How did you come by your stage name?
I was born Nelson Gabriel Alvarez in Puerto Rico. My artist stage name is Ayyo Yung Gotti. The name Gotti comes from “God Only Talk Through Intelligence” and I am keeping my head high for God’s glory.
When did you discover your love for your craft and what made you realize you wanted to pursue a career in it?
When I was 13 y.o, I would get into rap battles all the time, and I realized I was good at it. Little did I know it at the time, but this would be the key to me striving to move forward with my rap career.
To what or whom do you accredit your sense of style?
The Rapper Big Pun…and may his soul Rest In Peace.
On your current project, how did you come up with the concept?
It was a fledgling idea when I heard the track from JamMar Moguls’s “Rising Star Producer” Aaron Peil. Aaron needed someone to do the rap for the track he produced, and he came to me with the idea “Turkey Butt.” This song is a shout-out to all the intelligent, strong, independent ladies out there who are proud of their beautiful “junk in the trunk”.
What are some of your greatest challenges, and what is your greatest attribute when it comes to your work ethic?
I’ve had a rough life. I have been out on the streets and living on my own since age 14. I’m trying to get my life straightened out now. My greatest attributes has been my grind. I grind all the time. I’m busy performing and working on shows (even through this coronavirus). I’m constantly working on my craft and putting out new music.
Are you the best at what you do in your opinion?
I will let my fans and others judge for themselves my artistry and work.
What are your plans for the near future?
Grammy, Grammy, Grammy
Is there anyone you’d like to thank, any shout outs?
God, Jesus, Holy Spirit and my manager, James Raymond….without them none of this would be happening. I’d also like to thank the team at JamMar Moguls, especially Executive Marketing Director, Jamaica Johnson, and JamMar Moguls CEO/Creative Director, Marlana T. Alden. These are the people that are making it happen for me.
How can fans find you?
The song “Turkey Butt” is a fun, playful and holiday song that debuts on Dec 10th 2020 on Spotify, YouTube, TuneCore and many other platforms. Be sure to check it out! You can also find me on my YouTube channel, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter & TikTok.
What suggestions do you have for other artist like yourself?
Grind till you can’t grind anymore and then grind it out some more. We are trying to achieve something you have to get on your grind and make Apple Pie out of Apple.