DJ Akademiks has built quite a name for himself in the hip hop community over the last few
His biggest YouTube channel has over 2.2 million subscribers at the time of this recording
with over 1 billion views across 2,400 videos posted on the channel.
Despite being one of the biggest hip hop commentators in the game right now, he isn’t necessarily
the most respected.
DJ Akademiks takes a somewhat comedic approach to his style of journalism that often rubs
a lot of people the wrong way…
especially to the rappers he covers on his channel.
In the past, most rappers would just ignore Akademiks but as his influence grew in the
hip hop community, rappers began to feel the need to respond to Akademiks comments.
Curious on what rappers called out DJ Akademiks?
Well, we have you covered.
Here is a list of 7 rappers who dissed DJ Akademiks.
The first notable diss that really caught my attention happened back in November of
It all began when Soulja Boy posted a video on social media of him showing off “his”
new $6,000,000 penthouse in Los Angeles.
“It’s your boy Soulja Boy man just saying good morning to all the fans.
$6,000,000 for the new penthouse, you know what I’m saying, in Hollywood.”
Once DJ Akademiks saw the video, he did some intense research that led to him finding the
exact same penthouse on a vacation rental website called “AirBnB”.
After Akademiks made the groundbreaking discovery, he made a video about it on his YouTube channel
exposing Soulja Boy as a fraud and claiming that he is renting the penthouse on AirBnB
for $895 a night.
“It’s ya boy DJ Akademiks, now the levels of fraudary that Soulja Boy has reached this
week is astonishing.
He hopped on the gram and was flexing that he just dropped 6 milly on a penthouse.
He didn’t drop 6 milly on it, actually bro it’s a rental off AirBnB.
You can get it for the low low.”
Soulja Boy was not too happy about this video and later responded by saying that he actually
does own the place and plans on living there for a few years which would be impossible
to do on AirBnB according to Big Soulja.
Soulja Boy also stated that he puts the house on AirBnB himself and rents it out for extra
He then closes off his rant by saying DJ Akademiks is broke and lives in a dorm room.
The AirBnB situation kind of just fades off from there and the two had little to no feuds
throughout the next few years.
That was until early 2019.
While Soulja Boy was on his comeback run, he was a guest on “Everyday Struggle”,
a hip hop debate show on Complex that Akademiks is a host on.
During the episode, Soulja Boy and Akademiks somewhat hashed out there beef but after a
few weeks, Soulja begins to diss Akademiks again.
Before the situation could escalate, Soulja Boy was arrested and sentenced to several
months in jail.
Soulja Boy is currently out now and there is no update on the status of Soulja Boy and
The next rapper on the list is none other than Meek Mill.
This whole situation started after Meek Mill was not too fond of how DJ Akademiks covered
his latest project.
For those of you who are unaware, DJ Akademiks usually covers the album sales of rappers
latest releases on his social media accounts and will sometimes state his opinion of the
albums as well.
So Akademiks went about his business and did this for Meek… which he clearly didn’t
Akademiks claimed on “Everyday Struggle” that Meek Mill and The Chasers gave him a
“Digital Jumping” in the DM’s where Meek Mill claimed to have said that he was
going to give Akademiks a wedgie the next time he sees him and that Meek was telling
him how he should post about his upcoming album and that if he doesn’t agree to his
conditions that he shouldn’t post it all.
Akademiks realized that Meek obviously doesn’t like how he talks about him so he decided
to not cover Meek Mill at all unless it was something newsworthy.
Month’s later, Meek got upset that Akademiks wasn’t posting anything about his album
and made comments about how he’s only a “mumble rap promo page.”
The situation between Meek Mill and Akademiks didn’t escalate much further than that up
until recently when Meek Mill made a comment about how Akademiks shouldn’t post about
the rapper 6ix9ine.
Akademiks ended up responded to this comment saying how he doesn’t appreciate how Meek
Mill thinks he can control what Akademiks posts on his platform and that no one is going
to bully him into posting or not posting something.
Not much more was said and Akademiks continues to speak highly about Meek Mill as an artist.
This next rapper actually came as a surprise to me and to many other fans in the hip hop
community as well.
That rapper is Detroit’s very own…
This situation began after Akademiks and Joe Budden voiced their opinions about Eminem’s
Their opinion about the album wasn’t very good which led to claims that the two “Everyday
Struggle” hosts put Eminem on a list of the most trash rappers of 2017.
Eminem didn’t appreciate the host's response to his album and ended up dissing Akademiks
and Joe Budden on a song called “Fall” on his latest album “Kamikaze”.
While the disses seemed more aimed at Joe Budden and another hip hop commentator named
“Charlamagne”, Akademiks was still named dropped by the legend midway through the track
with these lines “And don't make me have to give it back to Akademiks, Say this is
trash again, I'll have you twisted” being directed towards the YouTube Hip Hop Commentator.
Akademiks response was that he stands by what he said about Eminem and that Em should take
The next rapper to come at DJ Akademiks is the legend Nipsey Hussle.
Rest in peace.
Nipsey Hussle went on a radio show where DJ Akademiks was suddenly brought up in the conversation.
Nipsey then proceeded to state his opinion on Akademiks and used words like “Weirdo”
and “Buster” to describe him and overall just called him a keyboard warrior that instigates
“He said some stuff about Chicago that rubbed me the wrong way.”
“Yeah, he’s a buster he’s a weirdo.
