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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.

Birth nameJerold Dwight Ellis III
Also known asGodzilla, JJ, Thug Lord, Smoke-A-Lot
Born (1974-10-18) October 18, 1974 (age 44)
OriginOakland, California, United States
Years active1993–present
LabelsRap-A-Lot, Smoke-A-Lot, Asylum, Godzilla, Noo Trybe
Associated actsLuniz, Mac Dre, The Regime, Thug Lordz, Too Short, Scarface, E-40, Crooked I, Akon, Dame Grease, T-Pain, Ray J, Tech N9ne



Yukmouth is a member of the rap duo Luniz, along with Numskull. Luniz recorded the weed anthem, "I Got 5 on It". Yukmouth signed 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.[1] Under his own label, Smoke-a-Lot Records, he has released DVDs and compilation albums, such as the United Ghettos of America series.


Yukmouth is CEO of Smoke-A-Lot, 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 and Spice 1), The Regime, and Yukmouth himself.


Studio albums


  • 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 nominationsEdit

Category Genre Song Year Result
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)
R&B Stomp 1997 Nominated[6]


  1. ^ "RIAA - Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - March 26, 2015". Retrieved 26 March 2015.
  2. ^ "iTunes - Music - GAS (Grow and Sale) by Yukmouth". iTunes. Retrieved 2014-04-22.
  3. ^ "iTunes - Music - JJ Based on a Vill Story by Yukmouth". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-01-13.
  4. ^ "iTunes - Music - JJ Based on a Vill Story Two by Yukmouth". iTunes. Retrieved 2017-04-21.
  5. ^ "iTunes - Music - JJ Based on a Vill Story Three by Yukmouth". iTunes. Retrieved 2018-02-16.
  6. ^ "Rock On The Net: 39th Annual Grammy Awards - 1997". Retrieved 26 March 2015.

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