20 Songs, 1 Hour, 24 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Coming out of East Oakland, Yukmouth has a long and storied history of rapping about greenery. His breakthrough hit was back in 1995 when he was half of The Luniz; their undeniably classic smash hit was "I Got 5 on It." In the years following, he launched a successful solo career, with albums including Thug Lord: The New Testament, Godzilla, and The West Coast Don. He also started his own label (Smoke-A-Lot Records), released a bunch of street-centric DVDs, and has beefed with numerous other rappers, including Too $hort, G Unit, Afroman, and his old partner Numskull. On Half Baked, he rolls up 20 tracks exclusively about his favorite plant. He shares the mic with a gigantic collection of younger Bay Area emcees, including Lee Majors, Beeda Weeda, Philthy Rich, and Blanco, plus older Gs such as B-Legit, Dru Down, Daz Dillinger, Cellski, and Jayo Felony. While the subject matter is pretty one-dimensional, few cover it better than Yuk, especially on anthems like "Put 1 in the Air," "A Million Miles Away," and "Smell It on Me."

EDITORS’ NOTES

Coming out of East Oakland, Yukmouth has a long and storied history of rapping about greenery. His breakthrough hit was back in 1995 when he was half of The Luniz; their undeniably classic smash hit was "I Got 5 on It." In the years following, he launched a successful solo career, with albums including Thug Lord: The New Testament, Godzilla, and The West Coast Don. He also started his own label (Smoke-A-Lot Records), released a bunch of street-centric DVDs, and has beefed with numerous other rappers, including Too $hort, G Unit, Afroman, and his old partner Numskull. On Half Baked, he rolls up 20 tracks exclusively about his favorite plant. He shares the mic with a gigantic collection of younger Bay Area emcees, including Lee Majors, Beeda Weeda, Philthy Rich, and Blanco, plus older Gs such as B-Legit, Dru Down, Daz Dillinger, Cellski, and Jayo Felony. While the subject matter is pretty one-dimensional, few cover it better than Yuk, especially on anthems like "Put 1 in the Air," "A Million Miles Away," and "Smell It on Me."

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About Yukmouth

Rapper Yukmouth first surfaced as one half of the Oakland, California-based duo the Luniz; debuting in 1995 with the album Operation Stackola, they launched a major hit with the single "I Got 5 on It." With the release of 1997's Lunitik Musik, Yukmouth re-christened himself Smoke-a-Lot, but took back his old name in time to make his solo debut a year later with Thugged Out: The Albulation. Thug Lord: The New Testament and Block Shit were issued in spring 2001. United Ghettos of America appeared in 2002 and was followed two years later by a second volume. Million Dollar Mouthpiece dropped in 2008. The West Coast Don arrived in 2009, while 2010 saw the release of the 420 mixtape. A string of solo releases and collaborations came steadily over the next seven years, culminating in a two-part release in 2017, JJ Based on a Vill Story. ~ Jason Ankeny

  • ORIGIN
    Oakland, CA
  • BORN
    October 18, 1974

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