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Birth name

Jerold Dwight Ellis III


18 October 1974 (age 42)


East Oakland, Oakland, California, United States


Hip hop, West Coast hip hop, gangsta rap



Years active



Rap-A-Lot, Smoke-A-Lot, Asylum, Godzilla, Noo Trybe

Associated acts

C-Bo, Crooked I, E-40, Luniz, Mac Dre, The Regime, Scarface, Shock G, T-Pain, Thug Lordz, Too Short

Jerold Dwight Ellis III (born 18 October 1974), better known by his stage name Yukmouth, is an American rapper from East Oakland, California. He is a member of the groups Luniz alongside Numskull, and Thug Lordz alongside C-Bo and The Regime. He is the founder of Smoke-A-Lot Records and Godzilla Enertainment.

After Luniz achieved success with the weed anthem "I Got 5 on It", Yukmouth signed a solo record deal with Rap-A-Lot Records and would go on to release four solo albums on the label. His double album debut, Thugged Out: The Albulation, went gold. Under his own label Smoke-A-Lot Records, he has released DVDs and compilation albums, such as the United Ghettos of America series. The Smoke-a-Lot label, which is distributed by Rap-A-Lot, is home to his groups Luniz, The Regime and Thug Lordz, as well as other artists.


  • 1998: Thugged Out: The Albulation
  • 2001: Thug Lord: The New Testament
  • 2003: Godzilla
  • 2008: Million Dollar Mouthpiece
  • 2009: The West Coast Don
  • 2010: The Tonite Show
  • 2010: Free at Last
  • 2012: Half-Baked
  • 2014: GAS - Grow & Sale
  • 2017: JJ Based on a Vill Story