Sunday, January 20, 2013

Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz

Lord Tariq (born Sean Hamilton) & Peter Gunz (born Peter Pankley) were a hip-hop\rap duo from the 90s.

Before becoming a duo, they were in a group called Gunrunners. Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz made an appearance on Whodini's 1996 album "Six" on the track "Can't Get Enough" and co-wrote two other tracks on the album.
In 1998, the duo released their only album, "Make it Reign" on Columbia Records. The album peaked at #38 on the Billboard 200 and #8 on Billboard's R&B Albums chart. It featured collaborations with rappers such as Fat Joe, Sticky Fingaz, Kurupt, Cam'ron, and the late Big Pun.
The first single, "Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)" peaked at #9 on the Billboard Hot 100 in March of 1998 and #4 on Billboard's Hot R&B Singles chart, staying on the chart for 41 weeks and topped Billboard's Hot Rap Singles chart, becoming their biggest and only hit to date.

The song also peaked at #10 on Billboard's Rhythmic Top 40 chart and topped Billboard's Hot Dance Music\Maxi-Singles Sales chart. It also peaked at #21 on the U.K. Singles chart and #6 on the Canadian Singles chart. The song was certified platinum by the RIAA, selling over 1 million copies.
The follow-up single, "We Will Ball" peaked at #49 on Billboard's Hot R&B Airplay chart, staying on the chart for 8 weeks. The duo appeared on the remix to Mariah Carey's song, "My All/Stay Awhile" during that same year. In 1999, Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz broke up without releasing a sophomore album.
In 2004, Lord Tariq released his solo album "The Barcode" on the Team Saga Entertainment record label. It's unknown how or if the album was successful. Peter Gunz's son, Cory is a rapper who is currently signed to Young Money Entertainment.

To follow Peter Gunz on Twitter, go to:
https://twitter.com/IamPeterGunz

To see the music video for "Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdVefG2xuKo

To see the music video for "We Will Ball," go to:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M7haOnZIicc


[updated on 06/20/13]

1 comment:

Lil Red Rydin Devil A.K.A. 1879FM said...

Before they were a duo, they were in the group called Gunrunners... they released a 12" single in '93 and a EP in '95.