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DJ Envy

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DJ Envy (born RaaShaun Casey ) 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 Sucker Free Countdown.

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 sign 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.

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