COMPLEX DEBUTS THEIR NEW SHOW WITH DJ AKADEMIKS AND JOE BUDDEN. “EVERDAY STRUGGLE”
What do you get when you put two of the most opinionated music industry commentators in one room? Well by the looks of it, the cultures soon to be most talked about show in a while.
Serving as co-hosts are famed rapper and recent Drake beef victim Joe Budden and opinionated culture-media commentator DJ Akademiks will face-off each day about the artist they feel deserve their top spots, who’s fallen off, wage their bets on brewing rap beef, analyze the latest social media buzz and determine which artists are moving the culture forward.
Joe Budden has been making waves in the music industry as a solo artist and member of the hip-hop supergroup Slaughterhouse. Budden achieved commercial success as a solo artist with the 2003 single “Pump It Up.”
Throughout his career, Budden has released seven studio albums, numerous mixtapes and had singles featured in soundtracks for several blockbuster films and video games. In 2014 Budden joined New York’s Hot 97’s morning crew as co-host where he was known to have “no filter” on many of hip-hop’s controversial topics. Budden went on expand his media industry presence on television, spending two seasons on VH1’s popular “Love and Hip-Hop” series and season six of “Couples Therapy.”
DJ Akademiks launched his career in the music industry as a disc jockey, spinning at local parties and creating beats as a college student studying biomathematics at Rutgers University.
During that time, Akademiks launched his first YouTube page as a way to promote his projects but expanded his channel to include on-campus interviews with students on various hip-hop topics. Known as the “one-man hip-hop TMZ,” DJ Akademiks has amassed a following of over 1 Million subscribers on his YouTube channel where he serves a the millennial generation’s go-to source for hip-hop news and culture, often weaving satire into controversial reports on hip-hop music news and current events within the entertainment industry.
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