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|Birth name||Garrick Demond Husbands|
|Genres||Gangsta rap, hyphy|
|Years active||1992 - present|
Garrick Demond Husbands (born January 31, 1975), better known by the stage name Numskull. He is half of the Oakland duo The Luniz, a platinum-selling rap duo from Oakland, California formed by rappers Yukmouth and Numskull. They released an internationally successful hit in 1995 entitled "I Got 5 on It".
At 18 years old he got his first big break in the industry, by appearing on Dru Down's Fools From the Streets LP. A video was shot for the anthem "Ice Cream Man", and the result was a major deal with Sony for Dru Down and a major deal with Virgin for the Luniz.
In 1995, The Luniz released their first album "Operation Stackola". It would go on to be certified platinum internationally thanks to the anthem "I Got 5 On It", which received multinational platinum awards in addition to the album it stemmed from. This launched The Luniz into super stardom and appearances on Oprah and Quincy Jones's Grammy-winning album "Q's Jook Joint" followed.
"Lunitik Muzik" followed in 1997 to great critical acclaim, peaking at number 34 on the Billboard 200. It sold roughly 500,000 copies and boasted appearances from Redman, Too Short, and E-40, among others. The most recent Luniz album to hit stores in 2002, titled "Silver & Black" which included C-Bo, Fat Joe and Devin the Dude. Due to record industry politics, and bootlegging, the album achieved modest success, reaching number 53 on the Top R&B/Hip Hop Chart.
Numskull has released 1 album to date outside of the Luniz, and a collaboration album with Clee of Digital Underground entitled Good Laaaawd That's a Lot of Drank released independently in 2000. He has also appeared at a few Digital Underground shows the past few years.
Numskull is accused of 12-15 felonies, including rape. He is currently facing 25 years to life in prison if convicted.