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Red Cafe Talks New Album, Diddy, Shakedown Records
Red Café promises his new album is on the way, for real this time. The Brooklyn rapper has shown a knack for dropping catchy hits like 'Hottest in the Hood,' 'I'm Ill' and 'Paper Touchin'' over the years, but record label drama has always foiled his rel…
R. City Finally Part Ways With Akon’s Record Label
Caribbean singing and rapping duo R. City aka Rock City has announced that they have finally parted ways with Akon's record label, Konvict Muzik.
The multi-talented brothers -- Timothy "Don't Talk" and Theron "Da Spokesman" Thomas -- signed with Akon back…
Keri Hilson, Akon Appear in New H&M Collection
Clothing company H&M has tapped singers Keri Hilson and Akon for their annual Fashion Against AIDS collection to help their fans become more aware and knowledgeable of the disease. Besides the two hip-hop and R&B staples, fellow celebrities Sky Ferreira, Selma Blair, Nikki Reed, Ginn…
Akon Heading to India for Birthday Performances
Singer/producer Akon will be spending his birthday overseas, heading to India for two back-to-back performances this month.
The appearance in the South Asian country marks the second time Akon has been to India since 2007. "I can't wait for my fans to join me where I'll be performi…
Akon Countersued by Booking Agency
Akon made headlines last week after he filed a $750,000 suit against his former concert booking reps American Talent Agency, and now they're firing back. ATA is planning a counter suit against the Senegalese singer and his Kon Live Touring, Inc...
Akon Sues Former Booking Agency for $750K
Akon is strapping on his legal boots. The Senegalese singer has filed suit against his former booking reps American Talent Agency for more than $750,000, claiming that they withheld several hundreds of thousands of money accrued from performance fees...
Quincy Jones Reworks Classics With Help of Hip-Hop Community
After a stellar, 60-plus year career in music, Quincy Jones just released 'Q: Soul Bossa Nostra,' a collection of his past material that has been given a contemporary makeover from acts including John Legend, Talib Kweli and Akon.
The artist, composer, producer, arranger and conductor was born on th…

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