Definitely one of the leading music labels in the late 90s and early 2000s, Murder Inc has been missed by the industry for over a decade.
It’s been more than a decade since the heyday of Irv Gotti’s Murder Inc label, but it seems like the producer and CEO is poised to launching a comeback. In an Instagram post on Wednesday, Gotti announced that he was relaunching Murder Inc with a roster of new artists.
“I’m about to RE LAUNCH MURDER INC RECORDS,” Gotti wrote on Instagram. “I got some new artist. New music. Same f##king MOVEMENT!”
Thanks to the star power of Ja Rule and Ashanti, Murder Inc dominated the charts in the early 2000s. A highly publicized feud between Ja Rule and 50 Cent, as well Gotti’s federal indictment on money laundering charges, contributed to the label’s eventual decline. Gotti was later acquitted on all charges in 2005.
“While I had to re group from the Feds coming after me,” Gotti continued in his post. “Had to plot and plan and fall back while I watched everyone else eat. I watched gracefully. I applauded and congratulated everyone who deserved it. Never one bone of hate in my body. I love to see my niggas win and eat. BUT ITS MY TURN NOW!!”
A representative for Irv Gotti was not immediately available for comment.