Freedom CD (2008)

Artist: Akon

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Label Universal Music Group
SKU 209891749
UPC 602517901414
UPC 14 00602517901414
Format CD
Release Date 12/2/2008
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Author Akon
Compilation Appearance Super Saucey (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Longest Yard (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Let's Get It: Thug Motivation 101 (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Let's Get It:thug Motivation 101
Compilation Appearance Second Round's On Me
Compilation Appearance Reggae Gold 2006 (w/Bonus DVD)(w/ Bonus DVD)
Compilation Appearance Port Of Miami (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Port Of Miami (Cln)
Compilation Appearance Eminem Presents The Re-up(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Eminem Presents The Re-up (Cln)
Compilation Appearance From Nothin To Somethin(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Sweat Hotel Live
Compilation Appearance Strength And Loyalty(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Strength & Loyalty
Compilation Appearance Last 2 Walk(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance El Cartel: Big Boss(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ti Vs Tip (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Curtis (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Real Testament(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Intoxication
Compilation Appearance Brass Knuckles(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Thriller (25th Anniversary Edition)(w/ Bonus DVD)(Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Thriller (25th Anniversary Edition)(w/ Bonus DVD)(Bonus Tracks)
Compilation Appearance Total Club Hits
Compilation Appearance Colby O
Compilation Appearance Definition Of Real(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Gutta
Compilation Appearance Gutta(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance In A Perfect World
Compilation Appearance Ball Street Journal(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Thr33 Ringz
Compilation Appearance Freedom
Compilation Appearance Ugk For Life(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Ugk 4 Life
Compilation Appearance Total Club Hits 3
Compilation Appearance Unleashed
Compilation Appearance La Revolucion- Evolution
Compilation Appearance Last
Compilation Appearance Blue Carpet Treatment (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Sweet Escape (Cln)
Compilation Appearance Epiphany(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance We The Best Forever(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance We The Best Forever
Compilation Appearance Gangsta Grillz 3(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Beach Cruiser(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Epiphany
Compilation Appearance Onifc(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Onifc
Compilation Appearance Not 4 Sale (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Reincarnated
Compilation Appearance Last
Compilation Appearance WHITE PEOPLE PARTY MUSIC(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance White People Party Music
Compilation Appearance Seen It All
Compilation Appearance Seen It All
Compilation Appearance SEEN IT ALL(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance SEEN IT ALL(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance T Pain Presents Happy Hour:greatest H
Compilation Appearance T PAIN PRESENTS HAPPY HOUR:GREATEST H(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Let?s Get It:thug Motivation 101
Compilation Appearance 5(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Reincarnated
Compilation Appearance Roots (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Testimony V1, Life&relati
Compilation Appearance The Sweet Escape (Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Suffering From Success
Compilation Appearance SUFFERING FROM SUCCESS(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance SUFFERING FROM SUCCESS(Explicit Version)
Compilation Appearance Trouble Man:heavy Is The Head
Compilation Appearance Trouble Man:heavy Is The Head(Explicit Version)
Associated Artist/Work DeLuna, Kat
Associated Artist/Work Drama (DJ Drama)
Associated Artist/Work Guetta, David
Associated Artist/Work Jean, Wyclef
Associated Artist/Work Muzik, Konvict
Associated Artist/Work O'Donis, Colby
Associated Artist/Work Plies
Associated Artist/Work Rida, Flo
Associated Artist/Work T-Pain
Technical Info
Engineer Javier Valverde; Mark "Exit" Goodchild; Nico Solis
Producer Giorgio Tuinfort; Aliaune Thiam
CatalogID 001233402
Lable Name Universal Distribution
Released 12/02/2008
Original Release 2008
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Length 57m : 49s
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602517901414
Musical Guests
Lil Wayne
Young Jeezy
Colby O'Donis
Kardinal Offishall
Sweet Rush
T-Pain
Ray Lavender
Wyclef Jean
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Francesco Romano (guitar); Giorgio Tuinfort, Aliaune "Akon" Thiam (keyboards, programming); Claude Kelly (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Mark "Exit" Goodchild; Leslie Brathwaite.
Recording information: Chevy Shack Studios, Atlanta, GA; Conway Studios, Los Angeles, CA; Cruise Control Studios, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; Doppler Studios, Atlanta, GA; Henson Recording Studios, Hollywood, CA; Icon Studios, Atlanta, GA; Konkast Studio, Atlanta, GA; Metropolis Studio, London, England; Record Plant, Hollywood, CA; Solitaire Studios, Atlanta, GA.
Photographer: Anthony Mandler.
The Senegal-born vocalist (and reigning king of cameo appearances) takes a sensitive turn on his third LP, FREEDOM. From the outset, Akon seems to have spurned his earlier hip-hop tendencies in favor of an electric Euro-pop production. The bouncy, synth-driven opening cut, "Right Now (Na Na Na)," produced by Giorgio Tuinfort, seems aimed at European dance floors while the soft techno beat of "Beautiful" sounds like an interpolation of Alice Deejay's hit "Better Off Alone." Similarly, the oversexed subject matter of past hits like "Smack That" and "I Wanna Love You" takes a back seat to apologetic lost-love yearning and reverent pleas for reconciliation on tracks like "Keep You Much Longer," in which Akon declares "Wish I could stop by and maybe say hi/Wish I could stop by and lay by your side." Still, there's room for pseudo-gangster posturing and good-life boasting as Akon croons "Gorillas want war but they ain't got money" beside Young Jeezy and Lil Wayne on "I'm so Paid."
Professional Reviews
Billboard (p.41) - "[W]hile 'Troublemaker' and 'Holla Holla' each sound a lot like prior Akon songs, ultimately they're highlights for that very reason."
Disc 1
1 Right Now (Na Na Na)
2 Beautiful - (featuring Kardinal Offishall)
3 Keep You Much Longer
4 Troublemaker - (featuring Sweet Rush)
5 We Don't Care
6 I'm So Paid - (featuring Lil Wayne/Young Jeezy)
7 Holla Holla
8 Against The Grain - (featuring Ray Lavender)
9 Be With You
10 Sunny Day - (featuring Wyclef Jean)
11 Birthmark
12 Over The Edge
13 Freedom
Product Attributes
Artist Akon
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc
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