From The Vault: Akon – ‘I Wanna Love You (ft. Snoop Dogg)’

Published: Sunday 20th Aug 2017 by Joe

Akon and Snoop Dogg‘s sizzling stripper’s anthem ‘I Wanna Love You’ is this week’s From The Vault pick.

After scoring a monumental hit with ‘Smack That,’ the pressure was on for Akon to etch his name on atop of the charts with another smash. And, while some struggle to meet the challenge, that’s exactly what he managed to do with this 2006 anthem.

Initially a feature with rapper Plies, the single version saw Snoop step into the guest spot.
Produced by the singer, it was another home-run for the duo shooting straight to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 and #3 on the UK Singles Chart.

The Benny Boom directed video showcased the stars surrounded by dancing video vixens; quite fitting given the song’s lyrics. Standard-fare, but engaging nonetheless.


Given his omnipresence for much of the mid 00’s, it’s odd that the Senegalese crooner isn’t doing much on the music front these days. At least on the mainstream playing field.

Still, we must give kudos to him for using his platform (one built on the success of songs like this) to push philanthropic causes and means of empowering his African homeland.

The charts can be fickle, but who knows: maybe he’ll have a second wind?

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  1. Abel Minaj August 20, 2017

    This is the only song that I prefer the clean version over the explicit.

  2. DanYiel Iman August 20, 2017

    That’s awesome ??!!

  3. MessyBoots August 20, 2017

    This should’ve been kept in the vault THO. Locked away never to be seen or heard from again.

    Don’t Matter, Locked Up or even Smack That is superior to this hood booger garbage.

    • SMH August 21, 2017

      But were any of those songs as big a hit as this was? Exactly. So shut up.

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