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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