Akwid

Akwid

Akwid

Biography

Akwid's Sergio Gomez and Francisco Gomez immigrated to California from Mexico as children and settled into the cross-cultural live wire of South Central Los Angeles. There they formed the Juvenile Style DJ crew as teens and adopted the nicknames "Wikid" (Sergio) and "AK" (Francisco).

Obsessed with the beats and attitudes of American hip-hop, the Gomez brothers began to blend that sound with elements of traditional Mexican music. Blending their DJ handles to form Akwid, Sergio and Francisco focused on the banda/rap sound in earnest, rapping in Spanish over street-level beats punctuated by steely blasts from Mexican brass.

Signing to Univision's music wing, they dropped their full-length debut in June 2003 and saw its single, "No Hay Manera (There's No Way)," burn up the Latin music charts. By December the Proyecto Akwid album had gone platinum (200,000 copies in the Latin market) and had garnered a Latin Grammy nomination for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album. Akwid continued to enjoy strong publicity into 2004, finishing up a promotional tour of Mexico and aiming for stateside crossover to the mainstream.

Discography

Juvenile Style - Time 2 Expand

Juvenile Style - Time 2 Expand

Sumo Records 1993
Juvenile Style - Brewed In South Central

Juvenile Style - Brewed In South Central

Pump Records 1995
Akwid - 2002 A.D.

Akwid - 2002 A.D.

Banyan Records 2002
Akwid - Proyecto Akwid

Akwid - Proyecto Akwid

Universal 2003
Akwid - Komp 104.9 Radio Compa

Akwid - Komp 104.9 Radio Compa

Univision Records 2004
Akwid - Hoy, Ayer And Forever

Akwid - Hoy, Ayer And Forever

Aries Music Ent. 2004
Akwid & Jae-P - Kickin' It... Juntos

Akwid & Jae-P - Kickin' It... Juntos

Univision Records 2005
Akwid - Los Aguacates De Jiquilpan

Akwid - Los Aguacates De Jiquilpan

Univision Records 2005
Akwid - E.S.L.

Akwid - E.S.L.

Univision Music 2006
Akwid - La Novela

Akwid - La Novela

Univision Records 2007
Akwid - Clasificado R

Akwid - Clasificado R

Machete Music 2010

Guest Appearances

20:12 - 20:12 LP
  • No Cambiare

20:12 - 20:12 LP

Latenite Entertainment 2009
Chino Brown, Diamonique, Big LA - Los Mas Chingones De La Costa Oeste
  • Pa Mi Gente

Chino Brown, Diamonique, Big LA - Los Mas Chingones De La Costa Oeste

High Caliber, Urban Kings Music Group 2013
Lucky Luciano & Billy Dha Kidd - Get Money Grind Hard Or Starve
  • Bdk (Spanglish Album Snippets)

Lucky Luciano & Billy Dha Kidd - Get Money Grind Hard Or Starve

New Era Music Ent LLC 2014
Ricky Zapata - La Revolucion
  • Al Cien

Ricky Zapata - La Revolucion

New Era Music Ent LLC 2014
Billy Dha Kidd - From Chanclas To Jordans
  • Bdk / Spanglish

Billy Dha Kidd - From Chanclas To Jordans

New Era Music 2015
Sr. Sombra, Mr. Shadow - Hasta La Muerte
  • Ellos Lo Saben

Sr. Sombra, Mr. Shadow - Hasta La Muerte

M R Music 2016

Compilations

Various - Neighborhood Vida
  • Brewed In South Central

Various - Neighborhood Vida

Urban Kings Music 2008