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  • Interview: Cory Gunz on "Rise Of An Empire" and "Criminal Minded"

    Mon, 10 Mar 2014 10:05:51

    Interview: Cory Gunz on "Rise Of An Empire" and "Criminal Minded" - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino...

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    "I'm a chameleon," proclaims Cory Gunz. "I adapt very fast. As much as I nurtured my own style and flow, I don't feel a person is a well-rounded MC unless he or she can step in and play with words. I go where the beat takes me. I hear a flow, and I find something to say to keep people's attention and make sure they're listening."

    Cory demands attention. He's got a militaristic authority that fuels his fiery rapping, solidifying him as a wordsmith of the highest order. On Rise of an Empire [Out March 11, 2014], he lights up a vicious and vibrant verse on "Bang" alongside Euro and Lil' Twist. It's jaw-dropping.

    "Euro is just dope," he smiles. "He's so humble. That's my bro. I see him going straight to the moon. I've seen Twist grow up too, and it's amazing. They're both killing it. Rise Of An Empire means the commencement of something great. This is who's next."

    So what's next for Cory Gunz? Well, he's readying his long-awaited first solo release for the label Criminal Minded, and we have no doubt it's going to be criminally good!

    He adds, "It's inspired by KRS-One's project. That's my baby. I want to step up and get people's attention. Tha Carter V is coming soon too so I'm excited for that. I'm not oversaturating people with music. I'm a hip-hop fan first. I'm a fan of the craft. I put myself in those shoes first. I maintain my integrity and stay true to who I am and what made me me. You have to embrace a balance. You have to keep with the times and be you at the same time. I've got the hang of it now."

    Her sure does, and the game is his to take over.

    Rick Florino
    03.10.14


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