April 11, 2007

Lord of the Ringtones: How Akon became a star. - By Jody Rosen - Slate Magazine Good article on the first true 21st century pop star. The African car thief currently singing with a Senegalese accent over a healthy chunk of the top 40. If he didn't exist William Gibson probably would have had to invent him. Of course this being the 21st, it's pretty easy to be the biggest pop star in the world and have practically no one know who you are.

Posted by William Blaze at April 11, 2007 02:48 PM