Coming out of California's Bay Area, rapper Sage the Gemini broke through with two viral party singles, "Gas Pedal" and "Red Nose." "Gas Pedal" landed first, with the audio being uploaded to video-sharing sites in 2012; the track combined Sage's restrained delivery with an infectious, Ying Yang Twins or hyphy-type hook.
Even without the video, "Gas Pedal" ended the year with over three million views on YouTube, and an official video landed in 2013 along with another track, "Red Nose." His debut album, Remember Me, followed in 2014 with guest shots from Iamsu!, Kool John, and others. He followed with a series of singles, including "Guantanamera" with Trey Songz and "Good Thing" with Nick Jonas. His 2016 hit single "Now and Later" entered the Billboard charts and went gold in Canada. ~ David Jeffries, Rovi