Irv Gotti

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Irv Gotti
Gotti in February 2005
Background information
Birth name Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr.
Also known as DJ Irv
Born (1970-06-26) June 26, 1970 (age 47)
Origin Hollis, Queens, New York City[1]
Genres Hip hop, R&B
Occupation(s) Record producer
Instruments Turntables, mixer, keyboards, drum machine, sampler
Years active 1992–present
Labels Murder Inc. Records (current) 300 Entertainment (current) Ruff Ryders Entertainment (former) Def Jam Recordings (former)
Associated acts Ja Rule, Jay Z, Ashanti, Fat Joe, Charli Baltimore, Vanessa Carlton, Uncle Murda, Lloyd, DMX

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.

Gotti was born in Queens, New York, and is of African American and Dominican descent. He is the youngest of eight siblings and the father of three children. A producer and music executive, he founded The Inc. 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?".[citation needed] Gotti co-produced Vanessa Carlton's third album, Heroes and Thieves, which was 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.

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 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.

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.[4] On December 2, 2005, a jury acquitted the brothers of all charges.[5]


Singles produced[edit]


  1. ^ Retrieved June 26, 2013
  2. ^ Date of birth per The Smoking Gun website
  3. ^ Shaheem Reid (November 28, 2006). "Irv Gotti Maps Out Inc. Comeback With Vanessa Carlton, Lloyd, Ja Rule". MTV News. Retrieved November 30, 2006. 
  4. ^ Irv Gotti Proclaims Innocence
  5. ^ Associated Press (December 3, 2005). "Murder Inc. mogul acquitted". Retrieved October 12, 2016. 

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