Konvicted(w/ Bonus DVD) CD (2007)

Artist: Akon

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Product Overview


Label Universal Music Group
SKU 205116540
UPC 602517440975
UPC 14 00602517440975
Format CD
Release Date 8/28/2007
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
Technical Info
Engineer Aliaune Thiam; Dwight Reynolds; Marc Lee; Hakim Abdoulsamad; Tony Terrebonne; Tony Compana; Mike Sroka; Kirke Bray; Steve Skinner
Producer Giorgio Tuinfort; Aliaune Thiam; Eminem; Dwight Reynolds; L.S. Troo; Keon Bryce; Clinton Sparks; Giorgio Tuinfort; Konvict; Aliaune Thiam; Eminem
CatalogID 000974310
Lable Name Motown
Released 08/28/2007
Original Release 2006
Number of Discs 2
SPARE Code n/a
Length 62m : 51s
Mono/Stereo Stereo
Studio/Live Studio
UPC 00602517440975
Album Notes and Credits
Personnel: Tony Love, Andrew Thompson (guitar); Luis Resto (keyboards); Michael Butler (drums); Hakim Abdulsamad (programming, background vocals); Dwight Reynolds "Skrapp", L.S. Troo, Eminem, Aliaune "Akon" Thiam (programming); Giorgio Tuinfort (keyboards, programming).
Additional personnel: Eminem, Kardinal Offishall, Snoop Dogg, Styles P .
Audio Mixers: Eminem; Tony Terrebonne; Leslie Brathwaite.
Recording information: 54 Sound, Detroit, MI; Doppler Studios, Atlanta, GA; Heaven Studios, Queens, NY; Hit Factory Criteria, Miami, FL; Konkast Recording Studios, Atlanta, GA; Patchwerk Studios, Atlanta, GA; Sunland Music Studio, Gambia, West Africa; The Green Room, Atlanta, GA; Track Record Studios, Los Angeles, CA; TransContinental Studios, Orlando, FL; ZAC Recording Studios, Atlanta, GA.
Photographer: Jonathan Mannion.
Arranger: Aliaune "Akon" Thiam.
"Locked Up"'s success provided Akon with instant heavyweight clout. Upgraded from writing songs and doing the occasional hook for B-, C-, and D-level artists, he tallied a multi-platinum album, was granted his own boutique label (which was used to spawn T-Pain), and became in-demand as an A-list collaborator -- he worked with Young Jeezy, R. Kelly, Gwen Stefani, and even Elton John. His second album, Konvicted, isn't much different from the debut (patchiness included), even though it comes from a different perspective. He even addresses his newfound fame, along with the expectations and other forms of grief that come with it, in a vague but very saddened way throughout "The Rain." For the most part, though, Konvicted offers more ultra-macho R&B. The guest spots come from Eminem, Snoop Dogg, and Styles P, leaving no room for female hooks or verses. Akon hits on strippers (but does not fall in love with them), smacks behinds, and tends to go with what suits him best: bragging and seducing while delivering like-sounding hooks in his unique voice. Whenever the yearning and heartache is allowed through, he's not persuasive, and he sounds like he still has the club on his mind. [Some copies of the album came with a bonus DVD.] ~ Andy Kellman
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
13 Sorry, Blame It On Me - (Bonus Track)
14 Rush - (Bonus Track)
15 Don't Matter - (Calypso remix, Bonus Track)
Product Attributes
Artist Akon
Label Universal Music Group
Music Format Compact Disc
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