April 16: Akon Was Born. (1973)

April 16, 1973 – On This Date In Hip-Hop, Aliaume “Akon” Thiam was born in St. Louis, Missouri. Akon would grow up to: (1) grow up in West Africa, (2) learn to play the drums and guitar, (3) get locked up – literally – spending 3 years in jail, (4) provide electricity to 15 countries in Africa, (5) act in film and television, (6) release 3 albums (7) have his own crypto currency and (8) found his own record label.

Happy Birthday AKON!!

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