Yo Gotti Talks Working With Lil Wayne, T.I. On New Album, New Collabs With Wale And Cash Money
Are you still recording the album?
Yeah, we’re still recording.
Are you gonna continue with your Cocaine Muzik mixtape series?
Well right now I’m just focused on the album, you know what I’m saying. The mixtape we’re trying to do will be with the label, CMG (Cocaine Muzik Group), where we introduce the new artists we working with. We had Zed Zilla, he’s the first artist we signed, and other than that we have in the mix a couple different artists right now. We’re working with them, we’re just waiting for things to get locked in.
What else have you been working on?
I did some work on Wale’s new album The Gifted, I got a record on there called “Bricks” with Lyfe Jennings. I like working with Wale because, like, he’s both musically and lyrically inclined. I like working with artists like that because it take me that distance. I also did some work with the Rich Gang album, did a record for that. Got a few projects out there. [Cash Money and I], we like family. I’ve known them for so many years, so every time I work with them it’s just like family. I hit them up, they hit me up, we do music back and forth, it’s easy. My new album I Am is coming this fall, new single “Act Right,” I got Young Jeezy and YG. We gonna turn up.
What are the next steps for you?
Well I feel like I come from the streets, totally, so it’s gonna be, like I said, the response we get to the music, the way we drive people out to the clubs or wherever we be at, I think is self-explanatory. At this point in my career, we just trying to bring my whole CMG brand to the next level. It’s like LeBron—now I’m trying to get the ring. That’s where I’m at with it. Beyond just being good and being hot in the streets, now we want the ring, we want the championship. I think we gonna get it with this one.