Peter Gunz is a rapper from the United States who released an album with the hip hop duo “Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz”. The duo was active from 1996 to 1999 and is known for the hit single, “Déjà Vu (Uptown Baby)”. He has also appeared in the reality series called ‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’. To know more about the net worth of Peter Gunz in 2020, read the following article.
Early Life & Biography
Peter Gunz was born in January 1969, The Bronx, New York. There is not much known about his childhood details. His family name is “Gunz” and the former rapper’s real name is Peter Pankey Sr. he is of African-American ethnicity.
It is not known where Peter attended for his education. There is also no information if he has been to college. However, he is extremely talented and must have been a bright student.
Peter Gunz has been known to have many relationships. From 2000 to 2013, he was in a relationship with Tara Wallace. They are the parents of Kaz and Jamison. After their break-up, he got married to Amina Baddafly in the same year. The couple filed for divorce in January 2018, despite having children. He has a total of ten kids from many relationships. His children are Gunner, Cori, Phoenix, Jamison, Cory Gunz, Kaz, Whitney, Brandon, Bronx, and Kennedi. He is also a grandfather. His son, Peter “Cory Ginz” Pankey, Jr. is also a rapper.
Career, Award & Nominations
In 1996, Peter Gunz appeared in the album of Whodini along with Lord Tariq. The duo became highly popular and was dubbed as Lord Tariq and Peter Gunz. They later got signed to Columbia Records and released their album ‘Make It Reign’ in 1998. The album featured many hit singles like “Make It Reign”, “Sex, Money, Life, or Death”, “Keep On”, “Mt Time to Go”, “Precipitation”, “One Life to Live”, “Then & Now”, “Who Am I?”, and “BX Most Wanted”.
The album also contained tracks which featured other artists like Sticky Fingaz, Korupt, Todd Riley, Chauncey Hannibal, Jermaine Dupri, Jagged Eagle, Fat Joe, Big Pun, and Cam’ron. The album was a commercially successful album and was certified platinum. The single “Déjà vu (Uptown Baby)” reached at No. 9 on the Billboard Hot 100. Peter Gunz has not won any award till date but has released the album which peaked at No. 8 of the Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums. The duo disbanded in 1999.
Gunz later collaborated with many other artists for their singles like “Strait Playin’”, “You Can’t Stop the Reign”, “Make This a Night to Remember”, “Can I Play?”, and “Best to Worst”. He teamed with Shaquille O’Neal, Ice Cube, KRS-1, and B-Real for “Men of Steel”, which is a soundtrack of the movie ‘Steel’.
Net Worth & Earnings
Could you guess the net worth of a person who has released music by collaborating with many other artists? The rapper has not just released music but has also been a reality television star. He has got a net worth of over $1 million. His annual income is an estimated $100,000. From 2013 to 2017, he successfully appeared in ‘Love & Hip Hop: New York’ as a supporting cast. He also successfully appeared in another reality television series called ‘Marriage Boot Camp: Reality Stars’ in 2017.
Peter Gunz is very active in the social media. He has more than 165,000 followers on Twitter and another 674 thousand followers on Instagram. He is a very popular person who has been active in his career for over two decades. The rapper cum reality star is still active in his profession and could one day again come up with something new.