August Alsina Biography
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Born and bred from the streets of New Orleans, Louisiana, enter into the game, 20-year-old August Alsina...
With the love and hustle of the Crescent City running through his veins, August is eager to follow in the footsteps of the NOLA music legends that paved his way. His recently inked deal Def Jam Recordings looks to be a great step in the right direction, but music wasn’t always in his future.
August learned at an early age that drugs and money could make you, or break you. With both his father and stepfather battling crack addiction, August’s mother moved their family to Houston, Texas in search of a fresh start. But Houston provided no happy ending. For years a young August endured a home life plagued by drugs and violence. At just 14, he got word from New Orleans that is father, August Sr., lost his battle with drugs and alcohol.
In an attempt to escape his reality, August took to Youtube, where he posted dozens of homemade performance videos. His clips covering Musiq Soulchild, Lyfe Jennings and others went viral, generating millions of views in just over a month. It seemed that he was finally taking his first steps toward a bright future in music, but just a year later, reality hit home when his best friend was shot and killed in the streets of Houston. As quickly as August appeared, he vanished form Youtube, back to the real world. With tensions mounting at home, 16-year-old August was kicked out. Alone, he returned to New Orleans and took to the streets, selling drugs as a means of survival.
With his older brother also in the streets hustling, it wouldn’t be long before August learned that the addiction to money could be as deadly as the addiction to drugs. Just days before August’s 18th birthday, his older brother was gunned down in New Orleans East, another unsolved murder in one of the nations most dangerous cities. “I never expected them [the police] to find his killer”, August explains. “People die everyday in the streets of New Orleans. Unfortunately, death has become a way of life,” but not for August. His brother’s death became his motivation to not become a statistic, but to pursue his musical aspirations on an entirely new level.
Under the guidance of Noontime Unlimited (management and production company), August relocated to Atlanta in 2011 to begin carving his own musical path with his life experiences at the center of his artistry. He recently teamed up with Hoodrich/MMG’s own DJ Scream for the release of his debut mixtape, ‘The Product’, which spawned the internet and radio buzzing anti-love single, “Sucka” which features fellow New Orleans crooner Lloyd.
Yet to reach 21 years old, with already a lifetime of experiences behind him, August is living proof that your past doesn’t have to dictate your future, and that life’s hardships can be the motivation required for success. With Grammy Award winning singer/songwriter The Dream prepping August’s debut project for release through his Radio Killa/Def Jam imprint, the path to success has been laid. Look for August to make 2013 his official coming out party.
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keep makn music | Reviewer: Liz | 2/26/14
I know u have been threw alot its sad it makes me wanna cry
Keep making good music and keep your head up. I love your music, your my favorite artist. You also have a very good voice.
Congrats!!!!! | Reviewer: Tyshawna LaShay Grahm | 2/26/14
Dear August Alsina,
First off you're probably not gonna take time out your busy day to read this, but it's worth a try. I love you so much the love is real.ANd the love is so real I hope to one day become one of your best friends or one the closest people you I can sing a little but mostly I just want to be a music producer. But, enough of my life I know you probably don't want people to feel sorry for you because people learn form their mistakes, but I'm really happy to see become such a great singer after everything you been through and one day I hope i can say the same.I beat your brother is looking down from heaving smiling being glad that you took the right path and didn't stay on the wrong but I love you and really want to marry but I don't think it will happen. I just want you to know that you definitely caught attention from us people in in the carolinas we all love and will continue to.
With much love your biggest fan Tyshawna
My life at 15... | Reviewer: tanajia gregoire | 2/25/14
i understand what yhu wen throw... im from st.Martinsville Louisiana small town people here is diein every day.. mamma trying to keep me nd my lil brother out the streets. she alway told me dnt let no nigga hold yhu down or disrespect yhu...alway do yhu dnt gf wat people say abt yhu b/c they will alway have sum one trying to bring yhu down,, now mii brothers is in the streets selling drugs try go get fast money and yhu see me the streets wasnt a good place fa me i might be a lil ghetto but im book smart... mommy dnt raise no dummy ...and im damn show not going to start being one now
"Shawty K" | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/17/14
August I love yu'r music soo much also Yu are soo fine I wish tht I could meet Yu some dae I am soo sorry for yur lost but Yu have to keep on livin yur life no matter wat ! ILOVE YU AUGUST !!! I live all of yur songs yur so creative one of mhi favorite songs is ghetto , downtown , bandz and I luv this sh!t love ya August just keep livin yo life to Da fullest 2k14!
