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Skate Legend Guerrero on Deck with a New CD

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Skate Legend Guerrero on Deck with a New CD

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Skate Legend Guerrero on Deck with a New CD

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Guerrero Skates

Two videos of the legend in action, compliments of YouTube.com:

The skull 'n' bones design marks a Real Skateboard. Guerrero co-founded the company. Ned Wharton, NPR hide caption

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The skull 'n' bones design marks a Real Skateboard. Guerrero co-founded the company.

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Three from the CD

'The Under Dog'

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'Badder than Bullets'

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'War No More'

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Born in San Francisco, a mecca for street skaters, Tommy Guerrero was beating pros in skateboard competitions as a young teenager.

Tommy Guerrero, captured in a rare moment when he's not in motion. Andrew Paynter hide caption

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Tommy Guerrero, captured in a rare moment when he's not in motion.

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A member of the legendary Bones Brigade, he co-founded Real Skateboards in 1990. He still works with the company, and also does graphic design for Krooked Skateboards.

And he's a musician — a one-man groove factory with beats and bass lines ready-made for the streetscapes of skate culture.

The multi-talented Guerrero clearly doesn't like to be put in a pigeon hole. And he tells Andrea Seabrook his music — including his new CD, From the Soil to the Soul — won't fit neatly into any one category, either.