For those who dont know. Pistol was signed to Ruthless Records in 1994.
Pistol is Born and raised in Nashville, Tennessee his music says it all. From the early 80’s battling crews in the school hallways Pistol aka Gates earned his respect from beating other mc’s from other hoods. In 1991, Pistol released his first album Young Gangsta that created a buzz in the streets of Cashville. This buzz got the attention of Street Flava records who signed him to his first Indie deal in 93. The first release was rolling in 64 that sold 10 thousand plus copies. This later got the attention of Easy E of Ruthless Records who later signed him to his label in 94. Pistol was later released after the passing of Eazy E and started his new venture in 95, Toppada line records with his partner Demoe. Their first release was Money and the Power in 96 which sold 30,000 units and Ballaholic in 98 which also sold 32,000 units independent. Much success for no promotion, just word of mouth. He has received numerous awards and truly is a respected underground emcee that cant be taken advantage of. Now the Owner and Ceo of Cashville’s hottest Indie label Platinum Plus Record. His releases are SPEED BALLING (2000),VOL-6 (2001), STRAIGHT GANGSTER(2002), GET CHA WEIGHT UP (2003), RESPECT (2004) AND DRUG STORIES (2005). From hustling in the street to one of Cashville’s best mc’s. Pistol thanks God for the rap game because it saved his life. Pistol has a passion for the rap game, it helps him to remain focused. Although he is his biggest fan, one of Cashville’s finest still has a lot more to offer, his best is still yet to come.