Mario Sentell Giden Mims, better known professionally as Yo Gotti, is an American rapper, songwriter and record executive. He first gained fame with his debut album, Lil Yo, released in 2000. He then switched to his more successful stage name, Yo Gotti, in 2005. He has since released a number of other albums, most notably CM10: The Free Game and Cocaine Muzik.
CM10: Free Game
The long-awaited follow-up to his acclaimed 2010 album Untrapped is finally here. Yo Gotti’s CM10: Free Game is a double album. Released on streaming services, the album is divided into two sides, Side A and Side B, with the former featuring a topless Gotti and the latter in a more formal ensemble. While both sides have their moments, the original tracklist serves to best demonstrate the Memphis mogul’s craft.
The eleventh studio album by Yo Gotti, CM10: Free Game, was released on February 4, 2022. It features guest appearances from 42 Dugg, Blac Youngsta, EST Gee, Moneybagg Yo, and more. It sold 46,000 copies during its first week and has been ranked third in the US Bill 200 albums chart. In the following weeks, CM10: Free Game will be available on streaming services like Spotify, Apple Music, and Pandora.
Cocaine Muzik mixtape series
The CM9 mixtape is the first project from Yo Gotti’s newly-acquired Roc Nation record label, which has joined forces with the rapper’s own Cocaine Muzik Music Group. Gotti has a more proven track record as a mixtape slinger than as a major label rap artist. In addition, the low-stakes formula of a mixtape benefits the new album’s songs.
While he might have gotten mainstream success with “Five Star” from the third installment of his Cocaine Muzik mixtape series, the rapper has since bounced back with this fourth installment in the DJ Drama mixtape series. While his short hiatus may have weakened the overall product, Gotti has put together a CM4 mixtape full of synth-heavy street anthems.
The tenth volume in the Cocaine Muzik mixtape series features beats that owe a debt to early Kanye West and Just Blaze. Though Gotti can’t completely avoid his age, he still sounds young enough to pull off his rapping style. On Free Game, Yo Gotti sounds half-informed and half-baffled about new technology. He describes dealing drugs in the city using money apps and attends meetings on the metaverse.
Born Mario Mims in Memphis, Tennessee, Yo Gotti found his way into the hip hop industry by making music to escape poverty. He later began rapping under the pseudonym Lil Yo and affiliated with pioneering Memphis producers like DJ Sound. His first rap tape, released at fourteen, quickly spread throughout Memphis. Streaming services and social media weren’t around yet, so his success relied on word of mouth.
The Art of Hustle
The Art of Hustle is the eighth studio album by Yo Gotti, which was released on February 19, 2016. The album was produced by E-40 and was released by Epic Records and Yo Gotti’s CMG record label. The album was supported by two singles, including “The Art of Hustle” featuring E-40 and “Say It Like It Is” featuring The Game. Despite the album’s popularity, it has received mixed reviews from critics. The album was a surprise for some fans, but it’s a solid listen, and has a lot of quality songs.
The Art of Hustle by Yo Gotta is a solid body of work, but its filler songs don’t help the album much. While tracks such as “Down in the DM” sent Gotti’s mainstream profile skyrocketing, other songs on the album didn’t do Gotti any favors. Timbaland’s club banger “Smile” is a particularly forgettable effort. “My City” features a soulful choir sample and triumphant horns. Thankfully, Gotti’s lyric content doesn’t budge despite the mediocre production.
CM8 and The Return both blew up on the charts, and Gotti has been making music for the last 15 years. The Art of Hustle is his finest work yet. In rapping about the city’s violent state, he displays a somber yet energetic lyricism. “Down in the DM” is one of the biggest crossover hits in hip-hop, and both versions shine on The Art of Hustle.
The Art of Hustle by Yo Gotto is an album that features several of his biggest collaborators and is expected to be a big commercial success. Among the guests on this album are Lil Wayne, Future, Push T, and Nicki Minaj. The album also has a number of remixes by other artists including Eminem and Future. Yo Gotti isn’t the only rapper on the album with a stellar lineup.
After nearly a decade of rapping, Moneybagg Yo Gotti has reached a new level of mainstream success. He now has twenty projects to his name and 12 platinum and gold certifications. A Gangsta’s Pain, Moneybagg Yo’s fourth studio album, hit No. 1 on the charts twice in May. The hit song “Time Today” is one of its most popular tracks, and the album knocked DJ Khaled’s Khaled LP off the top spot. Despite the fact that the music industry continues to experience a pandemic, Yo Gotti is still proving to be one of the most influential and prolific artists of our time.
The two rap stars first met in 2008 while in Atlanta. They met and began to work together. Yo Gotti eventually introduced the two artists as “Secrets of the Gangsta.” The two hit it off and Yo Gotti showed Moneybagg Yo $200,000 in brown paper bags. Moneybagg Yo laid out the cash on the counter and counted it, discovering that the rapper had $30,000 more than expected.
Currently, Moneybagg Yo Gotti are the most prominent artists on the Collective Music Group. Besides Yung Lean, he has signed Blac Youngsta to his label and also has a joint venture with Lil Baby’s 4PF record label. Moneybagg Yo Gotti are also working with 42 Dugg, who explained how they met through gambling. Apparently, the two of them bonded over money, which led to the creation of their joint venture.
Although Yo Gotti has worked with several artists over the years, he has yet to publicly share his personal life. In fact, his ex-wife, Lakeisha Mims, has not made any public comments about their split. This shows that he does not like to put his personal life on display. Yo Gotti’s net worth is estimated at $6 million. When he was a teenager, he rapped under the name Lil Yo.
Another way Yo Gotti has made himself a powerful music executive is by signing GloRilla to his CMG label. The video of the signing, which was shot during the rapper’s signing day, went viral online. Moneybagg Yo Gotti is preparing a group compilation to release on July 15th. Along with that, the MC has released a new single called ‘Steppas.’ A video of the video will be released soon.