Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973), known as Akon (pronounced /ˈeɪkɒn/), is an American R&B and hip hop recording artist, songwriter, and record producer.

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Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: DJ Khaled Released “We Takin’ Over” 11 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 11 years ago, DJ Khaled released“We Takin' Over" as the first single from his second album, ‘We the Best’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The song featured verses from some hip-hop heavy hitters such as T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman and Lil Wayne, with Akon on the chorus. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Upon its release, the song debuted at number 51 on Billboard's Hot R&B-Hip-Hop Songs, eventually peaking at number 26. It entered the Billboard Hot 100 on April 14, 2007, at number 75, and later peaked at 28. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ For many, the song was the perfect blend, as it mixed the flows of all these heavy hitters, but still allowed them to showcase their unique styles. For Lil Wayne, his verse went on to be dubbed as his best guest appearance of 2007 by VIBE. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Who had the best verse in your opinion?: Baller Alert's Today in Hip-Hop: DJ Khaled Released "We Takin' Over" 11 Years Ago @balleralert TERROR SGUAD PRESENTS OJ KHALED WE THE BEST Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: DJ Khaled Released “We Takin’ Over” 11 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 11 years ago, DJ Khaled released“We Takin' Over" as the first single from his second album, ‘We the Best’. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ The song featured verses from some hip-hop heavy hitters such as T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Birdman and Lil Wayne, with Akon on the chorus. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Upon its release, the song debuted at number 51 on Billboard's Hot R&B-Hip-Hop Songs, eventually peaking at number 26. It entered the Billboard Hot 100 on April 14, 2007, at number 75, and later peaked at 28. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ For many, the song was the perfect blend, as it mixed the flows of all these heavy hitters, but still allowed them to showcase their unique styles. For Lil Wayne, his verse went on to be dubbed as his best guest appearance of 2007 by VIBE. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ Who had the best verse in your opinion?

Baller Alert’s Today in Hip-Hop: DJ Khaled Released “We Takin’ Over” 11 Years Ago-blogged by @thereal__bee ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ 11 years ago, DJ...

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French Montana Says Akon Gave Him a Fake Watch For His Birthday - blogged by @MsJennyb (video @hot97) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a recent interview with FunkFlex, FrenchMontana sat down to discuss his recent success after the release of “Unforgettable.” The two discussed the rapper’s experience working with Diddy, who was recently named one of Forbes Greatest Living Business Minds. However, prior to French’s work with Diddy, the rapper was signed to Akon, for what French called a “six-month thing.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As the two discussed that business relationship, Flex brought up a “watch story,” saying “We can’t tell the watch story, don’t tell it now,” which forced French to divulge. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Oh, Stop!” French said, as he laughed. “Shouts to Akon, he gave me a fake watch for my birthday, I’m heated,” he said, laughing again. The two attempted to clear the air by confirming their love for the singer-songwriter, but said the situation had to be resolved. “I’m still waiting for my other watch Akon,” French said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Akon I need you to fix this up,” Flex added. “Keep it a buck. Listen, we gonna go on the ‘gram, we gon’ tell fake watch busters to leave you alone, they not gonna post this up. But, we gotta clear this up.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As French laughed, he continued with the story, “It was my birthday too,” he said. “He was like, ‘Close your eyes, I got a present for you,’” French recalled. “Then he put a fake watch on my wrist, I’m heated.” Flex fished for more, asking if French knew the watch was fake at the time, but the rapper had no idea. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Nah, I didn’t know it was fake,” he said, as he explained that he took the watch to the jewelers to be cleaned. He said he told the jeweler that Akon got it for him as a gift for his birthday. But, the jeweler said, “Akon didn’t give you this, I know him.” French laughed, saying Akon may have not known it was fake, though. However, it’s been 10 years and French still hasn’t received a new watch from Akon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “That’s by brother but you know,” French said.: French Montana Says Akon Gave Him a Fake Watch For His Birthday @balleralert CIROC French Montana Says Akon Gave Him a Fake Watch For His Birthday - blogged by @MsJennyb (video @hot97) ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ In a recent interview with FunkFlex, FrenchMontana sat down to discuss his recent success after the release of “Unforgettable.” The two discussed the rapper’s experience working with Diddy, who was recently named one of Forbes Greatest Living Business Minds. However, prior to French’s work with Diddy, the rapper was signed to Akon, for what French called a “six-month thing.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As the two discussed that business relationship, Flex brought up a “watch story,” saying “We can’t tell the watch story, don’t tell it now,” which forced French to divulge. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Oh, Stop!” French said, as he laughed. “Shouts to Akon, he gave me a fake watch for my birthday, I’m heated,” he said, laughing again. The two attempted to clear the air by confirming their love for the singer-songwriter, but said the situation had to be resolved. “I’m still waiting for my other watch Akon,” French said. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Akon I need you to fix this up,” Flex added. “Keep it a buck. Listen, we gonna go on the ‘gram, we gon’ tell fake watch busters to leave you alone, they not gonna post this up. But, we gotta clear this up.” ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ As French laughed, he continued with the story, “It was my birthday too,” he said. “He was like, ‘Close your eyes, I got a present for you,’” French recalled. “Then he put a fake watch on my wrist, I’m heated.” Flex fished for more, asking if French knew the watch was fake at the time, but the rapper had no idea. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “Nah, I didn’t know it was fake,” he said, as he explained that he took the watch to the jewelers to be cleaned. He said he told the jeweler that Akon got it for him as a gift for his birthday. But, the jeweler said, “Akon didn’t give you this, I know him.” French laughed, saying Akon may have not known it was fake, though. However, it’s been 10 years and French still hasn’t received a new watch from Akon. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ “That’s by brother but you know,” French said.
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