Irv Gotti, a business tycoon, and producer, was born Irving Domingo Lorenzo Jr. and has recently made news for disclosing information about his past relationship with Ashanti, the beginning of his career in music, and the founding of Murder, Inc. just before the premiere of the five-part documentary series The Murder Inc Story. On Tuesday, August 9 at 9 PM ET on BET, The Murder Inc Story makes its debut.
The five-part documentary will look at Irv Gotti’s early success as a music industry executive at Def Jam and how he created a new company that would fundamentally alter and has an impact on the music business for future generations.
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Some of the most important figures in Soul, Hip Hop, and R&B, including Charli Baltimore, Ja Rule, Ashanti, Vita, Black Child, Caddillac Tah, Lloyd, and many more, had their careers greatly aided by Murder, Inc. Records.
The documentary will discuss the controversy around the label as well as the music of Murder, Inc. Gotti, 52, is now prepared to provide his officially unreported account of the growth, unexpected collapse, and redemption of his legendary record label. This includes feuds with Aftermath, Shady, and G-Unit Records as well as the federal accusations he faced.
Irv Gotti spoke with The Source’s KimSoMajor via Zoom from his New York home about the future of his business, Visionary Ideas Entertainment, his motivations, the impending Murder Inc. docuseries, and why he would not perform a reunion tour without Ashanti, and much more. Ja Rule claims he does not want to get involved in the Irv Gotti scandal. Ashanti was not any different from his other former romances, he claimed, and he no longer misses the excitement they had.
Fat Joe blasted Ja for not standing up for Ashanti throughout the incident in addition to attacking Gotti for the insults.