Irv Gotti

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Irv Gotti
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Gotti in February 2005
Background information
Birth nameIrving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr.
Also known asDJ Irv
Born (1970-06-26) June 26, 1970 (age 48)
New York, New York, U.S.[1]
GenresHip hop, R&B
Occupation(s)Record producer Film Director
InstrumentsTurntables, mixer, keyboards, drum machine, sampler
Years active1992–present
LabelsMurder Inc. Records (current) 300 Entertainment (current) Ruff Ryders Entertainment (former) Def Jam Recordings (former)
Associated acts

Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr. (born June 26, 1970),[2] 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.

Early life[edit]

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.

Career[edit]

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.[citation needed]

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?".[citation needed] 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.[citation needed]

Gotti has an estimated net worth of $60 million.[citation needed]

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]

Discography[edit]

Singles produced[edit]

References[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". TODAY.com. Retrieved October 12, 2016.

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