DJ Envy – new Album ‘Just a Kid From Queens’

DJ Envy – new Album ‘Just a Kid From Queens’


DJ Envy has made a career out of reinventing himself. With nearly 20 years in hip-hop, the New York native has gone from pushing mixtapes to DJing gigs around the globe and hosting one of the hottest radio shows in the country. The 40-year-old has been waking up New Yorkers for six years now on Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club with co-hosts Angela Yee and Charlamagne Tha God. Along with Yee, Envy has even opened up a juice bar in Brooklyn. With so much on his plate, the DJ hasn’t returned to creating original music of his own since 2014’s Full Breach. Vol. 5 album, but that’s about to change.
Envy, newly signed to Commission Music, is slated to drop his new album, Just a Kid From Queens, early next year. Fans got a preview of the new project last month when Envy dropped the first single “Text Ur Number” featuring Fetty Wap and DJ Sliink. Produced by Esentrik and Envy, the banger draws inspiration from Jersey club music and in his opinion, shows his diversity more than any other project of his to date.
“When I first set out to do this, I was like, ‘Fuck that. I’m going to take it back to streets. It’s going to be all hardcore shit,’” Envy tells XXL while at the New York office. “But then I realized I have different feelings for different moments. Yeah, sometimes I want to hear a grimy, gritty song. But then other times I want to have my shirt off and show my beach body and do some Jersey fist-pumping. But then sometimes, I want to chill with my wife and ride down the street and be sexy and then sometimes, I want to bounce around and act a fool in the club. I wanted to have all those elements on my album. I knew I wanted to have all the moods. It goes everywhere.”
Envy’s Just a Kid From Queens is set to drop in 2018, with features from the likes of A Boogie Wit Da Hoodie—who Envy calls New York’s “next star”—Fabolous and more. Before the album drops, Envy caught up with XXL to talk about his evolution, trusting his own kids to pick his singles and how the role of a DJ has changed during hip-hop’s streaming boom.


Read More: DJ Envy Plans to Satisfy Every Mood With Upcoming Album ‘Just a Kid From Queens’ – XXL | http://www.xxlmag.com/news/2017/09/dj-envy-just-a-kid-from-queens-album-interview/?trackback=tsmclip


September 12th, 2017

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