American rapper Mario “Yo Gotti” Mims, formerly known as Lil Yo, has an estimated net worth of $1.5 million.
Yo Gotti was among the many hardcore rappers who emerged from the Dirty South hip hop school in the late ’90s. He is also one of the hip hop artists who took part of their stage name from the late New York mobster John Gotti derive others were Big Gotti, Don Gotti, Juan Gotti, Bazooka Joe Gotti, and Irv Gotti. Not all Dirty South recordings are gangsta rap, but Yo Gotti prefers the rough-and-ready gangsta side of the Dirty South, and he draws inspiration from both Southern and non-Southern rappers. Master P and his New Orleans-based No Limit Posse are an influence, as is NWA, Dr. Dre and the late Tupac Shakur. Gotti’s more sexually explicit lyrics are also credited to Oakland native Too Short, who while never a gangsta rapper, but did much to popularize X-rated rap lyrics. However, Yo Gotti is no more from the West Coast than from New Orleans; his home is Memphis, the city that gave us the Three 6 Mafia, Gangsta Blac, Eightball & MJG, Kingpin Skinny Pimp and several other Dirty South artists.
After performing in Memphis in the ’90s, Gotti began building a catalog in the early 2000s. His first album From da Dope Game 2 da Rap Game was released in 2000 on the Inevitable label; Gotti’s subsequent Inevitable releases included 2001’s Self Explanatory and 2002’s Block Burnin’, Vol. TVT released “Dirty South Soldiers” (a duet with Atlanta Crunk star Lil’ Jon) as Life’s lead single. After his track “Full Time” was featured in the film Hustle & Flow, he released Back 2 da Basics in 2006. A string of Cocaine Muzik mixtapes carried the rapper through 2010 when his first major label release, Live from the Kitchen, landed on J Records.
- Source of Wealth: Music
- Age: 39
- Place of Birth: Memphis, Tennessee, USA
- Full Name: Mario Mims
- Nationality: United States
- Date of Birth: May 19, 1981
- Ethnicity: African American
- Occupation: rapper