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 as well as the “Best Music Video” category at the 2018 Indigenous Music Awards. Cody Coyote was a recipient of the Ontario 150 Award and received the Ottawa’s Favourite Hip-Hop Artist Award at the 2020 Ottawa Awards. 

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

With recognition for creating positive change in the world, this dedicated artist released his second full length album “ Ma'iinganag”, on August 17, 2019 and as of January 2020, reached number 1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown with his song "Manidoo Dewe'igan".

“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