DJ Akademiks, aka The Negotiator, is a musical icon and figure to reckon with especially with regard to rap music. This is not only because of top hit songs that he is known for but also for his excellent ability in feeding fans with the latest gossip in the rap music as well as in the entertainment world at large.
Most people know him as a YouTuber that supplies news about the latest happenings in the hip-hop world. His recent signings, and album releases plus reviews, not to mention rapper feuds, and baby mamas drama, DJ Akademiks spices gist and serves it hot with his satirical commentary mode. In fact, he is a king when it comes to general entertainment gossip.
Dj Akademiks bio
Dj Akademiks name is probably on many people's minds especially those that are keen with following the latest in the entertainment industry. Dj Akademiks real name is Livingston Allen. Apart from being an excellent artist, he is one fabulous entertainer that will have you hooked to the latest rap and gist. Check out details about his life below.
- Name: Livingston Allen
- Date of birth: May 17 1991
- Place of birth: Spanish Town in Jamaica
- Star sign: Taurus
- Ethnicity: Black
- Nationality: Jamaican American
- Age: 27 years
- Hair colour: Black
- Eye colour: Brown
- Girlfriend: Angelica from Dominican Republic
- Profession: Dj, Rapper
So who is Dj Akademiks?
DJ Akademiks, a Jamaican American entertainer was born as Livingston Allen in Spanish Town, Jamaica, 27 years ago. This answers the question of Dj Akademiks age for those who were wondering. Being a very private person only so much is known about him. He moved to the United States in 2001 and attended high school as a teenager in New Jersey. He was a shy student in high school making it hard for him to connect with the New Jersey culture. This led him to hang out with his Jamaican friends or stayed on his own. When out of school, he listened to rap music, leading him to falling in love with this specific genre. In the end, he became a rapper.
Academic and career
He went on to graduate from high school, and attend Rutgers University in New Jersey where he graduated with a bachelor’s degree in Biomathematics. He began as a producer in college but recorded very little success at it hence switching to becoming a DJ. He played at different parties, barbeques, as well as engagements in college. He began to upload videos of his music and play for the Rutgers University radio station on Saturday evenings from 6 pm to 8 pm, something that he did until 2013.
He discovered the power of the internet when he started getting strange calls from people inviting him to play at their parties in the outskirts of New Jersey. Due to this, he came up with a website called Late Night Creeps. Later, he chose to move from videos posts of himself at parties to videos of him giving his views on different subjects concerning rap music and entertainment.
2014 saw him blow out and gain more recognition since he started speaking a lot about Chicago rappers and more details about the music scene. This gained him a lot of attention as more rappers understood him, their fans fell in love with him and other lovers of the rap genre identified with him.
In 2017, the YouTuber started a show known as Everyday Struggle together with his buddy, Joe Budden. It was aired on the Complex News YouTube channel. In just a short time, it was a mega-hit in the hip-hop scenes and the genre's lovers enjoy the fact that they can easily get first-hand news on the lives of celebrities direct from the duo. Unfortunately, the show had to end in December 2017 when Budden quit. The show, however, returned on May 21, 2018, with new hosts – Nadeska, Wayno, and, of course, DJ Akademiks.
Dj Akademiks girlfriend
DJ Akademiks is rather private except when it comes to showing off his cute and beautiful girlfriend, Angelica. Angelica is an Instagram model from the Dominican Republic. The couple have been dating for a while now and are known to be close to each other.
Dj akademiks net worth
DJ Akademiks is doing very well as a rapper. Signing a $6 million deal with Atlantic Records for the mumble rapping deal in 2018 was a significant step. This was a good year as he went on to release a song under the Blue Clues label in April. He did this using his rap name, Lil AK.
He is estimated to have a net worth of $6.5 million. This is contributed by his music and social media. His social media earnings is about $1800 per endorsement deal. YouTube is also a major earner for him with an estimated one million annual earnings. DJ Akademiks has an online shopping store that sells hoodies and shirts to loyal fans.
To further understand his earnings, it helps to note that his grоѕs income is about $1,400 every dау which translates to. $510,000 yearly frоm аdѕ роѕtеd оn hіѕ vіdеоѕ. In addition to that, hе has fіvе сhаnnеls which make his іnсоme to be on the hіgher side. These channels include Тhе Wаr Іn Сhіrаq, Тhе Nеgоtіаtоr аkа DЈ Аkаdеmіkѕ, Кіng Аkаdеmіkѕ, LаtеNіghtСrеерVіdѕ, аnd Сrіmе Fаіlѕ.
Ніѕ YоuTubе сhаnnеl ехсееdеd 1 mіllіоn ѕubѕсrіbеrѕ in Маrсh 2017, аnd has been on the rise ever since. It has brought in over 478.7 mіllіоn vіdео vіеwѕ frоm the moment it was ѕtаrted іn 2015.
Some time in 2018, a video emerged online which claimed that Dj Akademiks arrested over unspecified charges. A woman that was presumed to be his girlfriend recorded the whole thing as AK entered the courtroom. There were claims that Dj Akademiks jail would be 5 to 10 years because of some traffic violations and allegedly being found in possession of a firearm. He was released not long after and Twitter could not hold its comments. People were up with reactions about the incidence with most people throwing shade at the whole story. The video below has all the gist about the story.
Dj Akademiks may lead a private personal life, but his career is out there. This has attracted a lot of attention and reactions, with different people reacting to his stories differently. He gets both love, and hate in equal measure.