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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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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. Akon was just recently added to the line-up b

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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. The Senegalese-American entertainer, who has rocked the charts in years past with urban hits like 'S

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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 pla

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Akon Sued By Belgian Promoters for Missed Concert

Akon is facing a $250,000 lawsuit after bailing on a performance in Belgium last October.

Lawyers for the Lofraco Belgium promotion agency claim that Akon pulled out of a performance just eight days before show time, citing "scheduling conflicts" for the last minute cancellation. The singer/producer was set to perform along side his Kon

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Jay-Z Tops Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings List … Again

It's no secret that Jay-Z has some serious cash flow, but Forbes magazine has confirmed just how much dough he's got to blow. The finance publication just published its annual Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, ranking Jigga man as the top-earning artis

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Michael Jackson’s Posthumous Album Coming in November

Sony Music is gearing up to release the first Michael Jackson posthumous music collection in November.

Rolling Stone confirms that the label will debut a collection of 10 previously unreleased tracks from Jackson's vault.

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Murder Trial Begins for Slain Atlanta Rapper Dolla

A trial for the May 2009 murder of Atlanta rapper Dolla -- real name Roderick Anthony Burton II -- began in Los Angeles earlier this week. The Konvict Muzik signee had earned himself a reputation as Akon's protege, before he was suddenly gunned down in a upscale Los Angel

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‘New Flavors’ Film Examines Southern Rap Influence

For years, hip-hop beef was rooted in East and West Coast rivalry. While the Suge Knights, Snoop Doggs and Puff Daddys of the world were verbally battling it out, another hip-hop scene was developing its own voice below the Mason-Dixon Li

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Akon Postpones Concert in Sri Lanka Due to Protests

Akon's April concert in Sri Lanka has been postponed indefinitely due to the violent objection from locals. Earlier this week, nearly 200 protesters threw stones outside the Maharaja Organization media headquarters to make it clear that the Senegalese singer and producer was not welcomed on their soil. Akon's visa into the county was later denied

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