Yo Gotti, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. In 1996, Gotti released his debut album Youngsta’s On a Come Up under the alias Lil Yo. He went on 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), The Art of Hustle (2016), I Still Am (2017) and Untrapped (2020).
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.
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On September 2, 2013, Yo Gotti released the mixtape Nov 19th: The Mixtape in promotion for the album. Yo Gotti released the official cover art for both the standard and deluxe versions of The Art of Hustle, and the release date of the album. The album released on February 19, 2016, and peaked at number 4 on the Billboard 200. The album’s lead single “Down in the DM” (featuring Nicki Minaj on the remix) peaked at number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. In August 2016, singer Meghan Trainor released “Better” featuring Gotti, as the third single from her second major-label album, Thank You. Gotti closed out 2016 with the announcement of a deal with Jay Z and his Roc Nation label, in partnership with his own CMG (Collective Music Group) imprint. Gotti continues to release hits like his mixtape’s lead single, “Rake It Up” featuring Nicki Minaj. You can see Yo Gotti perform these hits at Drai’s Nightclub. You can checkout a list of upcoming events at Drai’s Nightclub here.