Juan Gotti

Juan Gotti

Biography

Juan Gotti (born Juan Ramos, Jr.) is a Latin-American MC who blends hardcore rap with regional Mexican styles such as norteño and ranchero. Rhyming in both English and Spanish, his lyrics are often brash, expressing gritty tales of street life, but overall he intends his music to be optimistic and empowering.

A lifelong Texan, he grew up in Houston's south side, and took interest in cars and tattoos as well as music. After serving a five-year jail sentence during the 1990s, he became motivated to change his life for the better. He started his rap career after becoming associated with locally successful rapper South Park Mexican, founder of Dope House Records. Gotti began performing at concerts and low-rider events around Houston in 1998, and his debut album, No Sett Trippin, arrived on Dope House in 2002. The album was tremendously successful for a regional release, selling an estimated 50,000 copies and eventually garnering a Latin Grammy nomination.

The success helped gain Dope House a national distribution deal with Warner Music Latina, and Gotti's 2005 follow-up, John Ghetto, hit Billboard's Latin and rap album charts. The album was also issued in a "chopped & screwed" edition, inspired by Southern rap legend DJ Screw. Several underground mixtapes appeared, and a third full-length, Raza Ville, appeared in 2007.

Gotti left the Dope House roster and released two albums in 2008 (Texas Es Mexico and The Chronicles of Juan Ramos) before taking a brief hiatus, but he resumed his prolific release schedule in 2011, delivering four albums that year, including a collaboration with Carolyn Rodriguez. He continued releasing full-lengths on labels such as Atraco, Criminal Mind Records, and Ice House Records, and made guest appearances on albums by artists including Point Blank and Low G.

Discography

Juan Gotti - No Sett Trippin

Juan Gotti - No Sett Trippin

Dope House Records 2002
Juan Gotti - John Ghetto

Juan Gotti - John Ghetto

Dope House Records, Warner Music Latina 2005
Juan Gotti - John Ghetto (Chopped & Screwed)

Juan Gotti - John Ghetto (Chopped & Screwed)

Warner Music Latina, Inc. 2005
Juan Gotti - Raza Ville

Juan Gotti - Raza Ville

Dope House Records, Warner Music Latina 2007
Juan Gotti - The Chronicles Of Juan Ramos

Juan Gotti - The Chronicles Of Juan Ramos

Jake Records 2008
Juan Gotti - Texas Es Mexico

Juan Gotti - Texas Es Mexico

Atraco Music 2008
Juan Gotti - Ley De Texas

Juan Gotti - Ley De Texas

Atraco Music, Virus Enterprises 2011
Juan Gotti - Ain't No Love

Juan Gotti - Ain't No Love

Goldtoes Entertainment 2011
Juan Gotti & Carolyn Rodriguez - Dope La Familia

Juan Gotti & Carolyn Rodriguez - Dope La Familia

Soulyrical Publishing 2011
Juan Gotti - Broken Dreams

Juan Gotti - Broken Dreams

Atraco Music 2013
G Man & Juan Gotti - Makin Moves

G Man & Juan Gotti - Makin Moves

Criminal Mind Records 2014
Ice & Juan Gotti - Respeto The Album

Ice & Juan Gotti - Respeto The Album

Ice House Records 2014
Juan Gotti - Dope House Saga

Juan Gotti - Dope House Saga

No Sett Trippin Records 2017

Guest Appearances

SPM - The Purity Album
  • Child Of The Ghetto

SPM - The Purity Album

Dope House Records 2000
SPM - Never Change
  • The End

SPM - Never Change

Dope House Records 2001
Lone Star Ridaz - Wanted
  • We Don't Stop

Lone Star Ridaz - Wanted

Dope House Records 2001
SPM - Reveille Park
  • Red Beams & Rice

SPM - Reveille Park

Dope House Records 2002
Rebel - Hit'n Every Stang
  • Cock Fights & Ya Yo

Rebel - Hit'n Every Stang

South World Records 2002
Grimm - The Brown Recluse
  • It's All On You

Grimm - The Brown Recluse

Dope House Records 2003
Baby Bash - Mènage A Trois
  • Cuidado

Baby Bash - Mènage A Trois

Empire Musicwerks 2004
Four Corner Hustlaz - The Double Up
  • Mando Yo

Four Corner Hustlaz - The Double Up

Thug City Records 2004
Lucky Luciano - Johnny Paycheck Vol. 1
  • Dope House All-Starz

Lucky Luciano - Johnny Paycheck Vol. 1

Latin One Stop 2005
Rasheed - 21st Century
  • Cuidado

Rasheed - 21st Century

Dope House Records 2005
Mr. Kee - Seldom Seen
  • Seldom Seen

Mr. Kee - Seldom Seen

Koch Records, Everyday People LLC 2006
Filero - Million Dollar Mexican
  • Rollcall

