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Gotti in February 2005
|Birth name||Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr.|
|Also known as||DJ Irv|
|Born||June 26, 1970|
New York, New York, U.S.
|Genres||Hip hop, R&B|
|Occupation(s)||Record producer Film Director|
|Instruments||Turntables, mixer, keyboards, drum machine, sampler|
|Labels||Murder Inc. Records (current) 300 Entertainment (current) Ruff Ryders Entertainment (former) Def Jam Recordings (former)|
Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr. (born June 26, 1970), better known by his stage name Irv Gotti, is an American record executive, television producer, Hip Hop and R&B record producer and is the founder of Murder Inc. Records. He is the creator of BET series Tales.
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Gotti was born in Queens, New York, and is of black and Dominican descent. He is the youngest of eight siblings and the father of three children.
A producer and music executive, he founded Murder Inc Records in 1997 with his brother Chris (born 1967). The Inc. was originally Murder, Inc., but after legal troubles in 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...", Ja Rule's "Holla Holla" and DMX's "What's My Name?". Gotti co-produced Carlton's third album, Heroes and Thieves, released October 9, 2007, with Channel 7, Rick Rubin, and Stephan Jenkins. In an interview with Angie Martinez in early May 2009, Gotti stated that his label, The Inc., was leaving Universal Records.
Gotti has an estimated net worth of $60 million.
Money laundering indictment and acquittal
A 2003 investigation, including a raid on the Manhattan offices of Murder, Inc., resulted in charges of money laundering being brought against Gotti and his brother Christopher in connection with alleged financial transactions associated with New York City drug kingpin Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff. On December 2, 2005, a jury acquitted the brothers of all charges.
- "Infatuated" (Memphis Bleek)
- "Nice" (The Game) featuring Newz