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All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
For a relative newcomer, Guerilla Black sure has a lot going for him on his debut album, Guerilla City. Here he is, a new face on the national scene from Compton, he is, not affiliated with anyone let alone any posse, not down with any particular scene the West Coast had been relatively silent in recent years, and not signed by any significant label Virgin Records, not exactly a brand name synonymous with rap. Yet, this lack of credentials aside, Black has himself a damn impressive debut album. For one, he sounds almost exactly like the Notorious B.I.G. -- no joke, almost exactly like Biggie! And not just his voice itself but also in terms of delivery and subject ...
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Editorial Reviews

All Music Guide - Jason Birchmeier
For a relative newcomer, Guerilla Black sure has a lot going for him on his debut album, Guerilla City. Here he is, a new face on the national scene from Compton, he is, not affiliated with anyone let alone any posse, not down with any particular scene the West Coast had been relatively silent in recent years, and not signed by any significant label Virgin Records, not exactly a brand name synonymous with rap. Yet, this lack of credentials aside, Black has himself a damn impressive debut album. For one, he sounds almost exactly like the Notorious B.I.G. -- no joke, almost exactly like Biggie! And not just his voice itself but also in terms of delivery and subject matter and moreover, he even looks like Big. It's quite amazing, the resemblance. There are moments while you're listening to his album when you drift off for a moment and forget the rapper you're listening to isn't actually Biggie. It's a downright ghostly experience! And Black knows it, too, making the connection for you before Guerilla City even gets a couple minutes underway. No doubt this resemblance was his ticket to the big time, but there's more to Guerilla City than that. The second major virtue the album boasts is solid production courtesy of Carlos Broady, Red Spyda, Mario Winans, Jazze Pha, Roy "Royalty" Hamilton, Rodney Jenkins, Rick Rock, and Fredwreck Nassar. And these are just the most notable producers! Quite an impressive roster of talent to work with, especially for a newcomer, huh? And these guys don't just make beats; they craft a number of could-be hits too long to count on one hand. Believe it or not, Guerilla City is one of the best rap albums to surface over the course of 2004, even if you've never even heard of this guy before and even if nothing commercially significant ever comes of this stellar debut. And if you think that's just good ol' hyperbole, give one of these songs a studious listen and you'll think twice: dare sample either the chilly "What We Gonna Do" with a trademark Nate Dogg hook or the lovely "You're the One" with a trademark Mario Winans hook -- two of the best-crafted, most accessible Biggie songs the Notorious one never recorded.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 9/28/2004
  • Label: Virgin Records Us
  • UPC: 724358178623
  • Catalog Number: 81786

Tracks

Disc 1
  1. 1 Hearts of Fire (5:33)
  2. 2 Guerilla City (4:34)
  3. 3 Compton (3:53)
  4. 4 You're the One (3:38)
  5. 5 The Strip Club (Skit) - Vonda Hope-Eaton (0:52)
  6. 6 Trixxx - Brooke Valentine (3:46)
  7. 7 Guerilla Nasty - Brooke Valentine (3:47)
  8. 8 Sunrise (3:56)
  9. 9 What We Gonna Do (4:51)
  10. 10 The Hotel (Skit) (1:43)
  11. 11 Say What (4:06)
  12. 12 Yes Sir (3:37)
  13. 13 It's All Right (3:26)
  14. 14 Girlfriend (4:43)
  15. 15 My First (4:10)
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Album Credits

Performance Credits
Guerilla Black Primary Artist, Rap
Beenie Man Rap
Fredwreck Nassar Guitar, Keyboards
Traci Nelson Vocals
Marion Remazeilles Vocals
Erik "Baby Jesus" Coomes Bass, Guitar
Technical Credits
Bob Marley Composer
Chuck Mangione Composer
Roy Hamilton Composer
Phalon Alexander Composer
David Wills Composer
Mario Winans Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Moses Davis Composer
Rodney Jerkins Composer, Producer
Roger Karshner Composer
Winston Riley Composer
Charles Williamson Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Jazze Pha Producer, Audio Production
Carlos "6 July" Broady Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Fredwreck Nassar Composer, Producer, Audio Production
Kevin Haywood Engineer
Ricky Lewis Composer
Wassim Zreik Engineer
Alex Thomas Composer, Producer
Roy "Royalty" Hamilton Programming, Producer, Instrumentation
Nathaniel Hale Composer
Ric Rude Producer
Gabriel Rene Composer, Producer
Melvin Jackson Engineer
Curry Weber Engineer
Jared Robbins Digital Editing
Pete Farmer Composer
Jeremy Mackenzie Engineer
Gabriele Chiesa Engineer
Christen Delano Engineer
Pete "Volcano" Farmer Producer, Executive Producer
Leon Gray Composer, Producer
Tommy Jamin Engineer
Marion Remazeilles Composer
Jimmy "Henchmen" Rosemond Executive Producer
Alan Mason Digital Editing
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Highly recommended CD

    This cd is worth the money. If you like Biggie and you wish that he made alot of cds like pac, well when this cd sound just like him and his styles are same too. The song "Trixxx" when I heard it on the radio I thought it was a biggie song until I got the cd. The songs are hot and the skit are hot too. Buy it & listen to it, and if you don't like it, you don't have to read & listen to my comments again. Oh YO, Guerilla good looking out for the shout out "HARTFORD" in the song "Say What" "REPPINHARTFORD"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Almost Biggie...

    This album is hot!!! What he lacks in originality, Guerrilla Black makes up for it in creativity. The guy sounds almost identical to Biggie Smalls (r.i.p.) at many points throughout the album, but he pulls it off amazingly well. Guerrilla City has a lot going for it (especially in the area of production) and I have to agree that this is one of the best albums to drop this year. Pick it up; you won't be disappointed!

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