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Michael Jackson ‘Hold My Hand’ Video Feat. Akon

The music video for Michael Jackson's posthumous duet with Akon, 'Hold My Hand,' was released this morning. The track is the first single off 'Michael,' a 10-track album that brings the pop icon back to life thr

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Kardinal Offishall to Drop ‘Mr. International’ on Own Label

Kardinal Offishall has formed his own label, Black Stone Colleagues, and plans to drop his new album, 'Mr. International,' in early 2011. Akon, who signed the highly regarded Toronto rapper/producer in 2007 and released his

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Victor Chavez, WireImage
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Man Charged in Murder of Akon’s Road Manager

A man believed to have killed the road manager of singer/producer Akon has been taken into custody for the murder. Almalik Ward, 34, was arrested earlier this month, and charged with the 2004 shooting murder of Robert "Screw" Montanez.

Montanez was gunned down after attempting t

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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. Set to be t

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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. Akon, who is featured on the album and worked with MJ while he was alive, has spoken out against the Black

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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

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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

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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.

"It all strung from concept of creating a b

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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. "I think I was a young hustler at that time. I told everybody,

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Guillermo Hung, DK Stock | Getty Images
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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. "To me he's like the male version of Gaga in the aspect of you

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