London: Rapper Akon says his new album is influenced by many styles of music he has been exposed to touring across the world.
The `Sexy Chick` hitmaker drew influence from across the globe to produce `Stadium` which sees his established hip hop sound mixed with dance beats and influences from as far afield as Japan and India.
`As you grow, you experience different things. You start travelling, you start collaborating with different people and you start experiencing life bigger,` contactmsuic.com quoted him as saying.
`I was the type of artist that created my music based from my experience. And nothing has changed. I`m always in Europe, always in Asia, always in India, always in Japan, always in Africa, the UK, France, and this is the kind of music that I`m exposed to,` he said.