Yo Gotti
Yo Gotti

Birth name

Mario Mims

Also known as

Lil Yo


19 May 1981 (age 35)


Memphis, Tennessee, United States


Hip hop



Years active



Crime Lordz (1996)
Gimi Sum Productions (1996)
Inevitable Entertainment (1999-2011)
TVT (2003-2009)
CMG (2011-present)
RCA (2012)
Polo Grounds Music (2012)
Epic (2013-2016)
Roc Nation (2016-present)

Associated acts

8Ball & MJG, Gucci Mane, Starlito, Young Buck, Young Jeezy

Mario Mims (born 19 May 1981), better known by his stage name Yo Gotti, is an American rapper from Memphis, Tennessee. He debuted in 1996 under the stage name Lil Yo with the album Youngsta's on a Come Up. He changed his stage name to his current one with the release of his 1999 album From da Dope Game 2 da Rap Game, which was followed by the release of multiple independent albums. 

After several delays, Yo Gotti released his debut major label studio album Live from the Kitchen in 2012 on RCA Records and Polo Grounds Music. It debuted at #12 on the Billboard 200, but Yo Gotti departed the labels later in 2012 due to his complaints of low sales. In early 2013, Yo Gotti's label Cocaine Muzik Group (now known as Collective Music Group) signed a distribution deal with Epic Records. Later in 2013, Yo Gotti released the studio album I Am. His second and final studio album with Epic, The Art of Hustle, was released in 2016. At the end of 2016, Yo Gotti announced that his label CMG had signed a distribution deal with Jay Z's Roc Nation

Yo Gotti is well known for his mixtape series Cocaine Muzik, with the latest instalment in the series, White Friday (CM9), released in 2016.


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