Irv Gotti is an American R&B record producer. He is also known as the CEO and co-founder of Murder Inc. He worked with many famous actors like Ashanti, Ja Rule, Jennifer Lopez, Jay-Z, Kanye West, and DMX.

He is also an experienced record executive. He also worked a DJ and record producer. Irv Gotti net worth is $25 million. Today, I will explain about the early life, career and family of Irv Gotti.

Early Life

Irving Domingo Lorenzo Jr. is born on 26th June 1970 in Hollis, New York City. He raised with his seven siblings. His father was a cab driver. He started his early education from nearby high school.

Irv Gotti convinced that, he engaging in drug dealing to make money in past. Police catch them just after starting selling crack and coke. Irv Gotti still remained friend with several gangster in his neighborhood.


Irv Gotti neighborhood is a strong source of new talent for the growing hip-hop industry. He released “The Natural” along with Mic Geronimo in 1995. He helps Jay-Z to produce debut album “Reasonable Doubt” in 1996.

Because of success, the album put Irv Gotti on the map. Soon, he worked with some very big names. Jay-Z suggested Lorenzo Jr. to change his stage name to “Irv Gotti” in the honor of New York boss, John Gotti.

During this period, Gotti also started working as a talent scout and an artist. With the help of this experience, he became a successful record executive. Soon, he joined Def Jam Records, even he knows that Lyor Cohen admitting the he planned to became him or destroy him.

He introduced Def Jam to up coming rapper DMX, who soon became a legend. Irv Gotti also convinced Jay-z to join Def Jam. In 1999, he released his own record label. Def Jam is fully supportive in Murder Inc.  Def Jam become 50% partners by giving $3 million loan to Irv Gotti. With this loan, he starts his new venture.

Murder Inc became successful by releasing a number of top hits over the year. In 2001, he produced the smash hit “What’s Luv?”. He also worked with Jennifer Lopez on a number of hits like “I’m Real” and “Ain’t It Funny”. Even after the legal issue, He decided to continued released music throughout the decades. In 2008, he worked with “The Game” to produce the single “Nice”. He worked with Kanye West between 2018 and 2019.


In 2003, the police beginning to catch Irv Gotti. They raided on their offices and brought forth charges of money laundering. According to investigators, Irv Gotti and his brother Lorenzo Jr had connections with drug lord Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff. They also revealed that McGriff invested heavily into a film “Crime Partners” created by Murder Inc. In 2005, they are acquitted on all charges. Irv Gotti and McGriff are essentially childhood friend and there is a little evidence posting towards actual criminal activity.