RELEASING 3 ALBUMS

AKON BEEN PUTTING IN WORK WITH 2 ALBUMS RELEASED “EL NEGREETO” & “AKONDA”!! “KONNECT” TO BE RELEASED NOVEMBER 22, 2019

RELEASED 10/4/19

IN AN [INTERVIEW] Back For An Encore, Akon Opens Up About His Musical Renaissance

Parlé Mag:  What advice do you have for young artists trying to come up to be the next Akon?
Akon:  Honestly… I would tell them to pick another profession.  This business is not what it used to be.  There are soooo many artists coming out EVERY DAY and for every artist you see who makes it, there’s another hundred that ain’t going to make it.  There are so many other areas where we can take our talents and there are so many other things in the music industry that you can be.  Fame isn’t all its cracked up to be anyway.  We need more producers, more managers, more executives, more entertainment lawyers, and so on.

Parlé Mag:  You say that and that makes me think about so many of these artists that we see and how its usually so many years between the the time these artists first start making music to the time we finally first see an artist.  And that was even the case for you.  First saw you on The Score and then it was almost a decade before we saw you again.  That’s how this industry is for so many artists.
Akon:  For sure.  And I had to grind to make it.  When I came home that last time, I went down to Atlanta and I opened up a studio.  I knew I wanted to make music, but I had to get on my feet.  I opened up my studio, Funk Shop.  I just started letting people come through there to record for free.  People thought I was crazy.  But I knew what I was doing.  I had everybody up in there, Jeezy, Future, Monica, TLC, Outkast, Usher, Ludacris, just to name a few. And once I was ready to put out my music, I knew I had a bunch of people who I could reach out to for favors. I started calling them all up to return those favors.  That’s how I was able to get on all those features early on.  Because I needed everyone to know who Akon was.

All these years later, Akon still wants everyone to know who he is.  All over the globe.

With this new music and his Akonik Label Group, he continues to make himself a global icon.

That’s the real story of Akon.  Not nearly all of it, but even casual fans should know more than the bare minimum.

“AKONDA” RELEASED 10/25

“KONNECT” ALBUM TO BE RELEASED 11/22/2019

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