Konvicted (Explicit Version) CD (2006)

Artist: Akon

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Product Overview

Senegalese-born R&B singer Akon returns with the follow-up to his highly acclaimed debut TROUBLE. The talented vocalist shows he's able to juggle a few different R&B styles from seductive love songs ("I Wanna Love You") to deeper dirges of self-reflection ("The Rain") to heartfelt tributes to his homeland ("Mama Africa"). Konvicted also has its share of hardcore hip-hop, with guest appearances from Styles-P and Snoop Dogg; Eminem even checks in on the official club hit, "Smack That."


Label Umvd Labels
SKU 203253550
UPC 602517125834
UPC 14 00602517125834
Format CD
Release Date 11/14/2006
Author Akon
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
Artist Influence 2Pac
Artist Influence Baaba Maal
Artist Influence Daara J
Artist Influence Diddy
Artist Influence Dr. Dre
Artist Influence EPMD
Artist Influence Fugees
Artist Influence MC Solaar
Artist Influence Mobb Deep
Artist Influence R. Kelly
Artist Influence Snoop Dogg
Artist Influence The Notorious B.I.G.
Artist Influence Timbaland
Artist Contemporary Angel (British R&B)
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Artist Contemporary Chris Brown (R&B/Vocals)
Artist Contemporary Chris Rene
Artist Contemporary Eminem
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Artist Contemporary Taio Cruz
Artist Contemporary Usher
Artist Contemporary Young Jeezy
Artist Follower Jonn Hart
Artist Follower Sebastian Mikael
Artist Follower Verse Simmonds
Technical Info
Engineer Aliaune Thiam; Dwight Reynolds; Marc Lee; Hakim Abdoulsamad; Tony Terrebonne; Tony Compana; Mark "Exit" Goodchild; Mike Sroka; Kirke Bray; Steve Skinner
Producer Giorgio Tuinfort; Aliaune Thiam; Dwight Reynolds; Hakim Abdoulsamad; L.S. Troo; Rask; Eminem; Keon Bryce; Benny D; Giorgio Tuinfort; Aliaune Thiam; Dwight Reynolds
CatalogID 0007968
Lable Name Universal Distribution
Released 11/14/2006
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 1
SPARE Code n/a
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602517125834
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Tony Love (guitar); Giorgio Tuinfort (keyboards, programming); Luis Resto (keyboards); Michael Butler (drums); Hakim Abdulsamad (programming, background vocals); Dwight Reynolds "Skrapp", L.S. Troo, Eminem, Aliaune "Akon" Thiam, Benny- D. (programming).
Audio Mixers: Aliaune "Akon" Thiam; Eminem; Mark "Exit" Goodchild; Leslie Brathwaite.
Recording information: 54 Sound, Detroit, MI; Chevy Shack Studios, Atlanta, GA; Doppler Studios, Atlanta, GA; Heaven Studios, Queens, NY; Hit Factory Criteria, Miami, FL; Konkast Recording Studios, Atlanta, GA; Patchwerk Studios, Atlanta, GA; Silent Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA; Sunland Music Studio, Gambia, West Africa; The Green Room, Atlanta, GA; Track Record Studios, Los Angeles, CA; TransContinental Studios, Orlando, FL; Tree Sound Studios, Atlanta, GA; ZAC Recording Studios, Atlanta, GA.
Photographer: Jonathan Mannion.
Arranger: Aliaune "Akon" Thiam.
Artist Overview
Upon release from a jail stint, Senegalese-American R&B/dance-pop artist Akon wrote and recorded tracks in a home studio. The tapes led to Trouble (2004), a hybrid of his silky vocals with East Coast- and Southern-styled beats. "Locked Up," a Top Ten Billboard Hot 100 hit, made him a star and desired collaborator; his number of guest appearances multiplied. After Konvicted (2006), Akon's sound underwent a significant stylistic shift, as heard on Freedom (2008), which courted a broader audience with a dance-oriented Euro-pop sound. Despite the change, the album peaked within the Top Ten of the Billboard 200. Akon subsequently collaborated with dozens of artists, including David Guetta, the Lonely Island, and Michael Jackson. ~ Johnny Loftus
Professional Reviews
Rolling Stone (p.126) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "Akon's silky, instantly recognizable vocals have made him an in-demand hook dude..."
Spin (p.88) - 3 stars out of 5 -- "[S]natches of melodica, strutting piano, and lightly toasted reggae grooves keep the album firmly rooted."
Entertainment Weekly (p.127) - "With his sensitive-guy croon and ex-con vocabulary, Senegal-raised singer Akon is the R&B thug of the moment."
CMJ (p.40) - "Akon is an absolutely magnetic vocalist..."
Vibe (p.111) - "The album's a collection of immaculately constructed songs....Akon creates a comforting consistency..."
Disc 1
1 Shake Down
2 Blown Away
3 Smack That
4 I Wanna Love You
5 Rain, The
6 Never Took The Time
7 Mama Africa
8 I Can't Wait
9 Gangsta Bop
10 Tired Of Runnin'
11 Once In A While
12 Don't Matter
ReviewSource Rolling Stone
Review While crooners like Usher and Ne-Yo sing to the ladies, Akon sings for the guys -- mostly about wanting to bend the ladies over. That raunchiness and Akon's silky, instantly recognizable vocals have made him an in-demand hook dude -- he guested on more than forty tracks this year. The singer-producer minces no words on tracks like "I Wanna F*** You" and "Smack That," featuring Eminem, but shows some range on more reflective cuts like "Mama Africa" -- a dancehall-inflected love letter to the Senegal-raised MC's home continent.
Reviewer Evan Serpick
ReviewRating 6
Product Attributes
Artist Akon
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc

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