ARTIST PROFILE

Yo Gotti

Name: Yo Gotti

Birthday: May 19, 1981

Fav Dish: Chicken Wings

Mario Mims was born on May 19, 1981, better known by his stage name Yo Gotti, is an American rapper. In 1996, Gotti released his debut album Youngsta’s On a Come Up under the alias Lil Yo. He went to release From Da Dope Game 2 Da Rap Game (2000), Self-Explanatory (2001), Life (2003), Back 2 da Basics (2006), Live from the Kitchen (2012), I Am (2013) and The Art of Hustle (2016).

In early 2013, Gotti announced that he and his label CMG had been signed to a distribution deal with Epic Records from longtime business partner L.A. Reid. On May 28, 2013, Yo Gotti announced that his sixth studio album would be titled I Am. The first single from his sixth studio album I Am is titled “Act Right” and features Young Jeezy and YG. The song debuted at #5 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart and at #39 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart.
As of September 21, it has peaked at #100 on the Hot 100, making it Gotti and YG’s third Hot 100 entry, #33 on Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and at #24 on the Rap Songs chart. In July 2013, it was announced that the album would be released on November 19, 2013. On August 22, 2013, he announced the I Am Tour Dates, a tour in promotion of I Am which ran from September 14, 2013, until November 19, 2013, with supporting acts including YG, Zed Zilla, Shy Glizzy and Cash Out. On September 2, 2013, Yo Gotti released the mixtape Nov 19th: The Mixtape in promotion for the album.

On October 7, 2013, the album’s second official single “King Shit” featuring T.I. was released to mainstream urban radio in the United States. On October 15, 2013, the music video for “King Shit” featuring T.I. was released “King Shit” has since peaked at five on the US Billboard Bubbling Under R&B/Hip-Hop Singles chart. On October 27, 2013, Yo Gotti premiered the album’s third single, “Cold Blood” featuring rapper J. Cole and Canei Finch.

On February 1, 2016, Yo Gotti released the official cover art for both the standard and deluxe versions of The Art of Hustle, and the release date of February 19, 2016. The album peaked at number 4 on the Billboard 200

Collective Music Group also known as CMG, formerly known as Cocaine Muzik Group, is a record label founded by Yo Gotti. He currently is at the labels helm as President and CEO of the company. The label’s first official release was Yo Gotti’s sixth studio album I Am. The label released a collective project featuring the whole roster titled Chapter One in 2014

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