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August Alsina album release

By: Vantrell Leslie

Hometown star, August Alsina, returns home to celebrate album release. August was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and even though no one in his family was musically inclined, August had a passion for singing.

August first uploaded videos to YouTube in 2007 at age 14, starting with a cover of “Hypothetically” by Lyfe Jennings. With both his father and stepfather battling crack-cocaine addiction, August’s mother moved him to Houston, Texas in search of a fresh start after Hurricane Katrina. August had disagreements with his mother and was eventually kicked out.

After his older brother, Melvin, was shot and killed on August 31, 2010, he became more committed to his music, and relocated to Atlanta in 2011. After relocating, August released his first mix-tape entitled “The Product,” which was released in April 2012.

Alsina’s first hit single titled “I love it,” featuring Trinidad James, was released in Jan. 2013, which lead to Alsina’s career taking off. August released a full debut album titled “Testimony” which included a track list of 17 songs. To celebrate the release of his new album alsina decided to celebrate in his hometown, New Orleans, by having an album signing at best buy. August gave out autographed booklets and took photos with fans. Following the album signing, there was an album release party at the Howling Wolf located in the Warehouse district. He performed songs from his highly-anticipated album.

The new Orleans native got really personal with the crowd by doing a walk through and even taking “selfies” with a few fans. August expressed his true love and appreciation for all of his fellow natives for coming out to support him. He assured the crowd that he would represent the city to the best of his ability and pave the way for many other local aspiring artist on the rise. August is a ball of sunshine and talent and the world should prepare themselves for this New Orleans native to take the music industry by storm.

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