Known for hosting the popular radio show, ‘The Breakfast Club’, DJ Envy is a popular disc jockey from the United States. He hosts the show along with Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Yee. In addition to these, he has also released many albums in his career. He is very popular in the social media and has been active in his profession since 1994. Here is a quick summary of net worth, career and earnings of DJ Envy in 2018.
Early Life & Biography
The real name of DJ Envy is Raashaun Casey. This talented disc jockey was born in September 1977, in the city of Queens in New York. There is not much known regarding his parents and childhood life. However, it has been reported that his father is from Dominica’s Carribean Island whereas, his mother is from the state of Virginia.
Soon after finishing his high school, Casey went to the Hampton University in Virginia for his college education. Later, he earned his bachelor’s degree in business administration. His neighborhood friend, DJ Clue used to mentor him for his skills.
DJ Envy has been successfully married to his wife Gia Casey since 2001. The couple was friends in high school. They are now blessed with five children named, Brooklyn, Jaxson, Logan, London, and Madison. However, Gia is not the only woman whom this DJ has dated in the past. He was also in a relationship with Erica Mena, who is an adult model from 2008 to 2011.
Career, Awards, & Nomination
In the 1990s, DJ Envy was introduced to mixtapes by his fellow neighbor DJ Clue. Following this, he began to do exclusives for rappers like The L.O.X., Jay Z, and 50 Cent. With success fast approaching towards him, he got signed to Desert Storm Records. With that, he released the first album entitled ‘The Desert Storm Mixtape: Blok Party, Vol. 1’ in 2003. He then used to mix for the weekly radio show, “Takin’ it to the Streets” on Hot 97. He has also co-hosted the show till 2008.
Following that, he began to host many other shows like Hot 97’s “The People’s Mix”, Sirius XM Nation’s “Hip-Hop Nation”, and also a show on Power 105. In 2010, he became the co-host of ‘The Breakfast Club’ on Power 105. Later that year, he became the VJ of Sucker Free Countdown on MTV2. He has also appeared in man television shows like ‘Tha Corner’, ‘106 & Park’, and ‘Entourage’. In 2013, he was named as DJ of the Year at the Global Spin Awards. He has also won four other Global Spin Awards.
In 2007, DJ Envy released the album, ‘The Co-Op’. His other albums are, ‘It’s Moovin’’, ‘Love and Envy’, ‘Audio Uprising, Vol. 1’, ‘Full Breach, Vol. 5’, and ‘Just A Kid From Queens’. He is also credited as a producer of singles by artists like The Murderers, Fabolous, Foxy Brown, and Joe Budden. In 2017, he was nominated for the BET Hip Hop Awards.
Net Worth & Earnings
Imagine how much will a person have who has done many endeavors in his career? He has released many albums and has also produced music for other artists. In doing so, the professional DJ has been able to make a net worth of over $8.5 million. Not just that, he has also acted in movies like ‘Power’, ‘Entourage’, and ‘Cradle 2: The Grave’. He has hosted many radio shows and was seen in the music video of “Beamer Benz or Bentley” by Lloyd Banks.
For sure DJ Envy is a very talented person. He has hosted shows on both television and radio and has made himself a top disc jockey in the world. He has worked aside many top names in the music world and has got many followers on the social media.