He behind the camera and you just gotta let clowns be clowns.”
He also mentioned that he was scheduled to be a guest on “Everyday Struggle” but
walked out because he doesn’t stand by what Akademiks does and claimed that Akademiks
will self destruct in the future.
“I was on Everyday Struggle and I walked out just because I’m not a clown.
People like him get weeded out quick.
He got a little internet run he going on but you know, we just gotta let him self destruct
because he’s on the path.”
Once Akademiks heard about the situation, he made a video giving his side of the story
where he claimed that Nipsey must not have been aware that Everyday Struggle is a hip
hop debate show and that Nipsey Hussle refused to talk about any of the topics over the concern
that his name would be in headlines next to 6ix9ine, a rapper Nipsey doesn’t respect
who was one of the topics on that episode of the show.
After Nipsey told that to the producers of the show, the producers came to the conclusion
that the show wouldn’t happen and asked Nipsey Hussle to leave, which he respectfully
did according to Akademiks.
Overall Akademiks had nothing bad to say about Nipsey Hussle and it was basically an “agree
to disagree” type of situation.
This next rapper on the list is Vic Mensa.
Vic Mensa took a different approach to dissing DJ Akademiks by actually calling him out face
On Akademiks own show.
During Vic Mensa’s guest appearance on Everyday Struggle, he called out DJ Akademiks to his
face for making jokes and for building a following about the tragedies in Chicago on his channel
“War in Chiraq”.
For those of you who don’t know.
DJ Akademiks first made a name for himself by covering the drill scene in chicago.
The videos he made included a lot of jokes in bad taste about really sensitive topics
and its usually one of the things people bring up when they explain why they don’t like
Anyway, Vic Mensa goes on to say he wants to slap Akademiks and that he had no reason
to speak on anything that was going on in Chicago.
Vic ends it off with how he think DJ Akademiks is a coward and wouldn’t say any of that
kind of stuff in real life.
Akademiks then defends himself by saying it was “satire” and the overall message of
the videos were not intended to be negative and that he made it clear that it’s not
cool what's going on in Chicago and that it has to stop.
Once again, it seemed like it ended in a “agree to disagree” type of situation.
The next rapper or should I say rappers, to diss DJ Akademiks is the Migos.
Now I know most of you guys are aware of this situation and would most likely say it was
more directed towards Joe Budden then Akademiks but since he played a pretty big role in this
drama, I just have to add it to the list.
It all started on the red carpet at the B.E.T Awards.
The Everyday Struggle cast were interviewing the iconic rap group when Akademiks brought
up to Takeoff that there was a meme going around about how Takeoff was left off “Bad
and Boujee”, the group's biggest hit.
“I feel like there’s a running joke with you being left off Bad and Boujee.”
“I ain’t left off Bad and Boujee.
Who think I’m left off Bad and Boujee.”
“Say that again.”
“You say I’m left off Bad and Boujee.”
“What did you say.”
“Do it look like I’m left off Bad and Boujee?”
Takeoff responds with “You said I’m left off Bad and Boujee?
Does it look like I’m left off Bad and Boujee?”
Akademiks couldn’t understand what Takeoff was saying over all the noise and kept asking
him to repeat himself.
Throughout that interaction, you could tell that the Migos thought they were being trolled
by Akademiks but they played it cool.
The overall interview was just bad which lead to Joe Budden put a sudden end to the interview.
As Budden was trying to end the interview he got frustrated and threw his mic down and
The Migos then stood up like there was a problem and seemed to be hinting that an altercation
could break out.
“Well I’m glad there succeeding man.”
“Hey man, you guys are nominated tonight.
Have a good show.”
Ultimately, everyone went their own ways but days later, the Migos released a song called
“Ice Tray” where the Migos call out Joe Budden in the song for being a hater.
The situation continued to escalate after the Migos released a music video for “Ice
Tray” where they recreated the “Everyday Struggle” set and casted terrible look alikes
to play the roles of DJ Akademiks, Joe Budden, and Nadeska.
Overall, the Everyday Struggle cast took everything with a grain of salt and seemed to have fun
with the situation so it’s clearly nothing to serious.
The final rapper on this list of rappers who dissed DJ Akademiks is none other than the
In his song “Diplomatic Immunity”, Drake disses DJ Akademiks, Joe Budden, and the concept
of the show “Everyday Struggle” with these bars “I’ve seen budding careers judging
Knowledge from dudes who did not contribute to none of this here.”
Drake then proceeded to go on Instagram Live while celebrating his mom’s birthday.
“Yo Akademiks, dip from my live man real talk man.
I don’t rate you like that bro.
You need to dip from my live man real talk man.”
In the Instagram Live, DJ Akademiks starts a conversation with another rapper named “Logic”
in the chat.
Drake sees this and says “Yo akademiks.
Dip from my live, man.
“I don’t rate you like that, bro.
Dip from my live.
Stop tryna get your shine.”
This diss towards Akademiks all seemed in good fun though because Drake was smiling
throughout it the whole time.
Akademiks responded to this on his Twitch stream saying that he was honored and said
he doesn’t really care as long as he's the center of attention.
Akademiks has also made it very clear over the years that Drake is his favorite rapper.
Another sign that Drake doesn’t actually dislike Akademiks is due to the fact that
Drake personally reached out to him to address rumors about the drama he had with Pusha T.
That has to mean something right?
Well there you have it, 7 rappers who dissed DJ Akademiks.
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