Tuesday, April 17, 2007


Last Saturday, 14th of April, after I worked out in Fitness First SM North EDSA, I went directly to SM Megamall first to surf the net using WiFi. I brought my laptop with me to download mp3s! Hahaha... I downloaded a total of 36 songs in 2 hours! Then I went to AstroPlus to purchase the CD of this new R&B/Hip Hop sensation, Akon. I love his new song "Don't Matter" and became an instant favorite. Upon entering the music store, his CD "Konvicted" was being played because of his songs "Smack That" and "I Wanna Love You". I listened instantly to his songs after I uploaded CD to my office workstation. Really cool songs and the voice he owns is something different and unique. Here's the review from Tammy La Gorce of Amazon.com:
"If R&B has been drifting lately, Konvicted proves Akon's ready to take the wheel: His reedy voice encapsulates Jersey, Jamaica, and continents beyond (Africa, most notably); his wait-a-beat delivery enhances his high-flying hooks; and his attitude mulches thuggery and womanizing into something worth spreading around. If that's not indication enough he's on a roll, consider the accolades Konvicted is racking up--a Grammy nod for "Smack That" (featuring Eminem), a No. 1 single with "I Wanna Love You" (featuring Snoop Dogg), sales in the millions. To count Akon a musical groundbreaker, though, you have to be ready to embrace a new genre that might take Brian McKnight and Usher fans a little getting used to: hardcore R&B. Both "I Wanna Love You" and "Smack That" don't shy away from raunch, and tracks like "Tired of Runnin'" and "Shake Down" bring on an MC edge that belongs more to the street than to the bedroom. Still, count on Akon to convince holdouts he's worth hearing; both his message and his manner bear the marks of the unstoppable."


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