Akon Says He Helped Discover Young Thug

Akon paid a visit to The Breakfast Club along with upcoming New Orleans rapper Young Greatness to chat with Charlamagne Tha God, Angela Yee and DJ Envy earlier today.

The talented singer-songwriter-entrepreneur is now pushing his new protege Young Greatness, who has a street hit called ‘Moolah‘, into the limelight. He talked about the reason he’s co-signing Young Greatness, his work on lighting up African countries, how he put Lady Gaga and T-Pain on the map, the secret behind his success as an executive, passing on signing Drake in his early days, doing music as a hobby at this stage and much more.

At the 3 minute mark, Akon reveals something interesting. He mentions that he helped discover Young Thug when hardly anyone knew about him and says he that he always thought Thugger will become big since he was “outside the box”. Watch the full interview below.

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