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August Alsina Teases New Song “American Dream” in Second Album Trailer


August Alsina brings fans the second trailer for his anticipated sophomore album This Thing Called Life, and teases new song, “American Dream.”

In the trailer Alsina addresses the haters, “They’d rather see me dead. They’d rather see me fail. They’d rather see me in jail.” But, he ends on a positive note, “You just gotta tell yourself, somehow I’m gonna make it.”

This Thing Called Life is due out December 11, with features from Jadakiss, Lil Wayne, Anthony Hamilton and Chris Brown.

Peep the snippet and trailer below:

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August Alsina Talks New Chris Brown Collaboration


August Alsina is gearing up to release his sophomore album This Thing Called Life on Dec. 11. During a recent interview with Rap-Up, the New Orleans native revealed the album boasts collaborations with Jadakiss, Anthony Hamilton, and Chris Brown, who appears on the Knucklehead-produced “Been Around the World.”

“It’s the dopest record for Chris and I,” shared Alsina. “It’s a very, very fun record. Like I said, I been around the world and experienced a lot of whatever—a lot of girls, a lot of situations, so to sum it up, that’s the song.”

He also spoke about the idea of a joint album with Breezy. “You never know. It depends on where we at in life,” he said. “I’m so much of a lifestyle artist, it just depends on where we at. But I definitely think it would be a dope situation.”

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Listen: The Red Light Special R&B Podcast #20 with Special Guest August Alsina

Red Light Special Podcast

After a short break, the Red Light Special returns this week with a brand new episode featuring special guest August Alsina. During their candid chat, Rob and Kristin talk to the young star about his upcoming sophomore album This Thing Called Life, why it’s ok for men to cry, his cousin telling him that he was the reason his brother was murdered, and he opens up about the controversy surrounding him feeling up a female fan on stage.

“With that situation, it made me cringe, because I had no idea that that was even going on,” explains August. “When I realized — as you can see in the video, I eject my arm back. And she had on this sequence dress so I didn’t really know what I was feeling. I was too busy singing to actually notice that. I actually called her. I had to have a conversation with her just out of respect. As a man, I wanted her to know that I wouldn’t disrespect you like that.”

They also speak about his brand new single “Song Cry,” which is both emotional about his own life and socially conscious.

Stream the full podcast below:

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August Alsina Talks Struggles With His Family, Health, and Upcoming Album on ‘The Breakfast Club’


After releasing the trailer, cover and announcing the release date for his anticipated sophomore album This Thing Called Life, August Alsina paid a visit to ‘The Breakfast Club’ for a new interview with Envy, Angela and Charlamagne.

The singer addressed some recent gossip causing controversy and spoke about struggles with his family, personal health, and having suicidal thoughts. He also talked about performing at Lil Wayne’s ‘Lil Weezyana Fest’ in New Orleans, brand new single “Song Cry,” and much more.

Check out the full interview below:

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August Alsina Readies ‘This Thing Called Life’ for December, Shares Album Trailer


August Alsina has finally announced the official release date for his anticipated sophomore album This Thing Called Life.

The album is set to hit stores and streaming services on December 11 via Def Jam Records.  To help promote the release, Alsina has shared a trailer for the album which features the New Orleans native battling insomnia caused by the stress of success.

Last week, August released his emotional new single “Song Cry,” in which he touches on his relationship with his mother, thoughts of suicide, what he expected from his industry peers in light of all things going on in the world and more.

Check out the album cover and trailer below!

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List: The Best of October – Top 12 Records


Where has the year gone?! We’re already in the last two months of 2015 and it feels like we were literally just waiting on summer to hit! However, reality has set in and we’re well aware that it’s time for colder days, longer nights, and change of leaves for your delight. Along with all of those great things, R&B didn’t half-step when it came to what it offered up in October.

From the surprise re-emerging of Adele to the apologetic pleas of Chris Brown and Rick Ross, October delivered some pretty solid releases for us to cuddle up to. Others responsible for giving us what we needed this month were Ariana Grande, Keke Palmer, Miguel, and more.

So, while you binge on all of your younger relatives’ candy from this weekend’s Halloween festivities, get one last treat in with our “Best of October – Top 12 Records” list below!

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New Music: August Alsina – Song Cry


Fresh off the sneak peek of the cinematic  video, August Alsina delivers his emotional new single, “Song Cry.” Produced by Brandon “Bam” Hodges – who has worked with both Chris Brown and Trey Songz – the introspective song finds August taking us on a walk through some dark times.

He touches on his relationship with his mother, thoughts of suicide, what he expected from his industry peers in light of all things going on in the world and more. Singing out, “I can’t hold back these, let me cry / They say a man ain’t supposed to cry / So I’ma let the song cry,” the song pulls from the classic Isley Brothers track “Tears” and of course, Jay Z’s 2002 hit, “Song Cry.”

Alsina’s anticipated sophomore album This Thing Called Life is set to be released later this year and will serve as the follow-up to 2014’s Testimony.

Hear the new single below:

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August Alsina Previews New Single “Song Cry” in Video Trailer


August Alsina sets an emotional tone for his forthcoming sophomore album This Thing Called Life with a trailer for his upcoming single “Song Cry.”

In the clip, which he co-directed with his frequent collaborator Payne Lindsey, Alsina narrates with a deep personal poem, “There’s so much pain that lies within my eyes, like my brothers tragic demise. These tears I just can’t hide.”

A woman’s bloodcurdling cry can be heard alongside images of protests in Ferguson and footage of August fainting onstage.  The clip concludes with a snippet of “Song Cry,” which is produced by Brandon “Bam” Hodge.

This Thing Called Life is due out later this year via NNTME/Def Jam Records.

Check out the trailer below:

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