Charli Baltimore Explains Murder Inc's Demise

Charli Baltimore explains how Irv Gotti couldn't handle promoting several artists at once.

Murder Inc. had a strong run from the late '90s to the mid-'00s, but according to Charli Baltimore, it met its demise after Irv Gotti couldn't handle the pressure of launching several artists at once. During an interview with Power 105's The Breakfast Club, Chuck B-More said that Gotti was "distracted" by all the stuff going on with the label and that he wasn't prepared to focus on the whole roster at the same time.

"I think Irv just got distracted by all of the stuff that was going on with Murder Inc. All the fame that happened with Murder Inc. happened so fast. Ja [Rule] was popping, but I don't think Irv was prepared for everybody else to pop the way that they did. I think that's what distracted Irv from what he should have been focused on," she said. "I don't think it was Ashanti in particular. I think Ashanti's record sales and the fact that he had her poppin' had Ja poppin'. Murder Inc was just poppin' at the time as a whole, it was more of Irv's problem. It was a great idea, and unfortunately, my project was up next and that's when everything started falling apart."

Watch the interview below, where she also talks on running into Lil' Kim at the station, her relationship with The Notorious B.I.G. and more.

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51 Comments

  • Anonymous

    youtube Green Nation Mafi G2

  • rickz

    man ja was tough for goin at all these rappers , tell me has any other rappers has done that what ja done went to go see 50 out of every rapper and fucked him up twice in results 50 got stabbed up and emeinem got to scarred done toy soldiers said he didnt wanna do it anymore MURDER 4 LYFE ....

    • Anonymous

      Em didn't get scared, he just didn't want to put his peoples lives at risk, & I highly doubt Ja would've ever had the balls to face 50 one on one.

  • Maydae

    before the 50 cent feud Venni Vetti Vecci - 1,5 million records Rule 3;36 - 3 million records Love is Pain - 8 million records Last Temptation - 5 million records After 50 cent Get Rich Or Die Trying blood on my eye - 800 000 records Rule - 2 million records After 50 cent The Massacre The Mirror - never got released Love is Pain 2 - 5 000 records The Jarule Feud Get Rich Or Die Trying - 11 million records The Massacre - 8 million Records After Jarule's Death Curtis - 2 million records Before I self destruct - 500 000 records Jarule made good pop music then 50 cent destroyed him, 50 Cent made good gangster music then he decided to go pop.

  • Anonymously

    The downfall of Murder Inc was when Ja Rule decided to go at Em & Dre. I remember when he said that if Em & Dre sign 50, that he'll do whatever it takes to take them down. We all know what happened next.

  • Anonymous

    If there was a Mount Shamemore of who ruined rap Murder Inc would be right there. Ja with his singing is a stain that will forever be on hip hop. Right along with Puffy cosigned by your favorite rapper Big who gave us the fake I got money rappers. Where anyone could lie and all they had to talk about was how much they got. The Big Jay Z tree. Master P. Ushered in southern rap that was horrible. Actually having a talent to rap was no longer necessary to sell records. Lil Jon. Rappers now rap over the same beat 90% of the time.

  • Anonymous

    nice haircut. now you look like every other wannabe bad bitch out there. -_-

  • Joshie

    Murder Inc. never did Hip Hop, R'n'b, Ja should have stuck with his one liners, stupid cat had to go and talk shit because of the cat he is, Go To Sleep Bitch! Dissing a little girl like that, deserves to be smacked up and then slapped back down, Little bitch.

    • ronnie

      never did hip hop get the fuck outa here,ja kept doing his thing, look at 50 now tryn to do ja's music but cant, pil 2 go by it

  • Anonymous

    I WILL GIVE MY RIGHT FOOT TO GET HIP HOP BACK!!!!

  • s

    INC. >> YMCMB. I miss murder inc. Music is shit now

    • Anonymous

      hip hop was shit with Murder INC. "I'm REAL, the way you walk, the way you talk.." this is the same MURDER right

  • jack johnson

    Interscope killed them, Eminem dissed them and from there it was over, Eminem had too many people on his side, they had the new big name 50 Cent, they even got Jay-Z on their side, they had Dre, Snoop, Xzibit, every big rapper during the early 2000's was down with interscope so Murder Inc was as good as dead, plus they fucked up by trying to join with The Source and Suge Knight, that just made it even worse. not to mention he was just a pop singer anyway who got on other female singers songs

  • MargotMak

    P.S. Miss you Chuck-B!!! Think back to Old City, The Chocolate Works and the cutest Shar-Peis anyone ever had!

  • MargotMak

    Blame it on the Molly.....you can't run a label if the 'whole party is melted like Dali.'

  • Worley

    "it met its demise after Irv Gotti couldn't handle the pressure of launching several artists at once." That's why you sign to a real label with a substantial staff and not an imprint where the "CEO" is the main producer and all around ringmaster. Ask the decaying carcasses of Bad Boy artists.

  • Anonymous

    X was on Ja's first album. Funny to think back in the day all these dudes worked together like it was nothing.

  • qboro

    JA CAME BACK TO THE HOOD ON SOME SUPERSTAR SHIT THATS WHEN PEOPLE STOPPED FUCKING WITH HIM 50 CAME BACK ON SOME QUEENS DAY SHIT HE NEVER GOT ON THAT SUPERSTAR SHIT AMONGST HIS PEOPLE HE TOLD NIGGAS NOT TO CALL HIM JEFF HAHA

  • Anonymous

    cmon 50 shut the label down queens knows this queens know that ja was kareems bottom bitch

  • Anonymous

    He first popped off with DMX didnt he? I guess he didnt need to promote X.

  • Ay

    Refresh my memory please; who else -but Ja and Ashanti- was poppin' at Murda Inc? Like really...

  • shopboy912

    Charlie Baltimore is super sexy! I wanna hear the Maino song! Where is it HIPHOPDX !? Where is it!!?

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    • STOPthisCOONERY

      nigga shut the fuck up and go get a real job like the rest of us, fucking scammer bullshit, i hope you have an untimely death

    • John-Boy

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  • BLACK

    HAHHAHAHAHAHAHA OH SHIT I JUST SEEN DA VIDEO FO A MINUTE, WHO DA FUCK DAT BLACK ASS NIGGA WITH LIKE 10 DIFFERENT SHADES OF BLACK TONES ON HIS FACE??? HAHAHAHAHAHAA

  • BLACK

    OH WORD??? LETS FUCK THEN MAH

  • Q

    Blaming on Gay Gotti isn't gonna change anything. The reason why she wasn't promoted is because them niggas knew damn well she's irrelevant and nobody would ever care about her.

  • John-Boy

    Murder Inc's demise can be summed up quickly. 50 and Cent. Thats all.

    • Anonymous

      so you're saying gunit can only be destroyed by people that arent strippers? game and ross still destroyed. i dont care if they worked for the circus the reality doesnt change.

    • Anonymous

      i'm going to say no you cannot

    • Anonymous

      so what if he was a stripper. You cant be a thug and strip at the same time.

    • John-Boy

      Funny that you both refer to people whose combined careers wouldn't even equal a fraction of 50's career. Ross doesn't even have a platinum plaque and Game? Ex male stripper. Nuff said.

    • Anonymous

      fuck outta here Game ended G-Unit...not that co

    • John Boy Is A Bitch Boy

      Kinda like Ross ended G-Unit...YEAAAAAA!

  • Anonymous

    Her problem was that she couldn't write for herself. If you knows so much, why can't she start her own label and get it popping? She needs to sit down somewhere.

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