The Academy is Back

The Academy is Back

A Story Behind Their Project Summer School

The Academy is Back

A Story Behind Their Project Summer School

The Academy is an artistic collective founded by Khari Gold (better known as KP) that’s based out of Atlanta, Georgia. The collective is made up of KP, Serge, Gucci Gunman, & Don Felix. KP & Serge have released their own respective projects while the newest members Gucci Gunman & Don Felix are currently working on their own debut solo projects.

While The Academy has worked together on numerous tracks and records, their newest project Summer School encompasses where the group is at now - with its veterans taking the lead while guiding their newest members along the way. But that isn’t to say Gucci Gunman and Don Felix don’t hold their own on this project. With the tracks “Stuntin’” and “Anomaly,” Gunman & Felix clearly show off their talent and capabilities as they weave in and out of each bar flawlessly, displaying comfort in their element and sound. Had you told me they had been a part of The Academy since the jump, I’d be inclined to believe you.

"We know we have a lot of goals to check off as a family and releasing this project was the ignition of our plan" - Serge

To get a feel for the headspace the group was at when they embarked on this project, we asked Serge if there was any specific goal or accomplishment in mind that they were looking for. Here’s what he had to say:

“We wanted to show our fans and the world that The Academy is a versatile group, which stems from dynamic individual artists. We are interchangeable parts within a huge influential machine that's called The Academy. Give us any beat or have us collab with any artist and we will still deliver in making a song that anyone can resonate with. Summer School highlights our strengths from start to finish. So why not showcase our talents with the team we built from the ground up? We wanted to establish a solid footing in the game. We know we have a lot of goals to check off as a family and releasing this project was the ignition of our plan.”

Summer School, to no surprise, has a lot of summer themes sonically and lyrically. With the help of producers MMbeats & Leezy, The Academy clearly communicates what summer feels like and what it means to them.

“For Summer School we just wanted to give a sample of all the different sounds our roster is capable of. We wanted to make something that’s easy to listen to and can get you through a whole summer’s day. We wanted to touch on every kind of feeling from waking up in the morning to drinking at the pool, to going out at night to the drive home. Just a positive feel throughout and something you can ride to without thinking too much, and I think we did that.” - Khari Gold

Stream Summer School below on Spotify or Apple Music