August Alsina

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August Alsina

Born and bred from the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, enter into the game, 20-year-old August Alsina…

With the love and hustle of the Crescent City running through his veins, August is eager to follow in the footsteps of the NOLA music legends that paved his way. His recently inked deal Def Jam Recordings looks to be a great step in the right direction, but music wasn’t always in his future.

August learned at an early age that drugs and money could make you, or break you. With both his father and stepfather battling crack addiction, August’s mother moved their family to Houston, Texas in search of a fresh start. But Houston provided no happy ending. For years, a young August endured a home life plagued by drugs and violence. At just 14, he got word from New Orleans that is father, August Sr., lost his battle with drugs and alcohol.

In an attempt to escape his reality, August took to Youtube, where he posted dozens of homemade performance videos. His clips covering the likes of Musiq Soulchild and Lyfe Jennings went viral, generating millions of views in just over a month. It seemed that he was finally taking his first steps toward a bright future in music, but just a year later, reality hit home when his best friend was shot and killed in the streets of Houston. As quickly as August appeared, he vanished form Youtube, back to the real world. With tensions mounting, 16-year-old August was kicked out of his mother’s home. Alone, he returned to New Orleans. He bounced around between family and friends houses, but on some nights, only the corner store provided him shelter. Eventually, he took to the streets, selling drugs as a means of survival.
With his older brother also in the streets hustling, it wouldn’t be long before August learned that the addiction to money could be as deadly as the addiction to drugs. Just days before August’s 18th birthday, his older brother was gunned down in New Orleans East, another unsolved murder in one of the nations most dangerous cities. “I never expected them [the police] to find his killer”, August explains. “People die everyday in the streets of New Orleans. Unfortunately, death has become a way of life,” but not for August. His brother’s death became his motivation to not become a statistic, but to pursue his musical aspirations on an entirely new level.

Under the guidance of NNTME MuCo. (management/production company), August relocated to Atlanta in 2011 to begin carving his own musical path, creating music in a lane that would separate him from his R&B counterparts. His experiences in life are what shaped him, so those experiences, no matter how brutally honest, blunt, positive or negative, would serve as the focal point of his artistry. In April of 2012 August teamed up with Hoodrich/MMG’s own DJ Scream for the release of his debut mixtape, ‘The Product’, which garnered him an internet and radio buzz, and spawned the Sound Mob produced single, “Sucka” featuring fellow New Orleans native, R&B crooner Lloyd. The anti-love track offers the opinion that “love is for suckas”, providing an alternative to the sappy love songs associated with today’s R&B.

This April, Alsina will return with his second installment of ‘The Product‘ series, this time teaming up with DJ Drama and his Gangsta Grillz brand. The debut single “I Luv This Shit” finds August paired with fellow Def Jam label mate, and hip-hops man of he moment, Trinidad Jame$. The track, produced by Knucklehead, speaks to the rebellious and, sometimes, reckless lifestyle that finds August singing words that many can relate to, “Im way too drunk to be talking like this, I’m way too high to be trippin like this, I’m way too young to be livin like this, ask me why I do it I’ma put it like this… God Damn it, I luv it”. It’s that honest and rebellious tone that seems to be connecting with consumers, drawing views to the “I Luv this Shit” music video by the hundreds of thousands.

Yet to reach 21 years old, with already a lifetime of experiences behind him, August is living proof that your past doesn’t have to dictate your future, and that life’s hardships can be the motivation required for success. With Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter The Dream prepping August’s debut project for release through his Radio Killa/Def Jam imprint, the path to success has been laid. Look for August to make 2013 his official coming out party.

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"No Love (Remix)" Ft. Nicki Minaj

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Testimony

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"Make It Home" Ft. Jeezy

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"Numb" Ft. B.o.B. & Yo Gotti

Download August Alsina’s new single, “Numb” on iTunes & Amazon

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"I Luv This Shit (Remix)" Ft. Trey Songz & Chris Brown

Download August Alsina’s, “I Luv This Shit (Remix)” Featuring Chris Brown & Trey Songz on iTunes now!

