Fans of 2Pac, the Notorious B.I.G. and Ice-T can savor a fresh aural rendition of that old-school flavor with Guerilla Black's debut album, "Guerilla City."

Fans of 2Pac, the Notorious B.I.G. and Ice-T can savor a fresh aural rendition of that old-school flavor with Guerilla Black's debut album, "Guerilla City." The West Coast newcomer kicks off his album by sharing his musical and personal upbringing on "Hearts of Fire." The streetwise anthem to Guerilla Black's Los Angeles-area hometown, "Compton," incorporates Jamaican beats and ad-libs by Beenie Man. Other heavyweight guest appearances from Mario Winans, Nate Dogg and Jazze Pha carry Guerilla Black's baritone into several hybrid styles. Such musical variety, coupled with skillfully played humor and bigwig contributions, weaves a unique character into the album. The burly, head-nodding beats of "Guerilla City" and "Yes Sir" wonderfully recall musical memories of days gone by.—SH

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