Despite their short statures Lil Wayne and Cory Gunz are lyrical giants on wax. This past Tuesday (Dec. 14), the first single from Weezy’s upcoming LP, Tha Carter IV, set the internet a blaze in which the emcees destroyed another mesmerizing Bangladesh production.
On the track aptly titled “6’7”, Wayne picks up right where he left off with “A Milli” and bats first with young Cory cleaning things up.
“I flew out to Miami and Tune actually had the record already. He just told me to attack the joint. We were right in the studio together coming up with that banger,” Cory tells VIBE. “It only took us about an hour or two as usual. Me and Tune have a natural chemistry and Bangladesh definitely set the tone for the record. I really had to step out to stand out.”
While Cory’s verse was left on the cutting room floor when Wayne’s Grammy award winning single was released last year, the Bronx native says the two records are not even worthy of comparison
“A lot of people are already saying this record feels like 'A Milli' but that’s a record nobody will ever be able to touch. You can’t compare anything to it," says Gunz. “But I do feel like there is going to be a million freestyles to this beat.”
With Cory currently preparing a number of mixtape releases for the new year including collaborative efforts with DJ Greg Street and LRG, the 23-year says it was important for him to slow his flow down just a touch on “6’7”, so listeners would pick up on every lethal bar he spit on the track.
“Wayne told me how to construct the verse with the amount of bars that I had and everything. I really wanted everybody to hear me on this record that’s why I didn’t rap as fast. I didn’t want to hear any excuses, everybody can hear me word-for-word.”—Mikey Fresh