online listen
not a live album
not my thing but it may be yours
the bio should explain it all
the music gets a few tracks over that lower hump
do like Letter but that was it
included the clip for Single, which I guess is the single
1.3 from me and yet to be rated by the pros at allmusic

from the album - Single

released Jan 10th, 2012

Bio - from allmusic

Yo Gotti is among the many hardcore rappers who came out of hip-hop's Dirty South school in the late '90s. He is
also one of the hip-hoppers who derive part of their stage names from the late New York mafioso John Gotti; others
have included Big Gotti, Don Gotti, Juan Gotti, Bazooka Joe Gotti, and Irv Gotti. Not all Dirty South recordings
are gangsta rap, but Yo Gotti has favored the thugged-out gangsta side of the Dirty South, and he gets his
inspiration from both Southern and non-Southern rappers. Master P and his New Orleans-based No Limit posse are an
influence; so are N.W.A., Dr. Dre, and the late Tupac Shakur. Gotti's more sexually explicit lyrics also owe
something to Oakland native Too Short, who was never a gangsta rapper but did a lot to popularize X-rated rap

Yo Gotti, however, isn't from the West Coast any more than he is from New Orleans; his stomping ground is Memphis,
the city that gave us the Three 6 Mafia, Gangsta Blac, Eightball & MJG, Kingpin Skinny Pimp, and quite a few other
Dirty South artists. When Gotti boasts that he is "straight from the North," he doesn't mean the northern part of
the United States; he means the northern part of Memphis, where he lived in the infamous, crime-ridden Ridge Crest
housing projects. And Memphis' more dangerous neighborhoods have inspired many of Gotti's lyrics, which often
describe the dangers of life in the 'hood. Gotti, however, doesn't always rap about crime and inner-city thug life;
he also raps about sex quite a bit.

After performing around Memphis in the '90s, Gotti started building a catalog in the early 2000s. His first album,
From da Dope Game 2 da Rap Game, came out on the Inevitable label in 2000; Gotti's subsequent Inevitable releases
included 2001's Self Explanatory and 2002's Block Burnin', Vol. 1. After that, Gotti signed with TVT and recorded
Life, which came out in 2003. TVT released "Dirty South Soldiers" (a duet with Atlanta crunk star Lil' Jon) as
Life's first single. After having his track "Full Time" featured in the film Hustle & Flow, he released Back 2 da
Basics in 2006. A series of Cocaine Muzik mixtapes carried the rapper to 2010 when his first major-label release,
Live from the Kitchen, landed on J Records.

Album Review - from washington post

For the past couple of years, Yo Gotti’s “Live from the Kitchen” seemed to be a mythical unicorn of a rap album —
always reportedly just a few months away from release, but never actually materializing. Well, now rap fans can go
back to speculating about when/whether Dr. Dre’s “Detox” will ever drop: “Live from the Kitchen” has finally

The Memphis rapper’s major label debut was delayed because of a series of unfortunate label-related events, but it
seems that Gotti spent the past 48 months wisely, perfecting the album’s mix of trap tales and lighter, “106th and
Park”-friendly fare. He has had success with both styles: His “Cocaine Muzik” mixtape series has been extremely
popular, and 2009’s “5 Star Chick,” a track that ranks women according to the same system used to rate hotels and
restaurants, has been his biggest crossover hit to date (a remix appears on the album).

“Live from the Kitchen” opens with “Testimony,” a biographical piece that tells Gotti’s life story, from cooking up
dope in his kitchen to becoming a recording artist. He even briefly mentions his alleged beef with Memphis rap
superstars Three 6 Mafia (there is none, Gotti says). On “Cases,” which includes a sample from ’90s Dutch dance
group 2 Unlimited, Gotti and guest 2 Chainz brag about all the things they possess in bulk: roséchampagne,
“rubbers,” blue jeans and court cases. (In late 2010, Gotti was charged with inciting a riot at a Memphis
nightclub. Charges were later dropped).

But the woozy slur that Gotti fans enjoy so much is at its best when trained on strange, amazing love songs, as
with the raunchy, ridiculous group effort “Go Girl,” with Big K.R.I.T, Wiz Khalifa and Big Sean. And on the Lex
Luger-produced “Second Chance,” when Gotti hilariously raps to a woman who has cheated on him, the two-year delay
for “Live from the Kitchen” doesn’t seem like so long to wait.

Track Listing

1. Testimony
2. Harder Feat. Rick Ross
3. Killa
4. Red, White & Blue Feat. Jadakiss
5. Single Feat. Stuey Rock
6. Second Chances
7. Cases Feat. 2 Chainz
8. Letter
9. Go Girl Feat. Big K.R.I.T., Big Sean, Wale & Wiz Khalifa
10. We Can Get It On
11. Five Star Remix Feat. Gucci Mane, Trina & Nicki Minaj