October 14, 2022

The Dwellas (Cella Dwellas) - Last Shall Be First (2000)

*A photo of the disc is included in the RAR file.
Country: U.S.A.
Genre: Hip-Hop
Label Number: 1941-2

© 2000 Loud/Stimulated Records
Originally known as the Cella Dwellas, the Dwellas, as their original name suggests, consider themselves to be strictly underground. Their debut album, 1996's Realms 'N Reality, was filled with dank imagery and beats. The Last Shall Be First is in the same vein; however, the group seems to have taken their lyrical flow up a notch. Their improved flow can best be heard on "On the Run," a densely packed, well-told narrative. Also impressive is "Main Aim," a banging horn-filled track first featured on the soundtrack to the film Soul in the Hole." With outstanding cameos from the likes of Large Professor and Inspectah Deck, this shows that they can more than hold their own among hip-hop heavyweights. After listening to The Last Shall Be First, it's clear that the Dwellas have risen to another level.

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