Akon is getting ready to drop some new music this week.
The St. Louis-born artist has tapped Sean Paul, Royce Da 5’ 9’’, Beenie Man, Elephant Man, and more for his forthcoming compilation album, titled Akon And Friends Remastered. The record will feature rap, reggae and dancehall elements.
The project is an ambitious collaboration between Contractor Music Group, Golden Child Records, Beatbopper Records, and Kohanim Records.
The album will feature a bevy of industry names. Alongside Sean Paul, Royce, Beenie Man, and Elephant Man, there will also be features from Don Yute, Alonestar, King Tiger, K'Coneil, Alistarr, IBRU, Jay Shephard, Krueshef, VBlock Dutch, Kapo DiKaprio, and Herbert Skillz, and Wayne Wonder.
Surprisingly, the Konvict Muzik mogul also managed to secure a feature from North Carolina breakout rap star DaBaby.
“I was in my car, and Dababy came on the radio, I was digging his vibe, After that, I DM'd him on Instagram and sent him my music. He was f***ing with it, so I sent him a beat with a verse, and he sent his verse back,” Akon said in a statement provided to BET Digital.
Executively produced by Billboard-charting specialist Sean “Contractor” Edwards, the project is slated to drop this Friday (May 8).
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