August Alsina Sr.
August Alsina is an American singer who grew up in New Orleans. He has drawn from his bitter past to record some of the grittiest contemporary R&B. His latest album, The Product III: StateofEMERGEncy, was released in 2020.
He has a large following on Youtube where he posts his music videos. He also has a popular collaboration with Trinidad James.
Born on September 3rd 1992 in New Orleans
August Alsina was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He was raised by his mother and had a tough childhood because his father and step-father were addicted to drugs. He moved with his family to Houston after Hurricane Katrina to escape from their lifestyle of drug abuse. He began to make music in 2007, and started uploading videos to YouTube. He gained popularity after he covered songs by Musiq Soulchild and Lyfe Jennings.
He got noticed by Atlanta based independent American management and production company ’NNTME MuCo’. After that, he decided to relocate to Atlanta in 2011 and become more devoted to his career. He released a number of mixtapes, including ‘The Product’ and ‘August Alsina University’.
He is 6 feet tall and has a sharp look with dark brown eyes and hair. He is an African-American and believes in the Christian religion. He is not married yet but has been linked to several celebrities like Mandy Williams, Regina Hall, Kayla Phillips, and Adrienne Banfield-Jones.
Moved to Houston after Hurricane Katrina
August Alsina grew up in the slums of New Orleans and lived on the streets for most of his life. His family suffered from drug addiction and his father was a crack cocaine addict. His elder brother Melvin was gunned down on 31 August 2010. He has three other siblings named Travis, Jamal and Chandra.
He started his music career at the age of 14 when he uploaded his first video on YouTube. He covered a song called Hypothetically by Lyfe Jennings and it gained a lot of attention.
Alsina released his debut mixtape The Product in April 2012. This album gave him immense success and he became well-known. He is also known for his singles like Benediction featuring Rick Ross and No Love featuring Nicki Minaj. In addition, he has released three albums titled Testimony, This Thing Called Life and The Product III: State of Emergency. The latter was released alongside a five-part documentary series detailing his life experiences, family and health.
Signed with NNTME MuCo
With the love and hustle of New Orleans running through his veins, August Alsina is eager to follow in the footsteps of NOLA music legends. His recently inked deal Def Jam Recordings looks to be a good step in the right direction. But music wasn’t always in his future.
After growing up in a family that was not musically inclined, Alsina began uploading videos on YouTube and drawing inspiration from Lauryn Hill. In 2010, his brother’s death motivated him to take his talents seriously. He relocated to Atlanta in 2011, where he began carving his own musical path.
Under the guidance of NNTME MuCo (management/production company), also known as Noontime, he released his debut mixtape titled ‘The Product’ in April 2012, followed by the single I Luv This Shit featuring Trinidad James. In May 2013, he released another mixtape titled The Product 2. The success of these releases helped propel him to national prominence. He is now widely recognized for his singles and studio album Testimony.
Signed with Def Jam
August Alsina has been releasing music since 2012, when he released his first mixtape titled “The Product.” He has also collaborated with rappers like Hoodrich and MMG’s DJ Scream. He is a tattoo lover and has covered his entire body with different colors.
He was born on September 3rd and celebrates his birthday every year. He is a family man with three siblings Melvin La’Branch III, Travis La’Branch, and Jamal La’Branch. His father and stepfather both had drug addictions, which led to his mother moving the family to Houston in 2005.
He attended middle school in New Orleans and didn’t have any musical training, but got inspired by Lauryn Hill’s Sister Act 2. He started uploading YouTube videos of himself singing in 2007 at the age of 14. He then began to create his own songs. The murder of his older brother in 2010 was a wake up call for him, and motivated him to start making music full-time.
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