Contributed by AdamBernard:
Some people may have enjoyed the movie ‘Gone in 60 Seconds’, but Akon lived it. “I got mixed up in the car business, choppin ’em, sellin ’em,” explains the singer, “it was fun while it lasted.” After a yearlong trial, and half a million dollars in attorney’s fees, things were put in perspective for Akon. Born in Senegal, South Africa and raised in New Jersey, Akon’s musical journey has been a constant one and situations like the time spent in jail have only made his music stronger. To check out everything he’s been through and how it’s shaped him, click here.