Canada Is Dominating Hip Hop, “Don’t Get It Twisted” – Akon
Aliaune Damala Badara Akon Thiam is the full name of the famous singer who is mononymously known as Akon.
He is a Senegalese, but American based singer, music producer, and an entrepreneur. He rose to being a start back in 2004 after he dropped “Locked Up”, the first song on his debut album “Trouble”, followed by another hit song, called “Lonely”.
The superstar recently shared his point of view on some diverse issue, one of which is the state of hip hop culture and the relationship matters.
Akon is definitely one not to hold back what he thinks and options on the current condition of hip hop. The award-winning star and entrepreneur has taken some time away from the music industry to develop his own personal and global success especially his business. His moves however hasn’t stopped him from staying up to date on the pulse and issues around the culture.
Last weekend, the Konvict Muzik label CEO shared his mindset on hip hop’s current state, stating that the South is no longer on top of the game. “Atlanta’s been a driving force to hip hop for sure, but the dominators in hip hop is Canada,” he said on an interview with the “Big Homies House” podcast. “They’re dominating the music business. Okay, they got Drake, Tory Lanez, you got The Weeknd, you got Justin Bieber.” From this single standpoint, he seems to be logically correct.
Despite his thoughts, Akon says Atlanta still ahead in the culture when it comes to hip hop influence. “Now mind you, I’m thinking from a business standpoint. I’m not talking about influence. Influence, Atlanta hands down ‘cause everything that those guys in Canada is was birthed from here in Atlanta. Don’t get it twisted. Atlanta changed the game when it comes to urban music”
The hip hop star is the artist behind the “Smack That” and he keeps singing ATL’s praises, also stating that the black mecca city, in his words, “brought color” to the music industry. “When Lil Jon came with the 808, then JD came and opened it commercially. Like bro, Atlanta changed the face of music and created a different spectrum of how people looked at hip hop.”
“Before it was New York and then Cali, but when Atlanta came, Atlanta brought culture. They brought color, they brought style, they brought fashion, and they brought influence.”
Asides the state of hip hop, Akon and the podcast host discussed monogamy and and clearly stated that men are not supposed to be with one woman, stating that there are 15 women to a man in the current world.
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