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Irv Gotti Gives Public Apology Following DMX Comments

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During an interview with WCGI in Chicago, Murda Inc co-founder, Irv Gotti made a statement that the late DMX had passed away due to bad crack and fentanyl and since then has faced a large amount of backlash by both celebrities and fans regarding his statement. Visit for more information Since the backlash, Irv […]

Ashanti Explains Why There Are Two Versions of Fabolous’ ‘I’m So Into You’

Ashanti Explains Why There's Two Versions of Fabolous' 'I'm So Into You'

Fabolous 2003 hit single, “So Into You” has two different versions with the sampled artist, Tamia, and another one with Ashanti. Visit for more information Fab and Tamia disagree on the origin of the collaboration, but Ashanti shared her version of the story during an appearance on Hot 97. The singer said she was […]

Today In Hip Hop History: Irv and Chris Gotti Surrender To The FBI 16 Years Ago

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On this day in 2005, millennial music powerhouse Murder Inc. was put under pressure by the FBI, thus, forcing the surrender of label heads and brothers Irving and Christopher Lorenzo aka the Gotti Brothers on money laundering charges. Visit for more information The FBI spotlighted the Gotti brothers as record execs with criminal ties, […]

Today in Hip Hop History: Murder Inc. Offices Raided By The Feds 18 Years Ago

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On this date in 2003, the federal government raided the offices of Hip Hop powerhouse Murder Inc., beginning a two-year-long case against Chris and Irv Gotti, who was forced to prove that their successful, multi-million dollar record label was not a money-laundering operation for Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff of Queens’ legendary Supreme Team. Visit for […]

[WATCH] Irv Gotti Speaks On Why Tupac Really Had Beef With Jay-Z

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In a recent sit down with Fat Joe for his IG Live “Joprah Show, the DITC veteran sat down with Murder Inc.’s Irv Gotti and spoke extensively about Jay-Z, who he said had real-life beef with Tupac because of another deceased king of the game; Notorious B.I.G. Visit for more information According to Gotti, […]

Today in Hip-Hop History: Irv And Chris Gotti Beat The Feds 14 Years Ago


Even with a 98% conviction rate, the federal government was no match for Irv Gotti and the Murder Inc. crew. Visit for more information On this date in 2005, the U.S. government exonerated Irv and Chris Gotti along with their Murder Inc. after a two-year-long case in which the Lorenzo brothers were forced to […]

Irv Gotti Clears Up Relationship With Ashanti: ‘She’s No Homewrecker’

Irv Gotti Clears Up Relationship With Ashanti: 'She's No Homewrecker'

Irv Gotti had The Wendy Show lit on Monday afternoon. Visit for more information There have been tons of chatter surrounded around Gotti’s past relationship with Ashanti ever since a recent episode of Growing Up Hip Hop: New York that insinuated that they had an affair. But the Murder Inc. CEO appeared on the […]

Chris Gotti Details the Time Suge Knight Tried to Steal Ja Rule from Murder Inc

Chris Gotti Details the Time Suge Knight Tried to Steal Ja Rule from Murder Inc

A lot of surprising things go on behind-the-scenes of the music and entertainment industry that the average person won’t know about. Chris Gotti detailed a not-so-surprising story, but it was still very interesting. Visit for more information Gotti stopped by Doggie Diamonds’ No Filter Podcast and discussed his relationship with the infamous Death Row […]

Ja Rule Is Strongly Considering a Fyre Festival Follow Up


Ja Rule stopped by The Breakfast Club on Wednesday morning with his record executive and producer, Irv Gotti. Among the many topics that were discussed, Rule said that he is willing to execute another festival, despite the debacle of the Fyre Festival. This has question marks written all over it. The Fyre Festival documentary captured the […]

Rick Ross Joins Cast of Irv Gotti’s ‘Tales’

Rick Ross Joins Cast of Irv Gotti's 'Tales'

Rick Ross will now be able to add actor to his resume. BET confirmed to Billboard that the rapper has been casted to star in season two of Irv Gotti’s hit series, Tales. Visit for more information Tales is a show that dramatizes lyrics from past and current Hip Hop songs. Other stars slated […]

Irv Gotti Inks Deal With Warner/Chappell Music


Words by Danielle Perry Visit for more information Record producer Irv Gotti has signed a worldwide publishing deal with Warner/Chappell Music, effective without delay. The Warner Music publisher will oversee all of Gotti’s current and future material, including the music score he has written for BET drama series, Tales. Created by Gotti and produced […]

Kanye West and Irv Gotti Have an “Enormous” Collaboration in the Works

Kanye West and Irv Gotti Has an "Enormous" Collaboration in the Works

Irv Gotti has collaborated with numerous superstars throughout the course of his career. Visit for more information Gotti posted a picture of him with the “Fade” crooner in a parking lot, and reveals that they’re cooking something up together in the caption. “2 crazy. Out of the box thinkers. That only thinks about serving […]

Irv Gotti Calls Drake the Eminem of Today

Irv Gotti Calls Drake the Eminem of Today

Irv Gotti stopped by Drink Champs to get drunk, high, reminisce, and talk sh*t. Visit for more information The topic of Drake’s success came up in a conversation, and Irv made some pretty bold statements. If Drake was in my era, Drake would be selling 15 million, 20 million a clip. Do you realize […]

BET’s “TALES” Tackles Politics, BLM Movement in ’99 Problems’ Episode

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“If you having girl problems I feel bad for you son / I got 99 problems but a b*tch ain’t one” Visit for more information Real life perils; police brutality, social injustice and generational discriminatory practices mirrors visual narration in this week’s edition of “TALES” on BET. A powerful spin on Jay Z‘s 2003 […]

BET’s ‘TALES’ Recap: Slick Rick’s ‘Children’s Story’ Hits Home

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“Here we go / Once upon a time not long ago…” Visit for more information Every week, BET transforms classic hip hop hits and morphs them into visual narratives. Helmed by Murder Inc. founder Irv “Lorenzo” Gotti, the second season of “TALES,” premiered it’s second installation on Tuesday, October 17, as Slick Rick‘s 1988 […]

Season Two of Irv Gotti’s “TALES” Returns After 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards


Tuesday, October 10 is a major night of original entertainment and hip hop culture for Black Entertainment Television. In addition to the premiere of the highly anticipated 2017 BET Hip Hop Awards, “TALES” will return for season two after the event. Visit for more information This season of “TALES” will feature “99 Problems” by […]