There hasn’t been more a suitable MC to represent Memphis post-Three 6 Mafia than Yo Gotti. Even before releasing his major label debut Live From The Kitchenlast year, Mr. Mario Mims earned the respect of hip-hop contemporaries, including Lil Wayne, Rick Ross, Wale and Nicki Minaj. Going from drug dealing to selling out shows domestically, Yo Gotti took his experiences from the street and applied them to music–both artistically and commercially. He hopes to continue to grow on both ends of the spectrum when he releases I Am November 19th. The first joint venture between his CMG imprint and Epic records, Yo Gotti hopes to transition smoothly from one of hip-hop’s rising stars to label owner.