Akon Baker is a native looking to share his life journey through the tough struggles within the streets . He connects to the listener with his hyper-real lyrical portrayal of what it is like trying to survive by any means necessary when the odds are stacked against you. His lyrics are both, authentic and compelling, setting him up to be one of Sweden’s hottest rap artists in the coming years. We asked Akon a few questions about his hometown in Sweden, and the making of his new music video for his single ‘We Won’t Go’.
Could you tell us a bit about your musical background? What is the significance of your stage name?
I like music so much so i start doing my own hits. Akon Attn Amun is an old Egyptian pharaoh Baker is my grandpa’s name.
What was it like growing up in Stockholm, Sweden?
It is not a place for an artist to be, because there is no big potential for artists.
What is the music scene of your hometown like?
They mostly listen to House Music.
What experiences and events led to the writing and recording of your new single ‘We Won’t Go’?
Here in Sweden, people dance to type of songs like, “We Wont Go.” Thats made me start doing house music songs.
What is the overall message or consistent lyrical theme within what you write and record?
It is all fantasy, and I made them reality. That’s the power of ideas and guts to make it real.
What was it like working with TGB Media & Misterbling Entertainment on the music video for your latest single ‘We Won’t Go’?
TGB owns by Al Feury. He is an amazing artist, and we have worked together before. He and Misterbling have been proudly my sponsors since the beginning. But basically, it is a big Swedish online website that sell clothes.