The son of rapper Peter Gunz, of “Deja Vu (Uptown Baby)” fame, spoke to MTV News about the strength of producer Bangladesh’s infectious “6’7″ ” beat .
“We went straight to the studio and Tunes [told me,] ’I have something for you to hear,’ and it went from there,” Cory recalled. “[Wayne said], ’We gon’ have to attack this.’ As soon as I heard it, it was like instant. Some beats you hear [or] certain songs you hear in a party … and they hit you in a certain kind of way and that’s kinda what the beat did. So we sat and the record is now getting an amazing response. People been messing with the record, so it’s dope. I’m happy to be here.”
As a Young Money artist, Gunz also said the label heads allow him creative freedom.
“Honestly, [Wayne] just told me to be me on the record,” Gunz said. “He didn’t tell me any specific way to write or anything to do, and that’s what I really appreciate. Mack Maine and Slim, they don’t never try to, like, make me do anything that would compromise how I feel about it,” he added about the YM president and Cash Money boss. “They always tell me to be ’100’ with it and that’s what me and Wayne did — we bodied the record.
As for whether fans will be able to catch all of Wayne and Cory’s metaphors at first listen, the MC said fans should take their time.