Irv Gotti

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Irv Gotti
Gotti in February 2005
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 best known for producing multiple number-one records for Ashanti, Ja Rule, and Jennifer Lopez, as well as his collaborations with Jay-Z, DMX, and Kanye West. Gotti is also the creator of the BET series Tales.


A producer, deejay, 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. ^ "Irv Gotti To Def Jam: "[They] Ain't F*cking W/ Me, I'm Too Much Of A N*gga" [Video] | SOHH.COM". January 22, 2012.
  2. ^ "The Smoking Gun: Archive". October 12, 2004.
  3. ^ "Irv Gotti, Brother Proclaim Innocence; Release On $1 Million Bond". March 10, 2007.
  4. ^ Associated Press (December 3, 2005). "Murder Inc. mogul acquitted". Retrieved October 12, 2016.

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