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    Default Akon Konvict

    Look at the bottle design... no comments.
    (I had to google for Akon, another Rapper)


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    A cologne for a night on the town. Konvict Homme’s fresh aroma of bergamot and lemon is perfect for a casual night out, while its touch of sandal and cedar wood, is just right for that special night.
    Each handcuff contains 1.7 oz of eau de parfum totaling 3.4 oz
    Reduced price in honor of Akon's New Fragrance Line. Originally $49.95. Available until the end of April.
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    LOL - I've never seen anything so ridiculous! Handcuff shaped bottles? What were they thinking?

    No doubt an amazing fragrance

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    He's not actually a rapper, more of a singer. You have to be aware of his backstory to understand the direction they're going with the bottle. It was in various alleged stays in prison that he developed his love and talent for music. Many of his early hits dealt with being in jail, and his record label is called Konvict, playing on the whole jail theme yet again. I used to be a fan of his music when he first came out, and I still find him to add catchy hooks to others music, but just as with most pop artists, catchy can only get you so far. When he first came out, he had a slightly less mainstream feel, and I even own his first album. He's of Senegalese descent, and his father was a percussionist so his musical influence is quite diverse.

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    Imaginative. isn't Akon the same guy with the track "I wanna ***k you" ?


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    I couldn't stop myself from laughing at "Each handcuff contains..."

    Personally, I wouldn't want to have so many prison references mixed in with my "special night" for which this fragrance is allegedly perfect.

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    He is pretty genius for signing Lady Gaga and T-Pain. Two of the biggest artists to have come out in the past 4 years as well as launching the careers of Colby O'Donis and Kardinal Official (now THIS Toronto-based rapper needed a push for a decade). At least he made this an eau de parfum.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Amit View Post
    Imaginative. isn't Akon the same guy with the track "I wanna ***k you" ?
    Lol. Yes. Like I said, I liked him before everyone found out about him...
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    Don't forget that being in prison is really cool, kids!!

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    I have zero respect for those rappers/singers that celebrate prison, violence etc. and while doing so they generate million of dollars.
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    I think you guys are missing something. I've never seen (at least I can't think of one) a rapper/singer glorify prison. If that's the message that people are getting then that's their fault. No one talks about the great times they had in prison, so how are they glorifying it?
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    Akon is one of the best RnB all the time.

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    I think the simple act of releasing a song about prison glorifies it, if that's intentional or not is another question. Why would one release a fragrance bottle in the shape of handcuffs if they're not proud of having been to prison?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boosh View Post
    Don't forget that being in prison is really cool, kids!!
    indeed
    Last edited by blas; 16th March 2010 at 03:10 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    I think you guys are missing something. I've never seen (at least I can't think of one) a rapper/singer glorify prison. If that's the message that people are getting then that's their fault. No one talks about the great times they had in prison, so how are they glorifying it?
    Beanie Siegel is a rapper that always glorifies prison. Thugs in NYC brag about prison time because it adds to their street cred, especially if they are known to have murdered in prison.

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    His record label is called:




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    i dunno why but im about to order this.
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    Default Re: Akon Konvict

    One post after the first discussed the fragrance, for one sentence. We do this every time a rapper releases a fragrance. Guys, I'm sure you have opinions but this is ridiculous, bash the man on his extraordinarily generic-sounding fragrance, not over his person/music/whatever.
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    Quote Originally Posted by thierry mugler View Post
    i dunno why but im about to order this.
    You like the bottle.
    Last edited by Spray; 16th March 2010 at 03:51 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesoul View Post
    One post after the first discussed the fragrance, for one sentence. We do this every time a rapper releases a fragrance. Guys, I'm sure you have opinions but this is ridiculous, bash the man on his extraordinarily generic-sounding fragrance, not over his person/music/whatever.
    No rapper has released something as distasteful as this. This one needs to get bashed. A convict named Akon of Konvict Muzik releases a bottle shaped liked handcuffs named Konvict. Blacks have the highest incarceration rates in the USA, and this ex-convict celebrates it.
    Last edited by Spray; 16th March 2010 at 03:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spray View Post
    No rapper has released something as distasteful as this. This one needs to get bashed. A convict named Akon of Konvict Muzik releases a bottle shaped liked handcuffs named Konvict. Blacks have the highest incarceration rates in the USA, and this ex-convict celebrates it.
    This is exactly the kind of BS I'm talking about. Calling someone a drug dealer, to say nothing of a rapist, with nothing to substantiate the claims isn't just extremely poor taste but is borderline illegal defamation. If you think that little of this site to put it in that kind of jeopardy, my estimation of you just went down a notch.

