Nick Cannon Puts Cory Gunz Under His Wing, Overseeing Debut & Reality Show

Former XXL alum Cory Gunz continues to stack up the cosigns. Known for getting props from everyone from Jay-Z to Lil Wayne, the son of Bronx rap vet Peter Gunz, is now working with Mr. Mariah Carey, Nick Cannon.

MTV News reports that the young upstart is currently working on a reality television show with Cannon, among other projects. “It’s about bringing hip-hop back and taking it all the way to the top,” Cannon told mtv.com about the project.

Canon will also be overseeing the 22-year-old MC’s highly anticipated debut album, as well as several other ventures. “Me and Nick got a couple things under wraps,” Gunz revealed. “We’re trying to make a couple big things happen. We’re trying to do things real elegant for ’09, ’10 and beyond. We caught a couple projects in the works. Nick has been real instrumental behind the scenes on the project. And he’s opened a couple of doors for me. Nick is my big brother now, for real. He’s opening doors for me, giving me opportunities in and out of the studio. It’s about to be ugly.”

As XXLMag.com previously reported, Cory’s next project will be his long delayed Gangsta Grillz mixtape with DJ Drama. Titled, Heir to the Throne, the tape is done and will be the streets shortly. -Max G

  • vhingrhamesonyo’momma

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    • joe p

      more than likely the worst move he could make … lol fuckin nick cannon ?? come on now

    • George

      You all acting like he had a career to begin with. Didn’t you all notice no record out in how many years? Stop pretending he was about to blow up big. A lame cat like Drake was acting in Canada, way before he did any mixtape and he’s still going to put out record first. So let Cory do whatever he can to stop being just another mixtape rapper.

  • styles11

    dude i hate to say this but your careers over, as in you made your worst move thats gonna be g for short term and fuck you up in the long run. Lets hope another Mariah Carey will be arnd to pimp you up like nick

  • *BLOCK*

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    *BLOCK*
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    CAROLINA SURVIVOR
    D.O.C (DEATH OF COMMISSION)COMING SOON!!!!

    • Hanch

      U really think thats a good move? Its about as dumb of a move as your Death of Commission campaign you have going one with only 1 Member…U! LMEAO ur an idiot

      • http://www.myspace.com/federalranga Federal Ranga

        Good lookin out Hanch. Nobody steps to The Commission.

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    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

      @*BLOCK*

      Just out of curiosity, this “Death of Commission” thing, is it like a mixtape or something? I’d hate to think you’d dedicate any amount of time to a bunch of anonymous commentors who, from what I gather, have never even so much as @’d you even once.

      I could understand not liking another individual on the basis of having a legitimate reason, like they’re smarter or better looking, but, on a website? Without tangible provacation? That just seems scantily suspect.

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      I’m 99.9% sure that we are in no way, shape or form hindering your hustle or fucking with your money, so I don’t get it.

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      • FLOSS

        @ Grand$

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    • NAWLEDGE

      QUEEZRY?

      Really *COCK*(RIDER)? That’s the best you got my hermaphrodite compadre? I’ll be looking forward to your *SOCK*(PUPPET) session in the BANGERS section but it’ll probably get pushed back farther than Plies tape line.

      So find an new career *JOCK*(JUMPER). Your comments already suck.

      When’s the new vid commin out Fed?

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        • NAWLEDGE

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          Kill ya’self.

        • NAWLEDGE

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          My name is NAWLEDGE and i’m in 4th grade

          COMMISSION

        • NAWLEDGE

          Hop off ya fag.

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          ~FRONT LINE ALLIANCE~
          CAROLINA SURVIVOR
          D.O.C (DEATH OF COMMISSION)COMING SOON!!!!

  • $ykotic

    This ain’t a bad move fellas. Meet the new Bow Wow…

    • http://Pierzy11@gmail.com Pierzy

      How long until Cory records a freestyle over “Bagpipes From Baghdad” to stand up for Nick?

      • $ykotic

        HA! I actually thought about that too.

        @ DETROIT

        I see you.

        Cory done went from underground grinding to now sitting with Cannon, who opens all them doors for him. MOVIES/TV/SITCOMS=SUPER EXPOSURE.

        Again, MEET THE NEW BOW WOW.

        • DETROIT

          hey $yk,

          have you noticed that xxl hasn’t been covering this wu vs budden beef? i wonder what’s behind that? but anyway, have you seen joe’s/slaughterhouses’ statements basically saying that they don’t want any beef wit the wu! i find it funny that joey has decided not to engage in this battle, since he claims that this is what he loves to do. I THINK THAT HE IS SCARED OF DECK BOTH PHYSICALLY AND LYRICALLY! so he decided to back down…kinda like he did with mr fab. my point is, CAN WE PLEASE STOP ACTING LIKE BUDDENS IS SOME TIME OF BATTLE RAP EXECUTIONER? DUDE DID NOT WANT IT WITH DECK!

        • $ykotic

          True that brougham. All damage control on Budden’s part.