Filero - Million Dollar Mexican

H.T.X. Records 2006
SPM - When Devils Strike
  • Garza West

SPM - When Devils Strike

Dope House Records 2006
Carolyn Rodriguez - Castellana
  • Cuando

Carolyn Rodriguez - Castellana

DFO Music Group 2007
Rasheed - Street Corner Hustlaz
  • Saggin My Dickies

Rasheed - Street Corner Hustlaz

21st Century Entertainment, Flex Records 2007
Jes Latino - El Tejanero
  • Los Patrones

Jes Latino - El Tejanero

Kriminar Entertainment 2008
Ice - Arte Callejero
  • 1Blood

Ice - Arte Callejero

Ice House Records 2008
Killa - Streets Of My City
  • Livin In Da City

Killa - Streets Of My City

CrazyStyle Records 2008
Ice - Frozen Dreams
  • Eye 4 An Eye

Ice - Frozen Dreams

Thug City Records 2008
SPM - The Last Chair Violinist
  • The Ghost

SPM - The Last Chair Violinist

Dope House Records 2008
Ice - Its A Cold World
  • Los Patrones

Ice - Its A Cold World

Ice House Records 2009
Narkotic A.K.A. Blue - King Of Queens
  • Street Anthem

Narkotic A.K.A. Blue - King Of Queens

SMT Records 2009
Carolyn Rodriguez - Medicine Girl
  • Morning High

Carolyn Rodriguez - Medicine Girl

Not On Label 2009
Point Blank - Pick Ya Poison
  • Murder Me Not

Point Blank - Pick Ya Poison

Wreckless Entertainment 2010
Carolyn Rodriguez - Medicine Girl Screwed & Chopped
  • My Warriors

Carolyn Rodriguez - Medicine Girl Screwed & Chopped

Not On Label 2010
Superstar Guess - Only The Strong Survives
  • Gone Get Yo Money

Superstar Guess - Only The Strong Survives

Fhat City Records 2010
El Chivo - En Mis Venas
  • Las Montanas

El Chivo - En Mis Venas

Virus Enterprises LLC 2010
Carolyn Rodriguez - Betty Crocker
  • Step Up

Carolyn Rodriguez - Betty Crocker

SoSouth 2011
Lil Lucky - G-Block
  • Lil Lucky & Juan Gotti Freestyle

Lil Lucky - G-Block

Not On Label 2012
Baby Bash & Lucky Luciano - Playamade Mexicanz
  • Dope House Fam

Baby Bash & Lucky Luciano - Playamade Mexicanz

SMC Recordings 2012
Ice & Rasheed - Illegal Aliens
  • Tengo Hambre

Ice & Rasheed - Illegal Aliens

Ice House Records 2012
Half Breed - Limitless
  • Gunfights And Gunshots

Half Breed - Limitless

Not On Label 2012
Ese Flaco - Tha West Tex
  • Ghetto Hustla

Ese Flaco - Tha West Tex

Black Gold Ent. 2012
Billy Dha Kidd - American Dream
  • Del Suelo Al Cielo

Billy Dha Kidd - American Dream

New Era Music 2012
Quota - The Final Cut: Key To The Lock
  • Fly So Fly (Remix)

Quota - The Final Cut: Key To The Lock

Rich Kid & Co. 2012
Cuete Yeska - Tales Of Cuete James
  • Ferocious

Cuete Yeska - Tales Of Cuete James

Round Towne Music 2013
Carolyn Rodriguez - Fuck What They Think
  • Free Juan Gotti

Carolyn Rodriguez - Fuck What They Think

Dopegirl Music 2014
Lucky Luciano - Breakin Boys Off
  • Dope House Family

Lucky Luciano - Breakin Boys Off

Steak N' Shrimp, Thizz Latin 2014
Lucky Luciano & Billy Dha Kidd - Get Money Grind Hard Or Starve
  • Del Suelo Al Cielo

Lucky Luciano & Billy Dha Kidd - Get Money Grind Hard Or Starve

New Era Music Ent LLC 2014
Cuete Yeska - Love Stories 3
  • I See You

Cuete Yeska - Love Stories 3

Round Town Music 2014
Wicked1 - Better Days
  • Mike And Ike

Wicked1 - Better Days

Under The Sun Entertainment 2015
Billy Dha Kidd - From Chanclas To Jordans
  • Smoking La La

Billy Dha Kidd - From Chanclas To Jordans

New Era Music 2015
Low-G - The Black Jack
  • If You Step In My Hood

Low-G - The Black Jack

Hustletown LLC, Dope House Records 2015
Baby Bash - Don't Panic It's Organic
  • El Pinche

