Grandson of John Gotti Working on Debut Album

(AllHipHop News) Carmine Gotti, grandson of the late NY La Cosa Nostra crime boss John Gotti, is planning on releasing his debut album this summer.The young Gotti first hit the national scene in 2004 as a fixture on the A&E reality series Growing Up Gotti with his two brothers and mother Victoria Gotti, daughter of John Gotti.Recently, Carmine Gotti has started to build his music reputation by appearing in music videos for rappers Khia (“Been a Bad Girl’) and Fat Joe (“(Ha Ha) Slow Down”). But even with a strong Hip-Hop connection and a style he says is an amalgamation of Fabolous and Justin Timberlake, Gotti insists his music will have a distinct, creative sound from what’s currently on the market.”I don’t do rap, I do pop music,” said the newly christened Carmine Gotti. “If I had to put a name on it, I would call it Hip-Pop, if anything. I like to stay in my own lane,” he told the NY Daily News. “I’m matured; I was a kid when they saw me last time. I wanted to step away from that whole image….I’m a young man now. I’m clean-cut… My album is more focused on the club scene, and mostly focuses on women…I want to surprise everybody.”Born Carmine Agnello, Jr, he adopted his grandfather’s last name following a falling out with his father Carmine Agnello, Sr, a reputed Gambino crime family member who in 2000 was sentenced to 10 years in prison on racketeering and arson charges.Carmine Gotti’s parents divorced in 2003, and his father was released from prison in 2008.He reveres his grandfather, who died in 2002 of throat cancer while serving a life sentence for 19 murders, including the vicious 1985 slaying of Gambino crime family head Paul Castellano and underboss Thomas Bilotti in Manhattan.”He [John Gotti] was always there for us, he loved us, and that’s the one side we knew about him,” Carmine Gotti said. “We didn’t see any other side….He was just my grandfather. I’ve seen a lot of ups and I’ve seen a lot of downs. I lived 12 years of my life without a father. My mother had to raise us. But I can’t complain; I still have a loving family.”Carmine Gotti’s debut is still untitled and a set release date has not been announced.

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