August Alsina “The Product” Mixtape Download & Stream
August Alsina releases his First Official Mixtape The Product, Hosted by DJ Scream. The 15-track tape has Features from CyHi The Prynce, Wale, Trae Tha Truth & more.
Dubbed “R&B’s New Thug,” August Alsina also released this project to honor his late brother, who was gunned down in New Orleans in 2010. The 15-track DJ Scream-assisted mixtape features Houston’s Trae Tha Truth, G.O.O.D. Music’s CyHi The Prynce, Atlanta’s own 2Win, and New Orleans female MC 3D Na’tee. August even managed to get the endorsement of New Orleans legend Juvenile, who appears on the tape as well. Some early standout tracks from The Product are the Hot Boyz/Drake cover “Ode to My Project Chicks” produced by The Exclusives, the anti-love song “Sucka”, produced by Sound Mob, and the D. Clax produced “Bad Muthaf*cka”.
August Anthony Alsina, Jr. (born September 3, 1992) is an American hip hop singer from New Orleans signed to Radio Killa Records and Def Jam Recordings. He is best known for his single “I Luv This Shit” with Trinidad James. His debut studio album Testimony was released on April 15, 2014.
August Alsina was born in New Orleans, Louisiana. He attended middle school in New Orleans. Although no one in his family was musically inclined, he was inspired to sing by Lauryn Hill in Sister Act 2. Alsina 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, Alsina‘s mother moved Alsina to Houston, Texas in search of a fresh start after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. Then, Alsina‘s father died. Alsina had disagreements with his mother at some point and was “kicked out.” After his older brother, Melvin La’Branch III, was shot and killed on August 31, 2010, he became more committed to his music, and relocated to Atlanta in 2011.
The Sunday, 4/15 release date is one of personal significance to August Alsina. It’s the birthday of his late brother who was gunned down in New Orleans in 2010. “Dedicated to my big brother. R.I.P. Melvin LaBranch III, 4.15.86 – 8.31.10”, appears on the mixtape’s back cover. The release is a fitting dedication to the brother who inspired August to leave the street life behind and make music his fulltime hustle. Follow on Twitter @AugustAlsina @DJSCREAM @MedievalBeatz Buy Beats Online
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