    Somebody lock this.
    Last edited by bluesoul; 16th March 2010 at 04:05 AM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bluesoul View Post
    This is exactly the kind of BS I'm talking about. Calling someone a drug dealer...
    Somebody lock this.
    Akon has bragged about selling drugs (ecstasy). You are right about this being locked, though. I didn't mean to offend you or anyone else here. This tasteless release angered me and I HAD to voice my opinion.
    Last edited by Spray; 16th March 2010 at 04:21 AM.

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    GASFACE.

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    This thread shouldn't be locked, it should be hand-cuffed. Thats right, I went there.
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    Default Re: Akon Konvict

    I could understand Akon and the rest of the gangster rappers appealing to young kids but not to adults with some brains and taste.
    What they sing about and brag about goes against any common sense and decency. In my book celebrating murder, drug dealing, beating women, attacking other sexual orientations, prison culture, racial confrontation is living probe of how decadent some sectors of our society are.

    His label name , fragrance name and fragrance design is a clear apologia of a celebration of prison culture = violence. Two big thumbs down, pure trash.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basteri View Post
    I could understand Akon and the rest of the gangster rappers appealing to young kids but not to adults with some brains and taste.
    What they sing about and brag about goes against any common sense and decency. In my book celebrating murder, drug dealing, beating women, attacking other sexual orientations, prison culture, racial confrontation is living probe of how decadent some sectors of our society are.

    His label name , fragrance name and fragrance design is a clear apologia of a celebration of prison culture = violence. Two big thumbs down, pure trash.
    This is exactly how I feel. Unfortunately, this is such a hot topic that it's hard for me to keep my cool. I could write a paper on this disgusting release.

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    Quote Originally Posted by thierry mugler View Post
    i dunno why but im about to order this.
    Oh pfft, that's cuz Akon's from New Jersey. LOL.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Basteri View Post
    I could understand Akon and the rest of the gangster rappers appealing to young kids but not to adults with some brains and taste.
    What they sing about and brag about goes against any common sense and decency. In my book celebrating murder, drug dealing, beating women, attacking other sexual orientations, prison culture, racial confrontation is living probe of how decadent some sectors of our society are.

    His label name , fragrance name and fragrance design is a clear apologia of a celebration of prison culture = violence. Two big thumbs down, pure trash.
    That's a gross oversimplification and mass generilzation. Fact is that is how the media portrays it to non-fans, and like most things the media says, is almost completely off-base and entirely biased. I have these debates with my father too, who gets his info from political news pundits, point is it's simply not true.

    Plus. those that do, are clearly smart enough to recognize an opportunity to benefit from the image they portray, AND the even smaller percentage of those that actually lived through that stuff, have every right to rap or sing about it. Don't listen to it, fine, but I'm tired of people picking hip-hop as a whipping boy for the downfall of modern society, the same things happen with video games. All generations have popular culture that is criticized by older generations, this isn't anything new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mtgprox05 View Post
    That's a gross oversimplification and mass generilzation. Fact is that is how the media portrays it to non-fans, and like most things the media says, is almost completely off-base and entirely biased. I have these debates with my father too, who gets his info from political news pundits, point is it's simply not true.

    Plus. those that do, are clearly smart enough to recognize an opportunity to benefit from the image they portray, AND the even smaller percentage of those that actually lived through that stuff, have every right to rap or sing about it. Don't listen to it, fine, but I'm tired of people picking hip-hop as a whipping boy for the downfall of modern society, the same things happen with video games. All generations have popular culture that is criticized by older generations, this isn't anything new.
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    what ever floats your boat my friend if you like it and you relate to what he sings about fine, I do not and I am entitle to give my opinion as your give yours. They add absolutely nothing to the musical scenario and to society.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Basteri View Post
    what ever floats your boat my friend if you like it and you relate to what he sings about fine, I do not and I am entitle to give my opinion as your give yours. They add absolutely nothing to the musical scenario and to society.
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