Murder Inc. Records founder and veteran Hip Hop producer Irv Gotti has reunited with one of his star pupils, R&B singer Ashanti. The song, “No One Greater,” leaked this weekend, featuring Meek Mill and French Montana assisting the New York native singer.
This marks Ashanti’s first heard new recordings with Gotti since 2004’s Concrete Rose album. Gotti and Murder Inc. (a/k/a The Inc.) has subsequently released additional unheard material from Ashanti, as she has prepared for her 2008 release, The Declaration – the second to last album released on the once prominent Def Jam-distributed label. A year later, in 2009, Ashanti asked to be released from her Murder Inc. contract.
Now signed through eOne, Ashanti is at work on a album reportedly titled Braveheart.
In the last three years, Gotti has produced for Fat Joe, DMX, and Keyshia Cole. He executive produced Ja Rule’s P.I.L.2., the Queens, New York rapper’s first release not on Murder Inc.