Ending months of speculation and rumors, Ghanaian rapper Sway has officially announced his signing with Akons 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.
Akons latest signee adds to the superstars growing talented roster which includes T-Pain, singer/songwriter Colby oDonis, and Kardinal Offishall, the latter recently charting a top 10 single on Billboards Hot 100 with the song Dangerous.
Sways 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 Slays Drama Season Begins Now mixtape.
Sways 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 www.sway.uk.com