During a busy week we caught up with August Alsina before a sold out show at SOBs. The weekly showcase presented by Hot97 features the premiere up and coming new artist dubbed “Who’s Got Next” and with a buzz already brewing young just turned 21 singer & songwriter August Alsina fits right in. During our interview he spoke on his inspirations as well as what made him start singing see a few excerpts below.
On how “Sister Act” & Lauren Hill inspired him to sing..
” I just saw it and I heard what she was doing and I just knew I wanted to to do that, that’s how awesome she sounded, Lauren Hill posses something very special and extremely talented and to touch me the way that she did I would hope that I could inspire others to want to sing just by me singing”
On why his music is difficult to write…
” It’s difficult because I’m telling you my business, why would I sit here and tell you my business I wouldn’t do that in my normal life but I have been blessed to be in a position that by telling my story it can inspire someone to believe anything is possible”
His Debut EP is on itunes now Downtown: Life Under the Gun
Directed and Photography by Patrick Neree & Neree Studios
Interview by Shawn Thomas
Production Assistants: Terrell | Caitlin Tierney | Lamar Will