Biography

Early Life of Yo Gotti

Yo Gotti is one of the best artists in the rap game today. He constantly takes time to perfect his craft and hustle. He is the type of artist that raps about real life and his personal experiences. His real name is Mario Mims and he has greatly improved his skills on the microphone since he first started. Want to know how he became a street sensation from Memphis in the world of rap? The reason that his popularity has increased so much is because people recognize that he is real and always stays true to the streets.

He was born on May 19, 1982 in Northern Memphis, Tennessee. Throughout his childhood, he went through a lot and learned how to deal with the environment in the Ridge Crest housing projects. He has seen a lot of street violence and crime and had to cope with the challenges that he has faced growing up. Although he grew up facing a lot of situations that turn most people fearful, he learned how to overcome what he was afraid of and express his emotions and thoughts by making rap music.

Yo Gotti’s Lyrics and Influences

If you have taken the time to listen to the words that Gotti speaks in his lyrics, then you know he talks a lot about what he has witnessed, heard, and seen in Memphis. A lot of people don’t think of areas in Tennessee as being violent or dangerous, but the truth is that there are plenty of places that most people would not want to visit. The place where he grew up made things difficult on him and those around him. He is clearly a rapper that knows what the gang life is like because he has seen the way things work.

As an individual who got heavily influenced by music in the 1990’s, he began to play around with rapping and kept pushing forward to improve his skills. He flowed over different beats and tried different vocal patterns that most people wouldn’t think about trying. It was people like Ice Cube, Dre, and Eazy-E that he really idolized growing up. In particular, he followed N.W.A. and was greatly inspired based on what he was hearing from their records.

How Gotti Emerged as an Artist

Yo Gotti has emerged as an artist because more people are starting to take not that the dirty south and trap music is based on real life experience. The reason that Mario Mims chose the name Yo Gotti as his stage name is because he wanted it to be based on John Gotti, who was widely known as a head Mafia member in New York. Even though he was coming up with awesome rhymes and hustling in the streets, it wasn’t until Inevitable Records decided to offer him a deal that he put out an album. His debut was called “From Da Dope Game 2 Da Rap Game” and stuck to a heavy trap music sound.

There would eventually be several follow up Yo Gotti albums, all of which were well accepted by the streets. Not only did he come out with CD’s to hit stores, but he would constantly feed the streets with mixtapes. Today, he is known as one of the best mixtape artists in the game because he constantly provides original material that you cannot find anywhere else. Yo Gotti has toured across the entire United States and fans of gangsta rap really like his music because they can relate to things and situations that he brings up in his raps.

Why Is Yo Gotti Successful?

The reason that Yo Gotti has become successful in the rap game is not because of other people putting him on; he put himself on. He even sold records out of the trunk of his car for awhile and was hustling independently. The south really liked what he was doing at the time and his music has become known as some of the best from the dirty south. He has made mixtapes with people like DJ Drama and has built up quite a successful portfolio of work with other artists like Gucci Mane, Lil Boosie, and Lil Wayne. There will surely be more success continued in the future, so be on the lookout for more of some incredible Yo Gotti music.