That's what Joe does though
If he thinks he can dominate he does if he is against somebody that don't play that he gets more reserved but slick with it. He's a character for sure and contradicts himself a lot. I think he needs somebody that is on his level knowledge wise but has a sense of humor enough to go blow for blow with him without losing their cool.
As far as Akademiks credentials I just feel dude is fast food media that specializes in recycling gossip and adding his 2 cents. But he has no experience to me in the industry and although he may be a fan of the culture to a degree I don't see him as someone that cares enough or has a passion for it enough to dig deeper than what gives him views. Joe on the other hand as we all know is very passionate be him right or wrong at times and has been through a hell of a lot with Hip-Hop weather people wanna give him his credit or not.
I get they grabbed Akademiks because he is up on the younger pulse of music but like I said I don't think he really even cares about that either beyond the gossip. Just listen to how he talks about artists. Also what does he do besides the gossip/news? I know it's "DJ" Akademiks but I never heard a mix from him?
I agree the two is a bad combo but in a way I think they thought the fireworks between the two would be great for the show. What they did'nt expect was Ak would be more of a weenie than even Complex bargained for. I dunno I'm just another Hip Hop dude with an opinion.