On Lil Wayne’s smash 6’7″ (produced by Bangladesh), Cory Gunz (son of Hip Hop pioneer Peter Gunz), spit the unforgettable lineÂ “son of Gunz, Son of Sam, you n-ggas the son of me”. Now he’s back with a full “mixtape” of original material (official release). Â While no one in their right mind can argue with the young Gunz lyricism, some say Cory’s voice can get monotonous and think that on an entire album of him it might get annoying. Then again, the same was true of the Young Money founder Weezy himself and he’s been putting out albums, mixtapes, and collabs on milli-on artists’ songs for about 15 years now and he seems to be doing okay.
I guess the question is will CG have hits. We can see that he can spit. I am a true Hip Hop head, so I listen for dope beats and lyrics anyway. I personally don’t care if he has hit records or goes underground. If he spits that raw I am going to listen. That’s me. I’m a fan (of MCing). But Cory’s in it for the money/power/respect, not props, so I have a feeling he will be aiming for them hit records that put Wayne, Drake and Nicki in a great position to do big things.
The mixtape, “CORY GUNZ: SON OF A GUN” with DJ WILL & DJ ROCKSTARR can be downloaded at Dat Piff.