          XXL don’t want the Wu pressure. But hell, we’ve both been telling dudes up in here to leave the Wu alone.

          Regardless of the softies who chant “keep it on wax”, the God’s think different. And a chickadee told me this is a real problem behind the scenes. Budden’s about to get hands put on him.

        • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

          @$yk & D

          What’s cracking fellas!?

          I think the rest of SH sat him down & explained that he’s creating unneccessary problems for them. I could see Crook pulling his coattails on some “Look, this is a business move, homie. I’m not trying to catch beefs because you mad all the time” shit.

          Wu is from a different era. Them dudes come from when cats ran out on stage, with 15 niggas who don’t even rap, to “squash” all the loudmouthing. Its never too late to let shit slide.

          Plus, I swear I read somewhere that Rae apologized or something like that. Who knows.

        • $ykotic

          Grand$!

          Go to VladTV/ForbezDVD and hear Rae talk.

          He even said Meth is gonna see Budden.

          Joey did the best thing possible, and let it go. His health depended on it. Can’t get no realer than that.

          WU IS THEM N*GGAZ Y’ALL. DO LIKE THE WHOLE INDUSTRY HAS DONE FOR THE LAST DECADE + AND LEAVE THEM N*GGAZ ALONE.

        • $ykotic

          And BTW, some of my low key Lo Life’s enjoyed your “Horsemen” drop.

  • DETROIT

    MAN, ya’ll are some haters! he didn’t say that nick was writing his raps. nick is corny, but he’s also a media giant. that type of stuff doesn’t happen by mistake. if gunz were to sign with jay z, niggas would be excited. but jay z is a great rapper, horrible ceo (as far as his artists go). nick on the other hand has all kinds of media connects, and has proven that he’s very savy when it comes to business moves. this is as big for nick as it is for gunz, it’s an opportunity for them to both get bigger in their respective genres.

    LET’S NOT FORGET, Q-TIP EXECUTIVE PRODUCED THE INFAMOUS BY MOBB DEEP! based on you guys’ criteria, that could never work.

  • Moving Sideways

    Nick Cannon’s hilarious!

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

    Nick must’ve finally seen enough footage of paparazzi swarming his wife while he stands in the background, holding her handbag & mink coat.

    Nick is pretty, umm, popular. & White America isn’t too off-put by his presence, so maybe Cory stands to gain a little. Hell, he can’t do any worse than his dad. Hopefully, no Deja Vu (pun intended).

    Commission!

    What’s good Hanch!?

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Cory, talk to your Pops!! Don’t do that shit man. Maybe u can fuck with Nick on the tv-movie tip, but don’t let him fuck with ur debut. Trust me……….Matter of fact, play it safe and don’t sign shit!!!!!!!!

  • http://IMEEM.COM JMIZZ

    COME ON NOW WHY YALL NIKKAZ GOTTA HATE ON CORY
    MOST PPL DNT KNO BOUT DAT NICK CANNON HAS SO MANY CONNECTION IN DAT WORLD ITS CRAZY WHO AHASNT HE FUCKED WIT DNT HATE GUNZ KNO WAT HE DOIN USING IS ASSERTS GUD KEEP DOIN YUH

  • http://xxl All Dae

    co-sign Detroit

    Great point at the end D. It was a surprise to see Q-Tip make beats and oversaw one of Mobbs finest work. Nick Cannon has proven himself by dropping hits(pop hits but making $$$ none the less) doing show with Nick, Disney, hosting the latest talent show. He acted in Hollywood releases. The guy gots talent and he’s hip hop.
    Gunz is a beast on the mic and this kind of opening is great. This kids build to rap. His father took it so far and look without much pushing his son is walking in the blessing and will take it further.
    Can hate on hip hop royalty and sons of rappers.

  • http://cdbaby.comsurvive Survive

    Good Move more noteriety just keep being yourself within your talents.

    Peace

  • http://xxlmag.com Leroy Love

    If it was my son, I’d be pushin for medical school, but that’s just me…but Nick Cannon? imagine if T.I. had beat him for that Drumline role. Who would know this negro? and bruh should have learned from the Tyson/Givens marriage. You don’t marry the industries favorite head piece….lmao…oh damn, I almost forgot, my son is in medical school…..what?

  • ILL WILL

    Aint Drake A Nick TYPE NIGGA, IT WORKS 4HIM!

  • BIGNAT

    am i the only one that thinks this is a good move by cory. nick going help him get his name out there get him a bigger fan base. even get lil homie a show he will be getting fame on and beyond the mic.

    • $ykotic

      $ykotic says:

      This ain’t a bad move fellas. Meet the new Bow Wow…

  • 619

    I went to the McDonalds All-American game out here a couple years back, and I damn near died laughin’ when they introduced Mr. Mariah as the halftime show entertainment. A whole row of 13 year old girls jumped up screamin’ when he came out haha. The funny thing is one of my homeboys went to the same high school as Nick, and the high school is associated perticularly with one of the biggest gangs in the city because of the neighborhood it’s in. For instance back in the days, if someone told you they went to that school, it was almost automatic that they would get hit up on some “oh so you claim that set over there huh?” haha. With certain neighborhoods in South Cali that’s how it is, certain schools are associated with certain gangs from at least Jr. High up just because half the youngsters in that neighborhood’s school district grow up in that set. As far as his rap career and ties to giving back in the community, Nick’s a disgrace.

