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Dr. Dre Rolls Up With Snoop Dogg and Akon on ‘Kush’

Dr. Dre's oft-delayed 'Detox' looks like it might be coming sooner than expected. The Cali-based producer/rapper's project sprung a leak yesterday in the form of 'Kush,' a snapping track featuring Snoop Dogg and Akon...

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Akon Disagrees With Will.i.am on New Michael Jackson Album

What began as Will.i.am's snappy remarks towards Sony Music for releasing the upcoming posthumous Michael Jackson album 'Michael' has become a war of words...

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Michael Jackson’s ‘Hold My Hand’ Released, Features Akon

Que the alarm for controversy -- Michael Jackson's latest single 'Hold My Hand' surfaced Monday morning. Last week, Jackson's family questioned the authenticity of Michael's voice in the new song 'Breaking News,' but 'Hold My Hand' appears to be a step in the right direction, as there is no denying Jackson's high notes...

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50 Cent to Appear on New Michael Jackson Album

50 Cent has joined forces with Michael Jackson for a song appearing on the King of Pop's posthumous release, 'Michael.' According to the track listing, 50 is one of only a few features on the album which is full of previously recorded Jackson tracks...

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Akon Launches Konfidence Foundation to Give Back to Africa

Akon is giving back to the underprivileged youth of Africa with his new organization, the Konfidence Foundation. The organization was started by Akon, a native of Senegal, to bring awareness to the conditions in Africa, and provide the youth of the country with educational materials, health services and access to learning and recreational environments equipped with modern technology...

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Akon Told People He was an African Prince — Say What!

In High School, Akon used to tell people he was an African prince. "When I was 17, I thought I was the flyest thing on the planet. Of course, I still had my African roots so I would wear dashikis that kinda matched my jeans," the singer told MTV...

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Akon Signs ‘Male Version of Gaga’ — Say What!

Akon has just signed the next big thing. He's a lot like the last big thing, literally, kind of. "I just signed a kid named Jeffree Star. He will be the next biggest thing," Akon explained...

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Akon Dropped From Concert Line-Up in Australia

Akon has once again been banned from performing overseas, and this time it's at the upcoming Summerbeatz 2010 concert at the Rod Laver Arena in Melbourne, Australia...

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Akon Brings Dance Party to ‘Stadium,’ Readies Free Album

Following the success of his international hit 'Sexy Bitch' with French super producer David Guetta, Akon is ready to bring his Euro-dance sound Stateside...

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Akon Shares ‘Akonic’ With Music Tastemakers in NYC

Last night, Universal Motown Records held a private listening session in New York City for Akon's new album, 'Akonic.' Held in the swanky restaurant MPD in Manhattan's trendy Meatpacking District, music industry players including SRC Records CEO Steve Rifkind, Universal Records Executive VP Sylvia Rhone as well as R&B singer Shontelle and DJ Vlad, were in attendance. An...

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