Irving Domingo Lorenzo, Jr. (born June 26, 1970), 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.
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., but after legal troubles in the 2003, the company was renamed in 2005. He has produced songs for such artists as Jay-Z, Ja Rule, and Vanessa Carlton. He produced Jay-Z's "Can I Get A...", DMX's "What's My Name?", and Ja Rule's "Holla Holla". 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. In an interview with Angie Martinez in early May 2009, Gotti stated that his label, The Inc., was leaving Universal Records. He has an estimated net worth of $60 million.
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.
The following is a discography of production by Irv Gotti.
- "Shit's Real" (Mic Geronimo)
- "Can I Live" (Jay-Z)
- "Can I Get A..." (Jay-Z featuring Amil & Ja Rule)
- "Hot Spot" (Foxy Brown)
- "What's My Name" DMX)
- "Holla Holla" (Ja Rule)
- "Come Back in One Piece" (Aaliyah & DMX)
- "Between Me and You" (Ja Rule featuring Christina Millian)
- "What's Luv?" (Fat Joe featuring Ashanti & Ja Rule)
- "I'm real (Murder Remix)" (Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule)
- "Ain't It Funny (Murder Remix)" (Jennifer Lopez featuring Ja Rule & Caddillac Tah)
- "I Cry" (Ja Rule)
- "Always on Time" (Ja Rule featuring Ashanti)
- "Foolish" (Ashanti)
- "Happy" (Ashanti)
- "Down 4 U" (Irv Gotti featuring Ja Rule, Ashanti, Vita & Charli Baltimore)
- "Mesmerize" (Ja Rule featuring Ashanti)
- "Gangsta Lovin" (Eve featuring Alicia Keys)
- "Breakup 2 Makeup" (Ashanti featuring Black Child)
- "Infatuated" (Memphis Bleek)
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