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Published on 24 Jan 2015 | over 2 years ago

Akon: 'America was never built for black people' - Talk to Al Jazeera

The Senegalese-American recording artist talks frankly about US race relations, "rebranding" Africa, and his music.

Akon talks to Al Jazeera about running his musical career as a business; his projects - both philanthropic and artistic; singing songs for peace and whether he thinks it can really make an impact; and being an African in the US.

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