Irv Gotti

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Irv Gotti
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Gotti in February 2005
Background information
Birth name Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr.
Also known as Irv Gotti, DJ Irv
Born (1970-06-26) June 26, 1970 (age 44)
Origin Hollis, Queens, New York City[1]
Genres Hip hop, R&B
Occupations Record producer
Instruments Turntables, mixer, keyboards, drum machine, sampler
Years active 1992–present
Labels The Inc. Records
Associated acts Ja Rule, Jay-Z, DMX, Ashanti, Fat Joe, Charli Baltimore, Vanessa Carlton, Uncle Murda, Lloyd

Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr. (born June 26, 1970[2]), better known as Irv Gotti, is an American hip hop and R&B record producer and is the founder of The Inc record label.

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".[citation needed] 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.

Music production[edit]

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.[3]

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.

Discography[edit]

The following is a discography of production by Irv Gotti.

Singles produced[edit]

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