I always try to give my own albums space in between so I have time to create a new sound and give time for people to miss me. You have to come out fresh and reinvent yourself.
I'm a polygamist. I can afford to have as many wives as I can afford to have. All Africans believe in it. My dad has four wives.
I always felt like if you get to a point where you've got enough money to invest in something real, you gotta invest in anything that's related to a natural resource because that's gonna be here forever - so you might as well invest in something that's gonna be here, rather than invest in something that's gonna wear out.
It's always the music first for me. But if the music isn't selling, there isn't gonna be no business. So you gotta make sure music is always the first priority.
My ideas come when I least expect it, so I've always got to have a studio nearby or close by somewhere.
Singer, songwriter, record producer
Born: 16th April, 1973, St. Louis, Missouri
Height: 5' 9" (175 cm)
Claim to Fame: The song "Locked Up"
Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Bongo Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam (born April 16, 1973), known as Akon (pronounced ˈeɪkɒn), is an American R&B and hip hop recording artist, songwriter, and record producer. He rose to prominence in 2004 following the release of "Locked...Wikipedia
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