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DJ Envy

DJ Envy
Birth name RaaShaun Casey
Born (1977-09-03) September 3, 1977 (age 36)
Queens, New York, United States
Origin Queens, New York
Genres Hip hop, R&B
Occupations DJ, radio personality, VJ
Instruments Turntable, Sampler
Years active 1994-present
Labels Desert Storm, Koch
Associated acts DJ Clue?, Red Cafe, Nina Sky
Website Myspace

DJ Envy (born RaaShaun Casey ) is an American DJ and radio personality. He is a mixtape DJ from New York. He is known as New York's leading mixtape gardener.[1] He currently serves as the President & CEO of BLOK Entertainment, his own management and production company that has already produced tracks for such artist like DMX, Murderers, Funkmaster Flex, Foxy Brown, Juvenile, Petey Pablo, Fabolous and many more. He is also an MTV2 VJ for The Week in Jams.

Career

A native of Queens, New York, DJ Envy was tutored by neighborhood acquaintance DJ Clue?,[2] who introduced him to the mixtape circuit in the mid-90's. He quickly climbed up the ranks, and by the early 2000 he was peddling the latest freestyles and exclusives for big-name rappers like Jay-Z, 50 Cent and The L.O.X.. Since his reputation was so esteemed Sony signed him to their affiliate label Desert Storm Records. In 2003, he released his commercial debut album entitled The Desert Storm Mixtape: Blok Party, Vol. 1.

Envy's big break on the radio came when he mixed once a month for Hot 97's show called "Takin' it to the Streets", hosted by Angie Martinez from 12 a.m.-4 a.m., but later filled in when Angie Martinez got pregnant.[3] He then co-host Hot 97's morning show with Miss Jones from 6 a.m.-10 a.m. daily. His run on the morning show ended in July 2008 when Miss Jones moved to Philadelphia. Envy spinned on his own mixshows on Hot 97 called "The People's Mix" on Saturdays from 12pm to 2pm and "The People's Choice Hit List" on Sundays 5pm to 8pm. He had a segment on Hot 97 titled "New at 2", where he played the newest hits from 2 to 2:30 p.m. He hosts Hip-Hop Nation's afternoon show on Sirius XM Radio on weekdays 5 pm – 10 pm EST and on weekends he used to do a show from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Power 105.

As of Monday December 6, 2010, DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God began hosting the morning show on Power 105 as The Breakfast Club. He also went by the name DJ Shrimp before his current DJ name he uses today.

Envy has made appearances on various television shows like 106 & Park, Entourage and Tha Corner, which he hosts on the Music Choice channel.[3] He was featured in the 2006 film Blood of a Champion, credited as Shadow's enemy friend.[4] He also appeared WSHH video along with Lil Mama as well.

On March 21, 2010, DJ Envy took over as host of MTV2's Sucker Free Countdown.

Feud with DJ Star

DJ Star, whose real name is Troi Torain, had a running on-air feud with DJ Envy. Star lost his job after making racist and sexual comments about DJ Envy's wife and daughter on air.[2]

Discography

Albums

Production

References

External links

  • Myspace
  • Twitter
  • Discogs
  • Internet Movie Database
  • MTV

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