|Apademik the Disciple|
Long Island, New York, United States
|Genres||Hip hop, R&B|
|Occupation(s)||Director, Record Producer, Emcee|
|Labels||The Orchard (music label), Koch Records, Funkin Beatz Entertainment Corp.|
|Associated acts||7 Profitz, 7P, Hell Razah|
Apademik (//; born July 26, Long Island, New York) is an American hip-hop producer, movie director, CEO and founder of Funkin Beatz Entertainment Corporation, and ASCAP registered recording artist. Known for his role as producer, director and co-music director for the movie, The Razah Code, Underground Hip-Hop Vol. 1, released September, 2006 Koch Records. He also directed the "Renaissance Child Bonus DVD" accompanying Hell Razah's album, Renaissance Child Released through Babygrande Records (February 2007). Apademik has also ProducedThe Resurrection LP for the 7 Profitz released on The Orchard (music label), December 18, 2007, Long Island Hip-Hop:Not About The Money, also released on The Orchard (music label) 10/07/08, 7 Profitz, "Revelations 23:7" released July 7, 2009, Apademik The Disciple on The Orchard (music label) and 7 Profitz Planet 7P 2010 also on The Orchard (music label). Apademik is co-founder of the group 7 Profitz.
Apademik was born in Long Island, New York. In 1989 Apademik moved to Sarasota, Florida with his mother and step father. At the age of 12 years old Apademik was accepted into Pineview School For the Gifted, He declined enrollment, opting for public school. He also attedended Riverview High School (Sarasota, Florida). In 1994 Apademik moved back to West Hempstead, NY to live with his father. Attempting to turn his life around, Apademik enlisted in the United States Army Infantry.
In less than two years Apademik was promoted to team leader. On October 1, 1999, Apademik was published in the Army Times for his promotion to Sergeant E-5. He also received the Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, NATO Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Armed Forces Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Expert Rifle Marksmanship Badge.
In 2001-2003 Apademik attended Five Towns College
Apademik then started the company Funkin Beatz Entertainment Corporation, in 1998. From 2001–Present Apademik has Produced or Directed projects for these Record Labels,Koch Records, Nature Sounds, BabyGrande Records, Traffic, Funkin Beatz and The Orchard Music Label. Apademik has also been seen performing at a host of clubs as DJ and M.C. including The Toronto Convention Centre, Salt Lake City UT, Club Speed NYC, C.B.G.B.'s NYC, Scopa Underground NYC, Santos Party House(NYC), The Comedy Cellar (NYC) and many, many more. He has also been seen on Real Tyme Live (Ch 20), Street TV(ch 20) and heard on radio stations such as 105.5 Toronto, 88.7 WRHU (NY), 89.7 MYWCWP (NY), WGBB 1240 AM (NY), WCWP 88.1 FM (NY),90.1 WUSB (NY) and various internet Radio Podcasts. Apademik is also a Writer and Performer for his Group 7 Profitz, and is now signed Non-Exclusively to The Orchard Music Label.