2P Unleashes The Rapture with Kelly Rowland, Gucci Mane, Bobby V & More! Original Beats from FatBoi, Pretty Boy & Bradd Young, Nappy Boy Productions & More!
Tampa, FL — Since parting ways from Cash Money Records in 2010, Florida lyricist 2Pistols is rebranding with a new name and vibrant cross-genre sound. As many music fans know, 2Pistols experienced great success with the now platinum-selling T-Pain-assisted single “She Got It”, which made the Top 10 on Billboard’s Rhythmic Top 40 chart, and hit #2 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart.
Now known simply as 2P, the young songwriter is debuting a fresh collection of music on The Rapture, via his own Blood Money Union imprint in association with Get Dat Up Entertainment. Currently, 2P’s single “I Love Myself” featuring singer Jovi Rockwell is being picked up by a multitude of radio stations, and his latest Bradd Young and Pretty Boy-produced single “Krazy in Love” featuring Kelly Rowland is garnering praise from media and fans alike.
Of course both tracks appear on The Rapture, and other original songs on the project feature appearances from the likes of Gucci Mane, Rich Boy, Bobby V and more, backed by talented producers like FatBoi (Jeezy, Gucci Mane, Flo-Rida), Kane Beatz (Nicki Minaj, Lil Wayne, Trick Daddy, Lupe Fiasco) and T-Pain’s Nappy Boy Productions.
2P signed with Justice League in 2007 after gaining experience as an event promoter and vital industry dot-connector in the areas surrounding his hometown of Tarpon Springs, Florida. The Justice League’s distribution through Universal Republic granted 2P the ability to reach new fans, and the reception to his artistry was impressive as “She Got It” fired up radio shows across the nation.
In 2009, the combination of his budding music career and undeniable hustle caught the eye of Cash Money Records, and though his time with the label was brief, 2P took some valuable life lessons with him for the next stage of his career.
“Cash Money showed me how to record my music on a national level, and to fully express myself through songwriting,” explains 2P. “I also learned that it needs to be business first, friends later in this game. Also, Universal Republic started my career. They have the #1 radio team so far – I haven’t seen anybody work a 2P record on their level. I have much love and respect for them all – you wouldn’t know me if they didn’t take a chance.”
A new album is in the works, promising even more huge features and noteworthy production. In the meantime, 2P is celebrating the release of The Rapture on many levels, and the prospect of reaching more new fans globally is exciting to him.
“Not that I’ve been gone long, but this is my come back,” explains 2P. “I feel like this is definitely going to set me apart from the other artists that I have been compared to in the past. I’m here to stay, so get used to me!”
The Rapture download link: http://www.sendspace.com/file/n92e00
The Rapture track list
02. I Ain’t Gotta Talk – prod. by Vibe
03. Alotta Dat – prod. by Bolo
04. Blow’n Money – prod. by DJ Woogie
05. Get Money or Die ft. Rich Kidd Shawty – prod. by Rich Kidd Shawty
06. Euros, Pesos, Dollars ft. Gucci Mane – prod. by Kane Beats
07. Can You Hear Me – prod. by Young Cooley
08. What I Really Want – prod. by Nappy Boy Productions
09. 2P Speaks
10. I Love Myself ft. Jovi Rockwell – prod. by Get Fresh
11. Roll Up ft. Ewwl D & Richie Wess – prod. by Richie Wess
12. It’s Over ft. Rich Boy (RMX)
13. On to the Next One (freestyle)
14. 2P Explains
15. Arrogant – prod. by Young Cooley
16. Private Dancer ft. Shawty – prod. by Vinnie Beatz
17. Down to Ride ft. Young Joe – prod. by Vibe
18. Krazy in Love ft. Kelly Rowland – prod. by Bradd Young & Pretty Boy
19. U Can Have It All ft. Bobby V – prod. by FatBoi
20. 2P Speaks
21. U Ain’t Wanna Be – prod. by DJ Lil Kee
22. You Scared ft. Shawty – prod. by Sept
In the past decade, artists from the South have added an addictive urban twist to pop music around the world. From Cee-Lo and Andre 3000 to Flo-Rida and Pitbull, dance floors everywhere have ignited with mashups of hip hop, rock, pop, dance, soul and world music in futuristic ways. Since his debut in 2008, Florida native 2P (formerly known as 2Pistols) has been creating his own vision of new era urban pop.
Now independent from Cash Money, 2P is reveling in the opportunity to release his own brand of musical passion. His new single “I Love Myself” fuses early ‘90s alternative rock and 21st century Hip Hop for some radio-friendly fare.
While 2P has been open about his troubled past, the young lyricist admits that the full scope of his experiences has brought him to a better place in life. After balancing dreams of sports and songwriting as a teen, 2P took up with some illegal dealings that led him to incarceration and eventually probation. By 2006, he was promoting concerts and nightclub events in his home of Tarpon Springs, Florida and surrounding areas near Tampa.
Always locked in on his desire to perform, 2P built a network of local music industry professionals, DJs and artists, which he dubbed Blood Money Union. The young songwriter’s musical track record eventually caught the eye of the Justice League, which led to a distribution situation with Universal Republic in 2007.
By 2008, 2Pistol’s T-Pain assisted single “She Got It” was at #7 on the Rhythmic Top 40 chart, and hit #2 on the Billboard Hot Rap Tracks chart. By 2009, 2P signed to Cash Money Records, and opted for independence in 2010.
In addition to learning the high stakes of business in the past few years, 2P has also seen his personal life blossom in ways he never thought possible.
“I feel that I see life through a different pair of eyes now – I see what life should be like,” 2P asserts. “I feel very blessed to know that a small town guy with a big city hustle can beat the odds if he sets his mind to it. Because of my experiences, I’ve also got a better relationship with my daughter. I really made an impact on her by becoming successful, and she knows that she can become anything she wants to become.”
Every good artist will credit mentors in their careers, and 2P found that some of his most valuable life advice came from prolific songwriter and producer David Banner when they toured together.
“Banner said to me, ‘God can give it and God can take it away – it’s all about what you do with it when he gives it to you’,” recalls 2P. “Knowing that a person that sold 20 times more records than me can still be human, not let the limelight control them and still keep God first is amazing. That’s why personally, I’m humble. But musically, I’m arrogant!”