Sway, the man who claimed that the USA isnâ€™t giving UK rappers enough space to break through in his song â€˜Little Derekâ€™ recently won an award for best hip hop act at the Urban Music Awards in the UK.
After the awards he was interviewed by the â€˜hip hop chronicleâ€™, and was asked on a rumour about him being signed to Akonâ€™s label Konvict Muzik.
Apparently, Akon heard of Sway from DJ Semtexâ€™s mixtape called â€˜Crunk and Grimeâ€™ where he was rapping to one of his beats with Young Jeezy on it. Sway stated that the rumour was true and moved on to telling the story where he and Akon coincidently met up in Ghana, West Africa and linked up with each other for the first time. According to Sway they ended up going to the world cup together in Germany with â€˜MTV Baseâ€™ host Trevor Nelson and carried on discussing some paper workâ€¦
He was then asked about what it was like to hang out with Akon and what he had learned from him, and he said.
â€œAkon is an incredible person in totalâ€¦ he is a genius, he manages to fit his personal life with his music life, in with his corporate life, in with his pleasure life and he does it all. He parties hard, he plays hard and he works harder than anyone Iâ€™ve ever seen in my entire life and Iâ€™ve learned a lot from himâ€¦â€
He also talked about his collaboration with Kardinal Offishall, a very close friend of his and how they already have a track together and are working on a new one. Then he announced a potential collaboration with T-Pain and said it was going to be a crazy look. In a freestyle of DJ Khaledâ€™s â€˜Go Hardâ€™, Sway said something like: â€˜Akon never falls far from a tree, and Akonâ€™s kind of like a father to me, heâ€™ll give me a beat and say welcome to Konvict Muzik, you are officially a part of the teamâ€™.