Akon – the Senegalese-born, platinum selling, Grammy nominated artist – is one of the major success stories of the last decade in R&B, hip-hop AND pop. Today he is one of the biggest producers and acts in the business and just recently dropped his newest single, “Time Is Money.”
Akon rose to fame in the summer of 2004, with the release of his debut album Trouble. His smooth West-African style vocals and heavy beats were a perfect match for hot summer nights in the clubs. Akon has also found success as a producer, working on hit songs with artists like Lady Gaga (who is signed to his record label) and T-Pain.
“Time Is Money” does not stray far from the successful formula Akonhas devised. Over a deep bass beat, he muses on the irony of not having time to spend the money he finally has. It sounds like one of those good kind of problems.