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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All my luv for August Alsina | Reviewer: Jakyah Toliver | 12/3/13
August Alsina, I luv ya music and everything about u and know wat u been through in ya life. I read your bio and we have a lot in common. I am a great fan of u and your my favorite singer. I remember wen I listened to your song "downtown" and I cryed off of it because it reminded me so much about my life. I got talent in singing just to let u know and people luv my singing. I go to the studio and record music and I am trying to be the best as I can be. I just wanted to Share this with u to let u know how I feel. By the way my name is Jakyah Toliver and I live in NEWARK NJ....Facebook name is Kyah dv girl Toliver....thank uu ;-) :-) :-P
The Great August Alsina...lol | Reviewer: Dana | 11/30/13
As I listened to Don't Forget About Me I cryed. Its so amazing how you can go through so much and use that as your motivation. Aug, you are a great artist and the fact that you stepped up to the plate to take care of your responsibities just proves that you are a real man! Love you August!
August | Reviewer: ReeRee Hawkins | 11/29/13
August is a talented young man. I love his music, he speaks to me. His words tells a story. I'm proud to have his music flow into my ears. His a sexy artist that has my respect in music. I would pick August any day. I hope he keeps up the work. He has a voice and he has caught me with no regrets. Your voice caught me, I had to find you and when I did I was amazed. Love you, you have my heart and ears. Love Alsina. His my boo. The struggles over. Bangz
august alsina "DOWNTOWN" feat. kidd kidd..... best song ever made nigga keeps it 100 and talks about his life story | Reviewer: "wolfman" | 11/27/13
August alsina is a genius nigga stright up sings about his life .DOWNTOWN is the rawest song its a banger in my whip slammin on my 2 ..12s everyone should respect dis guy land everone should listen to DOWNTOWN!
Big Time Fan | Reviewer: Taylor | 11/21/13
I Love Alll Your Music & i Really Begin To Listen To It Because it tells your Life Story . I Jus Found Somebody That i listen to in the car , at home , anywere alll day everywhere i go Im a Very Big Fan And i Love Alll Your Songs .
August you Inspire me:) | Reviewer: Alana | 11/14/13
To be honest i use to always listen to your music when you were underground and on youtube. I know it his hard about your brother but to see that you made it from hard living to becoming successful really motivates me and other people to follow in the right path. I am your #1 fan here saying good work and keep the albums coming i got all already need to add more to the collection.
just amazing to be so inspiring to younger people | Reviewer: makya,jackson miami,florida | 11/12/13
when i first listen to your song i luv this $h*t i fell in love by how your vocals in your pitch was.IT has made me make up my mind to be a singer today.I wanted to be a model but idk what to expect for them to say.People has really negative things that they always have to say.I also grew up with alot of family issues and my cousin dying at a young age so i just want you to know keep your head don't ever let your down and shine bright like a diamond THANK YOU HAVE A WONDERFUL DAY
<3... | Reviewer: Bri Edwards | 11/10/13
Wow August has been through alot.. thought he was just another guy that came in the rap game but after reading this you could be a big inspiration to others.. keep going august never give up on where u going an trying to get to<3 I Love You #bigFan
Obsessed with Him Part 2 | Reviewer: DEATIONA AND CHRISTY | 11/8/13
AS U KNOW NOW MY OTHER NAME ON HERE IS CHRISTY I MADE UP A NAME MY REAL NAME IS DEATIONA BUT I USED THE NAME CHRISTY I LOVE HIM SO THE ONES THT SAY CHRISTY AND DEATIONA THATS ME :)
Obsessed with Him | Reviewer: Deationa | 11/8/13
Actually U no i love august alsina more than anything my life is depending on him when i was listening to dont forget about me it made me cry at the end he was gettin it though just made a power point about you i love the song ghetto but what i love the most is august alsina when i say i love him more than anything in the whole world i dont love him more than god i got more to this story i just cant explain how much i love him because i cant feel my self im so numb im so wasted so dumb shit faced just in case i dont make it - August Alsina 'Numb' i love u Baby And I no u love all of your fans but wen i meet u who nows wat ima do O Lawd .
August Alsina..My Babe ;) <3 | Reviewer: Keke.moore47 | 11/6/13
omg August i love you so much writing this made me cry because im listening to Downtown and its so hard to realize ur so talented and that youve been through so much im sorry baby things will get better for you before your 21st birthday i love you!!
I LOVE THIS SHIT <3 | Reviewer: Moose Moose | 11/2/13
Oh My God . Just Reading This Made Me Cry . I Was Listening To His Music And I Could Feel A Tear Fall Down <3 Everything Will Get Better In Life . Just Keep Yo' Head Up Baee <3 Keep Doin What You Love An Show Yo' Brother An Family That You Can Be Someone With Your Life, Show Them You May Have Came From A Tragic Child Hood , But You Can Keep Your Head Up, An Just Know That You Now Have An Angel Watching Over You<3 Love You August <3
August Alsina .! <3 | Reviewer: Takiyah | 10/29/13
August Alsina is amazing.! Sooner or later he will inspire others... When i heard " Downtown " i was crying ... that song was touchy and i saw where he was coming ... its sad to be in a situation like that .! But i love August Alsina... he an awesome person
August Alsina | Reviewer: Tashaa <3 | 10/28/13
OMG I LOVE YOU AUGUST ALSINA SO MUCH WE GON GET MARRIEED AND HAVE KIDS I CANT WAIT TILL U HAVE A CONCERT IN RICHMOND VIRGINIA IMA BE UP IN THAT JAINK AND I LOVE ALL OF YOUR SONGS:) YOU SO DAMN SEXY. THE REMIX OF I LUV THIS SHIT THAT JAINK GO HARRD WE NEED TO MEET ONE DAY
August Alsina | Reviewer: DeAndrea lark | 10/28/13
WE ARE ALIKE IN MANY DIFFERENT WAYS...AUGUST YOU ARE A ROLE MODEL TO ME AND MANY MORE,YOU LET NOTHIN STOP YOU FOR WHAT YOU WANTED TO DO....YOU FOLLOWED YOUR DREAMS AND KEPT YOUR HEAD UP....YOU AND I ARE PEOPLE WHO CAN CHANGE THIS WORLD TOGETHER,BUT WE CAN ONLY TAKE ONE FOOT STEP AT A TIME!!!'
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