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We recently had the chance to chop it up with R&B’s new thug, New Orleans-bred crooner August Alsina. Now, the 19-year-old has released his all-new mixtape, The Product.
The DJ Scream-hosted mixtape is dedicated to Alsina’s older brother, who was gunned down in New Orleans on April 15, 2010. Inspired by the tragic events, Alsina began to seriously pursue a career in music. Now, he’s paired up with Atlanta’s Noon Time Unltd, and his impressive work ethic is not overlooked as the young MC has been very consistent, dropping new music and complimenting videos.
The 15-track DJ Scream-assisted mixtape features appearances by G.O.O.D Music’s CyHi the Prynce, Houston’s Trae Tha Truth, Atlanta’s own 2Win, and New Orleans female MC, 3D Na’tee. Though he does not yet have a feature with him, Alsina was able to score co-sign by New Orleans own Juvenile. In our interview just a few weeks ago, he even announced that he penned a yet-to-be released song with Mannie Fresh and Juvenile.
Just a word of advice – you must listen to “Ode To My Project Chicks”, a very creative R&B cover on Cash Money’s 2000 hit “Project Chick”. Trey Songz needs to get on his job – Alsina doesn’t plan on slowing down anytime soon!
Download August Alsina’s The Product here.
Follow August Alsina on Twitter (@AugustAlsina).