Newly signed Young Money artist Cory Gunz has revealed plans to put together a project with Lil Wayne once he returns from serving time on a gun conviction at Rikers Island this fall.
While keeping details scarce, Gunz promised their collaboration would be completely unexpected.
Often criticized for his lack of collaborations, Gunz explained that his hesitation in teaming up with other artists stems from his desire to keep his music innovative, “I always want to step outside the box when I do collaborations. Just know that I got some stuff in the works with Weezy when he comes home,” says Cory of the currently incarcerated Lil Wayne. “People always ask why I don’t do songs with too many people, but I just want sure if I work with someone we do something that never would be expected.” (VIBE)
Last May, Gunz talked about Wayne taking an executive producer role on his upcoming 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)
As Wayne prepares for a November 4th release from Rikers, the rapper has been blogging about his experience behind bars.
“So I’ve been writing and let me be the first to tell you that the lyrics that I’m writing are… well there’s no word that I can think of that properly defines them. Amazing would be too typical and perfect would be unfair. I listen to the radio sometimes, emphasis on sometimes, and I hear the new music. I like some. I applaud my Young Money family for what they’re doing. As I’m not surprised. This is what we’re supposed to do. Congrats to Drake and Nicki for all their recent success. Those 2 are going to have me retiring early. I love my team. Much love to Tez and Mack. I know that people are inquisitive of what I do all day, so here goes. I wake up around 11AM. Have some coffee. Call my kids, and my wonderful mother. I then shower up. Read fan mail. Have lunch. Back on the phone. Read a book or write some thoughts down. Have dinner. Phone. Pushups. Then I listen to ESPN on the radio. Read the bible, then sleep. That’s my day.” (Weezy Thanx You)
Check out some past Cory Gunz footage down below: