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 and award winning 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.
“Introducing an Indigenous Voice in Canadian Music” - Globe and Mail
While being actively engaged in the music industry, 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. He has also received nominations in the “Best Music Video” category at the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards and the "Radio Song Single Of The Year" and the "Youth Leadership In Music" categories at the 2021 Indigenous Music Awards.
Cody Coyote was also a recipient of the Ontario 150 Award, received the Ottawa’s Favourite Hip-Hop Artist Award at the 2020 Ottawa Awards, the "Best Music Video" award at the 2021 Canadian Independent Music Video Awards and the "Best Male Hip-Hop Artist Of The Year" award at the 2021 International Indigenous Hip-Hop Awards Show.
With recognition for creating positive change in the world, this dedicated artist reached number 1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown with his song "Manidoo Dewe'igan" in January 2020 and has released a new single "Revolution" on May 21, 2021.
“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