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Sep
16
New Music: Salaam Remi f/ Akon – ‘One in the Chamber’

One in the Chamber

Salaam Remi is best known for his work with Amy Winehouse, Nas, Alicia Keys, and Fergie. Now the production powerhouse teams with Akon on “One in the Chamber,” the first single from his upcoming album One: In the Chamber. Akon sets the mysterious mood, while Salaam provides the cinematic soundtrack.

Due Sept. 30, the album features appearances from Ne-Yo, Stephen Marley, Corinne Bailey Rae, Estelle, and more. A video for the title track will premiere next week.

Listen to them meet up on the melodic track.

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Apr
23
Video: David Guetta f/ Ne-Yo & Akon – ‘Play Hard’

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David Guetta celebrates all things different in the bizarre video for “Play Hard” featuring Akon and Ne-Yo. The French DJ provides the soundtrack to a rodeo-style dance competition featuring contestants from all walks of life including a group of line-dancing cowboys and dance duo Les Twins.

In the strange sequences, Ne-Yo pours syrup on his pancakes and women parade around Akon in a unibrow beauty contest.

“Shouts to the homie @davidguetta and @Akon. Check for that ‘Play Hard’ video. Strange…but fly! Open your mind…or just dance damnit! Luv!” tweeted Ne-Yo.

The club anthem, which samples Alice DeeJay’s “Better Off Alone,” can be found on Guetta’s 2012 album Nothing But the Beat 2.0.

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Mar
23
Wiz Khalifa Performs with Akon on ‘Leno,’ Records with Kelly Rowland

Kelly Rowland, Akon, Wiz Khalifa, Amber Rose, and Pharrell

Wiz Khalifa had a busy week since returning to work. After shooting three videos with Cassie (“Paradise”), Tyga (“Molly”), and Problem (“Bout Me”), the Taylor Gang leader capped things off with a performance on “The Tonight Show with Jay Leno.”

Decked out in a tank top, shorts, and Chucks, Wiz was joined by Akon for a performance of his new single “Let It Go,” for which the video debuted this week.

The proud new papa, who welcomed his son Sebastian last month, even changed the lyrics to the song. “I just had a kid, now homie I’m the man,” he rapped.

After his performance, he hit the studio with Amber Rose, Pharrell, Akon, and Kelly Rowland.

“DId a song wit Kelly today. Shit came out pure,” tweeted Wiz. “Fucc Man. She was in Destiny’s Child!!! Im On :-)”

Check out his performance below.

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Mar
21
Video: Wiz Khalifa f/ Akon – ‘Let It Go’

Akon and Wiz Khalifa

After taking some time off following the birth of his son Sebastian, new father Wiz Khalifa returns to work, debuting the video for “Let It Go,” the latest single off his album O.N.I.F.C. The Taylor Gang leader links up with Akon in the cinematic clip, which includes a motivational storyline.

In the past week, Wiz has shot videos for Cassie’s “Paradise” and Tyga’s “Molly,” as well as his own track “Bout Me” featuring Problem.

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Jun
29
New Music: Akon – ‘Konkrete Jungle’ [Mixtape]

Konkrete Jungle

Lady Gaga may have afforded Akon an early retirement, but that hasn’t deterred his musical aspirations. The platinum hitmaker feeds the streets with his latest mixtape Konkrete Jungle, hosted by DJ Whoo Kid and Evil Empire.

The 13 free tracks feature remixes of Ca$h Out’s “Cashin’ Out,” Future’s “Same Damn Time,” and most interestingly, Gotye’s “Somebody That I Used to Know,” with appearances from Fabolous, E-40, and Busta Rhymes.

Akon will release his long-delayed album Stadium on September 11.

Hear him rumble in the Jungle.

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Jun
6
New Music: Akon – ‘America’s Most Wanted’

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Nearly four years after releasing Freedom, Akon returns to the scene with “America’s Most Wanted,” the first single from his oft-delayed album Stadium, due September 11. “You’re America’s most wanted tonight/ I’ll do my 25 to life if I can have you by my side,” sings the Konvict Muzik CEO on the dance-pop record, which he debuted at the Miss USA competition.

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Jun
4
Akon Debuts New Single ‘America’s Most Wanted’ on Miss USA Competition

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Akon was surrounded by beautiful women during his performance at the 2012 Miss USA pageant at the Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas on Sunday. The well-dressed singer hit the stage during the “Final Look” portion of the competition to debut “America’s Most Wanted,” the new single off his upcoming album Stadium, due September 11. “You’re America’s most wanted tonight/ I’ll do my 25 to life if I can have you by my side,” sings Akon on the Auto-Tuned record.

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