Cory Gunz

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Cory Gunz
Birth name Peter Cory Pankey, Jr.
Born (1987-06-22) June 22, 1987 (age 27)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
Genres Hip hop
Occupations Rapper
Years active 2003-present
Labels Militia, After Platinum, Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
Associated acts Peter Gunz, Lil Wayne, Young Money
Website official website

Peter Cory Pankey, Jr. (born June 22, 1987), better known by his stage name Cory Gunz, is an American rapper from The Bronx, New York City, New York. He is the son of rapper Peter Gunz, from the duo Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz.[1] Gunz is currently signed to After Platinum Records, Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Universal Republic Records.[2]

Music career[edit]

At age 14 Gunz was first signed by Tommy Mottola to Casablanca Records and Def Jam Recordings.[1][3] Jay-Z shepherded him into a joint venture through The Island Def Jam Music Group. He was featured on a remix of Rihanna's single "If It's Lovin' That You Want".[4] Gunz mixtape The Apprentice 3 - Season Finale has amassed over 85,000 listens on the mixtape website DatPiff.[5] He also contributed a verse to the original version of Lil Wayne's "A Milli" before it was replaced with new verses by Wayne for the album version.[6]

In early 2010, Gunz inked a deal with After Platinum Records, Young Money Entertainment and Universal Motown. Gunz has worked with actor and musician Nick Cannon.[2] In 2011, he got featured in Lil Wayne's single "6 Foot 7 Foot" from Tha Carter IV. In 2011 Gunz starred on MTV's "Son of A Gun" a reality show that follows Gunz after and before he got signed by Young Money. The show features appearances from close friend Nick Cannon and his father Peter Gunz.[7] It was announced that Universal Republic Records was going defunct, all of the artists on the roster moved from the label including (Cory Gunz) was being moved to Republic Records making the label itself revived.[8] On July 16, 2013 he released his first mixtape in two years with Datz WTF I’m Talkin Bout, it featured guest appearances by Busta Rhymes, Charlie Rock, Mack Maine, Wiz Khalifa, and Juicy J among others.[9] In March 2014, Gunz revealed he was working on an EP titled Kriminal Minded and following its release he would release his debut studio album.[10]

Personal life[edit]

Gunz is the son of Bronx, New York rapper Peter Gunz. Gunz is a father of twin daughters Madison and Mckenzie.

Discography[edit]

Studio albums[edit]

List of albums, with selected chart positions
Title Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B US Rap CAN UK
TBA To be released
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Compilation albums[edit]

List of compilation albums, with selected chart positions
Collaborator Album details Peak chart positions
US US R&B US Rap
Rich Gang (with YMCMB) 9 2 2
Young Money: Rise of an Empire
(with Young Money)
  • Released: March 11, 2014
  • Label: Young Money, Cash Money, Republic Records
  • Format: CD, digital download
7 4 2
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or receive certification.

Mixtapes[edit]

Cory Gunz mixtapes and details
Title Mixtape details
The Apprentice Mixtape Vol. 1
  • Released: December 17, 2005
  • Presented by After Platinum
The Apprentice Mixtape Vol. 2
  • Released: December 23, 2005
  • Presented by After Platinum
The Apprentice 3 – Season Finale
  • Released: January 30, 2006
  • Presented by After Platinum
The Militia: The Call Of Duty
  • Released: August 18, 2006
  • Presented by Militia Music & After Platinum
The Best Kept Secret
  • Released: September 21, 2008
  • Presented by Militia Music & After Platinum
Heir to the Throne: Gangsta Grillz
  • Released: September 22, 2009
  • Hosted by DJ Drama & Head Debiase
  • Presented by Militia Music, After Platinum & The Aphilliates
Youngest In Charge (with Square Off)
  • Released: March 6, 2010
  • Presented by Militia Music & After Platinum
Son Of A Gun
  • Released: July 6, 2011
  • Hosted by DJ Ill Will & DJ Rockstar
  • Presented by Militia Music, After Platinum & Young Money
Datz WTF I'm Talkin' Bout
  • Released: July 16, 2013
  • Presented by After Platinum & YMCMB

Featured singles[edit]

List of singles, with selected chart positions and certifications, showing year released and album name
Title Year Peak chart positions Certifications Album
US
US
R&B

US
Rap

CAN
UK
"Dirty Girl"
(Aaron Fresh featuring Cory Gunz)
2010 A. Fresh Start
"6 Foot 7 Foot"
(Lil Wayne featuring Cory Gunz)
9 2 2 50 71
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum
Tha Carter IV
"Slime Father"
(N.O.R.E. featuring Cory Gunz)
2011 Non-album single
"Great Spitters"
(Prodigy featuring Cory Gunz)
2012 Non-album single
"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.

