Akon is the Senegalese R&B singer and producer who is the son of acclaimed West African djembe drum player Mor Thiam. Akon beat a path to stardom with his 2004 album, Trouble, including the hit single "Locked Up," which highlighted his own run-ins with the law (claims of crime life that critics have challenged as exaggerations). As a songwriter, he's worked with music's biggest stars, including Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston and Eminem. Akon's sold nearly 10 million albums worldwide and signed notable R&B artists like T-Pain and pop star Lady Gaga to his label, Konvict.
Akon - Freedom Episode 1 - Fighting Fish
Music video by Akon performing Freedom Episode 1 - Fighting Fish. (C) 2009 Universal Motown Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.