Even "Would You Know? On sepia-toned lead single "Hip-Hop," he effortlessly slips back and forth between sweet rhythmic singing and melody-oriented rapping as he describes the environment he grew up in and how he "came up in criminal ways. Alsina's line-blurring between rapping and singing is never quite as experimental as someone like Jeremih or Young Thug, but it feels completely natural. Alsina's music also gestures towards his gospel roots. Persistence is Alsina's default mode of engaging with the world—when he's boasts about "buying the same thing three times" on "Why I Do It," a horn-laden banger featuring an engaged Lil Wayne , Alsina sounds prouder of the work he put in to get to where he is than the spoils of that work.
Follow Billboard. All rights reserved. For an exclusive video in which he discusses his upbringing and eye disease. On paper, you would expect August Alsina to be happy, if not straight-up ecstatic. But today, sitting in a Tex-Mex restaurant in Brooklyn's Bushwick neighborhood, Alsina, 23, wears grimness like body armor. In May, Alsina revealed that he is going blind. He describes how a doctor told him that he had a degenerative eye disease, and that it was steadily worsening.
August Anthony Alsina Jr. In , Alsina released the album The Product III: State of Emergency , along with a 5-part documentary series detailing his life experiences, family and health problems. Alsina was born in New Orleans , Louisiana.
The discography of American singer August Alsina consists of three studio albums , two extended plays , five mixtapes and thirty singles including eight as a featured artist. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. August Alsina discography Alsina performing in Hamburg in Retrieved July 18, UK Official Charts. April 20, December 18, Hits Daily Double. Archived from the original on November 24, Recording Industry Association of America.