Irv Gotti

Irv Gotti

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Updated On February 8, 2022

Irv Gotti is a famous American DJ, music producer and founder of the recording company Murder Inc. Irv Gotti is even the creator of the BET series Tales.

Early Life and Childhood

Irvington Domingo Lorenzo, Jr. was born on 26th June 1970 and is currently 40 years old. Similarly, he was born in Hollis, Queens, borough of New York City. He holds American nationality while he belongs to the multiracial ethnic group. He has a half Filipino and half African-American descent. Likewise, he follows Christianity. Similarly, he was born to Irvington Domingo Lorenzo, Sr. and Nee Nee Lorenzo. He grew up in a huge family being the youngest among eight siblings.

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Caption: Parents of Irv. Source: Instagram

Furthermore, reflecting upon his educational background, there is no information about it.


Irv started his career in music from the mid-’80s and by the lapse of 10 years. He establishes his career as a producer in the rap industry. Likewise, his first debut album was ‘The Natural (1995)’ along with Mic Geronimo, who is a New York, based rapper. However, he made his first public appearance through the music video, ‘Hip Hop’ in 1995.

Similarly, soon after this, he produced another single, ‘Reasonable Doubt’ in 1996. It gained momentum and overnight classic soon because it is the debut album of popular rapper Jay-Z. Furthermore, 1998 was a blockbuster year for him. His song ‘Can I Get a..’ for the hit movie, ‘Rush Hour’ and ‘Grand Finale’ and ‘Story to Tell’ for the drama ‘Belly’ was a big hit.

Likewise, he worked with the next rapper DMX for his debut album in the next album ‘It’s Dark and Hell is Hot’ which garnered popularity. Moreover, these hit song albums made him a successful producer. Additionally, his record label, Murder Inc. commenced to the next level after the year 1998.

Murder Inc.

Soon he along with his elder brother Chris Gotti formed a record Label Murder Inc. in 1992. Moreover, after a successful collaboration with Def Jam, and success of DMC, and Ja Rule, Russell Simmons it made him open his own channel under Def Jam/ The name Murder Inc come with he getting the inspiration from Murder Inc. who is famous for putting hit murders and he on the other side wanted to put hit records.

Moreover, Murder Inc. released its first album ‘Vemnni Vetti Vecci’ by Ja Rule which featured the hit single ‘Holla Holla’. Soon this went Platinum in the U.S. which made their popularity raised in the industry. Likewise, after the successful collaboration, Murder Inc. collaborated with R&B singer Lil’Mo who recorded popular duets along with Ja Rule. Their ‘Put it on Me’ and ‘I Cry’ gained popularity among listeners. Likewise, in the year 2002, he directed music videos like, ‘Foolish’, ‘Down 4 U’, ‘Baby (Remix).

Slowly, Murder Inc. started signing with many growing artists like rapper Charli Baltimore, dancer Ashanti. Their success reached a peak when they collaborated with Ja Rule’s release ‘Pain is love’. It reached popularity to another height of Murder Inc. and also this debut of Ashanti spawned hit singles on the Billboard charts.

He continued producing many artists like Vanessa Carlton (Heroes & Thieves), Memphis Bleek and The Game. Similarly. in the year 2017, he presented ‘Irv Gotti presents: Tales the Playlist’ which featured artists like ‘Boogiie Byrd, Fitted Circle, Black Child, Ja Rule, Alexza, and many more. His biggest stars of the Murder Inc. label are Ashanti and Ja Rule.

Likewise, he has collaborated with Kanye West for his ‘Brothers’ single. Furthermore, in the year 2011, he made an appearance on the episode of Conan. Likewise, he has also written songs ‘Foolish’ for the movie, ‘About Time’, ‘I’m coming out’ for the movie, ‘The Other Woman’. Additionally, he also remixed the song, ‘I’m Real’ for the famous documentary, ‘Jennifer Lopez: Dance Again’.


Irv has faced controversy related to money laundering from having a connection with an alleged financial transaction with New York city-based drug lord Kenneth ‘Supreme’ Mc Griff.  In the year 2003, a special investigation was done and raid occurred and he along with his brother Chris in the Manhatten office of Murder Inc. However, on 2nd December 2005, these charges were proven to be false and he was acquitted with all charges.

Net worth

He is a popular name in the music industry as a producer, DJ, and co-owner of a record label. Likewise, he has quite a name and fame through it. His net worth is $20 million.


Irv married to Debbie Lorenzo. However, after being in the number of relationships and scandalous affair with rapper Ashanti their marriage broke off. The couple had three children together: Sonny, Angie, and JJ.

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Caption: Irv with his family. Source: Instagram

Body Measurement and Social Media

Furthermore, reflecting upon her body measurement, Irv stands a height of 5 feet 10 inches (70 inches) tall and weighs around 72 kg. Similarly, he has black hair and black eyes. However, there is no information regarding his body measurement.

Reflecting upon his social media presence, he is active on Instagram and has 668K followers in his @irvgotti187 account. Likewise, he joined Twitter in June 2013 and has 21.3K followers in his @irvgotti187 account.

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