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August Alsina Announces “Don’t Matter Tour”

August Alsina kicked off 2017 with the release of 3 new songs, “Drugs,” “Wait” and “Lonely,” followed by the announcement that he was readying the release of his third studio album, which is also titled Drugs.

He has yet to confirm a release date, but fans can get excited to see the New Orleans native back on stage, as he has announced an upcoming tour called the “Don’t Matter Tour.”

The summer theater trek will kick off July 27 in San Antonio, Texas and hit 24 North American cities, including New Orleans, Atlanta, Philadelphia, New York, Los Angeles and more before closing Sept. 2 in Vancouver, BC.

On the tour Alsina will be supported by singer/actor Rotomi and one of our favorite new rising singer/songwriters Tone Stith. Tickets will be on sale soon.

See the full itinerary below.

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Video: August Alsina – Lonely

August Alsina has been caught up lately and he’s tired of being alone in the trippy visuals for his new song “Lonely.”

Calling his girl from a pay phone in the opening scene, Alsina then steps into a local grocery store, where he performs the sultry cut that samples the Bobby Womack classic “If You Think You’re Lonely Now.”

The New Orleans native glides through isles of cereals named after him, as he interacts with some weird late night patrons.

“When I call your phone tonight, I better not have to call twice, girl,” he sings before delivering an ultimatum: “If you think you’re horny now / Come and let a real ni**a slide through girl.”

“Lonely” is the latest song to be released off Alsina’s forthcoming third studio album Drugs, which is due out this year via Def Jam Records.

Check out the new video below.

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New Music: August Alsina – Lonely

August Alsina is 3 for 3. The New Orleans native returns with his third new song of the year, keeping the smooth R&B vibes going with “Lonely.”

Taking inspiration from the old school, August borrows from the classic Bobby Womack song “If You Think You’re Lonely Now,” for the break-up to make-up song, as he tries to rekindle a relationship.

“When I call your phone tonight, I better not have to call twice, girl,” he sings before delivering an ultimatum: “If you think you’re horny now / Come and let a real ni**a slide through girl.”

Alsina is prepping for the release of his third studio album on Def Jam Records. Last month, he released the title track “Drugs,” and the follow-up “Wait.”

Take a listen to “Lonely” below.

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ThisisRnB Presents: 17 R&B Albums to Sweat in 2017

Producing the soundtrack to a year that brought us both huge ups and downs, 2016 was arguably one of the better years for R&B that we’ve seen in a while. With releases from the likes of Queen Bey, her sister Solange, Anderson .Paak, Bruno Mars, and Tank, it’s hard to imagine how 2017 could ever out do last year. Trust us though, this year definitely won’t see a shortage of good tunes.

As R&B artists continue to blur the genre lines, expect to hear more variety from your faves. Whether you’re into traditional R&B, something with a little more funk, trap-soul, electronic- or alternative-R&B, 2017 is sure to have something crafted just for you.

A class of much talked about newcomers, including Kehlani, and Jacquees, will deliver highly awaited debuts. Exciting follow-up 2nd and 3rd albums are expected from the likes of Jhené Aiko and August Alsina. And with vets like Trey Songz and Ne-Yo prepping comebacks, there are plenty of projects that are sure to top most fans sweat lists.

Take a look at the albums that we are most excited to see and hear this year, with our “17 R&B Albums To Sweat in 2017” below!

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Video: August Alsina – Wait

Following the release of his music video for “Drugs,” August Alsina shares another fantasy-filled visual for the recently released “Wait.”

In the video, the R&B star sits as interpretive dancers sway around him while he sings about his wishes. The dancers gracefully surround him with pirouettes, while sunlight fills the room with a summery-glare.

Alsina is then shown at the head of a long table filled with fruit. A snake — possibly the same one that appeared in “Drugs” — slithers across the bountiful tabletop, as snow begins to fall out of nowhere.

“If you gotta leave, girl, I won’t stop you, so do what you gotta do,” sings Alsina while surrounded by snowflakes. “I don’t want you to go, but I got a few things in life that I gotta do.”

“Wait” and “Drugs” are off August’s recently-announced third album Drugs, the follow-up to 2015’s This Thing Called Life. Check out the video below.

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New Music: August Alsina – Wait

One week after releasing his comeback song “Drugs,” and announcing his third album of the same name, August Alsina has returned with the song “Wait,” his second new track of 2017.

The New Orleans R&B star cools things down over the mellow instrumental, as he sings some honest feelings to his lady about balancing his career and their relationship.

“If you gotta leave / Girl, I won’t stop ya, so do what you gotta do / I don’t want ya to go / But I got a few things in life that I gotta do / I’m not telling you to wait, I’m not telling you to wait on me … But I’m hopin’ that you wait,” he sings.

The concept seems to fall in line with the inspiration behind his recently-announced album.

“I realized how addicted to certain ways of living life I was, addicted to chaos, drama, confusion,” he said of the title. “Lately, for me, it’s been about breaking the cycle and creating a new normal. That new normal is love. I have a newfound addiction. Through love and beautiful women, I’ve been able to find myself, reach higher places within myself.”

Earlier this week, Alsina dropped the music video for “Drugs,” in which he enjoys some fantasy love. Both tracks are expected to land on his third album Drugs, the follow-up to 2015’s This Thing Called Life.

Listen to “Wait” below.

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Video: August Alsina – Drugs

August Alsina goes for some dream-like fantasy love in the brand new video for his newly released song “Drugs.”

Waking up in a small boat filled with large jungle leaves and flowers, the R&B star is covered in white tribal style body paint, and a silk floral robe. While singing the seductive lyrics, he’s surrounded by maidens of the sea, ready to take him into the water. Temptation prevails and by the video’s end, he’s getting intimate below his boat.

Alsina directed the video along with Amber Gray and its themes seem to echo what he recently revealed about his new album as a whole. “I realized how addicted to certain ways of living life I was, addicted to chaos, drama, confusion,” he said. “Lately, for me, it’s been about breaking the cycle and creating a new normal. That new normal is love. I have a newfound addiction. Through love and beautiful women, I’ve been able to find myself, reach higher places within myself.”

Following 2014’s Testimony and 2015’s This Thing Called Life, Alsina’s third album Drugs is set to drop this year.

Dive into the new video for “Drugs” below.

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August Alsina Announces New Album ‘Drugs’

August Alsina returned with his new song “Drugs” on Friday (Jan. 6), and later he revealed that it’s actually the title track off his forthcoming third studio album as well.

The New Orleans native announced the news in a video on Instagram. “Today is a beautiful day for me, I’m finally able to drop new music. I just dropped my new song, the title track. It’s called Drugs,” he said in a video post on Instagram.

According to August, the title is a reflection of a major realization the singer had while crafting new music.

“I realized how addicted to certain ways of living life I was, addicted to chaos, drama, confusion,” he said. “Lately, for me, it’s been about breaking the cycle and creating a new normal. That new normal is love. I have a newfound addiction. Through love and beautiful women, I’ve been able to find myself, reach higher places within myself.”

This marks the start of a new era for the singer. “Sooooo f**king excited to finally be able to release new music!!!!” he wrote. “Thank you all for being so patient with me on my journey… Im so proud to share all of the newness with yal & spread vibrations of love through the music.”

Drugs will follow Alsina’s 2015 offering This Thing Called Life and his 2014 debut Testimony.

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