Livingston Allen (better known as DJ Akademiks, born May 17, 1991) is a Jamaican-American entertainment media personality. He covers various hip-hop news and entertainment items on the radio and on social media. His videos are composed of audio commentaries layered on top of stitched-together GIFs.  
Early Life & Education
DJ Akademiks was born in Spanish Town, Jamaica. He moved to the United States in 2001, during his high school years. He had trouble adjusting to the New York culture.
After graduating high school, he went to Rutgers University. There, he earned a Bachelor's degree in Biomathematics. He also developed a passion for music production, which eventually turned into DJing.
While he was attending Rutgers, Allen started his own website, Late Night Creep. On it, he covered hip-hop music news. He later expanded to the urban entertainment industry, posting light-hearted and satirical videos on YouTube. His YouTube channel started to gain significant popularity in 2014 due partly to his coverage of the drill music scene in Chicago.
His main YouTube channel currently boasts over 1.3 million subscribers and over 700 million views, as of December 2017.
DJ Akademiks currently resides in New York City.