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2 Pistols
Death Before Dishonor

A hit record has a tendency to make things happen—just ask 2 Pistols. The Tarpon Springs, Fla., native parlayed the success of his T-Pain–powered single, “She Got It,” into nationwide exposure and a deal with Universal Republic. Now looking to offer listeners more than just a catchy ringtone, Pistols locks and loads with his first LP, Death Before Dishonor. The bulk of the beats are handled by the Grammy Award–winning production team the J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League, whose smooth arrangements and brooding instrumentation go from syrupy soul (“Let’s Ride”), to Southern crunk (“We Run It”), to haunting rider music (“Getting Money Mane”). This ...

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