Updated at: 13-06-2023 - By: Craig Huey

Rapper Yo Gotti hails from Memphis, Tennessee, in the United States. Gotti, then going by the name Lil Yo, released his first album, Youngsta’s On a Come Up, in 1996. After “From Da Dope Game 2 Da Rap Game” in 2000, he dropped “Self-Explanatory” in 2001, “Life” in 2003, “Back 2 da Basics” in 2006, “Live from the Kitchen” in 2012, “I Am” in 2013, “The Art of Hustle” in 2016, “I Still Am” in 2017, and “Untrapped” in 2020.

L.A. Reid, a longtime business partner of Gotti’s, signed Gotti and his label CMG to a distribution deal with Epic Records in early 2013. Yo Gotti revealed the title, “I Am,” for his sixth studio album on May 28, 2013. His sixth studio album, titled I Am, features the single “Act Right,” which features Young Jeezy and YG. It debuted at #5 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and #5 on the Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart. It reached its highest position on the Rap Songs chart at number 24 as of September 21 and its highest position on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at number 33. The November 19th, 2013 release date was announced in July 2013.


A tour in support of I Am, featuring YG, Zed Zilla, Shy Glizzy, and Cash Out, was announced on August 22, 2013; it ran from September 14, 2013, to November 19, 2013.

As album promotion, Yo Gotti dropped the mixtape Nov 19th: The Mixtape on September 2, 2013. Earlier today, Yo Gotti unveiled the official artwork for both the standard and deluxe editions of The Art of Hustle, as well as the album’s upcoming release date. This album hit its highest position on the Billboard 200 chart upon its initial release date of February 19, 2016. Nicki Minaj appeared on the remix of the album’s lead single, “Down in the DM,” which reached number 13 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song “Better,” which featured Gotti, was released by singer Meghan Trainor in August 2016 as the third single from her second major label album, Thank You. With the announcement of a partnership between Gotti’s CMG (Collective Music Group) imprint and Jay Z’s Roc Nation label, the end of 2016 was a big one for the music industry. The lead single from Gotti’s latest mixtape, “Rake It Up,” features Nicki Minaj. At Drai’s Nightclub, Yo Gotti will be performing these smash hits live. Here you can view a schedule of events that will be happening at Drai’s Nightclub.