DJ Envy Biography
DJ Envy (real name; Raashaun Casey) is an American disc jockey (DJ) born on 3rd September 1977 in Queens Village, New York, U.S. He is a co-host on the syndicated radio show The Breakfast Club, alongside Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God.
DJ Envy was trained by DJ Clue, who was their neighborhood acquaintance who introduced him to the mix tape circuit in the mid 1990s. He was signed by DJ Clue to his affiliate label Desert Storm Records. In 2003 he released his commercial debut album, The Desert Storm Mix tape: Blok Party, Vol. 1, which was a huge success.
Envy got his break on radio as a DJ for the Hot 97’s show called “Takin’ it to the Streets” which was hosted by Angie Martinez from 12:00 am to 4:00 am. He used to mix once a month but later filled in when Martinez became pregnant.
He later became a co-host on Hot 97’s morning show with Miss Jones from 6 am-10 am daily until July 2008 when Miss Jones moved to Philadelphia.DJ Envy Photo
Envy later got his own mixshow on Hot 97 called “The People’s Mix” on Saturdays from 12:00 pm to 2:00 pm and “The People’s Choice Hit List” on Sundays 5:00 pm to 8:00 pm. He had a segment on Hot 97 titled “New at 2”, where he played the newest hits from 2:00 pm to 2:30 pm.
He hosted Hip Hop Nation’s afternoon show on Sirius XM Radio on weekdays 5:00 pm to 10:00 pm EST and on weekends he used to do a show from 2:00 pm to 6:00 pm on Power 105.
On 6th December 2010 together with DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne tha God began hosting the morning show on Power 105 as The Breakfast Club. He took over as VJ of MTV2’s Sucker Free Countdown on 21st March 2010.
DJ Envy Age
DJ Envy was born on 3rd September 1977 in Queens Village, New York, U.S. (41 years old as of 2018)
DJ Envy Wife | Is DJ Envy married?
DJ Envy married his wife Gia Cassey in 2001. The two began dating back in high school. The two hosts a podcast called The Casey Crew where they talk about the ups and downs encountered in relationships and family.
DJ Envy Children
Envy together with his wife have five children Madison, London, Brooklyn, Logan and Jaxson
DJ Envy Net worth
DJ Envy has an estimated net worth of $ 6 million.
DJ Envy Podcast
He hosts a podcast with his wife called “The Casey Crew” that talks about the good, bad, ugly, and beauty of relationships and family.
DJ Envy Erica Mena
DJ Envy had an affair with Erica Mena which he admitted to in 2013 during an episode of The Breakfast Club, but at the time her name was left out.
In 2017 Mena claimed that at the time they had the affair DJ Envy never talked about his marriage so she assumed he wasn’t married but had kids.
“DJ Envy’s definitely talk about me, but I’m one of many. I was under the assumption that he had kids but wasn’t actually married. I found out around the time that I started filming Love & Hip Hop. After I found out, I was still in shock because we were together for so long. I didn’t understand how he could take a vow as serious as marriage and take on a whole other relationship.” Mena told Vibe.com
In August 2018 Erica wrote “Jus go tell his wife he thinking about me again” on her Instagram to which a commentor suggested she meddle in Envy’s personal life.
Erica continued: I’m always being mentioned on his little platforms & if he keeps doing it one day I will have time to tell THE TRUTH on it all.”
Envy’s wife Gia slide on The Shade Room comment section where he wrote: “Being unbothered doesn’t mean that I live under a rock… 10 years have passed and I have NEVER mentioned this girls name, yet she repeatedly, constantly and consistently mentions mine… You’ve got to ask yourself why.”
DJ Envy Album
- The Desert Storm Mixtape: Blok Party, Vol. 1 (2003)
- The Co-Op (with Red Cafe) (2007)
- It’s Moovin’ (2009)
- Love and Envy (2011)
- Audio Uprising, Vol. 1 (2011)
- Full Breach. Vol. 5 (2014)
- Just A Kid From Queens (2018)
DJ Envy Productions
- Feel the Hate – The Murderers (2000)
- Broken Silence – Foxy Brown (2001)
- The Bad Guy (featuring Pain in da Ass) – Fabolous (2001)
- Right/Wrong (Cradle 2 the Grave OST) – DMX (2003)
- Getting Down (Cradle 2 the Grave OST) – DMX, Kashmir, Bazaar Royale (2003)
- Wait a Minute – Joe Budden (2004)
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Great Conversation with my bro @killermike… Some of you agree with me… Some of you don’t and I honestly don’t care… What I care about is our community… The fact that most the people I speak to don’t know anything about business, starting a business or running a business… I care about most of the areas that are expensive and over priced.. We use to live… Like Downtown Brooklyn, Harlem, Jersey City, And Jamaica Queens… If my son wants to be barber that’s fine… I’m a teach him how to own a barber shop… If my son wants to be a garbage man… That’s fine… I wanna teach him how to own garbage trucks.. We are just different… People tell me all day they don’t have money to start… And they have the newest kicks, flyest clothes, a dope car, $800 belt, a fresh weave or on there way to SuperBowl this weekend… I’m going to Atlanta this weekend to DJ AND look at properties… See the difference my mind frame is a ”
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DJ Envy and Killer Mike
The affable and wise Killer Mike recently rolled through Breakfast Club, ostensibly to promote Trigger Warning, but also to dole out some knowledge. As he’s never been one to shy away from controversy, it’s no surprise that the tensions flared, as debates kicked off.
It seems to reach an apex around the thirty-five minute mark, when Killer Mike opens up about his education, reflecting on how a sense of “black pride,” helped strengthen his confidence moving forward. “I don’t care if I was a C student, I had a sense of pride,” explains Mike. “The community was black, my teachers were black, they taught me some imaginary white kids out there in the suburbs we were competing with so we had to do better. That gave me purpose, so by the time I met white children, I was an equal.”
Envy takes issue with Mike’s perspective, offering his own experience on the education come-up. Citing his mother’s wishes for him to avoid Andrew Jackson high school, which he calls one of the first to have metal detectors, opting for St. Francis Prep instead. “I had to take three or four buses to get to school, but the education was way better than the one at Andrew Jackson. Not only was the education better, but it gave me better opportunities by putting that school on my application.”
Mike retorts that given Envy’s wealth, his children would never have to deal with the same hostilities as those from a working-class family. “Being called n****as when your dad got a Ferarri don’t hurt as much,” says Mike, prompting a laugh from the ever-enabling Charlamagne. He continues to break it down, saying “if you can’t send your children to St-wherever…I’m saying to put confident children in the world!” He proceeds to let the passion flow, heating up his tone as he gets to his ultimate point. “Why are we not starting our own academies and supporting them? Why are we not supporting historically black universities? That’s where our heroes came from! My children go to public schools, cause I paid taxes for public schools, and they named for black people!”
Envy matches Mike’s energy, as the infamous “Beige Rage” meter pops up on screen. “A lot of those public school teachers are not getting paid, are overworked, and are not putting in the effort.” Mike is having none of it. “You are full of shit!” he roars. “To throw teachers under the bus is wrong!” Despite the “rage” meter teetering on red, Envy appears to be keeping his cool, drawing a correlation between his children’s success and their education. The debate doesn’t end there, so be sure to check it out below, especially if you like your Breakfast Club with a hint of intensity.