Irv Gotti

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Irv Gotti
Gotti in February 2005
Background information
Birth nameIrving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr.
Also known asDJ Irv, Gotti
Born (1970-06-26) June 26, 1970 (age 49)
Hollis, Queens, New York City, New York, U.S.[1]
GenresHip hop, R&B
InstrumentsTurntables, mixer, keyboards, drum machine, sampler
Years active1992–present
LabelsMurder Inc, Universal, Ruff Ryders, Def Jam
Associated acts

Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr. (born June 26, 1970),[2] better known by his stage name Irv Gotti, is an American record executive, DJ and record producer and is the CEO and co-founder of Murder Inc. He is the creator of the BET series Tales.


A producer and music executive, he founded Murder Inc Records in 1998 with his brother Chris (born 1967).

Money laundering indictment and acquittal[edit]

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.[3] On December 2, 2005, a jury acquitted the brothers of all charges.[4]


Singles produced[edit]


  1. ^ Retrieved June 26, 2013
  2. ^ Date of birth per The Smoking Gun website
  3. ^ Irv Gotti Proclaims Innocence
  4. ^ Associated Press (December 3, 2005). "Murder Inc. mogul acquitted". Retrieved October 12, 2016.

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