Pill (rapper)

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Pill
Pill (rapper) SXSW 2010.jpg
Pill at SXSW in 2010
Background information
Birth name Tyrone Rivers[1]
Born (1986-11-27) November 27, 1986 (age 31)
Atlanta, Georgia
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s) Rapper
Years active 2009–present
Associated acts Freddie Gibbs, Killer Mike, Tech N9ne, Gunplay, Wale, Yelawolf, Billy TooSlick, Cyhi the Prynce, SL Jones
Website pill4180.com

Tyrone Rivers, better known by his stage name Pill, is an American rapper from Atlanta, Georgia.[2]

Musical career[edit]

In early 2009, Pill's first mixtape 4180: The Prescription, and his first single "Trap Goin' Ham" was released.[1] In September 2009, Pill was featured in The Source's Unsigned Hype section.[3] The mixtape received praise from fellow Atlanta rapper André 3000.[4] Later that year he was featured in XXL's Show & Prove section.[1] He also appeared on Killer Mike's Underground Atlanta compilation, on the tracks "Bunkin'" and "Grind Time."[1][5] Pill's second mixtape 4075: The Refill and his second single off the mixtape "Glass" was released.

In 2010, he was featured on the cover of XXL as part of the XXL Freshman 10 line-up, with Donnis, Nipsey Hussle, Jay Rock, J. Cole, OJ da Juiceman and more.[6] In June 2010, he released his third mixtape and first Gangsta Grillz mixtape 1140: The Overdose which was hosted by DJ Drama.[7] He later appeared on fellow XXL Freshman Freddie Gibbs's EP Str8 Killa No Filla on the track "Do Wrong." [8] He was also featured on "Introducing the Business" by Mark Ronson, which featured on Ronson's album Record Collection (album).

Maybach Music Group, the hip-hop imprint founded by Rick Ross, has announced a partnership with Warner Bros. Records. Maybach also announced its latest signee, Atlanta rapper Pill, on February 22, 2011.[9]

Recently Pill was featured on "Ya Killin Me", a song off of Tech N9ne's new All 6's and 7's album, which appeared as a bonus track.[10]

On January 3, 2012, Pill announced that he was leaving Maybach Music Group Imprint and Warner Bros. Records via his Twitter account.[11]

After a six-year hiatus, Pill released a single "Back Right" on February 15, 2018, produced by 808 Mafia.[12]

Discography[edit]

Mixtapes[edit]

  • 4180: The Prescription (2009)
  • 4075: The Refill (2009)
  • 1140: The Overdose (2010)
  • The Diagnosis (2011)
  • The Epidemic (2012)

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d XXL Magazine November 2009 Issue
  2. ^ Lipshutz, Jason (February 22, 2011). "Rick Ross' Maybach Music Partners with Warners Bros., Signs Pill". Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  3. ^ The Source Issue #234 September/October 2009 Issue
  4. ^ "Andre 3000 Gives Atlanta MC Pill His 'Stamp Of Approval'". Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  5. ^ "Underground Atlanta". 31 August 2009. Retrieved 19 March 2018 – via Amazon.
  6. ^ "Hip-Hop News, Rap Music - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  7. ^ "Hip-Hop News, Rap Music - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  8. ^ "Hip-Hop News, Rap Music - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 19 March 2018.
  9. ^ [1]
  10. ^ "Tech N9ne f. Pill 'Ya Killin' Me'". June 8, 2011. Retrieved 1 August 2012.
  11. ^ Pill [@Pill4180] (3 January 2012). "There are no shots at Rozay or Warner Bros. I'm just deciding to go my separate ways. Love to MMG for the opportunity.. Peace" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  12. ^ "Pill Is Back Right on New Track - XXL". XXL Mag. Retrieved 19 March 2018.

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