Akon News

  • Cover of iLoveMakonnen Unveils "Loudest Of The Loud" Tour Dates
    iLoveMakonnen has gained a loyal fanbase following his Drake co-sign, and certified hit record, "Tuesday", and he's finally planned out a tour to bring his music to the people nationwide.
  • Cover of Pitchfork Music Festival 2015 Taps ILoveMakonnen, Chance The Rapper, Run The Jewels & More
    Festival season approaches, and today we've received yet another line-up this time for the annual Pitchfork Music Festival that goes down in Chicago. 
  • Cover of iLoveMakonnen Has Some Huge Features Planned For His Debut Album
    Last year was iLoveMakonnen's breakout year, earning him a Grammy nomination for the Drake version of "Tuesday." On the red carpet, he's asked about his debut album, which he says should come out in June or July. If what he said holds true, Makonnen definitely won't go down as a one-hit wonder.
  • Cover of 0 To 100 Moments In Hip-Hop
    With technology at the forefront of our lives, any and everything that has happened in the world of hip hop over the course of 2014 spread through the webosphere in no time.
  • Cover of Trinidad James Announces "No One Is SaFe" Album, Featuring Big K.R.I.T. & More
    After two years of languishing in major label world, Trinidad James has regained his independence and hit the ground running. Just a week into 2015, we've already gotten one EP from him (The WAKE Up) and now we know we'll have an additional full-length project in less than two weeks.
  • Cover of Old Tweets Reveal That iLoveMakonnen Wasn't A Drake Fan In 2011
    Were it not for Drake's "Tuesday" remix, the majority of rap listeners still probably wouldn't know who iLoveMakonnen is. There's no doubt that the OVO co-sign has immeasurably aided the singer/rapper's career, but now it seems like Makonnen wasn't always the biggest fan of his current label boss.
  • Cover of Akon Drops Five New Songs Off Five-Disc Album "Stadium"
    Akon decided to go a unique route as he prepares to roll out his new album Stadium. As we kick off 2015, the rapper has released five new songs off his album on his website.
  • Cover of Top Tracks of The Week: Dec 15- Dec 23
    Here it is, our weekly rundown of what's new and notable at the top of our charts.
  • Cover of iLoveMakonnen To Reissue "I LOVE MAKONNEN" EP [Update: Re-Release Drops On Monday]
    iLoveMakonnen's self-titled EP dropped earlier this summer, but it took a couple months to build hype, hitting its peak with Drake's co-sign and remix of "Tuesday". Drizzy has since signed the ATL rapper to his OVO Sound imprint, and it seems they'll be giving the EP a repackaged release.
  • Cover of Troy Ave Says He's Got No Beef with iLoveMakonnen
    Despite calling iLoveMakonnen a "fat bitch" on Twitter last month, weirdo-averse New York rapper Troy Ave now claims that there's no beef between him and the ATLien. Speaking with Hot 97, the BSB rapper denied claims that he had somehow orchestrated the attempted attackĀ on Makonnen at CMJ last month.
  • Cover of Top 10: Singles Off Highly Anticipated Albums
    With so much great music already out this year, it's hard to think this year could get any better. But we still have new albums coming from the likes of T.I., Logic, Big K.R.I.T., and Kendrick Lamar, so it will get better, way better.
  • Cover of Remix Fix: Chi Duly Remixes ILoveMakonnen "Tuesday" With Drake
    This week's search for a remix had us stumbling upon this Chi Duly version of everyone's latest jam stuck on repeat, "Club Goin' Up On A Tuesday," by ILoveMakonnen (most likely the Drake-remixed version).
  • Cover of Drake Surpasses The Beatles' Number Of Billboard Hot 100 Singles
    Drake still may still be looking for a Hot 100 number one as a lead artist, but his sheer number of entries to the chart is nothing to scoff at. In fact, this week it saw him passing one of the biggest and most respected musical acts of all time. That's right, Drizzy now has more Hot 100 singles than The Beatles.
  • Cover of Rap Industry Recap: September
    Business moves quick, and that's no exception for the rap world. From the hottest new signings, to movie deals, to album pushbacks, the industry is constantly in motion. It can be hard to keep up with at times, so we've consolidated all of the must-hear information from the past month, all in one place.
  • Cover of ILoveMakonnen Calls "Tuesday" Remixes "Eh," Troy Ave Responds
    Early yesterday (September 30th), Troy Ave returned to HNHH with a brand new remix to ILoveMakonnen's indie hit single "Tuesday." While Ave was far from the first artist to put their spin on the track (shout out to Drizzy), he is the latest.
  • Cover of 10 Things You Need To Know About ILoveMakonnen
    Few names have taken the hip-hop world by storm like ILoveMakonnen has in the last few months. A buzz-worthy mixtape artist came to mainstream fame after signing to Drake's OVO Sound label, along with having Drizzy blessing his single "Tuesday" with a verse.
  • Cover of PARTYNEXTDOOR Announces North American Tour
    PARTYNEXTDOOR released his sophomore project earlier this summer, and has been subsequently supporting Drake and Lil Wayne on their "Vs." tour. Now the singer will get a chance to showcase his new material on a solo run, announcing dates for "PARTYNEXTDOOR Live" today.
  • Cover of Drake Signs ILOVEMAKONNEN To OVO Sound
    The October's Very Own roster has found itself a new member this week with Atlanta's ILOVEMAKONNEN. The news of the emcee's signing comes on the heels of Drake remixing the artist's underground hit single "Tuesday." 
  • Cover of Top Tracks Of The Week: August 11-17
    This feature highlights a hand-picked selection of some of the bigger tracks of the week. We have chosen a few of the tracks that landed within our top 10 most played, focusing on those that stood out, and left room for discussion.
  • Cover of Akon Volunteers To Pay $5,000 A Month In Child Support
    Rappers being involved in paternity cases is as common as rappers being involved in Twitter beef, so it's not breaking news that Akon (OK, technically not a "rapper") was recently in court for a paternity hearing.
  • Cover of Akon Sued By Concert Worker For Stage Diving On Top Of Him
    Akon may deliver a quality performance for his fans, but for concert workers there appears to be a risk of injury.
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