Editors’ Notes Grammy-nominated, platinum-selling artist, producer, entrepreneur, and philanthropist Akon recently shook up the music industry with the launch of his Akonik Label Group, an endeavor comprising four separate region-specific labels: Akonda (Afrobeats), Akonik (U.S.), Jamakon (the Caribbean), and Ke Lo Ke (Latin America). The world-conquering musician’s Black Music Month playlist, which features tracks from Wizkid, Youssou N'Dour, and Bunji Garlin, is a collection of favorites new and old that doubles as a sampling of his latest business endeavor. "I've had the honor to work with a variety of artists from around the world,” Akon says. “I wanted to put a list together that captured the essence of a few of my friends and show music on a global scale.”

SONG
ALBUM
Locked Up
3:55
 
Put On (feat. Kanye West)
5:21
 
Hustlin'
4:14
 
I'm Sprung
3:51
 
Soul Survivor (feat. Akon)
4:40
 
Mama Africa
4:25
 
I Wanna Love You (feat. Snoop Dogg)
4:07
 
Right Now (Na Na Na)
4:00
 
Moment 4 Life (feat. Drake)
4:39
 
Gin and Juice (feat. Dat N***a Daz)
3:31
 
Say It
3:57
 
Or Nah (feat. Wiz Khalifa & DJ Mustard)
4:11
 
Loyal (feat. Lil Wayne & Tyga)
4:24
 
A Milli
3:41
 
Hendrix
3:27
 
Money, Power & Respect (feat. DMX & Lil' Kim)
4:30
 
Still D.R.E. (feat. Snoop Dogg)
4:30
 
Country Grammar (Hot...)
4:46
 
We Takin' Over (feat. Akon, T.I., Rick Ross, Fat Joe, Baby & Lil' Wayne)
4:30
 
Hussle in the House
3:20
 
New Africa
3:43
 
Bella
3:46
 
Differentology (Ready for the Road)
4:20
 
Man In the Mirror
5:20
 
Water No Get Enemy
11:00
 
Ready or Not
3:46
 
Fall
4:00
 
Caro (feat. Lax)
Ayo
4:06
 
Duro
3:32
 
3:51
 
5:45
 
Rock Stone (feat. Capleton & Sizzla)
4:37
 
Forever Black America Again (feat. Gucci Mane, Pusha T & BJ the Chicago Kid)
3:53
 
Nu Africa
3:48
 
Toast
3:11
 

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