Luniz

Luniz

Biography

The Luniz were a platinum-selling rap duo from Oakland, California formed by rappers Yukmouth and Numskull. They released an internationally successful hit in 1995 entitled "I Got 5 On It", two versions of which appear on their album Operation Stackola. A third version of the song, featuring Oakland rappers Dru Down, Shock G, Richie Rich, E-40, and Spice 1 has also garnered radio play.

During the mid-nineties, a beef sparked between Luniz and No Limit CEO, Master P over the use of the concept 'the Ice Cream Man'. The term had been first coined by the Luniz and fellow rapper Dru Down on a song of the same name off Dru's debut album. In 2006, Yukmouth confirmed that the beef had been squashed.

Luniz also had a major row with Too Short, deriding him on their song "Playa Hata" and saying in the song "that's why the town got rid of Short." This led to an altercation at KMEL Summer Jam in 1996, between Too Short and some posse members of Luniz.

Too Short was banned from KMEL radio for a brief period of time as a result of the fight at Summer Jam. In the song "Oakland Raiders", however Luniz gave credit to Too Short as being "The first Oakland Raider on the set."

Discography

Luniz - Operation Stackola

Luniz - Operation Stackola

Noo Trybe Records1995
Luniz - Bootlegs & B-Sides

Luniz - Bootlegs & B-Sides

C-Note Records1997
Luniz - Lunitik Muzik

Luniz - Lunitik Muzik

Noo Trybe Records1997
Luniz - Oakland Blaze

Luniz - Oakland Blaze

C-Note Records, Noo Trybe Records1997
Luniz - Silver & Black

Luniz - Silver & Black

Rap-A-Lot Records2002
Luniz - B-Sides And Bootlegs

Luniz - B-Sides And Bootlegs

C-Note Records2003
Luniz - Greatest Hits

Luniz - Greatest Hits

C-Note Records2005
Luniz - The Lost Tapes

Luniz - The Lost Tapes

Godzilla Entertainment, Numworld Entertainment2008
Luniz - The Lost Tapes Vol. 2

Luniz - The Lost Tapes Vol. 2

Godzilla Entertainment, Numworld Entertainment2008
Luniz - High Timez

Luniz - High Timez

Smoke-A-Lot Records, Numworld Music, Zoo Entertainment2015
Luniz - No Pressure

Luniz - No Pressure

X-Ray Records2018

Guest Appearances

Dru Down - Fools From The Street
  • Ice Cream Man

Dru Down - Fools From The Street

C-Note Records1993
The Delinquents - Outta Control EP
  • Cracka Jacka

The Delinquents - Outta Control EP

Dank Or Die Records1995
Blackjack - Addicted To Drama
  • On Da Slunda

Blackjack - Addicted To Drama

Penalty Recordings1996
Dru Down - Can You Feel Me
  • The Mobb

Dru Down - Can You Feel Me

Relativity1996
Digital Underground - Future Rhythm
  • We Got More

Digital Underground - Future Rhythm

Raputation1996
Richie Rich - Seasoned Veteran
  • Questions

Richie Rich - Seasoned Veteran

Def Jam Recordings1996
E-40 - Tha Hall Of Game
  • Circumstances

E-40 - Tha Hall Of Game

Jive1996
Swoop G - Undisputed
  • Tha M.O.B.

Swoop G - Undisputed

Handle Bar Records1997
Cydal - Cydalwayz
  • Hollywood

Cydal - Cydalwayz

Swerve Records1998
  • Mob Shit

Young Swoop G - World Don't Take Me Personally

Wrap Records1998
Big Bear - Doin Thangs
  • Whatcha Workin Wit

Big Bear - Doin Thangs

Tru Game Records1998
The 2 Live Crew - The Real One
  • Bottle And A Blunt

The 2 Live Crew - The Real One

Lil' Joe Records1998
Keak Da Sneak - Sneakacydal
  • Jim Hats

Keak Da Sneak - Sneakacydal

Moe Doe Records1999
D.B.A. - Doing Business As
  • Havin' Thangs

D.B.A. - Doing Business As

Hollywood Records1999
Suga T & Friends - Gettin' It
  • Hoes

Suga T & Friends - Gettin' It

Pushin' Hits Productions2000
2wice - Wuz Crackulatin' 2000
  • All My Riderz

2Wice - Wuz Crackulatin' 2000

Knockout Entertainment2000
Jay Tee - So Cold
  • Shake Yo' Thang

Jay Tee - So Cold

40 Ounce Records2001
Dru Down - Gangsta Pimpin'
  • No Stopping My Hustle

Dru Down - Gangsta Pimpin'

C-Note Records2002
Black Dynasty - Reality Check
  • XXX-Triple X

Black Dynasty - Reality Check

Community Musician2002
The Big Boys - Too Big For That
  • F*** And Tell

The Big Boys - Too Big For That

4712 Music L.L.C.2003
Potluck - Straight Outta Humboldt
  • Mary Jane

Potluck - Straight Outta Humboldt

Suburban Noize Records2006
Digital Underground - "..Cuz A D.U. Party Don't Stop!"
  • Hoo's Hoo

Digital Underground - "..Cuz A D.U. Party Don't Stop!"

