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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 just 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, AKA Noontime, (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, 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 past May, Alsina returned 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, Trinidad Jame$. The top 10 hit, produced by Knucklehead, speaks to the rebellious and, sometimes, reckless lifestyle that finds August singing words that many can relate to, “I’m 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 caught the ear of Cash Money CEO/Rich Gang boss, Birdman, who jumped on the remix to stamp the fellow New Orleans native.

With his buzz building, August’s next stamp would come from media giant MTV, as he was named one of 2013’s Fab 5, their annual list of hip-hop artist to watch. Exposure on the network helped to make his independent video “Downtown” ft. Kidd Kidd, a viral hit, generating nearly 1 million views in less than 2 months. The autobiographical song/visual would become the title track for Alsina’s first official NNTME/Radio Killa/Def Jam release, an 8-song EP titled, ‘Downtown: Life Under the Gun’, which offers collaborations between Alsina and the previously mentioned Jame$ & Kidd Kidd, along with NOLA veteran Curren$y, and Atlanta newcomer Rich Homie Quan. Of the EP, Alsina says, “It allows you to walk through my hood with me and see where I’m from. Don’t get it confused, this isn’t my album, just a few songs to let people know what I’m about and why I do this”.

While just 21 years old, and already a lifetime of experiences behind him, August Alsina 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.



