Konvict Muzik

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Konvict Muzik
Parent companygamma.
Distributor(s)Vydia (2020–present)
Interscope Records (2007–2014)[1]
Universal Motown Records (2004–2007)
GenreHip hop, R&B
Country of originUnited States
LocationAtlanta, Georgia

Konvict Muzik is a record label founded by R&B singer Akon in 2004.[2] Artists including T-Pain, Kat DeLuna, Mali Music, Red Café, Dolla, Ya Boy, and Costa Titch have signed to and released singles or albums by the label.[3][4] Heard at the beginning of many of the label's recordings, besides Akon's own production or songwriting contribution, is the sound of the clank of a jail cell, followed by Akon uttering "Konvict". In 2022, the label was rebranded into Konvict Kulture.[5] By 2011, Fotemah Mba was appointed Vice President of A&R for the label.[citation needed]

The label operated with another label founded by Akon in 2007, KonLive Distribution, whose flagship artist was Lady Gaga. KonLive was an imprint of Interscope Records, while Konvict Muzik was an imprint of Akon's label, Universal Motown until he launched KonLive. In 2011, Akon signed Nigerian artists P-Square, Tuface, and Wizkid as representatives of the label in Africa.[6]


Akon started his own label after the success of his 2004 debut album, Trouble.[citation needed]

Notable artists[edit]




Artist Album Album details Singles
T-Pain Rappa Ternt Sanga
Akon Konvicted
  • Released: November 14, 2006
  • Chart position: 2 U.S.
  • RIAA certification: 3× Platinum
T-Pain Epiphany
  • Released: June 5, 2007
  • Chart position: 1 U.S.
  • RIAA certification: Platinum
Sway The Signature LP
  • Released: October 6, 2008
  • Chart position: 51 U.K.
  • RIAA certification: —
T-Pain Thr33 Ringz
  • Released: November 11, 2008
  • Chart position: 4 U.S.
  • RIAA certification: Gold
Akon Freedom
  • Released: December 2, 2008
  • Chart position: 7 U.S.
  • RIAA certification: 2× Platinum
T-Pain Revolver
  • Released: December 6, 2011
  • Chart position: 28 U.S.
  • RIAA certification: —

See also[edit]


  1. ^ https://hiphopdx.com/news/id.10720/title.akon-signs-ya-boy-to-konvict-music
  2. ^ Melvin Brown: Konvict Business Archived October 8, 2008, at the Wayback Machine
  3. ^ Masuku, Brooklyn (February 8, 2023). "Costa Titch Announces Global Partnership Deal with Akon's label Konvict Kulture". Gagasi World. Retrieved January 31, 2024.
  4. ^ "Akon Signs Gospel Rapper Mali Music to Konvict Muzik". AllHipHop. November 1, 2011. Retrieved January 31, 2024.
  5. ^ Brown, Preezy (October 30, 2022). "Akon Preps Partnership With TikTok, Afrobeat's Movement And The Rebirth Of Konvict Muzik". VIBE.com. Retrieved January 31, 2024.
  6. ^ a b c Akon signs 2face, Wizkid and P-Square as Konvict Musik Representatives
  7. ^ a b Mgbolu, Charles (December 19, 2011). "Akon's label, Konvict signs Wizkid Psquare, Tuface!". Vanguard. Retrieved March 7, 2014.
  8. ^ "Konvict Muzik Artists". Archived from the original on August 15, 2011. Retrieved June 26, 2012.
  9. ^ Shutler, Ali (March 12, 2023). "Rapper Costa Titch dies after collapsing onstage at Ultra Festival". {{cite web}}: Missing or empty |url= (help)

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