Celph Titled

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Celph Titled
Apathy and Celph Titled.jpg
Celph Titled with Apathy, 2014
Background information
Birth name Vic Mercer
Also known as Celph
Born Tampa, Florida, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper, record producer
Years active 1993–present
Labels Demigodz Records
No Sleep Recordings
Associated acts Army of the Pharaohs, Demigodz, Buckwild, Apathy, DutchMassive, Majik Most, Fort Minor, J-Zone, 7L & Esoteric, Paradox 2wx
Website celphtitled.com

Vic Mercer, better known by his stage name Celph Titled, is an American hip-hop solo artist and record producer and a member of the hip-hop supergroup Army of the Pharaohs, as well as the Demigodz along with Connecticut rapper Apathy, Ryu from Get Busy Committee, and rapper Blacastan and Esoteric.

Mercer moved to New York City and began working as an in-house producer and A&R. The now-defunct BUDS International and Bronx Science Records released all of his early records on vinyl, including those of his original group, Equilibrium, and singles from his longstanding partner, Apathy.[1] Grammy Award-winner Mike Shinoda, of Linkin Park, invited Mercer to join his Los Angeles cohorts, Styles of Beyond, as an official part of Fort Minor's album The Rising Tied (2005).

After working with DJ Green Lantern on the Invasion "Fort Minor: We Major" mixtape, Mercer embarked on a nationwide tour with Fort Minor in 2006. Mercer released a The Gatalog, a four-disc set of his guest appearances and freestyles, going back to his early releases from 1998, as his official first offering to a thriving fanbase that already viewed him as a seasoned veteran.[2] After the release of The Gatalog and a move back to Tampa, Mercer spent three years working with the Diggin' In The Crates (D.I.T.C.) multi-platinum producer, Buckwild, on his first album, Nineteen Ninety Now, released on October 26, 2010, on No Sleep Recordings.[3]

Early life[edit]

Celph Titled was born in Tampa, Florida and grew up in the heart of Hillsborough County's rapidly expanding multicultural landscape.

Career[edit]

Mercer moved to New York City and began working as an in-house producer and A&R. The now-defunct BUDS International and Bronx Science Records released all of his early records on vinyl, including those of his original group, Equilibrium, and singles from his longstanding partner, Apathy.[1]

Grammy Award-winner Mike Shinoda, of Linkin Park, invited Mercer to join his Los Angeles cohorts, Styles of Beyond, as an official part of Fort Minor's album The Rising Tied (2005), released on Linkin Park's Machine Shop Recordings/Warner Bros. Records. Shinoda handled production for the album. Jay-Z, who worked with Linkin Park on their collaborative EP Collision Course, served as an executive producer for the album. Shinoda collaborated with many longtime friends (such as hip hop group Styles of Beyond, Jonah Matranga, Holly Brook and Linkin Park turntablist Joe Hahn), as well as many notable and underground hip-hop and R&B artists (such as Common, John Legend, Black Thought, Lupe Fiasco, Kenna, Eric Bobo, Sixx John and Celph Titled) for the album.[4]

After working with DJ Green Lantern on the Invasion "Fort Minor: We Major" mixtape, Mercer embarked on a nationwide tour with Fort Minor in 2006. The mixtape was made as a warm-up/prequel to promote their first album The Rising Tied, and was first released on the internet as a free download.[5][6]

Mercer released a compilation titled The Gatalog, a four-disc set of his guest appearances and freestyles, going back to his early releases from 1998, as his official first offering to a thriving fanbase that already viewed him as a seasoned veteran.[2] After the release of The Gatalog and a move back to Tampa, Mercer spent three years working with the Diggin' In The Crates (D.I.T.C.) multi-platinum producer, Buckwild, on his first album, Nineteen Ninety Now, released on October 26, 2010, on No Sleep Recordings.

On January 14, 2013, Apathy confirmed that Killmatic would be released on March 5. Along with that, he confirmed the official album art.[7] Four days later, Apathy, through his YouTube account, released the first single for Killmatic titled "Demigodz Is Back".[8] On May 5, 2013, Demigodz released their second studio album titled Killmatic. It featured all members including Celph Titled, Apathy, Motive, Blacastan, Esoteric and Ryu. In Death Reborn, Army of the Pharaohs fourth studio album, is set to be released April, 2014 and is stated to have Celph Titled on the album. On November 30, 2013, Vinnie Paz revealed that two new Army Of The Pharaohs albums would be released in 2014. The first album; In Death Reborn is slated for a release on 22 April and the second LP is expected to drop in November.[9] Celph Titled is confirmed to be on the upcoming albums; new members including Demigodz member Blacastan and Zilla from Houston, Texas are said to be joining the group.[10]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Collaborations[edit]

Army of the Pharaohs[edit]

With Apathy[edit]

With Buckwild[edit]

Others[edit]

  • 2007: The Godz Must Be Crazier (with Demigodz)
  • 2011: Land of the Lost (with Ghost 67)
  • 2013: Killmatic (with Demigodz)

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b JohnnyBlaster (2011-03-16). "Know thy Celph: an interview with Celph Titled". Ghettoblaster Magazine. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  2. ^ a b [1][dead link]
  3. ^ "The 2010 HipHopDX Year End Awards | Discussing Lil' Wayne, Drake & Many More Hip Hop Artists". HipHop DX. 2010-12-13. Retrieved 2012-03-03. 
  4. ^ Foley, Jack. "Fort Minor - The Rising Tied". IndieLondon. Retrieved 2 April 2012. 
  5. ^ "We Major Mixtape". Lpassociation.com. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  6. ^ "Fort Minor - We Major Hosted by DJ Green Lantern // Free Mixtape @". Datpiff.com. August 15, 2007. Retrieved March 2, 2012. 
  7. ^ "Apathy - Timeline Photos". Facebook. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  8. ^ "Demigodz - Demigodz Is Back - KILLmatic *OFFICIAL VIDEO*". YouTube. 2013-01-18. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  9. ^ "Twitter / ApathyDGZ: AOTP "In Death Reborn". April". Twitter.com. 2014-01-29. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 
  10. ^ "Army Of The Pharaohs - In Death Reborn to be released April, 2014 -". Hip Hop Site. Retrieved 2014-04-?.  Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  11. ^ "Apathy Responds To Critics Of Feature-Heavy Album, Takes "Soft" Rappers To Task [Interview". KevinNottingham.com. Retrieved 2014-08-10. 

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