Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) June 3, 2008
Long known for its legendary soul and rock scene, Minneapolis has been a breeding ground for some of the hottest music of our era. In 2008, songwriter/artist Envy is bringing his own brand of Hip Hop to the world. His current Billboard #1 R&B/Hip Hop Single Sales hit "Ringtone" is growing with radio stations in the Midwest and Southeast as Envy prepares his full-length debut album in association with V5 Entertainment.
Envy began his music career when he was only 10-years-old. Inspired by his older sister who passed away when he was just 17, Envy put all of his energy into making a name for himself through entering local MC battles and open mic nights. He signed on with V5 Entertainment to structure the business end of his endeavors, and together they released the song "Ringtone," which features singer/producer Fedarro, also a V5 artist.
The single debuted at #3 on Billboard's Hot R&B/Hip Hop Singles chart, and "Ringtone" is currently at its second straight week at #1 on the chart. The song also had a stealth six-week run on the Hot Singles Sales chart, hitting #16 last week.
"We've been pushing 'Ringtone' locally and getting a good response," says Envy. "Also we've been pushing it out in Detroit, now it's getting played in New Orleans. We're working on New York and a lot of surrounding areas in the Midwest. I never really expected it to be like this, it's like wildfire!"
Abraham Malobe, CEO of V5 Entertainment, saw potential in Envy's talent from the start. "Many are called, but Envy was your number one that was chosen," says Malobe. "The time is right for the song 'Ringtone' - it gives a very good feel of Envy's dedication, commitment and love of writing and recording. It's a hit record that has a good message, and it's very appealing across the world. It is a very good experience and exciting to work with Envy on his musical career."
The V5 team is working intently with Envy on his debut album. "My album is done lyrically as far as the words and stuff like that," says Envy. "I'm just getting beats made for it specifically, just matching it up and going from there. I want to at least be known as one of the first Hip-Hop artists to come up and really rep Minnesota and open the doors for people. There's a lot of talent here, and people don't really realize that."