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CEL-D

CEL-D
Country:United States
Website:http://www.myspace.com/whoizceld
Info:Nathaniel M. Reeves is CEL-D. He's from Parkhill in Staten Island, New York, but currently resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, where he came to attend Shaw University.

Name
His name C.E.L-D is an acronym that stands for Combining Extraordinary Lyrics, which he got from a childhood friend, Brother Wonda also known as Dubbsack. The D was later added by Tawee (Tyrone Hill) with no intial meaning until Precise said "Combining- Extraordinary- Lyrics- Devinely".

Label
Aside from his own solo career he has started his own label G.I.F.T.E.D Music, which will feature such artist as PM Prayin Maner of the Foundation, Smitty B.L.A.C.K, Rigz, Hak, and various compilation albums in partnership with Earl Calliar of BOCC.

Collective
He will also be teaming up with the hip hop collective Royale Order, which will consist of family members C.E.L-D, Corey Red, Precise, Rigz and Hak.

Just Hip Hop
The rapper chose in October 2007 to drop the label "christian artist" and to make music without loosing his spiritual roots: "I've sent my demo to every christian record company known to man and they all said the same thing "You Need To Be More Commercial" Never! I dont know who commercial is, but I think he should be more like me. So in I'm moving back to ny to be front and center in the music/basketball mecca. I'm done with christian labels offering 10 albums deals with $20 advances and no publishing or creative control and a whole lot of booking. If I'm gonna get rapped at least give me enough recoupable money so that I can move my mom outta the hood and quit my 9-5! I'm gonna be changing my music up a bit, because I feel to much of todays christian music is only christian entertainment and not evangelical. I no longer consider myself a christian artist I just do hip hop [...]".

Albums
His debut album "Who Iz CEL-D?" is released on G.I.F.T.E.D Music/M2Music Inc and distributed through Book World Music in 2006.

Stop
The MC released a blog on June 23rd, 2008 after being dissapointed in the christian rap scene: "After much contemplation and alot of regret I have come to the conclusion that it's time to step away from rap! It's the hardest decision I've ever had to make but for a while at least, I know I must. It's actualy been almost a year since I've worked on anything and the december event (royal order meets frontlynaz) was the last time I did an event. I cant say it was a great run because it never really was much of one. In all honesty the music was never really supported much and well, that was the whole purpose. I'm tired of coming up with master plans that don't pan out. I'm tired of hearing everyones idea of what I should do (because none of it works). Fans aren't fans anymore nowadays everyones a critic. "

Sources: MySpace bulletin: Whats NEW????, October 19th, 2007 ; MySpace blog: Fairwell...Iím leaving on the next plane I dont know when Iíll be back again! , June 23rd, 2008.

Release:Who Iz CEL D?
Who Iz CEL D?
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Media:[Audio CD]
Released:2006
Recordlabel:G.I.F.T.E.D Music
Info:1. Intro
2. Jump
3. Detox - featuring Precise and Rigz
4. Stayed Away Too Long
5. Do Me Right - featuring Smitty Black
6. I Rhyme
7. Where U From
8. Walk With Me - featuring Smitty Black
9. It's All Good - featuring Rigz
10. 2 Good 2 B True
11. Blame Game
12. We Change - featuring Smitty Black
13. Blame It On The Church
14. Trials Of Life - featuring Rigz, Hak and Tha Roomate
15. Outro (Shout Outs)
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