    • 619

      Damn, I just noticed how much attention Superhead is gettin’ at the bottom of the main page. One of those cats on the XXL staff is walkin’ around with a smile on his face, a favor for a favor hahahahahaha!

  • http://yahoo.com 808

    D.O.C=Death of cory’s career

  • DaBigBoy

    This guy is whack now Nick Cannon WTF!!!!!!!

  • capcobra

    nick carey gon need young gunz to ghostwrite for him this way he can keep mariah name outta eminem’s mouth for a change..plus it’s a good business move even tho’ i think cory gunz is wack….something aboutthe flow and the way he look when he rhyme is just fuckin annoying to me.

  • Shawty J

    Couple of Red Flags:

    1.) First of all, getting a reality show before being famous as a rapper, is going to make you famous for being on a reality show, which means your rapping won’t be taken serious.

    2.) Nick Cannon is a mediocre rapper at best, who hasn’t seen any success in the rap game. If you’re going to let someone else oversee your debut album it better be someone who’s shipped platinum or atleast gold.

  • http://xxlmag.com Shawty Reg

    I think it’s a good move by Gunz!! First of all homie gotta do something, his buzz is dying down slowly but surely.

    Secondly, Nick Cannon is one of the most under rated yet successful Entertainment Mogul in the game. He’s a Ghost Executive Producer for almost half of the shit you fucks watch on MTV and not to mention a couple of movies!! True his music might be weak but his business superceeds all that….

    Come on, Mariah Carey aint fuckin wit this nigga for nothing!! Uncloud your heads from hate and THINK!!

    $hawty Reg….504 allday, out!! p.s. The Real CIRCLE Entertainment and Da Underdoggs….google us!

  • One900Romello

    Well Gunz and Nick?! What difference does it make who he messing with if in the end Nick is opening up doors for gUnz so be it. And here New York oppositely Ms. Info reports that Joe Budden spoke with Method and some other Wu members during the Rock the Bell Tours and they squash the “so-called” Beef. Me personally I would have enjoy it its nothing better then a Young Dude making a vet stay on top of his game its all love so long as he don’t lose a career behind like Can-I-Bus LOL.

  • Brooklyn

    i see that some made the comparison between nick producing corey’s album and Q-tip producing mobb deep’s album, but the latter did make sense. Q-tip and mobb deep both hail from Queens, and Q-tip was a successful rapper and was relevant in the rap game as well. niggas knew him from a tribe called quest, who had mad hits back in the day. nick cannon is a mediocre rapper, a mediocre comedian, and if anyone is gonna remember him for anything, it’s gonna be for lucking up on some crazy bitch twelve years older than him who was so desperate not to be 40 and unmarried that she wifed him and turned him into her mink carrier. now the reality show shit might work, only because nick does have clout as far as television goes, but i can’t see this working as far as the music is concerned. corey gunz would have done better by having mariah produce that, at least she probably could have gotten bone thugs to do a track with him

  • http://www.myspace.com/Steelfmonroe Steel Monroe

    Cory Gunz with Nick Cannon huh? Well…the only thing he will loose from this is “Street Cred”.LMFAO. Business wise,this aint a bad move.Yo $kyotic…I wouldnt say Bow Wow b/c Cory would Brock Lesnar that nigga on the mic,but I do see where u r going with that anology.Since he can rap his ass off&has somewhat of a buzz b4 he linked up with Nick,he will attract his present&new fans to follow him and see how this shit will pan out.DEUCES.

    DOWNLOAD “THE BEST DAMN MIXTAPE”
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  • gkid112345

    I hope he this is not a case of signing with the first deal that comes your way, because this could make or brake Cory right now

  • http://myspace.com/thelabelrecords Sammy P

    By making a reality show, no one will take him seriously, namely people who havn’t heard of him yet. This is gonna fuck up any chance he has of being a mainstream artist. Even if his first album dose catch sales he won’t be respected enough to do it next quarter. Smarten uP CG. Look at Nick…Went from Nick-elodean to Nick-the jiggalo, see how serious he was taken.

  • eric

    wowwwwwwww, i cant believe this shit. everyone over hear talking shit about nick cannon, while nick is probably eating candy and getting paid. The dude is paid and cory gunz making any moves? with nick. Congratz to u bro. Do what ever that is best for you. weather if its a realty show, album, nething to get ur self out their. You fucking with a real business man. Even though nick is a comedian and though his album floped doesnt mean that he is not successfull. The dude is abviously trying to invest in you. He got money and u got talent. Its only right that a business man do that. Get cho money niggqqqqqaaaa