ratings
Review scores
Allmusic4/5 stars[2]
RapReviews5.5/10 stars[3]

Against the Grain is the fourth studio album by American rapper Kurupt and his first on Death Row Records as a solo artist. Kurupt signed back onto Death Row Records, except as a solo artist in 2002. The album was supposed to be released in 2004, but was delayed. It was finally released in August 2005. It was critical because it was Death Row's first freshly recorded album in over 4 years. Unfortunately, the album went almost unnoticed due to the lack of promotion by Koch Records, which currently distributes all of Death Row's albums. Furthermore, Death Row encouraged fans to not purchase this album because the tracklist was altered.


Certain tracks were removed and others added. The cut tracks were later released on a bootleg compilation titled Against tha Grain E.P.. The track "Calico" featuring The Dayton Family was also on their album Family Feud.

Commercial performance

The album peaked at number 60 on the Billboard 200 on September 2005.

Track listing

1."Intro" 0:54
2."Speak On It" (feat. Val C)Mark Sparks4:05
3."Anarchy '87"Mark Sparks4:15
4."Throw Back Muzic '86"Mark Sparks4:12
5."Deep Dishes"Ric Rude4:52
6."Stalkin'"Sir Jinx4:00
7."Can You Feel It" (feat. Potion)Doug Mayhem4:48
8."Slide N Slide Out" (feat. Eastwood, Big Tri and Young Tone)Blaqthoven3:42
9."I'm Back"Tha Row Hitters4:49
10."Jealousy" (feat. Roscoe and M.O.P.)Mark Sparks4:42
11."Tha Past" (feat. Dave Hollister)Doug Mayhem4:46
12."My Homeboys (Back to Back)" (feat. 2Pac and Eastwood)Mark Sparks4:16
13."Bullshit & Nonsense" (feat. Spider Loc and Eastwood)Joshua Andrews3:20
14."Calico" (feat. The Dayton Family)Screwface4:52
15."Hustlin'" (feat. Big Tri and Young Tone)Sir Jinx3:46
16."It's a Wrap"Mark Sparks2:59
17."You Fuckin' with the Best" (feat. Domination)C. Styles4:08
18."Outro" 0:22
Total length:68:48


  1. ^ Jeffries, David. "Against tha Grain - Kurupt". Allmusic.
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  3. ^ "Feature for August 23, 2005 - Kurupt's "Against Tha Grain"". 2005-08-23. Retrieved .

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