Konvicted

While crooners like Usher and Ne-Yo sing to the ladies, Akon sings for the guys — mostly about wanting to bend the ladies over. That raunchiness and Akon's silky, instantly recognizable vocals have made him an in-demand hook dude — he guested on more than forty tracks this year. The singer-producer minces no words on tracks like "I Wanna Fuck You" and "Smack That," featuring Eminem, but shows some range on more reflective cuts like "Mama Africa" — a dancehall-inflected love letter to the Senegal-raised MC's home continent.

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