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 .