Entertainment mogul Nick Cannon recently shed light on Young Money’s Cory Gunz and why the son of famous emcee Peter Gunz is ready to shoot to stardom.
According to Cannon, Cory has the ability to become a music icon.
“I definitely think he can [be the next Young Money superstar],” Cannon declared in an interview. “I think he can be bigger than Drake and Nicki Minaj. I’m a huge fan of both of those acts, but Cory comes from a different place. He’s a street dude and he’s been living hip-hop all his life and the industry’s been buzzing about him for years. Jay-Z signed him when he was 17, so just the respect and the potential that everybody recognizes–and he holds the Bronx down like no other and that’s the birthplace of hip-hop–so I think we can see a lot of things from this cat.” (Rap-Up)
Last month, Cory credited Lil Wayne for teaching him about maintaining success.
“All of his performances, whether it’s a video or a live performance, his energy is always the same: It’s always up,” Gunz said in an interview referring to Lil Wayne. “If there’s anything that I learned from him, it’s definitely to put your heart in it. Regardless if you’re writing a verse for somebody else’s album, write it like it’s for yours.” (MTV)
This week, Gunz’s new “Son of a Gun” MTV reality series premiered.
The six-episode series will cover the attempts to make a star out of a baby-faced young New York rapper named Cory Gunz, who is saddled with an unending parade of managers, producers and hangers-on, each seemingly determined to get credit and a piece of the action. They mostly succeed in getting in one another’s way. (Media Life Magazine)
Prior to signing with Young Money last year, Gunz recently revealed a past interest to hook-up with Eminem’s Shady Records.
“I always had great admiration for Eminem, and growing up, any of my close friends knew that if I had a choice when I was younger I would always say that I would sign to Shady or Aftermath,” Cory explained in an interview. “At the end of the day, I really didn’t get a chance to get in front of Em and really let him hear any music or anything like that. But everything happens for a reason. I’m blessed to be here by choice of God. Honestly, I’m playing for one of the biggest teams. I’m like Lebron [James] right now and the Heat.” (BET)
Check out some recent Cory Gunz footage below: