August Alsina has become known for his honest and always forthright lyrics and realness. At times blunt, August just speaks his mind, but he will be the first to tell you that he is learning about himself and how to be a man everyday.
During our recent interview with the rising star, we asked him to share with us what he thinks he would say to his father if he was alive today. Not surprising, August reveals the things he had to learn on his own, and what he feels he’s missed out on by not having a positive male figure. We also asked him to also share some words for his older brother, who was killed in 2010 and was Alsina’s biggest motivation. More than anything he just thanks him.
When his brother passed he left behind three young daughters, who August now helps take care of and helps raise. He talks about the joy and struggle of that responsibility being a young man who is still just finding his own way. Additionally, with his debut album Testimony finally in stores, we ask him about his plans to celebrate the release and his hopes for it’s impact.
Check out the clip above, and to see more of our interview click here.