Growing up Lenard McKelvey in Moncks Corner, South Carolina, Charlamagne Tha God was just another kid dreaming of a better life,yet inevitably falling prey to the allure of the streets. He stumbled upon his calling in the late ’90s and within five years was one of the best known voices in South Carolina. While on the air in Columbia, he drew attention to the local show he hosted on Hot 103.9 (WHXT-FM) by distributing his controversial interviews and skits online. His irreverent interview style got the attention of Wendy Williams, who rebroadcasted his interviews on her popular syndicated radio show, The Wendy Williams Experience. Working with Williams not only introduced Charlamagne to a new audience, it strengthened the voice that has defined Charlamagne’s career–a voice he now uses to reach audiences in print, television and radio. Presently, Charlamagne Tha God is the host of “The World’s Most Dangerous Morning Show” The Breakfast Club, alongside DJ Envy & Angela Yee on Power 105.1, as well as a television personality for MTV and MTV 2. Oh, and he is still the Prince of Pissing People Off, the Ruler of Rubbing You The Wrong Way and the Architect of Aggravation.
Angela Yee started her career in radio as a co-host on the “Cipha Sounds Effect” morning show at Sirius Satellite Radio. She was drafted by Eminem’s manager, Paul Rosenberg, to audition for the slot after inquiring about an available marketing position. Yee managed to impress her audience and bosses after a standout interview with Jay-Z, and she was hired.
Angela’s ambition soon led to her own weekly nighttime show, “Lip Service.” The show proved to be a platform for women who were usually seen and not heard (video vixens, models, porn stars, etc.) to showcase their personalities and provide unique interviews.
Angela then earned her own morning show, “The Morning After with Angela Yee,” where she honed her craft and soon became one of the most coveted urban radio hosts. After 6 years at Sirius, she was offered several opportunities and opted to become the female voice on “The Breakfast Club” on Power 105.1 in radio’s number one market, NYC. As one-third of the trio consisting of DJ Envy and Charlamagne tha God, Angela is known for her witty remarks, knowledge of current events, and support of female empowerment. After only two years on Power 105, “The Breakfast Club” was dubbed the number one radio program in the nation by “The Source” Magazine and is generally regarded as the most informative and entertaining urban morning show today.
He’s the DJ. The Producer. The TV/ Radio Personality. The Mixtape Legend. The Actor. The Model. The Tastemaker. The Celebrity! He’s DJ Envy.
Mixtape Legend, President and CEO of Blokmanagement, DJ Envy is everything but your typical DJ. Raashaun Casey turned his passion for music into a career when he learned and perfected the art of mixing. It began in high school when the future Mixtape King became the life of local parties. Born and raised in Queens, New York, the young DJ created a name for himself.
DJ Envy climbed the ranks quickly and by the early 2000’s he was premiering the latest and most exclusive freestyles by huge Hip Hop names such as Jay-Z, 50 Cent and the L.O.X. He hosted several shows on Hot 97.1 including: “Takin’ it to the Streets” and “The People’s Choice Hit List.” His reputation was so esteemed that Sony signed him and his affiliate label, Desert Storm Records. In early 2003 he released his commercial debut, The Desert Storm Mixtape: – Blok Party, Vol. 1.
DJ Envy is no stranger to both the club and exclusive party scene. He has hosted and mixed at Celebrity Birthday Parties for Trey Songz, Jadakiss, DJ Khaled, Jermaine Dupri, and Janet Jackson. His talent has been captured on MTV’s Sweet Sixteen/Sean Kingston edition and Chris Brown as well as BET’s 106 & Park and Rap City. He has also been invited countless times to be a guest DJ on the Fuse Talk Show “The Weekly Riff.” DJ Envy made his guest appearance on the 1’s and 2’s at Juelz Santana and Tim Thomas Birthday as well as the VIBE Magazine/Jamie Foxx Album Release Party. He also co-produces The Heart of the City to discover hot new talent.
The young DJ has already been recognized for all of his efforts and commitments. He’s a three time Justo Mixtape Award winner…and he most recently won the award for 2008 Most Influential Radio DJ.
Traveling across the nation and the world is nothing new for Envy. Every year you can catch the Queens native in Japan at the 5 city DJ Envy Tour. He has also touched down in the Bahamas, Puerto Rico, Jamaica, Switzerland, Germany, Greece and Australia clubs and events, putting down his skills just to name a few.
He has done events for companies like Boost Mobile, Metro PCS, Scion, Carol’s Daughter, Sean John, Reebok, Foot Locker, Azzure, Varcity Clothing, Baby Phat, Sprite and Phat Farm. He has been featured in XXL, King Magazine, the Source, Vibe, Rides, Dub, Plush, Complex and Foundation Magazine.
DJ Envy has hosted his own midday show on Power 105.1 Mon-Fri 2-6pm. He began this show with his famous “Exclusives at 2.” If it was your first time hearing a song, you most likely heard it from Envy. Now DJ Envy is alongside two others as he co-hosts the morning show on Power 105 entitled The Breakfast Club Mon-Fri 6am-10am. The hilarious thought-provoking show has already received outstanding reviews. The morning show is now the number one urban radio show and listed on the Power 30 list in renowned SOURCE magazine.
Envy also has a daily show on Sirius Satellite Radio called Hip Hop Nation Mon-Fri from 5pm-10pm where he spins the most requested songs of the nation and sits down with your favorite celebrities for on air interviews. The busy DJ has not stopped breaking new ground yet. After hosting MTV2’s Sucker Free Music Video Countdown, he became co-host of The Week in Jams also on MTV2. He has done countless interviews with the hottest names in the entertainment industry and has been featured in popular videos.
If he’s not on your radio, coming through your satellite station, or on your television, multi-talented DJ ENVY is behind the turn tables in premiere night clubs throughout NYC, the nation and even the world. His aspirations are unending. His drive is unshakable. He is anything but your average DJ; he is the producer, the mix tape legend, the trend setter and more.