Guerilla Black

Charles Williamson (born 1977), better known by his stage name Guerilla Black, is an American rapper from Compton, California.[1] Born in Chicago, Illinois, he came to fame after releasing his debut album Guerilla City (2004), which featured the singles "Compton" featuring Beenie Man and "You're The One" featuring Mario Winans. Williamson released a track titled "400 Shotz, the Funeral" taking aim at The Game, Jermaine Dupri and Daz Dillinger. His latest mixtape, "The Black Tapes" was released in 2009. It is notable for Williamson's change in rapping style, a change he acknowledges on several tracks. Featured artists on the Mixtape included Hot Dollar, T-Pain, and Akon.

Guerilla Black
Birth nameCharles Williamson
Born1977 (age 43–44)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
OriginCompton, California, U.S.
GenresWest Coast hip hop
Occupation(s)Rapper, Songwriter
LabelsVirgin/EMI Records
Associated actsHot Dollar, Beenie Man

He has been both criticized and praised for having a similar voice and delivery to The Notorious B.I.G. and even pays homage to Biggie on his "Real Niggaz Say Real Shit" mixtape, on the track "Letter to B.I.G." Williamson also bears a resemblance to Biggie.

He is the brother of rapper Hot Dollar, and both rappers are part of the Dolla Figga hip-hop collective.

Williamson has also contributed both his music and performed voice work of the character Dupree in the video game 187 Ride or Die.




  • 1999: N.O.T.O.R.I.O.U.S. B.L.A.C.K.
  • 2004: Black by Popular Demand
  • 2007: Real Niggaz Say Real Shit (Vol. 1)
  • 2009: The Blacktapes


Year Song Chart positions[2] Album
U.S. Hot 100 U.S. R&B U.S. Rap
2004 "Compton" (feat. Beenie Man) 30 22 Guerilla City
2005 "You're the One" (feat. Mario Winans) 77 43 24
2006 "Whatever" (feat. Hot Dollar) God Bless The Child

Guest appearancesEdit

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"West Coast" 2012 Shorty Mack N/A


  1. ^ Guerilla Black,, accessed April 20, 2010.
  2. ^ Artist Chart History. Billboard. Accessed September 17, 2007.