Akon bio


Akon bio Born in St. Louis – Missouri, singer, songwriter, and producer Aliaune Thiam (professionally known as Akon) grew up in Senegal before he and his family (including his father, jazz percussionist Mor Thiam) returned to the United States and settled in New Jersey when he was seven. There he discovered hip-hop for the first time, as well as crime. He was eventually jailed for 3 years but he used the time to work on his musical ideas. Upon release, Akon began writing and recording tracks in a home studio. The tapes found their way to SRC/Universal, which eventually released “Trouble“, Ako[...]

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