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The Week In Pop

Can WizKid Conquer The US Pop Landscape He Helped Create?

For the last few years American pop has been sounding increasingly African. As early as 2014, when The Fader broke down "pop music's Nigerian future,"
Chris DeVille | July 20, 2017 - 4:56 pm

The Week In Pop

Has The Super Bowl Become Music’s Biggest Event?

In 1966, the National Football League decided to merge with its rival organization, the upstart American Football League. Although the two leagues wouldn't actually become…
Chris DeVille | February 4, 2016 - 3:07 pm

The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop: Forecasting 2015’s Event Albums And Rising Stars

Take it from someone who started a weekly pop column last year: 2014 was a bad year for pop music. I write this knowing that…
Chris DeVille | January 8, 2015 - 4:50 pm

More Akon stories

Gucci Mane – “Moon Walk” (Feat. Akon & Chris Brown)

Gucci Mane is gearing up to drop The Return Of East Atlanta Santa, his third full-length album since coming home in May. We've already heard…
Collin Robinson | November 4, 2016 - 11:01 am

Here’s Akon On Tanked Which Is A Reality Show About Custom Fish Tanks

Tanked is an Animal Planet reality show about two guys, Brett Raymer and Wayde King, who run a custom fish tank business. And tonight, Akon…
Peter Helman | September 23, 2016 - 7:17 pm

The Week In Pop

The Week In Pop: Forecasting 2015’s Event Albums And Rising Stars

Take it from someone who started a weekly pop column last year: 2014 was a bad year for pop music. I write this knowing that…
Chris DeVille | January 8, 2015 - 4:50 pm

Raekwon – “Call Of Duty” (Feat. Akon)

When Raekwon was publicly sniping with the RZA over the direction of the Wu-Tang Clan, he was never quite specific about what his problem with…
Tom Breihan | May 27, 2014 - 4:47 pm

Posthumous Michael Jackson Video Featuring Akon And Immeasurable Sadness

The "new" Michael Jackson song we mentioned a few weeks back now has a video with Akon and old MJ footage and an opening line…
stereogum | December 9, 2010 - 1:34 pm

Is Dr. Dre “Kush” The 1st Single From Detox?

It looks like "Kush," the supposed leaked track from Detox, is now an official part of the release. HipHopDX quotes a Dr. Dre interview with…
jessica | November 16, 2010 - 5:34 pm

Michael Jackson – “Hold My Hand” (Feat. Akon)

We posted "Breaking News," the first (and controversial) taste from Michael Jackson's posthumous album Michael. "Hold My Hand" is the real, official first single. According…
jessica | November 15, 2010 - 9:52 am

jj Cover Akon

On the Gummy-celebrated electro-acoustic beauty jj N° 2, the mysterious Swedish crew jacked the beat from Weezy's "Lollipop" and dripped it in lacy, lazed vocals…
Amrit Singh | December 17, 2009 - 10:36 am

New Michael Jackson (Feat. Akon) – “Hold My Hand”

Michael's still hugging and rearing children (he said "rearing children"), Akon still loves throwing them offstage and dry humping them onstage, and that's why I…
Amrit Singh | July 1, 2008 - 9:16 am

Akon Covers Michael Jackson

The media circle jerk over the 25th anniversary of the bajillion selling Thriller isn't what it would have been perhaps if the mouthpiece and danceman…
Stereogum | December 5, 2007 - 4:57 pm

Kidz Bop 12: As Always, Mostly Inappropriate

Today's the day! The twelfth installment of the music series for the kids, by the Kidz, is ready to be streamed and/or purchased for $18.98.
Stereogum | July 31, 2007 - 1:03 pm

Pete Wentz Offers His Side Of The Fall Out

Pete Wentz wants you to know the internet is full of shit. At least when it comes to the account of how he ended up…
Stereogum | June 13, 2007 - 3:18 pm

Akon’s Presidential Aspirations Dashed By 24

SPOILER ALERT: If you haven't made it to Season 5 of 24 just yet, best to shift your gaze elsewhere. Akon, who serves…
Stereogum | February 20, 2007 - 9:45 am
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