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August Alsina Talks Health, Dating, New Single “Hip Hop,” BET Awards & More on Hot 97

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Fresh from Los Angeles where he debuted a brand new video at the BET Awards, August Alsina flew into NYC and swung by Hot 97 to chop it up with the Ebro in the Morning crew.

The video for his latest single, “Hip Hop,” is inspiring in nature and he explained, “Just trying to uplift our people,” he said. “Black people.”

As for people clowning his outfit at the BET Awards, it’s not phasing him at all, although they were wondering about the “abnormally” high heels.  “It’s Giuseppe’s,” he said. “They going to talk to you, good or bad.”

In addition to the new releases and gossip, August and the crew had a deep conversation about his attempts to put on a positive event in his hometown of New Orleans to help uplift the community, and the city denying his attempts to create the event. The discussion turned to issues of race, class and gentrification in many cities.

He also spoke about his health, his dating situation and more. Check out the full interview below:

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Video: August Alsina – Hip Hop

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August Alsina returns to New Orleans while saluting the past and praying for the future in the music video for “Hip Hop,” which premiered during Sunday’s BET Awards.

In the Payne Lindsey-directed clip, the New Orleans native hits the block in a pair of overalls and reminisces on the days when Biggie got shot, while the TV shows present day images of police brutality.

August prays for better days ahead, walking through the streets with a baby in his arms, while people hold up “Black Lives Matter” signs.

Watch the gripping visuals below:

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New Music: Jeremih feat. August Alsina & J. Cole – Planes (Remix)

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August Alsina is getting ready to take flight again, and today he returns with a remix to Jeremih‘s buzzing sex jam “Planes” featuring J. Cole.

The New Orleans native kicks off the slow burner, following Jeremih’s direction he plans to put his girl in the mile high club, as he promises her new heights of pleasure.

“Wanna know I how I do it, girl I does this sh*t / And f*ck the rumors we above that sh*t / I just wanna hit the spot, have you in love and sh*t,” he sings.

Alsina and Jeremih previously collaborated together on DJ Khaled’s hit single “Hold You Down.”

Take a listen to the new remix below:

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August Alsina Announces Emergency Eye Surgery

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August Alsina was back to good health after his scary collapse on stage, which lead to an extended stay in the hospital and even a brief coma.

But, now it appears the young star is dealing with personal issues once again, as he revealed to fans over the weekend that he had to undergo immediate eye surgery for an issue that was causing him to go blind!

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Chris Brown Announces New Tour Dates with August Alsina, Omarion, & Sevyn Streeter

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Chris Brown has plenty more to give fans while continuing to promote his latest album, X. After his successful collaborative tour with Trey Songz, the R&B superstar will be going back on the road this summer. The singer has announced four dates in June with special guests August Alsina, Omarion, and Sevyn Streeter.

The “X Tour Live” kicks off June 10 in Hidalgo, Texas and includes stops in Oklahoma City, Okla., Southhaven, Miss., and Biloxi, Miss.

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List: The Best of April – Top 12 Records

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To keep with the swift movement of the year, our job has been to continuously and rapidly supply you with the latest and greatest of R&B, and the month of April will prove no different.

Adding a few new faces as well as some familiar ones, this month’s round-up of the top picks will keep you along the lines of the mellow and blossoming sounds that Spring brings with it.

Although there were many tracks that were considered, it was the fresh sounds of RCA Records newcomer Jordan Bratton, indie artist Gallant, buzzing duo Lion Babe, and more that eventually pulled us in and captured our hearts. While we’re definitely not negating the talent of all those who released something new to vibe to this month, these specific artists resonated with us a little more.

Ready to see if your favorite jam made the cut this month? Jump into our “Best of April – Top 12 Records” below!

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New Music: August Alsina feat. Meek Mill – Right There (Remix)

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To commemorate the one-year anniversary of his debut album Testimony, August Alsina has released a new remix to his fan-favorite track “Right There.”

Featuring rapper Meek Mill, the duo reflects on their time in the streets and how they created their escape to stardom. Utilizing their past struggles to encourage those who will listen, August and Meek are a perfect match over the Knucklehead and Cassius Jay production.

While this may not necessarily be a brand new song, August is working on his yet to be titled sophomore album and is still receiving positive reviews from his recently released single, “Hip-Hop.”

Take a listen to the remix to “Right There” below:

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New Music: August Alsina – Hip Hop

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Look who’s back!

August Alsina recollects his past and pays homage to the music that helped him along the way, with his brand new surprise single “Hip Hop,” produced by Knucklehead & Korner Keyz.

“Came up in criminal days, livin these criminal ways / What can I say, huggin the block every day, grindin and makin a way,” he sings.

The New Orleans native is currently working on his sophomore album.

Take a listen below:

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