A Constipated Monkey
A Constipated Monkey
Studio album by Kurious


January 18, 1994


May 1992 - April 1993


Chung King Studios (New York City)
Rampant Recording Studio (New York City)
LGK Studios (Leonia, New Jersey)


Hip hop




Hoppoh Recordings, Columbia Records, Sony Music Entertainment


The Beatnuts, Bosco Money, Daddy Rich, Bobbito Garcia (exec.), Dan Kealy (exec.), Faith Newman (exec.), Pete Nice (also exec.), The SD50's

Kurious chronology


II (2009)

A Constipated Monkey is the debut studio album by American rapper Kurious, released in 1994 on Hoppoh Recordings, Columbia Records and Sony Music Entertainment. Recording sessions took place from May 1992 to April 1993 in New York at Chung King Studios, Rampant Recording Studio and LGK Studios. Production on the album was handled by Pete Nice, The Beatnuts, Bosco Money, SD50's and DJ Richie Rich. It features guest appearances by Casual, Kadi, The Omen, MF Grimm, Psycho Les & Lucien. The album peaked at #68 on the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums and #31 on the Heatseekers Albums charts in the United States. A Constipated Monkey produced three singles and videos: "Walk Like a Duck", "I'm Kurious" and "Uptown Shit".

Track listing Edit

No. Title Performer(s) Producer(s) Time
1. "Spell It wit a J (Yes, Yes Jorge)" Kurious The Beatnuts 5:05
2. "Top Notch" Kurious, Psycho Les, Lucien The Beatnuts 4:04
3. "I'm Kurious" Kurious Daddy Rich, Pete Nice 3:55
4. "Uptown Shit" Kurious, Kadi, The Omen The Beatnuts 4:36
5. "Leave Ya' with This" Kurious The SD50's 3:42
6. "Fresh Out the Box" Kurious The Beatnuts 5:15
7. "Walk Like a Duck" Kurious The Beatnuts 4:56
8. "Tear Shit Up" Kurious, The Grimm Reaper The Beatnuts 3:40
9. "Baby Bust It" Kurious, Casual The SD50's 4:30
10. "Nikole" Kurious Bosco Money 4:22
11. "What's the Real" Kurious The SD50's 4:27
12. "Jorge of the Projects" Kurious The SD50's 4:34

Samples Edit

Spell It wit a J (Yes, Yes Jorge)

  • "Darkest Light" by Lafayette Afro Rock Band
  • "Be Black Baby" by Grady Tate

Top Notch

  • "Get Out of My Life, Woman" by Bill Cosby
  • "Afro Connections at a Hi-5 (In the Eyes of a Hoodlum)" by De La Soul

I'm Kurious

  • "Don't Change Your Love" by Five Stairsteps
  • "Mysterious Vibes" by The Blackbyrds
  • "Curious" by Midnight Star

Uptown Shit

  • "Mystic Voyage" by Roy Ayers
  • "Spinning Wheel" by Lonnie Smith

Leave Ya' with This

  • "Free Soul" by John Klemmer
  • "Jeremiah Puckett" by Eddie Fisher (Jazz Guitarist)

Fresh Out the Box

Walk Like a Duck

  • "School Boy Crush" by Average White Band
  • "Long Red" by Mountain
  • "Get Out of My Life Woman" by Grassella Oliphant
  • "The Soil I Tilled for You" by The Shades of Brown

Tear Shit Up

  • "Fool Yourself" by Little Feat
  • "Bossa Nova" by Donny Hathaway
  • "Cool V's Tribute to Scratching" by Biz Markie

Baby Bust It

  • "Don't Cha Hearing Me Calling To Ya" by Junior Mance
  • "The Infamous Date Rape" by A Tribe Called Quest


  • "When the Levee Breaks" by Led Zeppelin
  • "Stoned Soul Picnic" by The 5th Dimension

What's the Real

  • "Summertime" by Dizzy Gillespie
  • "People Sure Act Funny" by Lonnie Smith

Jorge of the Projects

  • "Knocking 'Round the Zoo (1971 Version)" by James Taylor and The Flying Machine
  • "Gibraltar" by Stanley Turrentine
  • "Everything I Do Gonna Be Funky (From Now On)" by Lou Donaldson
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