UK Rapper Sway Signs With Akon’s Label

Ending months of speculation and rumors, Ghanaian rapper Sway has officially announced his signing with Akon’s Kon Live label.

The deal entails several albums from the European Hip-Hop star, who will retain his independent standing in his UK homebase with his own Dcypha Productions.

Akon’s latest signee adds to the superstar’s growing talented roster which includes T-Pain, singer/songwriter Colby o’Donis, and Kardinal Offishall, the latter recently charting a top 10 single on Billboard’s Hot 100 with the song “Dangerous.”

Sway’s first appearance to US fans came in November 2006 when he won a BET award for “Best Uk Hip-Hop Act.”

He also participated in a popular freestyle cipher on a New York rooftop with Rhymefest, Remy Ma, and Saigon, which was later included on Kay Slay’s Drama Season Begins Now mixtape.

Sway’s first offering for the label with by The Signature LP, set for release on October 6.

The first single will be a joint effort with Akon entitled “Silver & Gold,” a track deliberately held back until contract details were finalized.

Preceding the LP is The Signature LP Mixtape, a melting pot of radio clips, exclusives, freestyles and bootlegs.

The free download features appearances from Styles P, British artist Giggs, Kardinal Offishall, and actor Idris Elba AKA Stringer Bell of The Wire.

The mixtape is now available for a limited 2 week period at