Cory Gunz Recalls Initial Meeting With Lil Wayne, Bronx Hip Hop Influences

Young Money's Cory Guns tells Funkmaster Flex about previously being signed to a joint venture with Jay-Z, and how Grandmaster Caz influenced him as an emcee.

Young Money emcee Cory Gunz is often associated with his father, Peter Gunz, of “Deja Vu” fame. While the family lineage is always a talking point, Lil Wayne and Peter Gunz aren’t the only members of the Hip Hop elite Cory is connected to.

“I was working with an album with Casablanca/Def Jam,” Cory Gunz told Funkmaster Flex during a recent appearance on “Full Throttle” on MTV2. “I was in a joint venture with Tommy Mattola and Jay-Z, and he came in when he was on fire…when he didn’t have to. He was promoting Tha Carter II, hitting TRL and ‘106 & Park’ all in one day.”

The pair worked on the song “I Gotcha,” and obviously would reconnect on “6’7’” when Wayne was assembling the Young Money roster. During the “Full Throttle” appearance, Cory would also speak on his various Hip Hop influences. Despite his relatively young age and having had the opportunity to work with Jay-Z and Lil Wayne, Cory listed an influence that may surprise some.

“I started out listening to Grandmaster Caz,” Cory revealed. “He’s absolutely one of the coolest people…one of the dopest. I’m a Bronx baby, so I grew up in that environment with my dad having shows. I think it’s the essence of Hip Hop—the culture, the graffiti, the dressing. ”

4 Comments

  • Son Of A Gun

    Cory Gunz 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. Lil Wayne is just make up for it with 6 Foot 7 Foot.Cory Gunz killed and outshine him on A Milli that why he got took off and almost did again with 6 Foot 7 Foot.

  • NON

    Lil Wayne (Verse 3) I got shot when I was 12, Lost my pop when I was 14 Shot again at 20 Will I shake these old dreams? We already have the holy water on my face And 3 blood drops dried on the side of my eyes Why we gotta kill our own kind when we rise? Got me looking down the ladder now when I climb Pulling up on my nephews And they don't wanna drive They wanna learn how to work the tool And who am I not to do the duty? And just think, if pops advice get sent through black ink And that stinks, but homie that's real And in the hood even steaks smell bad on the grill I remember when if you was a hustler, you was a winner Now that's like raking up leaves in the winter And that ain't even cool, to miss a few summers Shyt I'll take a bite out the onion like Fuck it! (I,I,I, don't want you to see me cry) And wont cry)

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