DJ Envy is everywhere these days. Most notably, he’s heard on Power 105.1’s popular syndicated radio show, The Breakfast Club, spending most mornings chatting up notable figures in the entertainment industry. Hosting gigs aside, Envy returns to music today (Aug. 10) with the premiere of his new single “Text Ur Number” (featuring Fetty Wap and DJ Sliink) off his forthcoming album Just A Kid From Queens.
Produced by Esentrik and Envy, the renowed DJ says he felt the Fetty Wap-assisted track would be a hit, but wanted to test the song out on his children, who “pretty much became my a&rs because they’re my young ears to the streets," to see what the song’s reception would be like. After witnessing the effect the song had on his youngsters, he knew it was time to unleash the track to the masses.
“For me, it was all about the feeling. When I first put that Fetty Wap song in my car, I knew that has a hit-record," Envy explains to Billboard. "It’s kind of like the first time I heard that Cardi B record [“Bodak Yellow”] that’s out right now. As soon as I heard it, it didn’t matter that it was Cardi B, it didn’t matter whether she had a long rap career, it didn’t matter that she wasn’t signed, I just knew that was a record that was going to take off. When that beat hits your soul and gives you that two-step rhythm, you know it’s going to be a hit.”