Celly Cel

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Celly Cel
Birth name Marcellus McCarver
Origin Vallejo, California[citation needed]
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 1990s–present
Labels Sick Wid It, Jive, Real Talk
Associated acts Spice 1, Jayo Felony, E-40, B-Legit, Clone (Rapper)
Website Celly Cel on Myspace

Marcellus McCarver, better known by his stage name Celly Cel, is an American rapper from Vallejo, California. He released his first single, Lifestyle of a Mack, on his independent record label Realside Records in 1992. He released his debut studio album, Heat 4 Yo Azz, in 1994, and released a second album, Killa Kali, a year later.

In 1996, he appeared on the Red Hot Organization's compilation CD, America is Dying Slowly, alongside Biz Markie, Wu-Tang Clan, and Fat Joe, among many other prominent hip hop artists. The CD, meant to raise awareness of the AIDS epidemic among African American men, was heralded as "a masterpiece" by The Source magazine.

His next appearance wasn't until 1998, with his third album: G-Filez. Deep Conversation followed in mid-2000.

Celly has collaborated with fellow Bay Area rappers E-40 & B-Legit on several occasions.[1]


Studio albums[edit]

Year Title Chart positions[2]
U.S. R&B
1994 Heat 4 Yo Azz - 34
1996 Killa Kali 26 4
1998 The G Filez 53 17
2000 Deep Conversation - 94
2005 It'z Real Out Here - -
2006 Slaps, Straps and Baseball Hats - -
2012 Big Faces EP - -
2013 Morphine X - -



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