Baby Bash - Don't Panic It's Organic

Bashtown Music Group 2016
Carolyn Rodriguez - FWTT, Pt. 2
  • Love And War

Carolyn Rodriguez - FWTT, Pt. 2

Not On Label 2016
Luis Perez Sozay - Da Chopped Up MexTape, Vol. 2
  • Mataz O Muerez

Luis Perez Sozay - Da Chopped Up MexTape, Vol. 2

Hollow Point Enterprises 2016
Luis Perez Sozay - Sangre De Gallo
  • Cumbia Callejera

Luis Perez Sozay - Sangre De Gallo

Atraco Music 2016
O.D. - The Rise Of The Lycans Reloaded (DJ Red Remix)
  • Ridin' 4 This Money

O.D. - The Rise Of The Lycans Reloaded (DJ Red Remix)

Wolfpack Entertainment 2016
Puppet - San Anto (City Of The Tower) Chapter 5
  • Heroin

Puppet - San Anto (City Of The Tower) Chapter 5

GT Digital, Pura Desmadre Records 2017
Puppet - Lagrimas Del Corazon Chapter 6
  • Don't Do By Choice

Puppet - Lagrimas Del Corazon Chapter 6

GT Digital, Pura Desmadre Records 2017
Puppet - Entra La Batalla: Chapter 8
  • 3 Estrellas

Puppet - Entra La Batalla: Chapter 8

GT Digital, Pura Desmadre Records 2017
Da Prophet Makin Da Profit - The Old Testament
  • Como Michael Salgado

Da Prophet Makin Da Profit - The Old Testament

Not On Label 2017
Baby Bash, Lucky Luciano, DJ OG Ron C - Playamade Mexicanz (Chopped Not Slopped)
  • Dope House Fam Bam (Chopped Not Slopped)

Baby Bash, Lucky Luciano, DJ OG Ron C - Playamade Mexicanz (Chopped Not Slopped)

GT Digital 2017

Compilations

Various - Ryda Thugz Vol. 1
  • Mi Raza

Various - Ryda Thugz Vol. 1

Black-N-Brown Entertainment 2001
Various - Screwston: The Day Houston Died
  • Child Of The Ghetto

Various - Screwston: The Day Houston Died

Dope House Records 2001
Dat Boi Mikee - Southern Life Chapter I
  • Benjamins

Dat Boi Mikee - Southern Life Chapter I

Copper ST. Records, Mikee Entertainment 2001
Various - Baby Bash Presents The Ultimate Cartel
  • Cuidado

Various - Baby Bash Presents The Ultimate Cartel

Flatline Entertainment 2003
Various - Streetz On Lock
  • La To Tex

Various - Streetz On Lock

Rapture Entertainment 2003
Various - 34 Reasons: Surviving The Game
  • Mi Raze (Screwed)

Various - 34 Reasons: Surviving The Game

Goldtoes Entertainment 2004
Various - Chalklines: Double Homicide
  • Eye 4 An Eye, Tooth 4 Tooth

Various - Chalklines: Double Homicide

Home Team Entertainment 2006
DJ Payback Garcia - Hecho En Aztlan 3
  • Shout Out

DJ Payback Garcia - Hecho En Aztlan 3

Virus Enterprises LLC 2008
Various - Thizz Latin South
  • Mi Raza (Chopped & Screwed)

Various - Thizz Latin South

Thizz Latin South 2009
Various - Amor Azteca 3
  • Baby Give It To Me

Various - Amor Azteca 3

Virus Enterprises LLC 2009
DJ Payback Garcia - Almas Mixx
  • Almas

DJ Payback Garcia - Almas Mixx

Virus Enterprises LLC 2009
South Park Mexican - Free SPM
  • Cold Corona

South Park Mexican - Free SPM

Dope House, SoSouth 2010
SPM - The Best Of The Best Vol. 3
  • Real Gangsta

SPM - The Best Of The Best Vol. 3

Dope House Records 2010
DJ Payback Garcia - La Colonia
  • En Mi Vecindad

DJ Payback Garcia - La Colonia

Virus Enterprises LLC 2010
Various - Dope City: Purest In The Game
  • Gangsta Girl

Various - Dope City: Purest In The Game

Dope House Records 2011
DJ Payback Garcia - Almas, Vol. 2
  • Almas Azteka Y Maya

DJ Payback Garcia - Almas, Vol. 2

Virus Enterprises LLC 2012
Various - Texas Latin Rap, Vol. 3
  • So Cold

Various - Texas Latin Rap, Vol. 3

Unforgiven Records 2014
Various - Platinum Kingz Of Texas
  • No Te Recuerdas?

Various - Platinum Kingz Of Texas

1 Stop Graphics & Business Solutions, LLC 2014
  • Reach The Sky

Various - Land Of Cartels

Borderboyz 2017