David Guetta Release Play Hard Video With Akon and Ne-Yo
... party house, a girl is shown in the corner of the house dancing as if she's possessed with plenty of popping and locking. As men play card games throughout the mansion, Ne-Yo is shown doing something a little more innocent: eating pancakes. Meanwhile, Guetta gets inked and manages to leave his mark on one tattoo artist, writing his name on his back with a magic marker as another artist is tattooing him. But that's not all. Radio.com is an official news provider for antiMusic.com. Copyright Radio.com/CBS Local - Excerpted here with permission. David Guetta Release Play Hard Video With Akon
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David Guetta, Ne-Yo & Akon’s “Play Hard” Video: Watch The Weird, Weird Clip
... Sexy Sexy! Look: A new video from David Guetta, Ne-Yo and Akon
isn't something any of us are going to get particularly excited about, especially in 2013, and their single together -- "Play Hard" (the emphasis is firmly there, not so much on the working hard part) -- is exactly the type of pedestrian club-pop you'd expect, the effective sampling of Alice Deejay's "Better Off Alone" notwithstanding. But damn it if this isn't one of the most appealingly weird videos we've seen in awhile, with creepy cowboys at a rodeo and Ne-Yo eating pancakes and David Guetta getting a tattoo and girls eating popsicles in a way that isn't even remotely sexy. It's strange, surreal and a little bit unsettling, in a Lynchian sort of way, so kudos to Guetta and company for doing something that isn't terrible. (That's where the bar is, everyone. Just so we're clear.) Watch up top. David Guetta, Ne-Yo & Akon
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Wiz Khalifa & Akon Perform "Let It Go" On Jay Leno
... Proud father Wiz Khalifa and Akon
were musical guests on Jay Leno, last night. The two performed Wiz's latest single "Let It Go" off O.N.I.F.C. Wiz Khalifa & Akon
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The real name of Akon is Aliaune Damala Bouga Time Puru Nacka Lu Lu Lu Badara Akon Thiam. He spent his childhood in Senegal, the home country of his father.
His father was a percussionist and taught him to play several instruments, including the djembe.
Akon played basketball in high school, and he was good, averaging 25 points per game his senior year. He earned a full athletic scholarship to Georgia Tech, but couldn't take advantage of it after a random locker search turned up guns, knives and test answers. Akon was expelled from school and banned from competing in NCAA Division I Basketball.
Akon was introduced to the music industry while in high school by the then unknown Wyclef Jean. In an interview for VH1 he described the experience: "I used to work at a barber shop in Newark and Clef used to come get his hair cut. At the time he didn't have a deal. We used to go in my basement outside of Newark and just create music. I was one of the original members of the Refugee Camp."
Akon can definitely be called a pop star collaborator. As a songwriter, producer or performer, he has worked with Michael Jackson, R. Kelly, Quincy Jones, Eminem, Snoop Dogg and many others. Some of his more popular projects include Gwen Stefani's "The Sweet Escape
," Lady Gaga's "Just Dance
," and David Guetta's "Sexy Bitch
At the age of 18, Akon was arrested and put in jail for being part of a car theft ring. It was during his time in jail that he realized his music abilities. He saw in his musical talent a way to start a new life. Many of Akon's songs begin with the sound of the clank of a jail cell's door with him uttering the word "Konvict."
Akon has founded two record labels, Konvict Muzik and Kon Live Distribution. He has produced many hits for artists such as Lady Gaga, Colby O'Donis, Leona Lewis, T-Pain.
Akon started his own clothing line, Konvict Clothing, which sells urban streetwear like denim jeans, hoodies, T-shirts and hats. Akon also has an upscale apparel collection called Aliaune, which consists of more stylish and sophisticated collections covering blazers, denim jeans and other items.
He started his own charity organization for underprivileged children in Africa called the Konfidence Foundation.