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Akon Believes Canada Is Dominating Hip Hop

All these power moves followed his co-production perform on Drizzy’s “Wants and Requires,” which upon its release in March, debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard Hot 100. Jahaan Sweet, who previously supplied his talented handiwork to pump notes collectively for Eminem, Drake and the energy couple of Jay-Z and Beyoncé to float over, had a year for the books. Later in the decade, a power struggle at the label’s top rated started brewing. Russell Simmons brought in Lyor Cohen as president of Def Jam, when he was on the road managing Run-D.M.C.. The clash among Cohen and Rubin eventually...