Curtis Young

Curtis Young

Biography

In the mid- to late 2000s, both New York and California rappers found themselves struggling to make their respective coasts relevant again in light of the South's domination of urban and popular radio. Compton rapper and self-proclaimed West Coast revivalist Hood Surgeon already had a leg up in that department, being the son of the West Coast's most venerated hip-hop producer, Dr. Dre.

Born in December 1981 in Paramount, CA, Curtis Young and his mother relocated to Compton when he was very young and attending elementary school. He grew up in Compton just like his old man, but did not find out that Dr. Dre was his father until he was 12 years old. From that point on, nothing could steer Young away from becoming a rap artist, especially after he finally met the legend when he was 21. Following in his father's footsteps, he went on to establish his own independent label, So Hood Records, and quickly acquired several newcomers to its roster. He also had taken up production and learned how to handle some of the engineering aspects of recording all on his own. Having shelved out a few local mixtapes, Hood Surgeon started receiving exposure through some national publications and Internet sites (sometimes together with Eazy-E's son Lil' Eazy-E) in 2006, which revealed his relationship, and young facial resemblance, to Dr. Dre. The following year, the Surgeon's two singles, "Paradise" and "All I Need," preceded the summer release of his independent debut, The Autopsy of Curtis Young.

Discography

Curtis Young - The Autopsy

Curtis Young - The Autopsy

So Hood Records 2006
Hood Surgeon - Son Of A Doctor

Hood Surgeon - Son Of A Doctor

Mandatory Business 2007
Curtis Young - From Hood Surgeon To Curtis Young

Curtis Young - From Hood Surgeon To Curtis Young

Forever Young Music 2011
Curtis Young - Billionaires Dream

Curtis Young - Billionaires Dream

So Hood Records 2011

Guest Appearances

Choir Boi - Scratch Paper Vol. 2: "Da Bounce"
  • Natural High

Choir Boi - Scratch Paper Vol. 2: "Da Bounce"

Not On Label 2012
Baby S - Cinematic
  • Real West

Baby S - Cinematic

Not On Label 2014
C-Siccness - S D Original 619
  • Niggaz Wit A Attitude

C-Siccness - S D Original 619

Abandon Records 2015

Compilations

Various - Snoop Dogg & JT The Bigga Figga Present Boss' Life Volume 2
  • Made Up My Mind

Various - Snoop Dogg & JT The Bigga Figga Present Boss' Life Volume 2

DJ Networks 2008
Various - Boss' Life 3
  • Rock A Bye

Various - Boss' Life 3

DJ Networks 2008
Various - Platinum State
  • Way I Live

Various - Platinum State

Mandatory Digital 2008
Various - JT The Bigga Figga Presents We Make Starz
  • Eye Of A Soldier

Various - JT The Bigga Figga Presents We Make Starz

Get Low Digital 2009
Various - Family Tree Vol. 1
  • Keep It Moving

Various - Family Tree Vol. 1

So Hood Records 2010
Various - Family Tree, Vol. 2
  • Homicide

Various - Family Tree, Vol. 2

So Hood Records 2013
Various - Serious Pimp Records, Vol. 1
  • Straight Outta Compton

Various - Serious Pimp Records, Vol. 1

Serious Pimp Records 2014