DJ Akademiks has spent years covering the latest trends in hip-hop, entertainment, and culture and is now known as a trusted voice within the space. So when he announced his new Spotify exclusive video podcast, Off the Record with DJ Akademiks, back in August, he quickly made waves—especially with his first episode—and has already made his way onto the Spotify Charts.
Since then, he’s released 26 episodes, three per week, each featuring roundtable discussions and a special interview with music’s hottest artists and personalities. He’s also bringing his talents to Spotify Greenroom, where fans can catch him in a monthly live audio experience. First up tonight at 7 PM ET is a live conversation with iann dior.
For the Record grabbed time with the Off the Record host to hear a little about his process, making the shift to podcast, and recent moments in hip-hop culture. We also asked about other podcasts he’s streaming, and he named Call Her Daddy, hosted by Alexandra Cooper, whom he dubbed “the Queen.”