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Akon Names New Fragrance After His Album and Label

Singer/producer Akon is officially in the fragrance business after launching his new scent Konvict via the Web. The line, which offers perfume for woman and cologne for men in the form of a handcuff shaped bottle

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Best Songs of 2010 (To Date)

Updated: See See Our Final List of the Top Songs of 2010

Despite the despairing reality that some of us may have just stopped writing "2009" on our checks, 2010 is here and some of our favorite artists have already delivered noteworthy tracks for our listening pleasure. Check out our picks for the top song of 2010 ...so far.

Redman, 'Oh My'

Though his last album

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Akon Says Dr. Dre is Working on a Dance Record

Singer/producer Akon knows a thing or two about making a dance hit, but apparently he's not the only hip-hopper stepping into the arena.

In a recent interview with the Associated Press, Akon, who signed dance-pop sensation Lady Gaga, revealed that rap legend Dr. Dre plans on releasing a dance record of his

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Akon Reminisces Signing Lady Gaga

Since breaking into the mainstream in '04, Akon has steadily built an empire that has turned the former car thief into a business mogul and record exec. "Lady Gaga pretty much retired me," Akon told the Associated Press recen

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Akon Signs Ghanaian Rapper Sarkodie

Popular singer/producer Akon has reportedly signed Sarkodie, one of the biggest rappers in Ghana, to his Konvict Music imprint.

Sarkodie, who is known as Ghana's fastest MC, caught the ear of Konvict clothing brand creati

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New Bone Thugs-N-Harmony Album Dropping in April

Bone Thugs-N-Harmony gave fans a little clarity about the status of their upcoming album, 'Uni5: The World's Enemy' via their website this weekend. The group hosted a chat on BoneThugsNHarmony.com to explain the

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Akon and Keri Hilson Record New Track, ‘Oh Africa’

Grammy nominees Akon and Keri Hilson have teamed up for a new charity single that will premiere online right before the Jan. 31 Grammy Awards ceremony. While the track -- 'Oh Africa' -- is a cross promotion with Pepsi-Cola

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Busta Rhymes, Akon Help Bury Detroit’s Unclaimed Dead

Rapper Busta Rhymes and singer/producer Akon have joined former Universal/Motown label executive Shanti Das in raising money for her organization May WE Rest in Peace, a charity aiding Detroit residents with burial arrangements for their loved ones.

The nonprofit organization was launched this past October and has already raised $20,000 towards covering burials in Detroit

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Dolla’s Family Pays Tribute to Fallen Rapper With Mixtape

Fallen rapper Dolla's family celebrated his 22nd birthday last week (Nov. 25) with the release of his latest mixtape, 'The Miseducation of Dolla.'

The Konvict-signed rapper, born Roderick Anthony Burton II, was shot and killed in Los Angeles on May 18, 2009, by Aubrey Louis Berry, who was apprehended at LAX shortly after, attempting to flee.

"Just a few hours before the incident, I spoke to my son

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Akon, T-Pain Concert Marred by Violence

Several fights during an Akon / T-Pain concert Monday night (October 26) in Melbourne, Australia, left 18 people injured, with eight transported to a nearby hospital.

The violence began when a group of approximately 50 people attempted to charge into Melbourne Park, where the concert was being held in the HiSense Arena. Security g

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