Biography: Irv Gotti

Real Name: Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr

Occupation: Soundtrack Producer, Writer

Date of Birth: 26 June 1970

How Old is Irv Gotti: 47 years

Birth Place: Hollis, Queens, New York City, U.S.

How Tall is Irv Gotti: 6 feet (1.83 m)

Weight: 255 lbs.

Nationality: American

Wife: Ashley Martelle

Children: Irv is the father of three children, having two sons and daughter from his previous marriage.

Irv Gotti Facts:

Irv is the founder of Murder Inc. records and is also the creator of BET series Tales.

He founded Murder Inc. Records with his brother Chris, which at first was named as Murder records. Later in 2005, it was changed.

Irv has produced music for various artist, namely Jay Z, Ja Rule, Vanessa Carlton and more.

Irv also produced Vanessa Carlton’s third album heroes and thieves in 2007.

In 2015, Irv Gotti’s net worth was summed around $30 million.

He is known for making songs for Jay Z.

Irv Gotti Quotes:

“I give them what they want. I try to give them what they want. It’s like the example with Ja Rule: I overpay him. Someone want a record label, I give them a record label.”

“I am an optimist, every album I put out has to do a million and change in record sales. Since I came in the game with Def Jam, there has only been one album that I have been a part of, in my 8-year period with Def Jam, only one did not go platinum. Irv Gotti Presents The Murderers only went gold.”

“You need to understand their needs and see what makes them happy. When it comes to working with Ja, I asked my lawyer: if you were his lawyer, what would you get for this? And if my lawyer says, he should get $1 million, I’d say, “okay, let’s give him $1.5 million. I try to overpay him.”

“I was a DJ; that is what built the passion for the music. With the passion came seeing people like Eazy-E, Dr. Dre and Russell Simmons getting paid for the passion, and I wanted to get paid for it as well. You know what I am saying? But the passion came from being a DJ.”
“Them two people are different people. I’m Irv Gotti and Irving Lorenzo. At home, with the wife and kids, I am different. I feel that business is hell, and for me to conquer hell, I must become Satan, so I turn myself into Satan, and that is how I survive and succeed. At home, I am an angel.”

“Women and rap is humongous. A lot of these buyers are women so it is good to have someone representing them. And it is only getting bigger. A lot of these fans are women, so it makes sense to have someone representing them.”

Irv Gotti Discography:

Discography

  • “Shit’s Real” (Mic Geronimo) (1994)
  • “Can I Live” (Jay-Z) (1996)
  • “Can I Get A…” (Jay-Z featuring Amil & Ja Rule) (1998)
  • “Hot Spot” (Foxy Brown) (1998)
  • “What’s My Name” (DMX) (1999)
  • “Holla Holla” (Ja Rule) (1999)
  • “Come Back in One Piece” (Aaliyah & DMX) (2000)
  • “Between Me and You” (Ja Rule featuring Christina Milian) (2000)
  • “What’s Luv?” (Fat Joe featuring Ashanti & Ja Rule) (2001)
  • “I’m Real (Murder Remix)” (Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule) (2001)
  • “Ain’t It Funny (Murder Remix)” (Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule & Caddillac Tah) (2001)
  • “I Cry” (Ja Rule) (2001)”Always on Time” (Ja Rule featuring Ashanti) (2001)
  • “Foolish” (Ashanti) (2002)
  • “Happy” (Ashanti) (2002)
  • “Down 4 U” (Irv Gotti featuring Ja Rule, Ashanti, Vita & Charli Baltimore) (2002)
  • “Mesmerize” (Ja Rule featuring Ashanti) (2002)
  • “Gangsta Lovin” (Eve (rapper) featuring Alicia Keys) (2002)
  • “Breakup 2 Makeup” (Ashanti featuring Black Child) (2004)
  • “Infatuated” (Memphis Bleek) (2005)
  • “Nice” (The Game) featuring Newz (2008)

 Television

  • Slip N’ Slide: All Star Weekend (2002)
  • Irv Gotti Presents the Inc. (2002)
  • The 2002 Billboard Music Awards (2002)
  • Intimate Portrait (2003)
  • And You Don’t Stop: 30 Years of Hip-Hop (2004)
  • The L-Bow Room (2004)
  • The 2nd Annual Vibe Awards (2004)
  • Rap Sheet: Hip-Hop and the Cops (2006)
  • American Gangster (2007)
  • Baisden After Dark (2008)
  • Gotti’s Way (2007-2009)
  • RapFix Live (2011)
  • Soul Power! (2013)
  • BET Experience: Celebrity Basketball Game(2017)
  • The Real (2017)

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