Early Life

Jose Dumlao III, known as his stage name Yung Rizzo, is a Filipino-American who was born in San Jose, California, the son of Jose & Marilou Dumlao. Many of his relatives live in Hawaii, where he spent most of his vacations when school was not in session. His nickname which would eventually become his stage name was given to him by his varsity basketball coach, Creighton Lane.

Yung Rizzo attended San Jose State University where he received a BA degree in Sociology in December 2009. During his college years, he volunteered at an after-school program tutoring elementary school kids and has since been involved with helping underserved students within the community.

Early Beginnings

He released, “Let Go” a single from the EP, Mindset, spawning the single “Let Go” for radio play at local radio stations such as KSJS 90.5 FM. The music video “Let Go” was released and later featured on one of the biggest Hip-Hop online websites, www.worldstarhiphop.com (WSHH).

In 2009, he was given opportunities that arose to touring several venues later that Summer from California to Hawaii. Yung Rizzo is not only a recording artist but also a songwriter and producer. With his versatility he is able to engage with a variety of audiences and is one of fastest rising Asian-American hip hop artists to date (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinoy_hip_hop).

Yung Rizzo has paved his way through the music industry in the US, and South Pacific Asia. He has collaborated with artists such as hip hop’s own The Jacka, Mistah F.A.B, and more.

2011, Yung Rizzo began to tour overseas in the Philippines and was special guest at many festivities. The Yung Rizzo Foundation has dedicated the sales of “Game Over” on iTunes towards charity by those affected by natural disasters. This announcement was aired on televised network GMA7 as Yung Rizzo made a surprise appearance alongside John Nite and German Moreno (Kuya Germs) in their show Walang Tulugan with Master Showman.


Recently, the EP titled, “Mindset” which features Yung Rizzo’s more conscious side of view was released. You can join Yung Rizzo as he expresses his life experiences through music by following him on social media @yungrizzo