Akon Makes Red Cafe Another Konvict On His Roster

By Allen Starbury  |  06/05/2007

Akon added another rapper to his Konvict Muzik roster on Sunday (June 3) during Hot 97's Summer Jam concert, when he officially announced that he had signed Brooklyn rapper Red Cafe.

While on stage on Sunday, Akon presented Red Cafe with a Konvict Muzik chain, then proceeded to predict that the rapper is "gonna bring New York back."

Red Cafe has been in the game for quite some time. Well, long enough to boast record deals with Loud, Arista, Capitol Records and Mack 10's Hoo Bangin' imprint under his belt, all of which didn't work out. But despite the botched deals, the rapper's been able to establish a street buzz via countless guest appearances and mixtapes without an official album on store shelves.

Additionally, Red has established himself as a worthy ghost-writer, penning such hits as Busta Rhymes' "Pass The Courvoisier."

His debut album, tentatively titled The Shakedown, is expected to drop later this year on Shakedown/Konvict Muzik, and will reportedly feature guest appearances from the likes of Akon, Tyrese, Remy Ma, Fabolous and Bone Thugs-N-Harmony.

He's already worked with several producers including Nottz, Akon, Green Lantern and the Trackmasters, among others.