Collaborative singles[edit]

Guest appearances[edit]

List of non-single guest appearances, with other performing artists, showing year released and album name
Title Year Other artist(s) Album
"If It's Lovin' that You Want" (Part 2) 2005 Rihanna A Girl Like Me
"Pocket or Two" 2008 Bravehearts, D-Stres Bravehearted 2
"A New Day" Willie the Kid, Marvo Absolute Greatness
"A Million Lights" 2011 DJ Khaled, Kevin Rudolf, Tyga, Mack Maine, Jae Millz We the Best Forever
"Crazy Glue" Jet Life, Smoke DZA, Big Sant Jet World Order
"Loko" 2012 Mysonne, Lumidee The Definition of a G 2
"I Don't Care" Fred The Godson Gordo Frederico
"Same Ol’ Story" DJ Drama, Kid Ink, Schoolboy Q, Childish Gambino Quality Street Music
"Up Every Night" (Remix) Statik Selektah, Termanology, Kid Ink AGE: Open Season
"Come On" Trav Push
"Tables"[11] Tony Yayo, Danny Brown Sex, Drugs & Hip-Hop
"Ghetto Symphony" 2013 Mack Maine, Flow, P.A.P.I. Freestyle 102: No Pens or Pads
"What You Talkin' Bout"[12] Gudda Gudda REDRUM
"Lay It Down"[13] Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj I Am Not a Human Being II
"Up Every Night" (Remix) Termanology, Kid Ink Hood Polotics 7
"Monsta" Antwon Bailey, Jadakiss Now or Never
"Everyday"[14] Birdman, Mystikal, Busta Rhymes Rich Gang
"Right Now"[15] Meek Mill, French Montana, Mase Dreamchasers 3
"NY Fitted" Torch, Sinsay, Fred the Godson Da Bronx Zoo
"Buss Ya Mic" [16] 2014 DJ Kay Slay, Jon Connor, Dave East The Last Hip Hop Disciple

Filmography[edit]

Television
Year Title Role Notes
2011 Son Of A Gun Himself Main Role
2013 Love & Hip Hop Himself Cameo/Support Role

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Jessica Koslow, "Interview: Cory Gunz: Youngest In Charge," February 1, 2005, found at HipHopDx website. Accessed January 23, 2010.
  2. ^ a b "Nick Cannon and Gunz bringing elegance in ‘09 and oranges ," Nick Cannon's website. Accessed January 23, 2010.
  3. ^ Shaheem Reid, "Cory Gunz Talks Reality Show With Nick Cannon, Mixtape With DJ Drama: Bronx MC tells Mixtape Daily his upcoming show is 'about bringing hip-hop back and taking it all the way to the top.'" Found at MTV news website. Accessed January 23, 2010.
  4. ^ RapArtists. Accessed May 16, 2009.
  5. ^ Datpiff Accessed May 16, 2009
  6. ^ HoodHollywood.com. "Corey Gunz Speaks about Lil Wayne’s "A Millie" and how he got on the first version (AUDIO YOUTUBE LINK) Video". Vodpod.com. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  7. ^ "Son Of A Gun | Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved 2012-03-28. 
  8. ^ "Birdman now with Republic Records". Retrieved November 24, 2012. 
  9. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2013/07/cory-gunz-releases-new-mixtape-datz-wtf-im-talkin-bout/
  10. ^ http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2014/03/cory-gunz/
  11. ^ "Tony Yayo - Sex, Drugs & Hip-Hop // Free Mixtape @ DatPiff.com". DatPiff.com. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  12. ^ Horowitz, Steven J (March 11, 2013). "Gudda Gudda "REDRUM" Mixtape Download & Stream". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 11, 2013. 
  13. ^ "Tracklisting: Lil Wayne – ‘I Am Not a Human Being II’". Rap-Up. Devin Lazerine. March 3, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  14. ^ Paine, Jake (July 14, 2013). "YMCMB & Friends "Rich Gang" Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
  15. ^ Cooper, Roman. "Meek Mill "Dreamchasers 3" Cover Art, Tracklisting, Download & Stream". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 
  16. ^ Rose Lilah (May 8, 2014). "DJ Kay Slay - The Last Hip-Hop Disciple". HowNewHipHop. Retrieved May 10, 2014. 

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