Consisting of brothers Francisco “AK” Gomez and Sergio “Wikid” Gomez, Akwid is a banda rap group based in Los Angeles, California. Immigrating from Michoacan, Mexico to the multicultural milieu of South Central L.A. in their youth, the Gomez brothers became interested in the American hip-hop style as teenagers and formed their first DJ crew, Juvenile Style. Blending elements of the musical styles of their two homes - traditional Mexican and American hip-hop - the brothers formed Akwid.
Since releasing their debut album in 2003, Proyecto Akwid, which was certified platinum and earned them a Latin Grammy for Best Latin Rock/Alternative Album, the group has become leader of the burgeoning banda rap genre. With the release of their sixth album last year, Akwid continues to guide the genre, showing no sign of slowing down.