News: Cory Gunz Talks Joining Nicki Minaj & Drake At Young Money, "Shout Out To Wayne For Giving Me A Shot"
Wednesday, May 12, 2010 11:50AM
Rapper Cory Gunz has confirmed his signing to Lil Wayne's Young Money label and spoke on what fans could expect from his upcoming album.
According to Gunz, Wayne will take an executive producing role on the untitled project.
"Shout out to Wayne for giving me a shot. He kept it real. All I'mma say, that this is it. This is what it is. Everybody just better get ready...Wayne is gonna executive-produce the album," he explained in an interview. "I trust his insight. He's going to be overseeing everything. I'm gonna keep doing the things I been doing. I think that's what's gotten me noticed. I'mma just keep my grind moving. Whatever ventures I can do, I'm bringing my family through. My whole team is gonna eat. I'm just telling everybody to get ready...I haven't met Nicki [Minaj] yet. Me and Drizzy met a while back when they was doing the I Am Music Tour in Arizona." (MTV)
Speculation on Wayne signing Gunz developed last March.
Lil Wayne is turning himself in today but last night he spent time live on webcam where he first talked about his recent show with Jay-Z at Madison Square Garden. Wayne later said that Cory Gunz would be the next artist on his Young Money label. "Shout out to my n---a Cory Gunz, about to be the newest member of the Young Money team." Gunz tweeted over the weekend, "LOL. Young Money!!!!!!" (Rap Basement)
Last December, Gunz received praise from actor/rapper Nick Cannon.
"I met Cory when he was like fourteen at a mix show summit and knew he would be doing big things then. This [Adult Swim program] is the project I'm most excited about right now. It's about a one-hit wonder rap group living in Atlanta partying and going to strip clubs, but still making it to church on Sunday." (VIBE)
The rapper is known for having a strong underground buzz.
More recently, Jay-Z shepherded him into a joint venture through Island Def Jam Music Group. He was featured on a remix of Rihanna's "If It's Lovin' That You Want". Cory Gunz The Apprentice 3 - Season Finale has amassed over 55,000 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. (Wikipedia)
Check out a past Cory Gunz freestyle down below: