Irv Gotti
American rapper
Irv Gotti
Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr., better known as Irv Gotti, is an American hip hop and R&B record producer and is the head and founder of The Inc record label. He selected the stage name Irv Gotti by naming himself after John Gotti. Irv was born in New York and is of African American and Dominican descent. A producer and music executive, he co-founded The Inc. with his brother Chris. The Inc. was originally Murder, Inc.
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Irv Gotti Addresses 'Romantic Relationship' With Ashanti
MTV News - over 3 years
By Sowmya Krishnamurthy The INC is back. Murder Inc.'s honcho Irv Gotti and rapper Ja Rule (fresh out of prison) recently visited Power 105's The Breakfast Club and cleared up several rumors including the longstanding assumption that Gotti and singer Ashanti were a romantic pair. "Here’s the real...Me and Ashanti have a unique and special bond. Okay? We made great music together...No, we didn’t have sex. I NEVER slept with Ashanti," said the then-married Irv about his then-signee. "Let me tell you about our relationship! Listen, we at Murder Inc. is like a family. What happened when I fell upon hard times, certain people bailed. She bailed.... She didn’t wanna be a part of Murder Inc. no more. She’s this princess that I created and the ‘Murder’ wasn’t good for the image anymore." Irv says that he "did bad things" with other women but overall, he's a good husband. "She has a great life," he says about his ex-wife Deb. "When we talk about these relationships...a lot of people do ...
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J. Cole, Wale, Kanye & Mac Miller Make Chart History
MTV News - over 3 years
(J. Cole on Born Sinner's success) By Brenna Ehrlich J. Cole, Wale, Kanye West and Mac Miller have a lot to celebrate, having all released chart-topping records this summer. Friday (July 12), however, they can pop some bottles and clap each other on the backs, as their combined success has made history. Yup, this week marks the first time in the Billboard 200 chart history that rap albums have scored the top three spots for three successive weeks. Billboard reports that J. Cole's Born Sinner came in at number one this week, closely followed by Wale's The Gifted and Kanye West's Yeezus. Cole climbed up a notch this week with his record, which dropped on June 18. The previous week he came in at number 2, with Wale holding down number 1 and West at number 3. West was riding high the week before that at number 1, and Mac Miller was hanging in there at number three with Watching Movies With the Sound Off. Cole sat pretty at number 2. This is the first time three rap album ...
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DMX Barks At Drake, Rick Ross, Jay-Z In Radio Interview
MTV News - about 5 years
'I don't like anything about Drake,' DMX tells New York's Power 105 on Thursday. By Rob Markman <P><a href="http://www.mtv.com/music/artist/dmx/artist.jhtml">DMX</a> never holds back, and during a Thursday morning (February 23) interview on New York's Power 105, the Dog spoke his mind — freely. X, who is performing a homecoming concert Thursday night in New York, spoke with the Breakfast Club personalities, Angela Yee, DJ Envy and Charlamagne, opening up about his career and giving his take on some of rap's newest stars. </P><P> </P><P></p><div class="player-placeholder right" title="Irv Dishes On Battle Between DMX And Jay-Z" id="vid:698526.id:1671971" width="240" height="211"></div><p> </P><P> </P><P>The Dog let loose his collaboration with MTV's 2011 Hottest Br ...
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Charli Baltimore On Irv Gotti:
HIP HOP Blog - about 5 years
''He Just Let Certain Things Get In the Way'' 6:00AM ET January 20th, 2012 Contributor : Martin James A Rocky Williform Company Femcee <a class="fplink fp-46406" href="/charli+baltimore+1">Charli Baltimore</a> is in the middle of staging a quasi-comeback, but a career full of false starts still leads to a lot of questions. And with Baltimore's history with Lance "Un" Rivera's Untertainment imprint and <a class="fplink fp-486123" href="/irv+gotti+1"><a class="fplink fp-486123" href="/irv+gotti+1">Irv Gotti</a></a>'s Murder, Inc., Charli has had her career stall on more than one occasion. In a recent interview, Baltimore explained the issues she had with Murder, Inc. and former labelhead <a class="fplink fp-486123" href="/irv+gotti+1"><a class="fplink fp-486123" href="/irv+gotti+1">Irv Gotti</a></a>. “He had the ball, he just couldn’t get it in the hoop. I think a lot of it was personal issues," Baltimore told Cherry Martinez. "I don’t think it was even his business ...
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Irv Gotti Gets Response To His Def Jam President Post Aims
MTV News - over 5 years
Last week (October 5), Murder Inc. mogul <a class="fplink fp-486123" href="/irv+gotti">Irv Gotti</a> graced the couches of “RapFix Live” with our host Sway and chopped it up on the state of the industry, his past success and his tense dealings with Jay-Z. However, the Queens-bred livewire raised a few eyebrows with his bold assertion that he should be named president of famed Hip Hop label Def Jam. In the passing days since the RapFix appearance, some of rap’s most notable names – including Def Jam’s current Vice President – have chimed in about Gotti’s ambitious aims. "If you don't want to hire me, the best man for the job, the man who will die for it, cool you’re scared, I understand," said a passionate <a class="fplink fp-486123" href="/irv+gotti">Irv Gotti</a> about his desire to run the label. “Put somebody in there because you’re not giving any indication that you care about my [Hip Hop] culture” – with Gotti’s lament coming after giving a respectful nod to the late Shaki ...
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'RapFix Live' With Method Man And Irv Gotti
MTV News - over 5 years
'RapFix Live' With <a class="fplink fp-193621" href="/method+man">Method Man</a> And <a class="fplink fp-486123" href="/irv+gotti">Irv Gotti</a> <a class="fplink fp-193621" href="/method+man">Method Man</a> and Murder Inc.'s <a class="fplink fp-486123" href="/irv+gotti">Irv Gotti</a> speak on their ups and downs in the music business on "RapFix Live." Related Artists <a class="fplink fp-193621" href="/method+man">Method Man</a> <a class="fplink fp-486123" href="/irv+gotti">Irv Gotti</a>
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Mic Geronimo Much More. - Booska-p : news rap francais
Google News - over 5 years
Originaire de Flushing, Queens, épaulé par Irv Gotti, ce rappeur Discret va sortir des classiques Underground comme &quot;Shit Is Real&quot;, &quot;The Masta IC&quot; et bien sûr &quot;The Natural&quot;. Malheureusement en 99, Mic Geronimo tente un son plus mainstream qui ne
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10 Essential Aaliyah Songs - Rap-Up.com
Google News - over 5 years
Producer Irv Gotti samples Parliament&#39;s “Sir Nose D&#39;Voidoffunk” for this single from the Romeo Must Die soundtrack. With verses from a barking DMX, the gritty duet&#39;s atypical beat didn&#39;t move much on the charts, yet showed that Aaliyah could hang with
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Vanessa Carlton: Rabbits on the Run - PopMatters
Google News - over 5 years
Steve Osborne (Doves, KT Tunstall) took the helm on this project, and there&#39;s a whimsical, folksy influence on display that was absent from 2007&#39;s Irv Gotti-financed, Stephan Jenkins-produced Heroes &amp; Thieves. The empty spaces that inhabit tracks like
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Universal Moves to Save Ailing Motown and Def Jam - Reuters
Google News - over 5 years
The world&#39;s largest music company is said to be narrowing a list of veteran hip-hop talent scouts, managers and label execs that include Chris Hicks, currently Def Jam&#39;s executive VP, as well as outsiders Kevin Liles, Irv Gotti, “Kyambo “Hip Hop”
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Ja Rule Sentenced for Failing to Pay Taxes - New York Times (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
Ja Rule, who&#39;s real name is Jeffrey Atkins, was one of rap&#39;s most commercially successful artists in the early 2000s, becoming the chief star on Irv Gotti&#39;s Murder Inc. label. Having made his debut in 1999 with a hardcore thug-rap style, he soon began
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Kelly Rowland Finally Scores Hit; Deja Vu? - That Grape Juice
Google News - over 5 years
Although, still signed to longtime record label, The Inc., during it&#39;s inception, Ashanti&#39;s fourth album &#39;The Declaration&#39; was created on the singer&#39;s terms with no input from executive producer/label head Irv Gotti, due to ongoing conflict
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Guest Star: "Nas Is Considered One Of The Best Ever From New York" - SOHH
Google News - over 5 years
When Reid became head of the Def Jam label he turned to Irv Gotti, whose Murder Inc. label had now morphed into the Def Jam-associated The Inc. Gotti signed Lloyd and partnered the street-smart singer with fellow The Inc. artist Ashanti for &quot;Southside
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King of Hearts - HipHopDX
Google News - over 5 years
Although Lloyd&#39;s five-year run with The Inc. initially served as a fitting platform for the street-R&amp;B singer, there was always a sense that his potential reached far beyond what Irv Gotti and company were granting him. Now a cohort of major producer
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DMX Discusses His Dislike For Skinny Jeans, Drake & Jay-Z - Hip-Hop Wired
Google News - over 5 years
X noted that they were real friends after mutual friend Irv Gotti deaded their rap war which involved the infamous battle at the pool hall in the Bronx. &quot;We realized when you&#39;re young like that you sometimes mistake when you battle somebody for beef
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Ja Rule, Irv Gotti Sue Publishing Company for Fraud - BET (blog)
Google News - over 5 years
The recently incarcerated rapper, along with his former business partner and Murder Inc. CEO Irv Gotti, has filed a new lawsuit alleging that he has been defrauded out of tens of thousands of dollars by a mysterious publishing company
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Music Manager Jimmy "Henchman" Rosemond Arrested On Drug Charges At Union ... - Gothamist
Google News - over 5 years
Second, Carolyn Porkony, who failed in convicting the Murder Inc. Irv Gotti brothers on trumped up charges of money laundering. Both have a personal stake in pursuing me and will stop at nothing to bring down an innocent man.&quot; Rosemond&#39;s name has been
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Irv Gotti & Ja Rule Claim Publishing Company Stole Royalties - AllHipHop
Google News - over 5 years
(AllHipHop News) Murder Inc. CEO Irv Gotti and incarcerated rapper Ja Rule have filed a lawsuit against a publishing company they claim illegally represented themselves as administrators of their copyrights. The lawsuit was filed in the
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Jimmy Henchman Linked To G-Unit Associate Murder - MTV.com
Google News - over 5 years
The prosecutor tried Irv Gotti and his brother Chris on money laundering partly due to their relationship to drug kingpin Kenneth &quot;Supreme&quot; McGriff. The Gotti brothers were eventually acquitted on all charges but Supreme wasn&#39;t as successful after he
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Ja Rule Says Rich Kid Swiped Royalties - Courthouse News Service
Google News - over 5 years
Ja Rule (Jeffrey Atkins) and Irv Gotti (Irving Lorenzo) claim in Federal Court that Rich Kid Music and Rhondo Robinson signed a deal in 2002 with Universal Music Group Canada to swipe their royalties from record sales in Canada and Europe
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Learn about memorable moments in the evolution of Irv Gotti
    THIRTIES
  • 2009
    In an interview with Angie Martinez in early May 2009, Gotti stated that his label, The Inc., was leaving Universal Records.
    More Details Hide Details He has an estimated net worth of $15 million.
  • 2005
    On December 2, 2005, Irving Lorenzo and his brother Christopher were acquitted of all money laundering charges.
    More Details Hide Details The brothers could have faced up to 20 years in prison. The defense countered all along that the brothers were victims of guilt by association with Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff. 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. 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 TheInsider.com 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.
    On November 16, 2005, the federal prosecutor Sean Haran said in his opening statement at U.S. District Court that Irving Lorenzo and his brother Christopher "used their corporate bank accounts to clean drug money". According to Haran, convicted drug dealer Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff, had shopping bags and shoe boxes full of cash delivered to the label's Manhattan office in 2000.
    More Details Hide Details The company then cut McGriff $280,000 in checks. Authorities alleged that McGriff was permitted to funnel more than $1 million in drug money through Murder Inc. in return for serving as the label's protector and enforcer. Prosecutors additionally claim that the Lorenzos knew about a murder plot against platinum-selling rapper 50 Cent.
    On January 25, 2005, Lorenzo and his brother Chris turned themselves in, alleging their innocence.
    More Details Hide Details They were released on $1 million bail, and would not be tried alongside McGriff for the charges against them.
  • 2004
    In 2004, The Inc came under investigation for allegedly laundering money through the label for New York City drug kingpin Kenneth "Supreme" McGriff.
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  • 2003
    The Inc. was originally Murder, Inc., but after legal troubles in 2003, the company was renamed in 2005.
    More Details Hide Details 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 Vanessa Carlton's third album, Heroes and Thieves, with Channel 7, Rick Rubin and Stephan Jenkins, which was released October 9, 2007.
  • CHILDHOOD
  • 1970
    Born on June 26, 1970.
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