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Konvicted With his sensitive-guy croon and ex-con vocabulary, Senegal-raised singer Akon is the R&B thug of the moment. Konvicted, the follow-up...KonvictedR&B With his sensitive-guy croon and ex-con vocabulary, Senegal-raised singer Akon is the R&B thug of the moment. Konvicted, the follow-up...2006-11-10
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Konvicted

Genre: R&B; Lead Performer: Akon; Producer (group): Universal

With his sensitive-guy croon and ex-con vocabulary, Senegal-raised singer Akon is the R&B thug of the moment. Konvicted, the follow-up to his multiplatinum 2004 debut, continues to flaunt his real-life rap sheet with swaggering gangsta soul, though he alternates the grit with syrupy laments like ”The Rain” and ”Never Took the Time.” The wicked stuff is a lot more compelling. Hit single ”Smack That” features the liveliest Eminem cameo in ages, and ”Shake Down” is a drug dealer’s anthem fit for an episode of The Wire.

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