It’s safe to say Akademiks isn’t that into Drake’s new album Certified Lover Boy now that it’s finally here.
When the 15-track project arrived in the wee hours of Friday morning (September 3), the media personality had already invited his 4.4 million Instagram followers to join him on Twitch to listen to the album together. That’s when Akademiks became a trending Twitter topic — and not for his engaging commentary or valuable insight into the album.
Despite hyping up Certified Lover Boy for the majority of the day (at one point, calling it a “classic”), once Ak was actually able to listen to it, he fell asleep during the stream — twice.
Comments started pouring in such as “I HAVE TEARS IN MY EYES RN OMG” as people laughed as his expense.
I HAVE TEARS IN MY EYES RN OMG pic.twitter.com/DyCanuOqPr
— Dedee 🥀 (@thoughtfulbae) September 3, 2021
Certified Lover Boy was originally expected to arrive in January but was pushed back due to Drake’s leg injury. Nine months later, much like the album’s cover art, it was ready.
Features on the project include JAY-Z, Travis Scott, Future, Lil Baby, Kid Cudi, Lil Wayne, Ty Dolla $ign, Nigerian artist Tems and Juicy J’s brother Project Pat. Drake left billboard clues all over North America (and Nigeria) teasing each collab on Wednesday (September 1), so they weren’t a total surprise.
Certified Lover Boy follows 2018’s double album Scorpion, which debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200 and sold over 732,000 total album equivalent-units in its inaugural week.
Akademiks will likely post about CLB’s streaming numbers in the near future. Until then, check out some of the reactions to his mid-album cat naps below.
Drake fans watching Akademiks fall asleep while listening to CLB. pic.twitter.com/0RYKhIcpn8
— NUFF (@nuffsaidny) September 3, 2021
Nahh not Akademiks screaming “his top 5 rappers ever are Drake Drake Drake Drake Drake “ while dissing Kendrick then fall asleep mid streaming the album lol 😂 CLB putting niggas to sleep literally lol 😂 😂 pic.twitter.com/xeHMxLs55k
— Q (@q__flex) September 3, 2021
LMAOOOO DJ AKADEMIKS WOKE UP AND FELL ASLEEP AGAIN LMAOOOOO pic.twitter.com/I2sVFSTuVK
— DONDA (@dolesburner) September 3, 2021
Akademiks: falling asleep when listening to the album
Also akademiks: drake made a classic https://t.co/yIY8XGy544
— PIÑATA (@eliad2601) September 3, 2021
DJ Akademiks fell asleep listening to #CLB on stream and his chat is calling him "Certified Sleeper Boy" pic.twitter.com/BmVzHQaeNj
— Rob Lopez (@r0bato) September 3, 2021
Did @Akademiks actually fall asleep while listening to CLB?!?!?!?!
Bro was planted by Drake and still can’t listen to it 😭
— Daniel (@______Danielll) September 3, 2021
Akademiks fell asleep listening to drake on stream and he's still slumped an hour later hahahahahahahahahttps://t.co/ebOeFwKCo1 pic.twitter.com/qR5QbwEzrp
— Lewis (@WooIIyy) September 3, 2021
Shoutout to DJ Akademiks letting you niggas rightfully know Certified Lover Boy is a two pack of ass by falling asleep tryna listen to this shit. pic.twitter.com/hWxOGp6UJQ
— King of Degeneracy Giants (CR: One Piece) (@CEOofDownBad) September 3, 2021
Akademiks falling asleep while listening to CLB is enough for me….
— Az 🇯🇲 (@az100s_) September 3, 2021