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"Downtown: Life Under The Gun" EP

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"I Luv This Shit" Ft. Trinidad James

“I Luv This Shit” Ft. Trinidad James

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Video: August Alsina - "Grinding"

Exactly 5 months after dropping his #1 R&B album ‘Testimony’, August Alsina’s on-stage collapse left his fans to wonder if and when he would return to making music. He has yet to do a single interview since the incident, instead he chose to drop his first new song in 6 months, the Lil Wayne inspired…

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August Alsina on Angela Yee's "Lip Service" Part 1

Check out Part 1 of Angela Yee’s “Lip Service” podcast show featuring August Alsina as a special guest. Joined by Co-hosts Stephanie Santiago and GiGi Maguire, they touch on a few different topics such as infidelity, faking orgasms and more. For Mature audiences only. August Alsina “Testimony” Available Everywhere Now!

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August Alsina On The Breakfast Club

August Alsina is keeping busy these days and recently made a stop by Power 105 to chop it up with The Breakfast Club. He spoke on the success of his debut album, his relationship with Usher, Chris Brown, Touring and much more. August Alsina “Testimony” Available Everywhere Now!  

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August Alsina - "No Love (Remix)" Ft. Nicki Minaj

August Alsina is back again, this time he delivers his brand new music video for his remix to, “No Love” featuring Nicki Minaj. Check out the video above. August Alsina “Testimony” Available Everywhere Now! August Alsina “No Love (Remix)” Ft. Nicki Minaj Now Available Everywhere! iTunes: http://smarturl.it/iNoLoveRmx Amazon: http://geni.us/aNoLoveRmx Google: http://smarturl.it/gNoLoveRmx

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August Alsina Joins Usher On Tour!

August Alsina will be one of the special guets on Usher “The UR Experience” Tour beginning on November Below you can purchase Meet & Greet Packages! August Alsina – Meet & Greet Upgrade Package Package includes: Exclusive meet & greet with August Alsina Personal photograph with August Alsina CD copy of “Testimony” Collectible tour poster…

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New Music: August Alsina "No Love (Remix)" Ft. Nicki Minaj

August Alsina is back with some new music today. He gives us his new remix featuring none other than Nicki Minaj for his track, “No Love”. Take a listen to the new track above. August Alsina “No Love (Remix)” Ft. Nicki Minaj Now Available Everywhere! iTunes: http://smarturl.it/iNoLoveRmx Amazon: http://geni.us/aNoLoveRmx Google: http://smarturl.it/gNoLoveRmx  

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Teyana Taylor Joins August Alsina On The "Testimony Live" Tour Starting August 14th!

It was announced today that Teyana Taylor will be joining August Alsina on his Testimony Live Tour starting on Thursday, August 14th in Seattle! Check out the rest of the dates below. Testimony Live Tour Dates: August 14- September 16, 2014   Thursday, August 14, 2014 Seattle, WA The Showbox   Friday, August 15, 2014…

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VH1 Love & Hip Hop: Music From The Series Set For August 19th Release On Def Jam Recordings

Def Jam artists Iggy Azalea, Common and August Alsina headline the all-star musical roster inspired by the hit franchise Love & Hip Hop. VH1 LOVE & HIP HOP: MUSIC FROM THE SERIES, is available everywhere on August 19th, one day after the climactic season three finale of the series airing Monday night. The lead single…

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August Alsina - "Benediction" Ft. Rick Ross

August Alsina is having a great week so far, and today he drops the official music video for his single, “Benediction” which features Rick Ross. Check out the video above. August Alsina “Testimony” Available Everywhere Now!

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August Alsina Performs "I Luv This Shit" With Trey Songz & Chris Brown At The BET Awards 2014

Last night, after winning the the Best New Artist & the Viewers Choice Awards, August Alsina hit the stage to perform his remix to, “I Luv This Shit” with some help from Trigga and Chris Brown. Check out the full performance above.

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August Alsina - "FML" Ft. Pusha T

August Alsina is back and this time he delivers the brand new visuals for his track, “FML” featuring Pusha T. Check out the new video above. August Alsina “Testimony” Available Everywhere Now!

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August Alsina "Testimony Live" Tour Dates

After receiving 4 nominations, including Viewers Choice and Best New Artist, it was announced this week that New Orleans ‘Testimony’ singer August Alsina has been added as a performer to the 14th annual BET Awards which airs live this Sunday, June 29th, 8:00pm (EST). Alsina will then hit the road starting August 14th in Seattle,…

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August Alsina Covers VIBE Magazine

August Alsina, Mack Wilds and Ed Sheeran cover the brand new issue of VIBE Magazine. August Alsina “Testimony” Available Everywhere Now!

