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Todd “DG” Davis is killing it with these  WCS HipHop50 interviews. Honestly, what other outlet can keep up? But that’s what makes us special here. Today we bring you a West Coast legend in Yukmouth of the world famous group, The Luniz! This group helped to launch the weed industry in hip-hop with the iconic hit “I Got 5 On It” in 1995. 28 years later, the song has become a part of pop culture as you can hear it on radio and in movies. Yukmouth also known as the Regime General, talks to our own Todd Davis to get his unique thoughts on hip-hop’s 50th birthday and more. Tap in below, yadda-mean?

First things first, this year (August 11th) marked the 50th Anniversary of Hip Hop — What exactly does that mean to and for you? 

It means HIP HOP is here to STAY!!

 
To quote the late, great The Notorious B.I.G., “You never thought that Hip Hop would take it this far!” — Was this something that you ever could’ve imagined? 

BIGGIE was right…because in the begining there was no support from radio nor video outlets, just underground word of mouth.
What are some of your fondest, most stand-out moments / memories from your lengthy tenure in this thing called Hip Hop?
 
Too many to name just one, but the BIGGIE / JODECI tour was (an) amazing start for THE LUNIZ in 1995.
That said, what are your future plans and / or goals throughout the remainder of 2023, going right into ‘24? 
Stay on the grind…working on 3 albums at once, so dropping a lot of music soon..also, the YUKMOUTH TV podcast, I got SMOKE A LOT RADIO and WONDER TWINZ on YouTube…and, a lot of shows / touring.
Switching gears here, what exactly do you want people to get from your music?       
I want fans to get the message and free game i give to apply to their daily grind.
On a more serious note, are you happy with the current state of Hip Hop? 
 
NO, I’m not happy with the current Hip Hop state…it’s SUPER TRASH and LACKLUSTER…there’s no more ORIGINALITY; everybody sounds alike and copying each other.
What do you feel has and will continue to be the key to your longevity?
My love for music keeps me doing music…my grind keeps me motivated to do more…and, staying in tune with your fans..
Do you have any other outside / additional (future) aspirations, maybe even completely away from entertainment?
I’m doing a lot of ventures in the cannabis community, so look out for my strain YUKMOUTH KOOLATO + more coming soon!
What’s an average day like for you?
GYM / STUDIO/ PODCAST…daily.
Please discuss how you interact with and respond to fans… 
I shake hands and tap in with my fans…pics, signed autographs and smoke-outs, so they know I appreciate them and not on some Hollywood shit.
What is your favorite part about this line of work? Your least favorite? And, why? 
 
Best part is making money doing what I love most and that’s music…the bad part is too much time away from family and losing a lot  of old friends.
What advice would you have for someone wanting to follow in your footsteps?
PRAY / BELIEVE in YOURSELF and keep your foot on the GAS…you don’t GRIND, you don’t SHINE!
Lastly, what are the odds of you and Numskull [Luniz] ever working (whether on stage and / or wax) together again? 
ME and that MAN have a lot of differences to settle…once that’s done, anything is possible.
Looking ahead, say five or maybe even ten years from now, where do you see yourself?    
Making millions doing other ventures and verticals with my companies and business partners.
Is there anything I left out or just plain forgot to mention?        
 
Any “parting” words for our readers?
 
It’s the 20th year anniversary for my 3rd album, GODZILLA; damn, time flies! Lol. PEACE OUT, YADADA!!

 

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