|Birth name||Peter Cory Pankey, Jr.|
|Also known as||Corey Gunz|
|Born||June 22, 1987|
The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
|Labels||Militia, After Platinum, Young Money, Cash Money, Republic (current), Universal, Def Jam, Casablanca (former)|
|Associated acts||Lil Wayne, Dot N Pro, Don P, Nick Cannon, Dirti Diana, Peter Gunz|
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. Gunz is currently signed to After Platinum Records, Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Universal Republic Records.
At age 14, Gunz was first signed by Tommy Mottola to Casablanca Records and Def Jam Recordings. 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". Gunz mixtape The Apprentice 3 - Season Finale has amassed over 85,000 listens on the mixtape website DatPiff. 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.
In 2009, Gunz signed a contract with After Platinum Records. In early 2010, Gunz signed with Young Money Entertainment and Universal Motown. Gunz has worked with actor and musician Nick Cannon. In 2011, he was featured on 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. 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. Gunz was a featured artist on Dirti Diana's 2013 mixtape R.I.P. To The Competition. 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. In March 2014, Gunz revealed he was working on an EP titled Kriminal Mind and following its release he would release his debut studio album.
On January 28, 2012, Gunz was arrested for possession of a gun and faced three and a half years in prison, which was lowered to a 2+1⁄2-year sentence. Cory Gunz' father, Peter Gunz admitted that he had encouraged his son to keep a low profile and stop releasing music for a while in the aftermath of his arrest. In an interview from December 17, 2013, Peter Gunz stated that Cory Gunz was trying to work on new records in Miami while on probation.
|Collaborator||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Young Money: Rise of an Empire
(with Young Money)
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or receive certification.|
|The Apprentice Mixtape Vol. 1||
|The Apprentice Mixtape Vol. 2||
|The Apprentice 3 – Season Finale||
|The Militia: The Call of Duty||
|The Best Kept Secret||
|Heir to the Throne|
|Youngest In Charge
(with Square Off)
|Son of a Gun||
|Datz WTF I'm Talkin' Bout||
As a featured artist
|Title||Year||Peak chart positions||Certifications||Album|
(Aaron Fresh featuring Cory Gunz)
|2010||—||—||—||—||—||A. Fresh Start|
|"6 Foot 7 Foot"
(Lil Wayne featuring Cory Gunz)
|9||2||2||50||71||Tha Carter IV|
(N.O.R.E. featuring Cory Gunz)
(Prodigy featuring Cory Gunz)
|"On This Side"
(Dirti Diana featuring King Los, Cory Gunz and Phresh Duzit)
|2013||—||—||—||—||—||R.I.P. To The Competition|
(Lil Twist featuring Cory Gunz)
|2014||—||—||—||—||—||The Golden Child 2|
|"—" denotes releases that did not chart or were not released in that territory.|
|"If It's Lovin' that You Want (Part 2)"||2006||Rihanna||A Girl like Me|
|"Pocket or Two"||2008||Bravehearts, D-Stres||Bravehearted 2|
|"Push It"||Emina Jahović||Exhale|
|"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"||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)"||1982, Kid Ink||N/A|
|"Tables"||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"||Gudda Gudda||REDRUM|
|"Lay It Down"||Lil Wayne, Nicki Minaj||I Am Not a Human Being II|
|"Up Every Night" (Remix)||Termanology, Kid Ink||Hood Politics 7|
|"Monsta"||Antwon Bailey, Jadakiss||Now or Never|
|"Everyday"||Birdman, Mystikal, Busta Rhymes||Rich Gang|
|"Right Now"||Meek Mill, French Montana, Mase||Dreamchasers 3|
|"NY Fitted"||Torch, Sinsay, Fred the Godson||Da Bronx Zoo|
|"Chasing Paper"||2014||Pyro Prada||N/A|
|"Buss Ya Mic"||DJ Kay Slay, Jon Connor, Dave East||The Last Hip Hop Disciple|
|"Murda"||2015||Lil Wayne, Capo, Junior Reid||Free Weezy Album|
|"50 Shots"||Method Man, Streetlife, Mack Wilds||The Meth Lab|
|"Spit Game Proper"||2016||DJ Kay Slay, Termanology, Loaded Lux||Cameo King III|
|"Let Em All In"||2017||Lil Wayne, Euro||Dedication 6|
|2011||Son of a Gun||Himself||Main Role|
|2013||Love & Hip Hop||Himself||Cameo/Support Role|
- Jessica Koslow, "Interview: Cory Gunz: Youngest In Charge," February 1, 2005, found at HipHopDx website. Accessed January 23, 2010.
- "Nick Cannon and Gunz bringing elegance in ‘09 and oranges ," Nick Cannon's website. Accessed January 23, 2010.
- 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.
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