February 29, 2016

Celly Cel - The G Filez (1998)


Celly Cel is easily one of my favorite producers of all time--or I should say his team of producers, as he did have a bit of help. I can't really think of anybody off the top of my head who really rivaled them in the bay, besides Khayree of course. Nobody else really had this prime of a balance between a smoked-out feel and some mobby bounce. G Filez is not as tightly put together and sublime as his classic Killa Kali, but damn does it a have a nice sound. The features are dope too, mainly filled with all sorts of guys from the bay. I'm not sure if No Limit had moved to New Orleans at this point, but Silkk is on here and actually provides a solid verse (face it, he's pretty unpredictable). The UGK feature is cool though I feel like it's more of a novelty track that doesn't live up to what it could have been, but hey it's smooth. Celly Cel is underrated as a rapper too, nothing too unique about his delivery, but he provides a laid back flow with a cool bay area accent and really doesn't go wrong on his beats. If you want a smooth sound with a groove provided by guitar licks and precise bass, then get this on your system. My favorite tracks are the title song, Eternal Life, and Get It Crackin'.

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The G Filez