2 Pistols

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2 Pistols
Mug shot, circa 2006
Mug shot, circa 2006
Background information
Birth nameJeremy Lemont Saunders
Also known as2P
Born (1983-06-11) June 11, 1983 (age 39)
Tarpon Springs, Florida, U.S.
GenresHip hop
Occupations
  • Rapper
  • songwriter
Years active2006–present
Labels

Jeremy Lemont Saunders (born June 11, 1983),[1] better known by his stage name 2 Pistols (censored as 2P), is an American rapper from Tarpon Springs, Florida.[2] After the local success of his independent single "Dirty Foot", he was offered a record deal with Universal Republic Records in 2007.[3] His debut single, "She Got It" featuring T-Pain, was released in 2007 and peaked at number 7 on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart in 2008 and hit number 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][dead link] 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 came 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 others. Tracks from the album included "You Know Me" featuring Ray J & "Thats My Word" featuring Trey Songz, in addition to "She Got It". The album peaked at number 32 on the Billboard 200 chart, and rose to number 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
Title Album details
Death Before Dishonor
Comin Back Hard

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 (with 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
"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. Archived from the original on November 9, 2000. 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. Archived from the original on October 21, 2014. 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 Archived November 26, 2013, at the Wayback Machine, riaa.com, accessed July 3, 2009

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