Kutt Calhoun is an underground hardcore rapper from Kansas City, affiliated with Tech N9ne and the independent label Strange Music. Born Melvin Calhoun in Kansas City, MS, he began his recording career in the late '90s, appearing on the Snug Brim album Center Piece of the Puzzle (1998), where he was credited as "Cutt Dawg". He subsequently began working with fellow Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne, initially serving as his hype man and later appearing on his album Absolute Power (2002). Around this same time he also appeared on releases by BG Bulletwound and Skatterman & Snug Brim. Following these guest features, Calhoun made his full-length solo album debut with B.L.E.V.E. (2004) on Strange Music, the label co-founded by Tech N9ne. Four years later, after numerous more guest features, he released his second album, Feature Presentation (2008), on Strange Music. ~ Jason Birchmeier, Rovi