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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, is named after his multi-platinum album 'Konvicted' released in 2006...
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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...
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 recently. "She was definitely a blessing...
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 creative director Babs, who then passed the music on to Akon...
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 details surrounding the release of the much-delayed LP...
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 International and will soundtrack their 2010 football ad campaign, part of th…
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
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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 …
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 …

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