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. His father is Peter Gunz from the duo Lord Tariq & Peter Gunz. Gunz is currently signed to After Platinum Records, Young Money Entertainment, Cash Money Records, and Universal Republic Records.
|Birth name||Peter Cory Pankey, Jr.|
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, Peter Gunz, Dot N Pro, Don P|
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 and his father Peter Gunz. 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. 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 Minded and following its release he would release his debut studio album.
Gunz is the son of Bronx, New York rapper Peter Gunz. Gunz is a father of twin daughters Madison and Mckenzie.
|Collaborator||Album details||Peak chart positions|
|Rich Gang (with YMCMB)||
|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 artistEdit
|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)
(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)||2005||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"||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)||1982, Kid Ink||none|
|"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|
|"Buss Ya Mic" ||2014||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|
|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.
- RapArtists. Accessed May 16, 2009.
- Datpiff Accessed May 16, 2009
- 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.
- "Son Of A Gun | Full Episodes, Photos, Episode Synopsis and Recaps". MTV. Retrieved 2012-03-28.
- "Birdman now with Republic Records". Archived from the original on October 30, 2012. Retrieved November 24, 2012.
- "Young Money - Chart History: Billboard 200". Billboard. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
- "Young Money - Chart History: R&B/Hip Hop Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
- "Young Money - Chart History: Rap Albums". Billboard. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
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- "Cory Gunz - Chart History: Hot R&B/Hip Hop Songs". Billboard. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
- "Cory Gunz - Chart History: Hot Rap Songs". Billboard. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
- "Cory Gunz - Chart History: Canada". Billboard. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
- "Cory Gunz - Chart History: UK". Billboard. Retrieved April 20, 2018.
- "American album certifications – Cory Gunz. Recording Industry Association of America". Retrieved April 20, 2018.
- "Tony Yayo - Sex, Drugs & Hip-Hop // Free Mixtape @ DatPiff.com". DatPiff.com. Retrieved 30 July 2012.
- Horowitz, Steven J (March 11, 2013). "Gudda Gudda "REDRUM" Mixtape Download & Stream". HipHopDX. Retrieved March 11, 2013.
- "Tracklisting: Lil Wayne – 'I Am Not a Human Being II'". Rap-Up. Devin Lazerine. March 3, 2013. Retrieved March 3, 2013.
- Paine, Jake (July 14, 2013). "YMCMB & Friends "Rich Gang" Release Date, Cover Art & Tracklist". HipHopDX. Cheri Media Group. Retrieved July 15, 2013.
- Cooper, Roman. "Meek Mill "Dreamchasers 3" Cover Art, Tracklisting, Download & Stream". HipHop DX. Retrieved 2013-09-30.
- Rose Lilah (May 8, 2014). "DJ Kay Slay - The Last Hip-Hop Disciple". HowNewHipHop. Retrieved May 10, 2014.