Dead Celebrity Status

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Dead Celebrity Status
Origin Canada Sudbury/London
Genres Alternative hip hop, hip hop, rap rock
Years active 2003-present
Labels Bodog, Her Royal Majesty's Records, 6.8.2 Records Inc.
Associated acts Project Wyze
Members Bobby McIntosh
DJ Dopey
Yas Taalat

Dead Celebrity Status is a Canadian hip-hop group originating in Sudbury, Ontario. Rappers Yas Taalat and Bobby McIntosh, both former members of the rock/rap band Project Wyze, teamed up with onetime DMC World Champion DJ Dopey to form Dead Celebrity Status in 2003.[1]


Following the breakup of Project Wyze, Yas and Bobby began writing and recording new material under a new label, Bodog Music.[1] Dead Celebrity Status had been created, but the MCs felt that there was a missing component.[2] They called upon DJ Dopey, an internationally renowned DJ to complete the group.[2]

They partnered with producer Danny Saber, who has worked with acts like The Rolling Stones, U2, and Busta Rhymes to name a few.[3] Saber’s connections allowed the group to feature high-profile artists on their debut album, Blood Music, which was released in 2006.[3] The album features collaborations with artists such as Joss Stone, Dave Navarro, Stephen Perkins, Bif Naked, Twiggy Ramirez, Limore Twena and DJ Lethal.[3] “We Fall, We Fall” was the first single from the album.[4] The track features the guitar talents of Dave Navarro and the lyrics address unreal expectations from pop culture and the music industry.[4] “Messiah,” a track from Blood Music, was featured on the soundtrack of the 2005 film XXX: State of the Union.[5]

Dead Celebrity Status was one of the acts featured in the 2006 North American Warped Tour.[4] They were the opening act for Tech N9ne’s American tour in 2007.[4]

DCS has announced on their website ([6]) that their second album was scheduled to be released on August 6, 2013.


Track list[edit]

  1. "Them (A Prelude)" 3:52
  2. "The Throwaway Kids" 4:15
  3. "Hurts Like..." feat. Bea 4:27
  4. "They Will Love You" 4:16
  5. "What Have We Become" feat. Limore 4:37
  6. "Dancing on the Sun" feat. Charlie Berger 4:34
  7. "D.C.S Massive" feat. D-Sisive & Mag-T 5:12
  8. "Pretty Little Creepshow" 5:09
  9. "Shut It Down" 4:28
  10. "Rockstar" feat. Kelly Perras 4:31
  11. "Dead Famous" 4:19
  12. "Nothing in Common" 4:55


Most online music purchasing services, such as iTunes, Google Play Music, Spotify, and Amazon have the audios of the tracks "While I Was Asleep", "Five Deadly Fingers", and "Back To '88" switched, with the title of one, but the audio of the other.[citation needed]


  1. ^ a b PunkTV.caChristie, Dixon (2007-02-10). "Dead Celebrity Interview with Yas in 2007". Retrieved October 12, 2008. 
  2. ^ a b Much Music Dead Celebrity Status "Dead Celebrity Status". Retrieved October 13, 2008. 
  3. ^ a b c Bodog Music"Dead Celebrity Status at Bodog Music". Retrieved October 16, 2008. 
  4. ^ a b c d Dead Celebrity Status MySpace"Dead Celebrity Status MySpace Blog". Archived from the original on January 13, 2009. Retrieved October 12, 2008. 
  5. ^ "XXX: State of the Union (2005) Soundtrack". Retrieved October 16, 2008. 
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