According to a loyal reader who asked to remain anonymous, Akon's brother, Def Jam VP or A&R Bu Thiam, not only A&R'd probably the biggest album of the year (Watch The Throne), but he's also a rapper!:
I'm a runner at a local Atlanta studio and loyal reader of your blog. I saw Bu in our studio a few weeks ago with Verse Simmonds, who records here faithfully. I never really cared for Verse until he dropped that BooThang record with Kelly Rowland and apparently his features just keep on getting better. Last night some engineers were fixing a mix on one of his songs, I'm guessing for his new mixtape and as they were playing it over and over I realized that its BU rapping on the 3rd verse of this song! The track is attached, I downloaded it before the engineers closed out their session.
Apparently music runs in his family because he actually sounds pretty good, he's doing the adlibs too. If your interested in posting this I would like to be anonymous as I could lose my job for this. But I wouldn't want any other blog to get ahold of it.