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Exclusive: August Alsina Reflects on Early Releases, Brothers Passing, Single Success, Meeting Jay Z & Beyoncé and “Kissin On My Tattoos”

August Alsina made his debut right here back in August of 2011 with his acoustic remake of Lil Wayne’s “How To Love,” and following acoustic covers mixtape.  Followed by his first official project ‘The Product‘ exactly 2 years ago, and his successful follow-up The Product 2.   Reaching the top of the charts with his break-out debut single “I Luv This Sh*t,” the New Orleans native has been on an incredible climb, and it all culminated with the release of his first album Testimony, which hit stores on April 15.

ThisisRnB TV caught up with August while in NYC days before the LP’s release for a new interview.  In the clip above we take him back to his first releases, getting him to reflect on his goals and the early grind.  August talks about how his brothers passing pushed him to go all the way with his music and never look back.  He reveals that while working so hard he misses out on certain moments and loses memories.  But, the success of his debut single “I Luv This Sh*t” stuck with him because of how many people doubted it being a hit, and it was the song he knew had to be his official introduction.

After the jump, August tells the story of how Jeezy introduced him to Jay Z and what that moment was like, and at the same time how he accidentally ran into Beyoncé, plus the advice they gave to him.  Additionally he speaks about his next single “Kissin On My Tattoos,” which was a different style for him, but has already become a fan favorite.

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Album Review: August Alsina – ‘Testimony’

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Everyone loves a good story, and August Alsina has quite one to tell. The singer’s rag-to-riches tale is captivating but, as documented on his debut album, Testimony, he could’ve been just another statistic. Luckily for Alsina, rather than ending up six-feet under or behind bars in the mean streets of New Orleans, he ended up at the top of the charts, now being mentioned in the same breath as Chris Brown and Trey Songz.

But what’s so fascinating about Alsina is not just his story, but the complex duality of his artistry. Musically he sits comfortably in both the R&B and hip-hop genres without abandoning one for the other, while on a personal tip he seems to struggle between his roots in the ‘hood and his new uprising in the music industry.

That binary theme is heavily constant on the appropriately titled Testimony, a 14-track confessional of sorts that wheels into vivid, personal accounts of Alsina’s rocky road to fame and, in true male R&B style, endearing odes to the ladies. But most of all, the 21-year-old newbie is honest and wears his rugged heart on his sleeve.

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New Music: Plies & August Alsina – Jump

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My goodness…Plies is at again! But this time around, he brought out our boy August Alsina! Releasing a new single titled, “Jump,” the duo take it straight to the bedroom for the ladies.

Known for bringing the nasty out of women, Plies found it fitting to call on “Porn Star” singer, Alsina to add that bit of flare needed to the song. Singing, “It’s 5 o’clock in the morning, I’m turnt up and I’m horny,” August does the hook justice and even has a full verse in the song where he talks about holding his own with the ladies.

While August just released his Loso assisted video for “Get Ya Money” and debut album Testimony, Plies is busy working on new music to feed the streets. If “Jump” is anything to go by, we’re hoping that he calls on a few more of our R&B favorites to add to his upcoming project.

What are you waiting for? “Jump on it” below:

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Video: August Alsina feat. Fabolous – ‘Get Ya Money’

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Our young boy August Alsina is out here working!

As his debut album Testimony hit stores today, the New Orleans native took to BET’s ’106 & Park’ to reveal the visual for his Fabolous-assisted track, “Get Ya Money“.

Serving as an anthem for the pole dancers, the popular song was originally found on Alsina’s mixtape ‘The Product 2′ without a verse from Loso. Showcasing the story of a girl going to get her money and hustling just to make it, you can’t help but salute this duo as they show the ladies some love.

Take a look at August & Fab as they call out all the stacked up shawtys below:

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August Alsina Brings K. Michelle On Stage at Album Release Show

August Alsina packed out SOB’s in NYC on Monday night for his sold-out Testimony album release show.  Not only was it an excellent performance and highlight of his rising career, but the young singer had plenty of special guests supporting him in the building, including Fabolous, Wale, DJ Khaled, Sebastian Mikael, Luke James and more.  As the crowd was as loud and ratchet as we’ve seen in the venue it was fitting that he invite the amazing K. Michelle on stage to voice her support.

Stepping to the mic like a comedian, K had everyone hanging on her every word while she explained why August deserves this success and support from all of his fans.  But, it wouldn’t be the real K. Michelle if she didn’t take some shots at some of the shady dudes in the game and of course she let everyone know the deal.  As DJ Era dropped her hit single “V.S.O.P.” August convinced the songstress to stay on stage and sing the club favorite for the screaming audience who loved every moment!

Check out the clip above, and pick up August Alsina’s debut album Testimony in stores now!


August Alsina Talks Journey To Stardom, Relationship With Family & More

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Ladies Love Cool August.

While earlier today saw the release of the remix to his “Get Ya Money” track, August Alsina has been busy on his promotional run for his debut album Testimony.

Taking the hot seat with our friend Necole Bitchie for a new installment of her “Intimate Conversation” piece, August got very personal with his answers. Touching on his relationship with his mother and of course, the role his now deceased brother has played in his life, it’s always a humbling feeling to hear someone else’s story – even if it’s different than yours.

Mentioning that he’s moved his nieces and their mother out to Atlanta to be able to support them, one has to applaud August’s transition and his ability to step up and take charge.

A tear jerker indeed, jump into the clip below:

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New Music: August Alsina feat. Fabolous – Get Ya Money (Remix)

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With five days left until the release of his debut album, Testimony, fans are getting the opportunity to hear what August Alsina is cooking up. Orignially found on the 2013 follow-up mixtape, The Product 2, “Get Ya Money” has found its way onto the upcoming album with an added verse from someone special.

Calling on “Thim Slick” rapper Fabolous to lay down his bars on the newly revamped cut, if you weren’t a fan of the single before, you’re sure to be one now. The release of the song comes ahead of the already shot visual, which is due for release along with his album on April 15. Fabolous, who has been known for creating magic with R&B artists throughout his career, should add a sense of interesting style to the shoot when placed next to the young N.O. native.

Take a listen to the remix/new version of “Get Ya Money” below:

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August Alsina Reveals ‘Testimony’ Album Trailer, Teases “FML” ft. Pusha T

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After a massive amount of hardwork and a nonstop grind, the time has almost come for our boy August Alsina to release his debut album, Testimony.

Filled with extremely personal songs and all-star guest appearances, it’s no wonder why the New Orleans native has one of the most anticipated albums of 2014.  Now, with only a week left before it officially hits shelves, the 21-year-old crooner is getting fans extra ready for its release.

Dropping an extended album trailer which serves as his “testimony,” the heartthrob discusses how every song on the album is a piece of him. Noting that his Rick Ross assisted track “Benediction,” was a real moment of his life, young August takes us behind the scenes of the creation of his project.

Also previewing the Pusha T featured track, “FML,” we’re counting down the days until the full project is able to be in our hands. Seeing August receive the love that he deserves makes us feel like proud parents!

Take a look at the trailer below:

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