Akon: Inside the Mind of a Hip-Hop Mogul

Words by A.R. Shaw images by Hannibal Matthews for steed media service On a Monday night in late June, more than 50 journalists, bloggers, photographers and industry tastemakers crammed themselves inside a small room at Doppler Studios in north Atlanta. Shortly after 9:30 p.m., Akon made his way to the sound board with Konvict Muzik’s […]

Akon’s Rap Artist, Money Jay, Enjoys Life Beyond Hustlin’ on the Streets

It’s seems unlikely that a Southern-bred rapper would pay homage to the West Coast dynasty that ruled rap during the early ’90’s. But that’s exactly what Money Jay, né Tysen Bolden, has done with his latest hit single that’s banging speakers throughout clubs in the South, the Midwest and, next up, the West Coast. “We’ve […]