Wednesday, June 4, 2008

He's Everywhere These Days

Akon (born Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam on April 30, 1973), is a R&B singer. He was born in St. Louis, Missouri, United States but grew up in Dakar, Senegal and at the age of seven he moved to the USA, settling in Jersey City, New Jersey. He is the son of jazz percussionist Mor Thiam and is fluent in his native language of Wolof as well as English.

Akon grew up in Senegal as a Muslim, eventually settled in New Jersey. There he discovered hip hop for the first time, as well as crime. His first song was entitled “Operations Of Nature,” sung when he was fifteen years old.
Get Low With It
What You Got
I Can't Wait
Dance Like There's No Tomorrow Remix
Wanna Be Startin'
We Takin' Over
Get Buck in Here

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