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.
star ratingModern Vampires of the City
- star ratingRandom Access Memories
- star ratingLSXX: Last Splash: 20th Anniversary Edition
- star ratingThe Great Gatsby: Music From Baz Luhrmann’s Film
- star ratingMother
- star ratingTime