Cody Coyote Biography

Cody Coyote was born on April 17th, 1992, raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Canada and is of Ojibwe/Irish descent with ancestry from Matachewan First Nation. With his fusion of strong, profound lyricism accompanied by corresponding influential sounds, this multi-award nominated Hip-Hop/Electronic artist grasps his listeners attention and delivers a mesmerizing performance. Outside of music, Cody Coyote is also a motivational speaker, workshop facilitator and is the host of “The Beat” on elmnt fm. 

“He’s a rapper with a powerful message...” - CBC’s All In A Day 

While being actively engaged in the industry for over 5 years, Cody Coyote’s journey includes being up for nominations in the “Best Rap/Hip-Hop CD” and the “Single Of The Year” categories at the 2015 Indigenous Music Awards as well as the “Best Music Video” category at the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards. Cody Coyote was also a recipient of the Ontario 150 Award. 

“Introducing an Indigenous Voice in Canadian Music” - Globe and Mail 

Since then his career has brought him to platforms such as the Juno showcase held at the Ottawa Music Summit on March 30th, 2017, The National Arts Centre on January 25th, 2018, November 16th, 2018 and returning again on September 13, 2019, RBC Bluesfest on July 8th, 2018 and Westfest 2018 as a headliner. Cody Coyote has also toured across Canada and to the United States to perform music as well as guest speak and facilitate workshops at various venues and schools. 

Cody Coyote’s most recent album release entitled “Mamawi” means “All Together” in Anishinaabemowin and was released on November 1 2017. With much time to devote to his craft, this dedicated artist is set to release his second full length album entitled “Ma'iinganag”, which translates to “Wolves”, on August 17, 2019. This new album will express a new sound that is unlike any other and leave listeners yearning for more. 

“A blend of hip-hop and rap, Ojibwe artist Cody Purcell’s music draws on the challenges he has faced in his own life and "issues found within First Nations communities." And his latest single, “Can You Hear Me Now?” encapsulates all these themes. The Searchlight regional top-10 contestant, who goes by Cody Coyote, likes to experiment with his sound, blending modern with traditional. Personal lyrics layered with catchy beats and a rich soundscape — Cody Coyote is definitely one to keep an eye on. — TM” – CBC Music

Photo Credit: Ilaria M. Zuzak

Photo Credit: Ilaria M. Zuzak