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|Birth name||Jerold Dwight Ellis III|
|Also known as||Godzilla, Zilla, JJ, Thug Lord, Mr. Smoke-A-Lot|
|Born||October 18, 1974|
|Origin||Oakland, California, USA|
|Labels||Rap-A-Lot, Smoke-A-Lot, Asylum, Godzilla, Noo Trybe|
|Associated acts||Luniz, Mac Dre, The Regime, Thug Lordz, Too Short, Scarface, E-40, Crooked I, Akon, Dame Grease, T-Pain, Ray J , Tech N9ne|
Jerold Dwight Ellis III (born October 18, 1974), 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.
- 1998: Thugged Out: The Albulation
- 2001: Thug Lord: The New Testament
- 2003: Godzilla
- 2008: Million Dollar Mouthpiece
- 2009: The West Coast Don
- 2010: Free at Last
- 2011: The Tonite Show: Thuggin' & Mobbin'
- 2012: Half Baked
- 2014: GAS (Grow and Sale)
- 2017: JJ Based on a Vill Story
- 2017: JJ Based on a Vill Story Two
- Original Gangstas (1996)
- 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)
- "RIAA - Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - March 26, 2015". http://www.riaa.com. Retrieved 26 March 2015. External link in
- "iTunes - Music - GAS (Grow and Sale) by Yukmouth". iTunes. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
- "iTunes - Music - JJ Based on a Vill Story by Yukmouth". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
- "iTunes - Music - JJ Based on a Vill Story Two by Yukmouth". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
- "Rock On The Net: 39th Annual Grammy Awards - 1997". Retrieved 26 March 2015.