Song lyric No Love NO LOVE August Alsina
Song lyric Kissin' On My Tattoos KISSIN' ON MY TATTOOS August Alsina
Song lyric Testify TESTIFY August Alsina
Song lyric Porn Star PORN STAR August Alsina
Song lyric Right There RIGHT THERE August Alsina
Song lyric You Deserve YOU DESERVE August Alsina
Song lyric Ah Yeah AH YEAH August Alsina
Song lyric Sucka (feat. Lloyd) SUCKA (FEAT. LLOYD) August Alsina
Song lyric Song Cry SONG CRY August Alsina
Song lyric Mama MAMA August Alsina
Song lyric Nobody Knows NOBODY KNOWS August Alsina
Song lyric Don't Forget About Me DON'T FORGET ABOUT ME August Alsina
Song lyric Hell On Earth HELL ON EARTH August Alsina
Song lyric Survival Of The Fittest SURVIVAL OF THE FITTEST August Alsina
Song lyric Dreamer DREAMER August Alsina
Song lyric This Thing Called Life THIS THING CALLED LIFE August Alsina
Song lyric Hollywood HOLLYWOOD August Alsina
Song lyric First Time FIRST TIME August Alsina
Song lyric Change CHANGE August Alsina
Song lyric Other Side OTHER SIDE August Alsina
Song lyric American Dream AMERICAN DREAM August Alsina
Song lyric Backseat BACKSEAT August Alsina
Song lyric Bad Muthafucka feat. 3D Na'Tee BAD MUTHAFUCKA FEAT. 3D NA'TEE August Alsina
Song lyric Bandz BANDZ August Alsina
Song lyric Been Around The World feat. Chris Brown BEEN AROUND THE WORLD FEAT. CHRIS BROWN August Alsina
Song lyric Benediction feat. Rick Ross BENEDICTION FEAT. RICK ROSS August Alsina
Song lyric Bet I feat. Chip BET I FEAT. CHIP August Alsina
Song lyric Bitches In ATL BITCHES IN ATL August Alsina
Song lyric Confessions Interlude (Part 1) CONFESSIONS INTERLUDE (PART 1) August Alsina
Song lyric Confessions Interlude (Part 2) CONFESSIONS INTERLUDE (PART 2) August Alsina
Song lyric Control CONTROL August Alsina
Song lyric Cool On You COOL ON YOU August Alsina
Song lyric Don't Matter DON'T MATTER August Alsina
Song lyric Down Right Now DOWN RIGHT NOW August Alsina
Song lyric Downtown feat. Kidd Kidd DOWNTOWN FEAT. KIDD KIDD August Alsina
Song lyric Drank In My Cup DRANK IN MY CUP August Alsina
Song lyric E.T. (originally by Katy Perry) E.T. (ORIGINALLY BY KATY PERRY) August Alsina
Song lyric FBGP (Fuck Bitches Get Paid) FBGP (FUCK BITCHES GET PAID) August Alsina
Song lyric FML feat. Pusha T FML FEAT. PUSHA T August Alsina
Song lyric For You FOR YOU August Alsina
Song lyric Get On The Floor GET ON THE FLOOR August Alsina
Song lyric Get Ya Money GET YA MONEY August Alsina
Song lyric Ghetto feat. Rich Homie Quan GHETTO FEAT. RICH HOMIE QUAN August Alsina
Song lyric Grind & Pray GRIND & PRAY August Alsina
Song lyric Grind & Pray / Get Ya Money feat. Fabolous GRIND & PRAY / GET YA MONEY FEAT. FABOLOUS August Alsina
Song lyric HNFR (Hell Naw Fuckin' Right) HNFR (HELL NAW FUCKIN' RIGHT) August Alsina
Song lyric Hands On The Wheel HANDS ON THE WHEEL August Alsina
Song lyric Hard Knocks HARD KNOCKS August Alsina
Song lyric Heavy HEAVY August Alsina
Song lyric Hell Yeah feat. Juelz Santana HELL YEAH FEAT. JUELZ SANTANA August Alsina
Song lyric Hip-Hop HIP-HOP August Alsina
Song lyric How To Love (originally by Lil Wayne) HOW TO LOVE (ORIGINALLY BY LIL WAYNE) August Alsina
Song lyric I Luv This Shit feat. Trey Songz & Chris Brown I LUV THIS SHIT FEAT. TREY SONGZ & CHRIS BROWN August Alsina
Song lyric I Luv This Shit feat. Trinidad James I LUV THIS SHIT FEAT. TRINIDAD JAMES August Alsina
Song lyric I'm Gone (feat. Trae Tha Truth & 2Win) I'M GONE (FEAT. TRAE THA TRUTH & 2WIN) August Alsina
Song lyric Illest Bitch feat. Wale ILLEST BITCH FEAT. WALE August Alsina
Song lyric Inhale INHALE August Alsina
Song lyric Job feat. Anthony Hamilton & Jadakiss JOB FEAT. ANTHONY HAMILTON & JADAKISS August Alsina
Song lyric Leather So Soft LEATHER SO SOFT August Alsina
Song lyric Let Me Hit That feat. Curren$y LET ME HIT THAT FEAT. CURREN$Y August Alsina
Song lyric Lonely LONELY August Alsina
Song lyric Look At How Far I've Come LOOK AT HOW FAR I'VE COME August Alsina
Song lyric Make It Home feat. Jeezy MAKE IT HOME FEAT. JEEZY August Alsina
Song lyric NOLA NOLA August Alsina
Song lyric Numb feat. B.o.B & Yo Gotti NUMB FEAT. B.O.B & YO GOTTI August Alsina
Song lyric Ode To My Project Chicks ODE TO MY PROJECT CHICKS August Alsina
Song lyric Ode To My Project Chicks (Part 2) feat. 3D NaTee ODE TO MY PROJECT CHICKS (PART 2) FEAT. 3D NATEE August Alsina
Song lyric Party & Bullshit (feat. CyHi The Prynce) PARTY & BULLSHIT (FEAT. CYHI THE PRYNCE) August Alsina
Song lyric Pop That feat. Young Swift Luke Skyywalker POP THAT FEAT. YOUNG SWIFT LUKE SKYYWALKER August Alsina
Song lyric She Werkin feat. 2Win SHE WERKIN FEAT. 2WIN August Alsina
Song lyric She Werkin' (Part 2) SHE WERKIN' (PART 2) August Alsina
Song lyric Shoot Or Die SHOOT OR DIE August Alsina
Song lyric Slow Motion SLOW MOTION August Alsina
Song lyric Someone Like You (originally by Adele) SOMEONE LIKE YOU (ORIGINALLY BY ADELE) August Alsina
Song lyric The Encore THE ENCORE August Alsina
Song lyric The Product feat. Jazze Pha THE PRODUCT FEAT. JAZZE PHA August Alsina
Song lyric Throwback feat. Juvenile THROWBACK FEAT. JUVENILE August Alsina
Song lyric Trust Issues originally by Drake TRUST ISSUES ORIGINALLY BY DRAKE August Alsina
Song lyric Why I Do It feat. Lil Wayne WHY I DO IT FEAT. LIL WAYNE August Alsina
Song lyric Work feat. Roscoe Dash WORK FEAT. ROSCOE DASH August Alsina
Song lyric Would You Know? WOULD YOU KNOW? August Alsina
Song lyric You're My Baby YOU'RE MY BABY August Alsina