Akon’s latest and his third studio album Freedom is unique in many ways. For one thing, it is the first Akon album not to come with the “Parental Advisory” warning (although that doesn’t mean the lyrics are all innocuous)!! Critics are also touting this as Akon’s best album by far. The latest thing about the album that is making news, however, is the guest appearance of Oscar winning Indian music director A R Rahman in the music video of Beautiful from the album.
“Guest appearance” is indeed the phrase to describe Rahman’s role in this video, as he appears for just about three seconds in the song. Though Rahman does not have any part in the composition of this song, grapevine was ripe with rumours regarding a collaboration between the two artists since last year and as per an interview that Rahman gave some time back, the project should be out some time this year.Â This cameo by Rahman in Beautiful can therefore be assumed to be an acclimatization move!! Apart from Akon and Rahman (and a lot of minimally clad girls) the video also features the other two singers of the song, Colby O’Donis and Kardinal Offishall.
Akon’s Beautiful featuring Rahman. Rahman can be seen at 2:14.
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