August Alsina

August Alsina Sheds Tears, Macklemore Marches for Mike Brown


The grand jury’s decision not to file any criminal charges against Darren Wilson, the Ferguson police officer who killed unarmed teen Michael Brown, sent shockwaves throughout the country.

The hip-hop community including Diddy, The Game, and Big Sean cried out for justice on social media, B.o.B called for a Black Friday boycott, and Q-Tip and Macklemore marched in the streets.

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Usher Brings Out Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, & Kid Ink at L.A. Show

Usher, Chris Brown, and August Alsina

Usher’s “UR Experience” pulled into L.A.’s Staples Center on Friday night with a slew of surprises. After bringing out Trey Songz in Chicago, the R&B superstar was joined by some more of his R&B brothers including Chris Brown, Jeremih, and August Alsina.

Kid Ink was up first, hitting the stage for their collaboration “Body Language” before Jeremih turned up on the remix to DJ Khaled’s “Hold You Down” and his own top 10 hit “Don’t Tell ‘Em.”

After opening for Usher earlier in the evening, August returned for “I Luv This Shit” with a surprise appearance from Chris Brown, who was greeted with roaring applause. Breezy then delved into “Loyal” while August captured the moment on his iPhone.

“Breezy, I don’t think they’re ready to turn all the way up,” said Usher before the two launched into their X hit “New Flame.” They wowed with their slick moves, and Usher showed off his abs, before hugging it out.

Watch the R&B heartthrobs’ swoon-worthy set below.

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Chris Brown Announces Tour Dates with August Alsina

Chris Brown and August Alsina

Before he hits the road with Trey Songz next year, Chris Brown will head out on his “X Live Tour!” with special guest August Alsina.

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Usher Brings Out Trey Songz and August Alsina in Chicago

Usher, Trey Songz, and August Alsina

Usher brought the “UR Experience” to Chicago’s United Center on Monday night, and he was joined by some special guests. After opening for Usher earlier in the evening, August Alsina returned to the stage along with Trey Songz to perform the remix to “I Luv This Shit,” and the ladies went wild.

“I went on tour with Usher a couple years ago. It changed my life,” Trigga told the crowd. “Make some noise for one of the greatest in the game—greatest there ever is, greatest there ever will be. I love you, boy.”

Usher also welcomed Rico Love, who penned several of his hits including “There Goes My Baby,” to perform his single “They Don’t Know.”

The “UR Experience” hits the west coast later this week before winding down on December 14 in Tampa, Fla.

Watch the R&B superstars touch down in the Chi.

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New Music: Kevin Gates f/ August Alsina – ‘I Don’t Get Tired’

I Don't Get Tired

Now that’s he’s made a full recovery, August Alsina is wasting no time getting back to work. After the release of “Grindin’” last month, the New Orleans crooner, who’s currently on tour with Usher, teams with Kevin Gates on the Baton Rouge rapper’s single “I Don’t Get Tired,” inspired by the popular hash tag #IDGT.

Kevin grinds non-stop on the hustlers’ anthem (“I got six jobs, I don’t get tired”), while August goes hard on the hook.

Their collaboration can be found on Kevin’s mixtape Luca Brasi 2, available December 15.

Salute their hustle.

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August Alsina Opens Up About Coma, Meeting Beyoncé on ‘The Breakfast Club’

August Alsina

In September, August Alsina passed out onstage during his “Testimony Live” tour in New York. The “No Love” singer was in a three-day coma and had “over 10 seizures.”

The day before he collapsed, he paid a visit to Power 105.1′s “The Breakfast Club.” After taking some time off, a rested August, who is currently on tour with Usher, returned to the show on Monday in his first interview since the incident.

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Video: August Alsina – ‘Grindin”

August Alsina

Six weeks after collapsing on stage during his show at New York City’s Irving Plaza, August Alsina gets back to business. The New Orleans crooner, who was hospitalized for exhaustion, dehydration, and seizures, spent three days in a coma and was forced to cancel the remaining dates on his “Testimony Live” tour.

But the hustle continues. On his first new song on six months, which was inspired by Lil Wayne’s “Grindin’,” he address the rumors, haters, and his now famous fall.

“A lot of these lames kept hatin’ on a ni**a / When I took a little fall you was steppin on a ni**a,” he sings on the Knucklehead-produced track.

He continues, “I just got of out of a coma / It showed me that when God is for me, no weapon can hold me / That’s why I go hard for N.O. and my homies, and I pay homage to ni**as before me.”

August will perform for his largest audience yet when he joins Usher on his “UR Experience” tour beginning November 1 in Montreal.

Watch him confront his critics and put on for his city in the dark and haunting video.

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