Irv Gotti

Irv Gotti Working With Lyor Cohen On New Management Firm


(AllHipHop News) Rap mogul Irv Gotti will be returning to the music business as part of a new talent management firm being launched by Lyor Cohen.

According to the New York Post Lyor Cohen has tapped Irv Gotti to work with him in the new, unnamed company.

They are already working on advising two high-profile clients – Kanye West and Drake.

Lyor Cohen, who left the top spot at Warner Music Group in September, has a long history with Irv Gotti.

Irv Gotti’s record label Murder Inc., was partially owned and distributed by Def Jam, while Lyor Cohen was running that company.

Murder Inc. produced hit album from artists like Ja Rule and Ashanti, while Irv Gotti was an in-demand producer, crafting hits for artists like Jay-Z, DMX and others.

But Irv’s career suffered a major setback in 2005, when the government indicted him and his brother Chris, for allegedly helping drug kingpin Kenneth “Supreme” McGriff launder drug proceeds.

Both men were acquitted of all charges, but the trial and negative publicity surrounding it helps cool Irv Gotti’s career, depsite being featured in a hit reality show “Gotti’s Way.”

So far, details Lyor Cohen’s new company are scarce.

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  • YaheardSyndicate

    I remember when Irv was producing for Mic Geronimo and all the artists from Crazy Queens. Good to see him back in the game.

  • southside4lyfe

    they was just sittin back waitin for ja rule to get out ,but ja goin have to change his style up

  • @DHA_BRAINIAC1NE_IGOTBEATS

    nigga need to start working on ja image kick it underground and just do shows youtube your videos and do for your fans because mainstream ain’t letting too many old heads in now a days

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  • bigdoe6

    I fucks with Irv. He needs to be back on top dude paved a way for a lot of artists who became successful. Dmx, Jay, Ja, Ashanti, Lloyd. He made some hit records too. Can’t say anything bad about Gotti. I mean the dude knows talent and ran a successful label too. Somebody give this man a platform and get these other jokers out the game. Irv and Lyor needs to get back in Def Jam and restructure that whole brand.

    • Young Goku

      I agree, Irv can bring that raw, Hip hop back in the game, With some real artists, Hip Hop’s future is looking good

      • true but looks like hes trying to capitolize on acts that are already successfull ??

      • Young Goku

        Well yea, But knowing Irv, He’s going to pull some talent in the circle & get it poppin like the old days hopefully

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  • Dale Marsh

    What up Gotti…bout time hip hop is in needs of this mans help!!! When Detox coming??? Slaughterhouse album wack produced by who??? 50Cent what??? Who??? Give em hell Gotti #Murda4Life #MurdaMeansGangstaShit

  • Mayans

    I bet nothing comes out of this. Cohen is in the same position as Irv and Dame Dash right now. Their time is up.

  • its easy to start a new management firm if you going to be signing artist like Kanye and Drake … IJS … Irv WAS the man cause he managed artist before they BLEW UP 😉

  • SpaceAge2012

    Wow..Gotti & Lansky back 2gether again.

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