“Introducing an Indigenous Voice in Canadian Music” - Globe and Mail
Ottawa’s Cody Coyote is of Ojibwe/Irish descent with ancestry from Matachewan First Nation. With his fusion of strong, profound lyricism accompanied by corresponding influential sounds such as his song “Debwe”, this multi-award nominated, and award winning Hip-Hop/Electronic/Pop artist commands his listeners’ attention by delivering mesmerizing performances.
Coyote’s newest single, Lovely (March 14, 2023) shares a story of someone who has experienced heartbreak and is navigating if they are capable of opening their heart to loving someone else again.
“Lovely is a personal project that was written after I had done some self reflection on if I was capable to love again after having my heart broken by someone else.” says Coyote. "Often men will suppress their emotions and feelings and will suffer in silence as opposed to asking for help in these types of situations which I feel is connected to the toxic masculinity that exists in today's society. My hopes with this song is to showcase that it's possible for anybody to move through hurt, to be vulnerable, to heal and to share about their experiences in a healthy way."
With recognition for creating positive change in the world, this dedicated artist won the award for Ottawa's Best Hip-Hop Artist at the 2023 Ottawa Awards hosted by FACES Magazine, CTV and Mattamy Homes Canada. Previous to that he had reached number 1 on the Indigenous Music Countdown with his song "There Tonight" in August 2022, number 7 with his song Helpless in February 2022 and number 1 with his song Manidoo Dewe’igan in January 2020.
Outside of music, Cody Coyote is also a motivational speaker, workshop facilitator and is the host of “The Beat” on elmnt fm owned and operated by First People’s Radio Inc. (Ottawa/Toronto).
“The community work I do is really what drives me and has allowed me to become passionate about initiating positive change in the world today.” says Coyote. “I want the future generations of this world to ultimately feel empowered and seen.”
- "Ottawa's Best Hip-Hop Artist" at the 2023 Ottawa Awards
- Co-hosted The National Centre for Truth and Reconciliation's "Gidinawendimin" event on September 29, 2022
- "Ottawa's Hip-Hop Artist Of The Year" at the 2022 Ottawa Awards
- 2021 International Indigenous Hip-Hop Awards Show "Best Male Hip-Hop Artist Of The Year"
- Nominated in "Radio Song Single Of The Year" category at the 2021 Indigenous Music Awards
- Nominated for "Youth Leadership In Music" category at the 2021 Indigenous Music Awards
- Recipient of the Ontario 150 Award