Born Jerold Ellis Jr, better known as the bay area legend, Yukmouth. Yuk started out as one half of the multi platnum rap duo, The Luniz. After their first album Operation Stackolia went multi-platinum, Yuk pursued a solo career after offered from J Prince who is the Rap-A-Lot CEO. After Yuk got his deal he started work on Thugged Out: The Ablulation. While working on his solo material he started a supergroup of BMF status called The Regime. The Regime included some of the best rappers in the U.S. including Tech N9ne, Gonzoe, The Realest, and more. After releasing Thugged Out he took a couple years break and then in 2001 released Thug Lord: The New Testament considered some of his best work to date. Two years later Yuk released Godzilla which including the hit "Nuthin 2 A Boss." Though Yuk has not released an album in over 4 years, he has released a lot of mixtapes including; Million Dollar Game, All Out War Volume 1,2,3 (with The Regime), & The City Of Dope. In addition to that, Yukmouth has worked with artists such as Mac Dre, Redman, Mistah FAB, Dru Down, Kool G Rap, E-40, Messy Marv, just to name a few.
Yukmouth also owns and runs an independent record label, Smoke-A-Lot Records, which is distributed by Rap-A-Lot Records. Artists on the label include Dru Down, The Regime, and others.
Yuk has also dipped into the porn game, directing and producing over 7 adult films and his United Ghettos Of America DVDs which include sex scenes between performances and interviews.