Fresh off the release of his first Gangsta Grillz mixtape, ‘The Product 2,’ hosted by DJ Drama, 20-year-old New Orleans native August Alsina is set to embark on his first national tour, serving as the opening act for The-Dream and Kelly Rowland on their “Lights Out Tour.” Alsina will hit 19 markets between May 29 and June 28, performing new music from ‘The Product 2,’ and his buzzing single “I Luv This Shit” featuring Trinidad Jame$.
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Riding through the city on the hood of a tricked out 1970 Chevy Silverado, August Alsina delivers the Artemus Jenkins directed video for “Down Right Now.” The track, which is off the 20-year-old’s new mixtape ‘The Product 2,’ was produced by Knucklehead who is also responsible for Alsina’s buzzing single “I Luv This Sh*t.”
Peep the new video below:
New Orleans native August Alsina returns with his anticipated ‘The Product 2′ mixtape, hosted by DJ Drama. The follow-up to his buzz worthy 2012 debut mixtape ‘The Product,’ which we premiered. The Def Jam signee taps an impressive cast of co-stars for TP2 including New Orleans MCs, Curren$y & Kidd Kidd, fellow Def Jam label mates Juelz Santana & Trinidad Jame$, hit maker/artist Jazze Pha’, ATL’s Roscoe Dash, and the multi-talented/multi-Grammy award winner The-Dream. For the production, August calls mostly on newcomers like “I Luv This Shit” producer Knucklehead, Cassius Jay, The Exclusives, Muziq Korner, and Spinz!!
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With just 4 days until his DJ Drama assisted mixtape, ‘The Product 2/Gangsta Grillz,’ drops for free download, August Alsina leaks another track from the project, this time teaming up with fellow Downtown NOLA
native Kidd Kidd on the track “Downtown”. Produced by Knucklehead & Carlos Cahee, “Downtown” is a personal track that finds August reflecting on the loss of his brother who was gunned down in New Orleans back in 2010, a scene all to familiar for Kidd, who in June 2011 was shot 6 times, and lived to rap about it.
Take a listen to the raw record below:
August Alsina is getting ready to return with his new mixtape ‘The Product II,” hosted by DJ Drama. The official follow-up to his 2012 debut mixtape ‘The Product,’ is due out on Monday, May 6. The New Orleans native has unveiled the artistic cover for the project, designed by Mr. Soul.
The Def Jam signee, who is loved for his acoustic renditions of “Bandz” and “Ode To My Project Chicks,” promises more original material on ‘The Product 2′ (TP2), starting with his debut buzz single “I Luv This Shit” featuring Trinidad Jame$. Also included on TP2 is the Curren$y assisted “Let Me Hit That,” the DJ Spinz produced strip club anthem “Get Ya Money”, plus features by Juelz Santana, The Dream and more. Check out the cover and stay tuned.
August Alsina and Curren$y debut their new track, expressing their mutual love for Mary Jane on, “Let Me Hit That“.
“It could be about a special young lady, it could be about a special plant” Curren$y says of their collaboration. The Cassius Jay produced cut will appear on August’s new mixtape, ‘The Product II,’ a Gangsta Grillz special edition hosted by DJ Drama, dropping on May 6.
Take a hit of their new anthem below:
Soundcloud held a special showcase at this years SXSW festival, and included in the acts were The-Dream and August Alsina. The rising star, who Dream signed to Def Jam last year, had the crowd lovin his style as he performed his single, “I Love This Sh*t,” and fan favorite remake of “Bandz A Make Her Dance.” The 20-year old New Orleans native warmed the crowd up for his Radio Killa boss as Dream delved in to his massive catalog of hits with cuts like “Throw It In The Bag” and “Shawty In The Sh*t.”
They just released some official footage from the show, check out the clip above.
August Alsina, who we first introduced you to back in 2011, made his New York performance debut this past Tuesday for Def Jam’s ‘Spotlight Live’ event at Stage Forty8. The 20-year old New Orleans native took the stage by storm performing some of his fan favorite remixes such as “Swimming Pools” and “Shoot or Die,” along with cuts off his debut mixtape ‘The Product,’ including “Ode To My Project Chicks.”
August let the crowd know how he likes to live his life with his buzz single “I Love This Ish” featuring fellow Def Jam signee Trinidad James. But, it was his closing song that had the whole place in attention. As he was performing his popular remake of Juicy J’s “Bandz A Make Her Dance,” he cut the track in the middle and pointed out radio personality Angela Yee in the front row. Dedicating the record to her, he jumped into the crowd and serenaded Angela as her friends and peers laughed and cheered at the moment.
We caught up with August prior to the show during soundcheck and spoke to him briefly about his music and what he will be releasing soon. Check out our exclusive video with August at Spotlight Live below!