Tekashi 6ix9ine, 24, and music veteran Akon are both working on something that may blow your mind with reports suggesting that two are gearing up for a remix track.
6ix9ine took to Instagram on June 7 in a video to reveal that he’s collaborating with Akon on an updated version of the 2004 original song “Locked Up”. The shared video shows the two stars listening to the new version of the track that they’re soon dropping.
‘Locked Up’ was the lead single from Akon’s 2004 album Trouble and peaked at number eight on the Top 10 Billboard’s hot 100 charts. The new version of the track feature’s Tekashi rapping his life story in the verses.
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The new track features lyrics of 6ix9ine as he tells his story of a young rapper entering the music industry and finding it hard on the streets. It also reveals more about the rapper’s connections to gang activity and wanting to see his daughter.
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Fans are loving the new Tekashi 6ix9ine and Akon Locked Up remix
Fans are definitely loving the remix of the track and have shown their love towards the collaboration. The Instagram post shared by Tekashi which was captioned, “100,000 comments if you want this. LOCKED UP PART 2 IM ON ALBUM MODE THIS ALBUM GOING CRAZYYYYYYY @akon,” has gotten a lot of attention in the past few hours.
The collaboration between the two stars is said to have been driven by a recent event where Tekashi accused Ariana Grande and Justin Bieber of buying their way up to the Billboard’s Top 100 chart on May 18 for their song “Stuck With U,” after it hit No.1 according to reports by Hollywood Life.
Justin, however, denied all accusations from 6ix9ine and repeatedly shoot down every claim about Ariana and her team allegedly buying their way to the top.
The Locked Up remix could become another hit and all we can do is wait to see what the charts say about it in a few weeks to come. The same song also has other remixes with one produced by Knobody featuring Styles P, which appears as both a B-side on the single and as a bonus track on the UK version of the album.
Source: Hollywood Life
Author: Allan Bangirana
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