Irv Gotti

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Updated On March 26, 2023

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

Irvington Domingo Lorenzo, Jr. was born on 26th June 1970 and his age is currently 52 years old. Similarly, he was born in his birthplace, Hollis, Queens, a borough of New York City. He holds American nationality while he belongs to the multiracial ethnicity. He has 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.

Irv Gotti

Caption: Parents of Irv. Source: Instagram

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


Irv started his career in music in 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 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 the success of DMC, Ja Rule, and Russell Simmons it made he open his channel under Def Jam/ The name Murder Inc come with he getting 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’, ‘And Baby (Remix).

More on Murder Inc.

Slowly, Murder Inc. started signing with many growing artists like rapper Charli Baltimore, and dancer Ashanti. Their success reached a peak when they collaborated with Ja Rule’s release ‘Pain is love’. It reached popularity at another height for 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 ‘Boogie 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 a raid occurred 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 of all charges.


Irv is married to Debbie Lorenzo. However, after being in several relationships and scandalous affairs 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

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 $14 million as of 2022. However, he hasn’t disclosed his salary, cars, houses, asset values, endorsements, and so on

Irv Gotti – Body Measurements

Furthermore, reflecting on her body measurement, Irv stands at 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.

Irv Gotti – Social Media

Reflecting upon his social media presence, he is active on Instagram and has 1 million followers on his @irvgotti187 account. Likewise, he joined Twitter in June 2013 and has 22k followers on his @irvgotti187 account.