||Jerold Dwight Ellis III
|Also known as
||Thug Lord, Mr. Smoke-A-Lot
October 18, 1974 |
||Oakland, California, USA
||West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap
||Rap-A-Lot, Smoke-A-Lot, Asylum, Godzilla, Noo Trybe
||Luniz, Mac Dre, The Regime, Thug Lordz, Too Short, Akon, Scarface, E-40, T-Pain, Crooked I, Ray J, Dame Grease, Silverback Guerillaz,
Jerold Dwight Ellis III, (born October 18, 1974 in Oakland, California) better known by his stage name Yukmouth, is an American rapper from East Oakland, Oakland, California. He is the founder of The Regime, Smoke-A-Lot Records and Godzilla Entertainment. He is a member of Thug Lordz with C-Bo.
He is a member of the rap duo Luniz along with Numskull. Luniz recorded the weed anthem, "I Got 5 on It". He went on to sign a solo record deal at J-Prince's Rap-a-Lot Records, releasing four albums. His double album debut on the label, entitled Thugged Out: The Albulation went gold. Under his own label, Smoke-a-Lot Records, he has released DVD's and compilation albums, such as the United Ghettos of America series.
Yukmouth is CEO of Smoke-a-Lot Records, which is distributed by Rap-a-Lot Records. The label is home to established artists such as Luniz, Dru Down, Thug Lordz (Yukmouth, C-Bo & Spice 1), The Regime, and Yukmouth himself.
- Original Gangstas (1996)
- "The Siccness Network" (2000-2001)
- Mexican Blow (also released as Warrior) (2002) - The Midnight Sun
- United Ghettos of America vol. 1 (2002)
- United Ghettos of America vol. 2 (2004)
- T9X: The Tech N9ne Experience (2004)
- United Ghettos of America: Eye Candy (2007)
- Yukmouth Uncut (2007)
- Million Dollar DVD (2007)
Grammy Award nominations
|Best R&B Performance by a Duo or Group with Vocals
(with Numskull, Luke Cresswell, Fiona Wilkes, Carl Smith, Fraser Morrison, Everett Bradley, Mr. X, Melle Mel, Yo-Yo, Chaka Khan, Charlie Wilson, Shaquille O'Neal, Quincy Jones & Coolio)