Who is DJ Akademiks?
DJ Akademiks is a Jamaican YouTube star, who gain popularity through the blog LateNightCreep.com, and for bringing news on hip hop culture in a satiric fashion through his YouTube channel ‘King Akademiks’.
DJ Akademiks Wiki: Age, Childhood, and Education
Livingston Allen was born on 17 May 1991, in Spanish Town, Jamaica. He hasn’t talked about his parents, thus there’s no information about their names and vocations. What is known about his childhood is that the family moved to the USA when he was 10 years old.
They settled in New Jersey, and he needed some time to get used to American culture and lifestyle. He wasn’t very popular in high school, had trouble making friends, and only hung out with a few Jamaican kids in the neighborhood. During this time, he started taking an interest in music and DJing, but after matriculating, he enrolled at New Jersey’s Rutgers University to study Biomathematics, then got his music start as a DJ on the Rutgers University radio station for two hours every Sunday. This lasted for a few years before he found a different media outlet.
After graduation, he furthered his studies by obtaining a master’s degree.
While at college, DJ Akademiks started the blog ‘latenghtcreep.com’, on which he shared insights on hip-hop trends, news, and the culture on the whole.
In less than a year, he’d became the go-to guy for reliable hip-hop news. Encouraged by early success, he began posting personal opinions on music, rappers, and relationships in the industry, including high-profile altercations.
He took a step forward in late 2012, when he launched the channel “LateNightCreepVids”, interviews with celebrities like Charlamagne Tha God and Ms Drama, among others.
His popularity soared when he informed on the 2015 Summer Jam Fest Jersey, and the incident at the event during which over 60 people were arrested.
Haters gonna say this photoshop…. pic.twitter.com/Qo0FFHmXk4
— DJ Akademiks (@Akademiks) February 17, 2019
Rise to Prominence
In 2015, he launched his second channel, ‘DJ Akademiks’, which now has more than 2.7 million views. The first video on this channel was “Meek Mill ‘Dreams Worth More Than Money’ Review”, which has now accumulated over 205,000 views. He continued with similar videos, reviewing various albums by rap and hip hop artists, while also sharing news.
He was slowly building a name for himself, uploading five videos every day, for which he received high praise. His popularity increased, and by 2018 he already had his first million subscribers.
Rumors and Controversy
His personal opinions have at times been called somewhat controversial, which created online feuds with various celebrities, including Meek Mill, whom Akademiks sued for defamation, then Crissy Teigen, as he criticized John Legend’s album “Bigger Live 2. He even feuded with Eminem, who later wrote a diss for Akademiks, ‘Somebody tell Budden before I snap, he better fasten it or have his body bag get zipped…Say this ‘shit’ is trash again and I’ll have you twisted’.
Back in 2018, DJ Akademiks was a victim of a severe controversial statement by a rival hip-hop blog, ‘hiphopoverload.com’, which claimed that DJ Akademiks is a police informant, and that he’s working against rapper Tekashi69 on the racketeering and illegal weapon possession case.
DJ Akademiks came forward about this in an exclusive interview for TMZ, stating that he never had any connection with the said case and was never questioned by the police, or about anything similar.
Despite many controversies and altercations with other celebrities, DJ Akademiks has successfully continued his career. He’s continued to upload videos, and to the present day, he’s amassed over 2.7 million subscribers on his main channel, while his videos have attracted over 1.3 billion views.
Some of his most popular videos include “Young Thug Posts up The Game Daughter on Instagram and Gets Warned ‘PLAY WITH ME IF U WANT TO’”, which now has over five million views, then “The Truth Behind Migos / QC vs Joe Budden incident at the BET Awards from DJ Akademiks POV”, with over 4.8 million views, and “Tekashi69 Addresses his Sexual Misconduct Charges from 2014. He Reveals All”, which has been viewed just over 4.5 million times, among many other videos that have only increased his popularity.
His interest in music never ceased, and as his popularity grew, he wanted to make his own music. He assumed the pseudonym Lil Ak in 2018, and his debut EP entitled “Clout Chasers” was released the same year, containing four songs, “Chug Jug”, “Durag”, “Celina”, and “Super LIT”. As Lil Ak, he has released several singles since the debut EP, including “LANES”, a duet with 6ix9ine, then “Blues Clues”, “Hype Beast”, and “Triggers”, among other songs. To promote his work as a rapper, he’s launched a YouTube channel, Lil Ak, though he only has around 5,500 subscribers.
As of mid- 2022, DJ Akademiks’s net worth has been estimated at around $7 million, earned through his successful career as a YouTuber and singer.
Personal Life, Dating, Married, Wife, Single
When it comes to his personal life, DJ Akademiks rarely talks about it. He prefers that his personal life remains out of the spotlight, as he focuses on other persons’ lives and achievements. However, it’s known that he was in a relationship with Dominican supermodel Angelica Ggx. The two broke up in heated fashion, previously exchanging not-so-sweet words on Twitch.
This was back in 2018, and since then it seems that DJ Akademiks has been single. However, he was accused by his ex-girlfriend of being a womanizer, and that he gets girls drunk and has sex with them without protection.
DJ Akademiks hasn’t addressed these allegations, but according to reports, he’s single and solely focused on his rising career.
Appearance and Vital Statistics
The popular YouTuber has short black hair and brown eyes. He stands at a height of 5ft 8ins (1.73m), while he weighs approximately 155lbs (70kgs). His vital statistics are unknown, though he has an average figure.
Hobbies, Interests, and Trivia
DJ Akademiks has used his popularity to address several social issues, including gun violence in the USA, especially Chicago, as he covers all gun crimes, arrests, and deaths in the area, saying in the process that violence is never a good thing.
DJ Akademiks is physically active, and in addition to visiting the gym several times a week, he plays basketball and tennis.
He is a sports cars fan, and owns several luxury models, including an Audi R8, Lamborghini Urus, Mercedes G class, and other luxury vehicles.