ARTIST/ MUSIC & VIDEO PRODUCER
Christopher D Johnson also known as Shakademic is a jack-of-all-trades when it comes to music and video production. Starting out as a teenager he began writing lyrics and self taught to compose tunes/instrumentals and record projects from a keyboard and a boom box to using digital software and virtual hardware. Shakademic attended Minnesota School of Business for Music Business and has experienced professional studios and live performances across the Twin Cities of Minnesota. Shakademic began commercial publicity with his music through his 1st political documentary titled “Battleground Minnesota”, as an award winning filmmaker, Chris is known for combining musical theme songs to his films, selling and entertaining the topic with over five short films that has been internationally aired on Current TV, a rising network based in San Francisco which Shakademic had the opportunity to host on the Emmy’s Red Carpet, plus several short commercials/hosting segments for works submitted to the network. He feels that versatility is his way of creating a diverse sound, and adapting to various genres will keep an open mind. Also, Shakademic is looking to break the “sound’ of what he calls (today’s same old same “rap/hip-hop” music).
Currently residing in Minneapolis, Shakademic is producing his 1st album with all original material and looks forward to the “market” remembering his name, as we speak, by expanding his affiliates and consumers, gaining larger performances while producing project after project and plans to produce for other artists after two successful albums.
Media Publicity: Current TV, B96.3 FM Radio, K.M.O.J FM Radio Kare 11 News,
Star Tribune Newspaper, Minnesota Public Radio, National Public Radio, Almanac on TPT