Freedom "If you wanna be free/With plenty money/Put your hands up," Akon sings on Freedom , his third CD. But before you hoist those mitts, you… Freedom "If you wanna be free/With plenty money/Put your hands up," Akon sings on Freedom , his third CD. But before you hoist those mitts, you… 2008-12-02 Akon Pop
Music Review

Freedom (2008)

EW's GRADE
C-

Details Release Date: Dec 02, 2008; Lead Performance: Akon; Genre: Pop

''If you wanna be free/With plenty money/Put your hands up,'' Akon sings on Freedom, his third CD. But before you hoist those mitts, you might want to listen to the rest of the disc: Akon's philosophy of liberty also includes the freedom to reuse nearly identical hooks for 13 songs straight. That approach may bring him plenty money, but it yields only a few legitimately fun tracks, buried beneath a pile of boring retreads. C–

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Originally posted Nov 26, 2008 Published in issue #1024 Dec 05, 2008 Order article reprints