Vic Mercer, better known by his stage name Celph Titled, is an American hip-hop solo artist, record producer and member of the hip-hop supergroup Army of the Pharaohs, as well as The Demigodz.
Early life 
Mercer was born in Tampa, Florida, to a Cuban-American mother and a German-Scottish father.
In the 1980's, Mercer's parents had videotaped the classic videos on MTV, in which Mercer would watch regularly. Celph also had an uncle in a popular local rock band, which had a big impact on the scope of Mercer's musical inspirations. "My dad used to show me all the classics". "Thriller, Owner of a Lonely Heart and everything else from Herbie Hancock to ZZ Top, so I was always glued to MTV." After viewing a Fat Boys music video, Celph had his sights set to music.
Mercer then relocated to New York City, New York, and begin working as an in-house producer and A&R. The now-defunct BUDS International and Bronx Science Records released all of Celph's early records on vinyl, including his original group, Equilibrium, and singles from career-long partner-in-rhyme, Apathy.
Grammy Award-winner Mike Shinoda, of Linkin Park, invited Celph to join his Los Angeles, California, cohorts, Styles of Beyond, as an official part of Fort Minor's album The Rising Tied (2005), released on Linkin Park's Machine Shop Recordings/Warner Bros. Records imprint and executive produced by Shawn Carter (also known as Jay-Z).
After working with DJ Green Lantern on Invasion "Fort Minor: We Major" mixtape, Mercer embarked on a nationwide tour with Fort Minor in 2006.
Mercer released a compilation titled, The Gatalog, s quadruple-disc set of Celph's guest appearances and freestyles, going back to his early releases from 1998. Mercer's official debut to a thriving fanbase that already viewed him as a seasoned veteran. After the release of "The Gatalog" and a move back to Tampa, Celph spent three years working with Diggin' In The Crates (D.I.T.C.) multi-platinum producer, Buckwild, on what would become his October 26, 2010, debut album, Nineteen Ninety Now on No Sleep Recordings.