support for august aslina | Reviewer: kania | 2/13/14
hi august i'm your biggest fan and your life story is so sad.august u are so talented i love the way u sing because i always want to be a sing and a actor b/c i can act and mostly sing so yea i am trying to strive and get on my feet at only 14 years old b/c i really want this. All my life i grew up watching 106 and park just to see you and i always say i going get there one day so yea i respect u and your story because that's sad and i just want to say thanks for inspired me to sing b/c u did this. ; )
Please Read!!!! | Reviewer: Mrs.Alsina | 2/8/14
August Anthony Alsina Jr. Im so sorry what you've been through . I thought life was tough for me until i heard your story . Im crying because even though youve been through so much God still kept you on your feet . It could have been you who was killed but it wasnt . See how life can go from and upside down cake to a sunny side up . God brought you through showed you that drugs and money wasnt the only thing to life . Look at you 21 living life on a tour singing and doing something you love . Thats amazing . I love how you write your music about life expierences many people express pain in diffrent ways but you chose a good way and its like it helps other people who go through the same things you do . I love everything about you . your music your style just you in general . I've heard all of your songs and downloaded every single one of tthem . I Know the lyrics by heart too . Im a young girl who loves to sing just like you . Im your #1 Fan . a number one fan doesnt mean knowing everything about you its about how you connect and love the artist for them . but I do know everything about you . Your music cheers me up when im sad . I will hope to come to one of your concerts if i can afford it . but you know what makes me the maddest all these #1Fan wannabes who say they love you but in reality they only love you for your looks . see i love you for you if you were ugly id still love you . I always have i remember when i first found you and i told people about you and they ignored me now they wanna say your their husband like SWERVE anyways thanks for being you hope you stay succesful !! -#1Fan
LOVEN ALSINA <3 <3 | Reviewer: LaLa Alsina <3 <3 | 2/7/14
AUGUST I KNOW YOU PROBABLY NOT GONNA SEE THIS BUT YOU ARE MY FAVORITE SINGER. I LOVE YOUR VOICE I CAM SING AND DANCE AN I HOPE HOW YOUR DREAM CAME TRUE MINDS DOES TO YOUR MY INSPIRATION....MWAH :*
August , | Reviewer: Anonymous | 2/5/14
you will probably never see this but I see you been through a lot & you lost some people that you was very close to . well just wanna take the time to say I appreciate your music very much & I love you sooooooo much you are my future husband Idc Idc Idc , lol but anyways you are a very fine gorgeous handsome sophistacted man , and I just love you so much but yeah ! you are brave & the songs " downtown "& " don't forget about me " really touched my heart & everything . you take good care of your brothers daughters & they're so cute. but I love you .& I hope you see this too
~ yah biggest fan / baby forever.!
august alsina | Reviewer: Taya | 1/31/14
August Anthony alsina jr I love you,& I know everything about from wen you was little to 21 example I know your whole name,& when you was born,&how you grew up,& you inspired me
Ps. Taya your number one Fan
deep | Reviewer: sarah | 1/28/14
that's sad made me cry. that's why you made downtown. it's good you are doing this for a good cause.i like your story history. hope life is much better.btw you are sooooooo fine.
<3 | Reviewer: Unknown | 1/18/14
August I Love You So Very Much I Look At You As My Boyfriend Ctffu ! But I See You Been Through A lot .I Thought You Was Just A Cute Boy From The Town But I Was Very Wrong . You Are A Strong Bull That Is Brave & You Are And Forever Will Be My Celebrity Crush ! I Love You .
~ From Yah Babe .
august | Reviewer: ideline | 1/3/14
heey youll proably never see this but i just wanted to let you know that im a big fan of your music it inspires me i love all your songs keep doing what your doing dont ever give up your brothers are looking down at you and the songs downtown and dont forget about me had me in tears im really sorry for your lost but i just wanted to tell you that im a big fan of all your music and i love you <3 <3 <3
August Alsina's biggest fan of all time | Reviewer: Bryah Yancy/Alsina | 12/28/13
This bio made me cry,but I didn't no that your songs were based off your life until I listened to your songs Downtown,and Don't forget about me.Both songs made me cry non stop an out of the blue I would think about the songs and they relate to something's that happened to me ,and just start crying(like now).But I just wanted to say your a really strong man,and bless your heart,and family.Well I'll shorten this but I really really Love Love Love you August with all my heart<3
Things i just wanna say... | Reviewer: daija taylor | 12/27/13
Ok, first off, I wanna say I love u August Alsina and I feel your pain because once I listened to the song Downtown, I didn't understand it at first but when I kept listening to it, I was like did his brother really pass n I didn't even know your brother pass until I listened to that song Don't Forget About Me. And that sog touched my heart n I started to cry n understand why you had to make the choices that you made, n why u had to do wat u did. And at the end of that song I could hear u crying n trying to take back the pain. But I juss wanna say, it ok, n I understand ur pain n when ur mom had to put up with ur drama n how u were on the streets when u didn't have a home n ur brother will always be in my heart. And look, I'm only 14, plus I just turned 14 last week so, ur basically reading this from a little girl. But anyway, keep doing wat ur doing n keep making music cuz its successfull. Now that's all the things I just wanna say..so be blessed n I love u August Alsina<3
august alsina | Reviewer: payten | 12/25/13
i love the way how you are so honest about your life and im so sorry about your brother i hope you the best and i love the way that you say your brother make you do better . and i love your songs and i hope you have a concert soon and i'm so happy you made a video about your brother downtown
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