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Gotti in February 2005
|Birth name||Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr.|
|Also known as||Irv Gotti, DJ Irv|
|Born||June 26, 1970|
|Origin||Hollis, Queens, New York City|
|Genres||Hip hop, R&B|
|Instruments||Turntables, mixer, keyboards, drum machine, sampler|
|Labels||The Inc. Records|
|Associated acts||Ja Rule, Jay-Z, DMX, Ashanti, Fat Joe, Charli Baltimore, Vanessa Carlton, Uncle Murda, Lloyd|
Irv was born in New York and is of African American and Dominican descent. A producer and music executive, he co-founded The Inc. with his brother Chris. The Inc. was originally Murder, Inc., but after legal troubles in the 2003, the company was renamed in 2005. He has produced songs for such artists as Jay-Z, Ja Rule, and Vanessa Carlton. He produced Jay-Z's "Can I Get A...", DMX's "What's My Name?", and Ja Rule's "Holla Holla". Gotti co-produced Vanessa Carlton's third album, Heroes and Thieves, with Channel 7, Rick Rubin and Stephan Jenkins, which was released October 9, 2007. In an interview with Angie Martinez in early May 2009, Gotti stated that his label, The Inc., was leaving Universal Records. He has an estimated net worth of $60 million.
Nicki Minaj’s hit “Moment For Life” was recently used in her Pepsi commercial as part of her ‘Live For Now’ campaign. During a behind-the-scenes interview with TheInsider.com on the set for the ad spot, Nicki revealed that producer and former Murder Inc. label head, Irv Gotti, gave her the inspiration for the track.
The following is a discography of production by Irv Gotti.
- "Infatuated" (Memphis Bleek)
- http://www.sohh.com/2012/01/def_jam_aint_fcking_w_me_im_too_much_of.html Retrieved 26 June 2013
- Date of birth per The Smoking Gun website
- "Irv Gotti Maps Out Inc. Comeback With Vanessa Carlton, Lloyd, Ja Rule". MTV News. November 28, 2006. Retrieved November 30, 2006.
- Irv Gotti at MTV
- Irv Gotti at the Internet Movie Database
- Interview with Irv Gotti on Running a Record Label
- VIBE Profile