August Alsina’s journey toward his debut album has been a long one. From gaining popularity through YouTube videos, to ultimately being signed by Def Jam, to the success of his single “I Luv This Shit”, August’s debut has been highly anticipated. “I Luv This Shit” featuring Trinidad James was such a success that August enlisted the help of Trey Songz and Chris Brown for the remix which took the song to a new stratosphere on radio. August then delivered on the raw “Make It Home” ft. Young Jeezy, telling tales of street life and the circumstances surrounding his childhood. Alsina than delivered his third single, “Benediction”, featuring MasterMind himself Rick Ross. Alsina is one of the up and coming R&B artists and right now is his time to shine. His smooth sound combined with the raw intensive lyrics about street life are subject matter that most R&B singers don’t touch, making August a unique artist.