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Jhene Aiko & August Alsina To Perform At The BET Awards 2014

More chart topping names have been added to the already stellar lineup of performances at the “BET Awards” which will now include Grammy nominated rapper, singer, songwriter and actress Nicki Minaj, nine time Grammy Award Winner John Legend, American singer-songwriter Jhene Aiko and American hip hop singer August Alsina. “106 & Park” hosts Bow Wow…

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XXL 2014 Freshmen Roundtable Part 1

XXL decided to do something different this time with The 2014 Freshmen. They grouped the MC’s together after their cypher and had them do a roundtable. In Part 1, we get Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa, Kevin Gates, Isaiah Rashad and August Alsina discuss a number of topics which include, performing in front of large…

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ItsTheReal in "A Perfect Interview" with August Alsina

Anytime It’s The Real is around you know you can expect an hilarious interview. Well, while out at Summer Jam they got a few minutes to chop it up with August Alsina. Check out the interview above. August Alsina “Testimony” Available Everywhere Now!

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Create Your Own Custom August Alsina Merchandise

You can now create your own custom merchandise using still from August Alsina’s music video, “Get Ya Money”. Click here to make your own! August Alsina “Testimony” on iTunes & Amazon Now! iTunes (Standard): http://smarturl.it/iTestimony iTunes (Deluxe): http://smarturl.it/iTestimonyD Amazon: http://smarturl.it/aTestimony

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2014 XXL Freshmen Cypher Pt. 1

After having individual freestyles, some of the XXL Freshmen have teamed up for Part 1 of the Group Cyphers. Up first is, Kevin Gates, Vic Mensa, August Alsina, Isaiah Rashad and Chance The Rapper which you can watch above. August Alsina “Testimony” Available Everywhere Now!        

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August Alsina’s XXL Freshmen Freestyle

August Alsina is next up and gives us his XXL Freshmen Freestyle which you can check out above. Below, you can check out his Freshman Profile. August Alsina “Testimony” Available Everywhere Now!

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August Alsina & Jhene Aiko Nominated For The 2014 BET Awards Viewers Choice Award!

August Alsina and Jhene Aiko are Nominated For The 2014 BET Awards Viewers Choice Award! Make sure you vote by using the hashtag #IChooseAugust or #IChooseJhene! The most hashtag posts wins! Let’s go!

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Sing Along With August Alsina!

Enter to win an autographed deluxe CD prize pack just by singing along to August Alsina’s “Get Ya Money” music video.  August will choose his favorite videos out of the Top 10 Leaderboard.  Get your video placed on the Leaderboard by sharing your video across your social networks, encouraging your friends to Like your video….

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August Alsina On The Hot 97 Morning Show

August Alsina stopped by Hot 97 to chop it up with The Morning Show. He spoke on the incident on 106 & Park, the rumors, the reaction his debut album and much more. August Alsina “Testimony” on iTunes & Amazon Now! iTunes (Standard): http://smarturl.it/iTestimony iTunes (Deluxe): http://smarturl.it/iTestimonyD Amazon: http://smarturl.it/aTestimony

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XXL Freshmen Cover Revealed

Today, XXL revealed the 2014 Freshmen Cover which features Def Jam’s own, August Alsina and Lil Durk!

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August Alsina On The Playboy Morning Show

August Alsina is still making his rounds and stopped by The Playboy Morning Show this week to talk about online dating. Check out the clip above. August Alsina “Testimony” on iTunes & Amazon Now! iTunes (Standard): http://smarturl.it/iTestimony iTunes (Deluxe): http://smarturl.it/iTestimonyD Amazon: http://smarturl.it/aTestimony

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Coleta Renee Henix
Coleta Renee Henix

realest nigga ive heard so far i can truely relate to your words #luv

Kia21
Kia21

August Alsina is the truth.. Great artist.. Keep up the good work.. #Testimony

FavourYMCMB
FavourYMCMB

I respect you August! You are such an inspiration. Keep doing what you're doing 'cause you're on the right path of your life.
I'm looking forward to listening to #Testimony on April 15th and I would looove to meet you in person!!! 

BREADBRUH
BREADBRUH

I swear ....bbruhbruh Augusts story is alot like mine and too many of us from "downtown" ! As a former defjam artist myself im glad that August now has this platform on D.J.to spread his ghetto Gospel! He is definitely a trill soljah! $ALUTE ! #LIFEUNDERTHEGUN THUGLIFE

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