Jake Records2008
The Mekanix - Under The Hood
  • Still

The Mekanix - Under The Hood

Zoo Entertainment2016
The Mekanix - Restoration
  • The Hillcastle

The Mekanix - Restoration

Zoo Entertainment2018

Compilations

Original Gangstas: The Soundtrack
  • X.O.

Various - Original Gangstas: The Soundtrack

Noo Trybe Records1996
Cell Block Compilation
  • Out To Be The Boss

Various - Cell Block Compilation

Cell Block Records, Priority Records1996
Don't Be A Menace: The Soundtrack
  • We Got More

Various - Don't Be A Menace To South Central While Drinking Your Juice In The Hood - The Soundtrack

Island Records1996
The Southwest Riders
  • Capable

Various - The Southwest Riders

Sick Wid' It Records, Jive1997
The Lawhouse Experience Vol. 1
  • Live Yo Life

Various - The Lawhouse Experience Vol. 1

Street Life Records, Lawhouse Records, Attic1997
4080 Hip Hop Magazine Presents Bay Area's Greatest Hits
  • I Got 5 On It

Various - 4080 Hip Hop Magazine Presents Bay Area's Greatest Hits

Rusu Records1998
D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin 2: The Mob Bosses
  • Where I've Been All Day

Various - D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin 2: The Mob Bosses

Shot Records1998
Westside Riderz Vol. 1
  • Money

Various - Westside Riderz Vol. 1

MobStyle Recordz1998
Various - Cream
  • Chrome Wheels

Various - Cream

Swervin Entertainment1998
Eyez On The Prize: The Movie Soundtrack
  • All My Niggaz

Various - Eyez On The Prize: The Movie Soundtrack

Trump Tight Records1999
Turf Stories
  • Ryde Or Die

Various - Turf Stories

Ruthless Records, C-Note Records1999
Well Connected
  • Shit Is Real

Various - Well Connected

Hard Time Entertainment1999
Bay Area Playas 1: Fad Authentic Styles
  • Holla Skrill Ya'll

Various - Bay Area Playas 1: Fad Authentic Styles

Snake Pit Records2000
D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin Greatest Hits
  • Where Ive Been All Day

Various - D-Shot Presents Boss Ballin Greatest Hits

Shot Records2000
Blood & Tears Soundtrack
  • I Know The Deal

Various - Blood & Tears Soundtrack

Dogday Records2000
Spice 1 - Hits II: Ganked & Gaffled
  • I Got Five On It (Remix)

Spice 1 - Hits II: Ganked & Gaffled

Mobb Status Entertainment2001
Various - Done Deal Entertainment Presents: Heated Speeches Compilation
  • Let's Be Friends

Various - Done Deal Entertainment Presents: Heated Speeches Compilation

Street Cred Music Group2001
Swervin Entertainment Presents Legendary Compilation Kingz
  • Chrome Wheels

Various - Compilation Kingz

Swervin Entertainment2002
Keak Da Sneak - The Appearances Of...
  • Mobb Shit

Keak Da Sneak - The Appearances Of

Moe Doe Entertainment2002
Bay Area Playas - Bay Area Playas Greatest Hits
  • Holla Skrill Y'all

Bay Area Playas - Bay Area Playas Greatest Hits

French Braids Entertainment2002
Digital Underground - Playwutchyalike: The Best Of
  • We Got More

Digital Underground - Playwutchyalike: The Best Of Digital Underground

Rhino Records2003
Gangsta Rap Greatest Hits: Northwest Whoride
  • Hennessy

Various - Gangsta Rap Greatest Hits: Northwest Whoride

F. U. Payme L.L.C.2004
Dru Down - Greatest Hits
  • Ice Cream Man

Dru Down - Greatest Hits

C-Note Records2006
Various - The Bay Movement
  • Conspiracy

Various - The Bay Movement

Get Low Digital2006
Dru Down - Lost Tapes I
  • Money

Dru Down - Lost Tapes I

Pimp On Records2008
Dru Down - Lost Tapes II
  • Pistols Blazin

Dru Down - Lost Tapes II

Pimp On Records2008
Dru Down - Lost Tapes III
  • Cydalwayz

Dru Down - Lost Tapes III

Pimp On Records2008
Various - Yukmouth Presents 420
  • I Got 5 On It

Various - Yukmouth Presents 420

EMPIRE Distribution2009
Potluck - Greatest Hits With My Buds
  • Mary Jane

Potluck - Greatest Hits With My Buds

Suburban Noize Records2010
The Best Of C-Note Records
  • Oakland Raiders

Various - The Best Of C-Note Records

C-Note Records2011
Mac Dre All Stars Tribute
  • Welcome 2 Da Bay

Various - Mac Dre All Stars Tribute

Thizz Music, B4 And Afta Records2013