Skate Legend Guerrero on Deck with a New CD

Guerrero Skates

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

Skateboards on the wall, one with a Tommy Guerrero design. i i

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

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Skateboards on the wall, one with a Tommy Guerrero design.

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

Ned Wharton, NPR

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. i i

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.

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

Andrew Paynter

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.

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