Meek Mill Offered A $1 Million Dollar Podcast Deal By DJ Akademiks

Meek Mill, DJ Akademiks

Meek Mill Offered A $1 Million Dollar Podcast Deal By DJ Akademiks 

DJ Akademiks wants to get into business with rapper Meek Mill.

The Jamaican-American podcaster offered the musician a million dollars “up front” to do a podcast.

It all started after Meek Mill posted on X that he wanted to secure a podcast deal on Saturday (March 16). The Times Like This rapper wrote, 

“I want a podcast deal I have a a lot to say on many different levels! If you have a podcast business moving slow I can reverse that! From – meek mill – I’ve always been my own media and I wanna join the culture of black media.”

When DJ Akademiks, born Livingston Allen, saw the post, he replied, 

“I’ll offer you a Million dollars up front for you for 52 episodes. 1 a week. We own video and audio, with a option to renew for a second year. Also we buss down ads 50% on any ads we bring in (Prizepicks, Fashionova etc). You can own the podcast, but we share the I.P. as long as u in the deal.”

The 32-year-old added, 

“Oh and we’ll handle the production. We’ll record, edit and obviously promo as part of the deal.”

Though he didn’t directly respond to DJ Akademik’s offer, Meek Mill did go into detail on his goals for the potential podcast. The Dreams and Nightmares rapper wrote on X, 

“Teach the level of business knowledge I know from the streets to being around extreme wealth! Like how you had the show on Spotify but fueling street beefs I want that type of opportunity.”

When DJ Akademiks saw the post, he responded, 

“He [don’t] wanna box.. maybe he want to podcast..??”

Meek Mill replied,

“Yeah just a podcast deal my boy… I just wanna get in media now and rap…to tell reforms stories about the system let others share their stories and address all propraganda… uplift the [Black] culture… stop beefs publicly.. it’s gonna be called “culture currency.”

The Philadelphia native concluded his goals for the proposed podcast,

“Uplift the culture back where we thrive… I know how to thrive through the good and bad but I think it’s time that we used our voices instead of playing circus!”

Many rappers and musicians have recently transitioned into the broadcasting space. Veteran rapper Joe Budden was able to pivot and conquer the audio industry with his long-standing podcast, The Joe Budden Podcast

Following in Joe Budden’s footsteps is N.O.R.E.’s popular Drink Champs podcast, launched in 2016. There have been several memorable guests on the show, including Ye’s widely popular interview in 2021. In it, Ye, formerly known as Kanye West, touched on a variety of controversial topics, including his divorce from Kim Kardashian, never-ending beef with Drake, and his decision to feature Marilyn Manson and DaBaby on his new album “Donda.”

And City Girls’ Yung Miami, born Caresha Brownlee, also has a podcast in the audio and visual space. Her show, Caresha Please, features hip-hop’s biggest stars divulging some of their most intimate secrets. Fellow rappers JTMegan Thee StallionSaweetie, and Latto have all stopped by and spilled the tea.

What do you think about Meek Mill wanting to start his own podcast and D.J. Akademiks offering him $1 million to do it?


Authored by: B Gregory