He's from Los Angeles! But he doesn't sound like it. He's a emcee and they say he makes pretty good beats and rhymes. He promises if you enjoy pure Hip Hop you will not be upset. You can learn more about him at www.hiphopposite.com and www.myspace.com/celah were he provides free downloads and photos of his journey. Please support independent Hip Hop because a lot of it is organic and doesn't contain additives and preservatives that make us sick...
Like his name, Celah causes all who hear his unique style and message to pause and take note. His debut solo project, Color Outside the Lines, is no exception. Released in April 2007, Color Outside the Lines is more than just an artistic or spiritual expression.
It is a charge to the holy hip-hop community to step up their game. We need to step it up on and off the stage, says Celah. Some of us need to spend more time with the God we rhyme about and others just need to stop rhyming period. At first glance, Celah's sentiments may seem harsh, but they are rooted in love and in his desire to truly make an impact for Christ. He believes "gospel emcees shouldnt strive to be marketable but should, rather, strive to leave their mark."
A rising creative force in Los Angeles' holy hip-hop community, Celah also encourages emcees to pursue excellence, be creative, and have fun with the art form. In addition to his ministry on-stage, Celah co-leads The Nameless Fellowship with emcees L. Brown, TripllH (G-Boy Union) and holy hip-hop legends I.D.O.L. King. The Nameless Fellowship (www.myspace.com/thenamelessfellowship) was designed to unite and sharpen gospel emcees on the West Coast and provide a place where they can come together for support, accountability, bible study and prayer.
Prior to his current ministry, Celah was a member of Disciples of the Most High with whom he recorded the gospel rap EPs Warface and DOMH-Whats the Name? Today, Celah is signed to the newly formed record label Hip Hopposite (www.hiphopposite.com), which released the mixed tape Big Money Jesus featuring Celah and other gospel rap artists in August 2005. The mixtape went on to be featured on the popular Christian radio talk show "The Way of the Master" Hosted by Todd Friel, Kirk Cameron and Ray Comfort (www.thewayofthemaster.com).
Color Outside the Lines is the first release for his company Hip Hopposite in April 2007. Celah is also a member of Covenant Blessing Fellowship (www.covenantblessing.org), and participates in NewSong Los Angeles The Shaw ministry www.newsong.net/la. The Shaw is working to plant an urban church in the Crenshaw District of Los Angeles and operates Klub Zyon, a hip-hop/spoken word outreach ministry designed to bring secular and Christian artists face to face. We have to do our part in what God has given us to do in hip-hop and thats NOT blowing up, but glorifying His name and giving an accurate depiction of Him.