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Sage the Gemini

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Sage the Gemini
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Sage the Gemini in 2015
Background information
Birth name Dominic Wynn Woods
Born (1992-06-20) June 20, 1992 (age 25)
Fairfield, California, U.S.
Genres Hip hop
Occupation(s)
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
  • record producer
Years active 2008–present
Labels
  • Global Gemini
  • HBK Gang
  • Atlantic (current)
Associated acts
Website sagethegeminiofficial.com

Dominic Wynn Woods[1][2] (born June 20, 1992),[3] better known by his stage name Sage the Gemini /s/, is an American rapper, songwriter, and record producer from Fairfield, California. He is a member of California's The HBK Gang. He is known for his single "Gas Pedal" featuring Iamsu!, produced by Sage the Gemini. "Gas Pedal" peaked at number 29 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it Sage's first top 40 hit; it also reached number six on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs in 2013.[4] Sage's song "Red Nose", which he produced himself, peaked at number 54 on the Hot 100 and at number 12 on the Hot R&B Hip-Hop Songs. Both songs were taken from his debut EP Gas Pedal, which peaked at number 29 on the R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart.[5] He signed to Republic Records in August 2013.[6] His debut studio album Remember Me was released on March 25, 2014. His second studio album Bachelor Party, is planned for release in 2017 on Atlantic Records.

Early life

Sage the Gemini was born in either Fairfield, California,[3] or San Francisco, California.[1] He started recording at the age of eleven with his brother after he bought a microphone from Gordon's Music and Sound shop in Fairfield, California. The first track he recorded, at 14, was titled "Made In China".[7] Woods took the name Sage the Gemini due to the color of his eyes and his zodiac sign.[8][9]

Musical career

In 2008, Sage released his first single, "You Should Know" on MySpace. It became a viral hit, generating over three million views worldwide. He then joined Black Money Music Group. Being close friends with rapper Iamsu!, he also joined The HBK Gang.[8][9] Sage then released the singles "Red Nose" and "Gas Pedal" in March 2013. These singles immediately became hits and gained substantial airplay, which attracted Republic Records who signed a deal with him in August 2013. The Recording Industry Association of America certified "Red Nose" Gold and "Gas Pedal" Platinum.[10] On March 25, 2014 Sage released his debut studio album Remember Me.[11][12]

Personal life

Sage has a daughter.[13]

Discography

References

  1. ^ a b Drake, David. "The Recipe: Sage The Gemini On Hitmaking Without a Cosign". Complex. Complex Media, Inc. Archived from the original on February 3, 2016. Retrieved 2016-01-24. ...he was born in San Francisco but reps Farfield, California... 
  2. ^ "Artist Spotlight: Get To Know Sage The Gemini". Republic Records. Archived from the original on January 30, 2016. Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  3. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Sage the Gemini Biography". AllMusic.com (All Media Network, LLC). Retrieved 2016-01-24. 
  4. ^ Sage The Gemini – Chart history. Billboard. Retrieved on 2013-09-14.
  5. ^ Sage The Gemini – Chart history. Billboard. Retrieved on 2013-09-14.
  6. ^ Thursday (2013-08-22). "Sage The Gemini signs to Universal Republic – The latest Bay Area rap and hip-hop music – Thizzler On The Roof". Thizzler.com. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  7. ^ McIntire, George. "Sage the Gemini's Career Slams the 'Gas Pedal'". East Bay Express. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  8. ^ a b "Artist Profile: Sage The Gemini". Republic Records. Archived from the original on July 9, 2015. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  9. ^ a b Ju, Shirley (March 27, 2014). "Sage The Gemini Recalls Meeting HBK Gang and His Early Influences | Rappers Talk Hip Hop Beef and Old School Hip Hop". HipHop DX. Archived from the original on January 15, 2015. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  10. ^ Baker, Soren (2014-01-07). "Sage the Gemini's "Gas Pedal" Goes Platinum and "Red Nose" Goes Gold | Get The Latest Hip Hop News, Rap News and Hip Hop Album Sales". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  11. ^ "Sage The Gemini and Kool John Have The Party Jumping In "College Drop" - XXL". Xxlmag.com. 2013-12-23. Retrieved 2014-01-16. 
  12. ^ "Interview: Sage the Gemini On His New Album and Working With Justin Bieber « Radio.com News". News.radio.com. 2014-02-13. Retrieved 2014-03-28. 
  13. ^ "Sage The Gemini's A Proud Papa, Secret Baby Born?". SOHH.com. January 25, 2017. Retrieved March 17, 2017. 

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