Celly Cel

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.

Celly Cel
Birth nameMarcellus McCarver
OriginVallejo, California[citation needed]
GenresHip hop
Years active1990–present
LabelsSick Wid It, Jive, Real Talk
Associated actsSpice 1, Jayo Felony, E-40, B-Legit, Keak Da Sneak
WebsiteCelly Cel

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: The 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 albumsEdit

Title Release Peak chart

Heat 4 Yo Azz 1994 34
Killa Kali 1996 26 4
The G Filez 1998 53 17
Deep Conversation 2000 94
It'z Real Out Here 2005
Slaps, Straps and Baseball Hats 2006
Morphine X 2013
Dirty Mind 2017
"—" denotes a recording that did not chart.

Collaboration albumsEdit

  • Criminal Activity with Criminalz (2001)
  • Bad Influence with The Hillside Stranglaz (2006)

Compilation albumsEdit

Extended playsEdit

  • Big Faces EP (2012)

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