Today, June 22, is the birthday of Bronx-born rapper Cory Gunz, who now turns 31.

With his father one of the members of 1990s duo Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz, young Cory was born in the music scene. The Nick Cannon protégé first rose to prominence in 2010 when he signed a deal with Young Money off the strength of his mixtapes The Apprentice series, The Best Kept Secret and Heir To The Throne. Soon after, Gunz appeared on the Bangladesh-produced Lil Wayne single “6 Foot 7 Foot,” which went on to sell over three million copies. In 2011, he dropped his well-received mixtape Son of A Gun and starred in an MTV reality show of the same name.

After Gunz was arrested in 2012 for possession of an unregistered loaded firearm, the YMCMB foot soldier dropped his Datz WTF I’m Talkin’ Bout mixtape in July of 2013 marking his comeback into the rap game. Though fans are still waiting for his Kriminal Minded EP, Gunz has been dropping bits of new music in spurts for years now. You can never count him out, as Gunz is one of the rap game's very best freestylers and remains a threat to go off at any time. Salute.

Happy birthday, Cory Gunz!

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