Cory Gunz

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Cory Gunz
Birth namePeter Cory Pankey, Jr.
Born(1987-06-22) June 22, 1987 (age 26)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRapper
Years active2003-present
LabelsMilitia, After Platinum, Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
Associated actsPeter Gunz, Lil Wayne, Young Money
Websiteofficial website
 
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Cory Gunz
Birth namePeter Cory Pankey, Jr.
Born(1987-06-22) June 22, 1987 (age 26)
The Bronx, New York City, New York, United States
GenresHip hop
OccupationsRapper
Years active2003-present
LabelsMilitia, After Platinum, Young Money, Cash Money, Republic
Associated actsPeter Gunz, Lil Wayne, Young Money
Websiteofficial 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]

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
TitleAlbum detailsPeak chart positions
USUS R&BUS RapCANUK
TBATo be released
"—" denotes a title that did not chart, or was not released in that territory.

Mixtapes[edit]

Cory Gunz mixtapes and details
TitleMixtape 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
TitleYearPeak chart positionsCertificationsAlbum
US
US
R&B

US
Rap

CAN
UK
"Dirty Girl"
(Aaron Fresh featuring Cory Gunz)
2010A. Fresh Start
"6 Foot 7 Foot"
(Lil Wayne featuring Cory Gunz)
9225071
  • RIAA: 3× Platinum
Tha Carter IV
"Slime Father"
(N.O.R.E. featuring Cory Gunz)
2011Non-album single
"Great Spitters"
(Prodigy featuring Cory Gunz)
2012Non-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
TitleYearOther artist(s)Album
"If It's Lovin' that You Want" (Part 2)2005RihannaA Girl Like Me
"Pocket or Two"2008Bravehearts, D-StresBravehearted 2
"A New Day"Willie the Kid, MarvoAbsolute Greatness
"A Million Lights"2011DJ Khaled, Kevin Rudolf, Tyga, Mack Maine, Jae MillzWe the Best Forever
"Crazy Glue"Jet Life, Smoke DZA, Big SantJet World Order
"Loko"2012Mysonne, LumideeThe Definition of a G 2
"I Don't Care"Fred The GodsonGordo Frederico
"Same Ol’ Story"DJ Drama, Kid Ink, Schoolboy Q, Childish GambinoQuality Street Music
"Up Every Night" (Remix)Statik Selektah, Termanology, Kid InkAGE: Open Season
"Come On"TravPush
"Tables"[10]Tony Yayo, Danny BrownSex, Drugs & Hip-Hop
"Ghetto Symphony"2013Mack Maine, Flow, P.A.P.I.Freestyle 102: No Pens or Pads
"What You Talkin' Bout"[11]Gudda GuddaREDRUM
"Lay It Down"[12]Lil Wayne, Nicki MinajI Am Not a Human Being II
"Up Every Night" (Remix)Termanology, Kid InkHood Polotics 7
"Monsta"Antwon Bailey, JadakissNow or Never
"Everyday"[13]Birdman, Mystikal, Busta RhymesRich Gang
"Right Now"[14]Meek Mill, French Montana, MaseDreamchasers 3
"NY Fitted"Torch, Sinsay, Fred the GodsonDa Bronx Zoo

Filmography[edit]

Television
YearTitleRoleNotes
2011Son Of A GunHimselfMain Role
2013Love & Hip HopHimselfCameo/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. ^ "Tony Yayo - Sex, Drugs & Hip-Hop // Free Mixtape @ DatPiff.com". DatPiff.com. Retrieved 30 July 2012. 
  11. ^ Horowitz, Steven J (March 11, 2013). "Gudda Gudda "REDRUM" Mixtape Download & Stream". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 11, 2013. 
  12. ^ "Tracklisting: Lil Wayne – ‘I Am Not a Human Being II’". Rap-Up. Devin Lazerine. March 3, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2013. 
  13. ^ Paine, Jake (July 14, 2013). "YMCMB & Friends "Rich Gang" Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved July 15, 2013. 
  14. ^ Cooper, Roman. "Meek Mill "Dreamchasers 3" Cover Art, Tracklisting, Download & Stream". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-09-30. 

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