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Her music profile was raised through involvement in numerous rap battles that took place in and around Manchester. Winning the acclaimed freestyle competition Battlescars in March 2006.


Supported G Unit and Immortal Technique

1st single “Tongue Twister” played in rotation in MTV 2 and MTV Base

Features in Hip Hop Connection, NME, Plan B, DJ Magazine, Rewind

'Tongue Twister' Single of the week on BBC6 Breakfast Show

Winner of “Jump Off” 2008

Her single, "Set Yourself On Fire" was Radio 1's Nick Grimshaw's single of the week last month, she just recorded a Maida Vale session for Huw Stephens (to be aired Dec 2nd) and sessions for Bobby Friction (also single of the week on his show) and Caper on BBC Asia. The single has had almost 30 plays over Radio1, BBC 6 music, 1 Extra, and BBC Asia in the last 6 weeks.

Envy- aka Nicola Varley, a 22 yr-old rapper/ MC from Manchester. Already making big shockwaves on the grime and UK hip-hop scene, Envy waxes deep lyrical over the cool, smoky beats of Medasyn (Lady Sov/ Shystie), with a bold, unhurried flow that smacks of future stardom.
Writing lyrics from the age of 12, beginning with songs for singers, it wasn’t until the age of 15, when she developed an interest in hip-hop that Envy decided to put her lyrics to rap beats. Influenced by artists such as Nas, TLC, Missy Elliot and Ms Dynamite.


1st single - ‘Tongue Twister’ released on May 2008 by StopStart Rcords
2nd single - ‘Friday Night’ released on November 2008 by StopStart Records
3rd single - 'Set Yourself on Fire' released by StopStart Records on September 2009

Set List

- Set Yourself on Fire
- Nadine
- Normal
- On the Horizon
- Tongue Twister
- Sometimes I think Deep
- Friday Night