by AkonAkon


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"Locked Up"'s success provided Akon with instant heavyweight clout. Upgraded from writing songs and doing the occasional hook for B-, C-, and D-level artists, he tallied a multi-platinum album, was granted his own boutique label (which was used to spawn T-Pain), and became in-demand as an A-list collaborator -- he worked with Young Jeezy, R. Kelly, Gwen Stefani, and even Elton John. His second album, Konvicted, isn't much different from the debut (patchiness included), even though it comes from a different perspective. He even addresses his newfound fame, along with the expectations and other forms of grief that come with it, in a vague but very saddened way throughout "The Rain." For the most part, though, Konvicted offers more ultra-macho R&B. The guest spots come from Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and Styles P, leaving no room for female hooks or verses. Akon hits on strippers (but does not fall in love with them), smacks behinds, and tends to go with what suits him best: bragging and seducing while delivering like-sounding hooks in his unique voice. Whenever the yearning and heartache is allowed through, he's not persuasive, and he sounds like he still has the club on his mind.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/14/2006
Label: Umvd Labels
UPC: 0602517125834
catalogNumber: 000796802
Rank: 25491

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Akon   Primary Artist
Hakim Abdulsamad   Background Vocals
Tony Love   Guitar
Luis Resto   Keyboards
Michael Butler   Drums
Cory Boyd   Bass
Giorgio Tuinfort   Keyboards

Technical Credits

Hakim Abdulsamad   Programming,Producer,Engineer
D. Browne   Composer
Bobby Dixon   Composer
Luis Resto   Composer
Steve Skinner   Engineer
Eminem   Programming,Producer
Marshall Mathers   Composer
Devyne Stephens   Executive Producer,Creative Design
C. Hampton   Composer
Joe Spix   Art Direction
Mike Sroka   Engineer
Aliaune "Akon" Thiam   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer,Engineer,Executive Producer,Audio Production
Tony Compana   Engineer
Marc Lee   Engineer
Mark "Exit" Goodchild   Engineer
Keon Bryce   Producer
Kirke Bray   Engineer
Tony Terrebonne   Engineer
Benny- D.   Programming,Producer
Rask   Producer
Dwight Reynolds "Skrapp"   Programming,Producer,Engineer,Audio Production
L.S. Troo   Programming,Producer
Giorgio Tuinfort   Programming,Producer,Audio Production
Faheem Najm   Composer

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