Don't get this confused with his Shooting Range series, as Shots Fired is a chance for San Francisco rapper Messy Marv to show off his crew and collaborators. That means a long list that goes from Mistah F.A.B. to Philthy Rich with a handful of Marv appearances among them and more Bay Area party music than the average fan can handle. Skip right to Keith Dixon's "Crazy B*tch" if you want the album's creative, hilarious highlight, then check A.B.'s "Gotta Go" for the hypnotic and hazy first runner-up. Newcomers can skip this one but the Bay regulars will find plenty of local heroes and regional slang for this weekend's party, and maybe even next weekend's.
AllMusic Review by David Jeffries