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Become an Overnight Star in “ExploreTalent Idol” Contest

By richard | Posted August 7, 2009
Hollywood, CA -- ExploreTalent.com has announced the kickoff of its new ExploreTalent Idol contest, in which up-and-coming hip-hop, rap, or R&B...
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Akon Gives Fans a Look Behind the Scenes of “Freedom” [Video]

By richard | Posted December 18, 2008
New York, NY -- In a new video, Akon offers a behind-the-scenes look at the making of his recently-released third album, Freedom. The video finds the...

Play N Skillz Battle Akon on the Hardwood [Video]

By richard | Posted December 9, 2008
Dallas, TX (at Maximedia Recording Studios) -- In a new video, production duo Play-N-Skillz take some time out of their busy schedule to shoot some...
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Akon Reveals “Freedom” Album Cover, Delays Album to December 2 Release

By richard | Posted October 28, 2008
New York, NY -- Multi-platinum recording star Akon has released the cover art for his forthcoming third album, Freedom, the follow up to 2006's...

Kardinal Offishall Throws Not 4 Sale Listening Party [Exclusive Coverage]

By Erica L. | Posted August 7, 2008
Article By: Erica L. New York, NY -- Kardinal Offishall is Toronto’s most successful crossover rapper on the US mainstream circuit. For the release...

DJ Felli Feli Shoots Video for “Get Buck In Here”

By DJ Z | Posted January 14, 2008
New York, NY -- DJ Felli Fel recently shot a video with Akon, Diddy, Lil' Jon and Ludacris for his current single, "Get Buck In Here." The video was...
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Akon, Lil Scrappy, Fabolous, Yung Joc Among Many To Host Atlanta’s Premier Entertainment Conference

By DJ Z | Posted August 30, 2007
Atlanta , GA, Aug 29 – JF Media, a global multi media company, today announced the launch of Jack Da Juice Hip-Hop Music Conference in Atlanta, GA...

Akon’s “Konvicted” RIAA Certified Double Platinum

By DJ Z | Posted March 15, 2007
NEW YORK, NY -- The RIAA has certified SRC/Universal Motown’s global superstar Akon’s sophomore album Konvicted, double platinum. At the same...

Akon’s “Smack That” Makes Historic Leap

By DJ Z | Posted October 9, 2006
New York, NY -- Upfront Konvict/SRC/Universal Motown multi-platinum recording star and much sought after producer and songwriter, Akon, makes history...

Akon Scores Big Hit With New Single “Smack That”

By DJ Z | Posted September 15, 2006
Akon "Konvicted" IN STORES NOVEMBER 21 SRC/UNIVERSAL www.myspace.com/akon New York, NY -- Multi-platinum selling singer/songwriter/producer Akon...