Livingston Allen (born May 17, 1991), known by DJ Akademiks, is a Jamaican-American entertainment news YouTube personality.
Akademiks was born May 17, 1991 in Spanish Town Jamaica. Akademiks doubled as a disc jockey while attending Rutgers University studying bio-mathematics and during that period started his own website, Late Night Creep, which was dedicated to covering Hip-Hop music news. He later began posting YouTube videos providing mostly light-hearted and satirical commentary on events in the urban entertainment industry. His YouTube channel started to gain significant popularity in 2014 due partly to his coverage of the Chicago drill scene. His main YouTube channel currently boasts over 1 million subscribers and over 530 million views.
Akademiks is exploring other ventures include co-hosting his own Hip-Hop debate show with rapper Joe Budden and broadcaster Nadeska Alexis titled Everyday Struggle, which airs on the Complex News YouTube channel; the show debuted April 10, 2017.