2 Pistols

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2 Pistols
Jeremy "2 Pistols" Saunders (mug shot).jpg
Background information
Birth name Jeremy Lemont Saunders
Also known as 2P
Born (1983-06-11) June 11, 1983 (age 31)
Tarpon Springs, Florida, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2006–present
Labels Blood Money Union (2007–present)
Republic Records (2007-2009)
Cash Money Records/Universal Motown (2009-2011)
Website www.twitter.com/2pistols

Jeremy Lemont Saunders (born June 11, 1983),[1] better known by his stage name 2 Pistols, is an American rapper. He hails from Tarpon Springs, Florida.[2] He has released two albums and a number of singles and mixtapes. He signed with Universal in 2007[3]and his collaboration withT-Painon the song "She Got It", which peaked at #7 on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart in 2008, and hit #2 on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart.[4][5]

Biography[edit]

From a broken home, Saunders grew up being looked after by his extended family. By his teens, he became involved in local crime and in 2005 was incarcerated for eight months.[1] After this he became involved in music promotion and formed a group called Blood Money Union, which consisted of other DJs, producers and rappers.[2]

Saunders' first success in rapping had come with a self-released record called "Dirty Foot," which he wrote while still in high school[2] and distributed in the Tarpon Springs area, at the urging of his cousin. After hearing it played in a local dance club and then witnessing another rapper's performance, 2 Pistols had his first chance to perform on-stage. After taking the stage and performing his own single ("Dirty Foot"), 2 Pistols' confidence in his abilities grew to a point that he began to take his chances at making a career of music seriously.[2]

His debut album, Death Before Dishonor, was released on June 17, 2008[5] and featured production from the Grammy-winning J.U.S.T.I.C.E League, Da Honorable C.N.O.T.E, Bolo Da Producer, and other up and coming producers. Other tracks from the album included "You Know Me feat. Ray J" & "Thats My Word feat.Trey Songz"," in addition to "She Got It." The album peaked at #32 on the Billboard Top 200 chart, and rose to #10 on the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop album chart.[6] 2 Pistols resides in Tampa, Florida and currently releases his music under his own label, Blood Money Union. In February 2014, the album Comin Back Hard appeared through Stage One Music.[7]

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B US Rap CAN
Death Before Dishonor 32 10 6
Comin Back Hard
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

Mixtapes[edit]

  • The Jimmy Jump Introduction (Hosted by DJ Smallz) (2007)[8]
  • Live From the Kitchen (Hosted By DJ Kid Hustle and DJ Hot Rod) (2009)[9]
  • 10-20-Life (with Bigga Rankin) (2010)[10]
  • Hollow Tip Music (w/ DJ Dammit) (2010)[11]
  • Back 4 The 1st Time (Hosted by DJ Hitz and DJ Woogie) (2010)[12]
  • The Rapture (Hosted by DJ Spiniatik ) (2011)[13]
  • Mr. P (Hosted by DJ Dammit) (2011)[14]
  • Arrogant (Street Album) (Hosted by DJ Scream ) (2012)[15]

Singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US US R&B US Rap
"She Got It"
(featuring T-Pain & Tay Dizm)
2008 24 9 2 Death Before Dishonor
"You Know Me"
(featuring Ray J)
"Lights Low"
(featuring C-Ride & Young Joe)
2009 93 13 N/A
"Know That"
(featuring French Montana)
2013 Comin Back Hard
"—" denotes items that did not chart or were not released.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Supervised Population Information Detail - Jeremy L. Saunders". Florida Department of Corrections. Retrieved February 7, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b c d "Biography of 2 Pistols". A&M Entertainment. Retrieved October 14, 2014. 
  3. ^ "Biography for 2 Pistols at AllMusic.com". 
  4. ^ "Billboard Chart information at AllMusic.com". 
  5. ^ a b Listing at Billboard.com, accessed October 15, 2014.
  6. ^ "Billboard Chart information at AllMusic.com". 
  7. ^ Goodwin, Travis (September 3, 2014). "Q&A 2 Pistols talks working with French Montana, his current deal situations, the florida music-scene & more.". Hip Hop Revival. Retrieved October 15, 2014. 
  8. ^ "2 Pistols - The Jimmy Jump Introduction Hosted by DJ Smallz // Free Mixtape @ DatPiff.com". datpiff.com. 2011. Retrieved December 15, 2011. 
  9. ^ "2 PISTOLS - Live From The Kitchen Hosted by Dj Kid Hustle, Dj Hot Rod // Free Mixtape @ DatPiff.com". datpiff.com. 2011. Retrieved December 15, 2011. 
  10. ^ "2 Pistols - 10-20-Life // Free Mixtape @ DatPiff.com". datpiff.com. 2011. Retrieved December 15, 2011. 
  11. ^ "2 Pistols - Hollow Tip Music Hosted by DJ Dammit // Free Mixtape @ DatPiff.com". datpiff.com. 2011. Retrieved December 15, 2011. 
  12. ^ "2 Pistols - Back 4 The 1st Time Hosted by Dj Hitz & Dj Woogie // Free Mixtape @ DatPiff.com". datpiff.com. 2011. Retrieved December 15, 2011. 
  13. ^ "2 Pistols A.K.A 2P - The Rapture Hosted by DJ Spiniatik </ // Free Mixtape @ DatPiff.com". datpiff.com. 2011. Retrieved April 24, 2011. 
  14. ^ "2 Pistols A.K.A 2P - Mr. P 'pistols-paper-pussy' Hosted by DJ Dammit // Free Mixtape @ DatPiff.com". datpiff.com. 2011. Retrieved December 15, 2011. 
  15. ^ "2 Pistols A.K.A 2P - Arrogant "Street Album" Hosted by HoodRich/MMG DJ Scream // Free Mixtape @ DatPiff.com". datpiff.com. 2012. Retrieved September 25, 2012. 
  16. ^ RIAA Gold & Platinum Searchable Database - 2 Pistols Gold & Platinum singles, riaa.com, accessed July 3, 2009

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