Akademiks is celebrating 10 years of the brand’s success and intelligence with an Ultimate 10 Tour which begins for fall 2010 in New York City. This first installation of the tour will be seen in the Akademiks ad campaign placed in national magazines this fall. Akademiks started over 10 years ago by showcasing the next key individuals in the industry and as evidenced in the Ultimate 10 continues to stay ahead moving forward. The first tour includes NYC talent such as Nic Harris, linebacker of the Buffalo Bills. Kiante Sneaker Mann regional TV segment host. Akon’s new artist Qwes Kross on 50/50 Konvict Music. Corte Ellis, new artist on Universal Records who’s debut album includes appearances by Busta Rhymes and Jadakiss. World renowned club and radio DJ’s including DJ Self, DJ Skribble, DJ Suss One and DJ Mike Ness. Carlos Rodriguez of Revokt.com. Producers Bless and K-Mack of the Soul Diggaz who have produced tracks for Missy Elliot, Beyonce and O.D.B. Celebrity barber Anthony Cruz. Bulldog Bikes founder Jimmy Mac, along with rider Desmond Rhodes. Celebrity and industry photographers Jared Ryder and Shareif Ziyadat. And debut artist on Duckdown records Illmind.