August Alsina

Aug
10
New Music: DJ Khaled f/ Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, & Jeremih – ‘Hold You Down’

Hold You Down

Another one. After putting it down for the streets on “They Don’t Love You No More,” DJ Khaled caters to the ladies on “Hold You Down,” the second single off his upcoming album I Changed A Lot. The We the Best boss rounds up some of R&B’s leading men for the smooth track featuring Chris Brown, August Alsina, Jeremih, and Future.

Breezy promises to hold it down for his ride-or-die chick on his autobiographical verse.

“I had some problems back home / I ain’t wit’ that bullshit at all / Maybe it’s that Virginia in me / Have a young ni**a go so hard / Through it all you stuck with me / Through it all you never ducked off like them cowards when they hit me / Girl I swear to God you the real one and you know it,” he sings.

The fellas shot a video in the Hollywood Hills last month with director Gil Green.

Stream their sweet serenade below.

Read the rest of this entry »

Aug
1
August Alsina and Nicki Minaj Link Up in ‘No Love’ Video

Nicki Minaj and August Alsina

Nicki Minaj pulled double duty this week. In addition to shooting a video for “Bang Bang” with Ariana Grande and Jessie J, the Young Money rapper joined August Alsina on set of his “No Love (Remix)” video. Nicki cozied up to a shirtless Alsina in a series of sexy Instagram shots.

The video was directed by Benny Boom, who has helmed several Nicki videos including “Beez in the Trap” and “High School.”

“Shot a video to NO LOVE with my little brother from another mother, August Alsina,” she said.

Her new single “Anaconda,” which samples Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Baby Got Back,” was set to premiere on Monday, but it leaked online earlier today. Nicki has yet to address the leak.

On August 14, Alsina will kick off his “Testimony Live” tour with supporting act Teyana Taylor.

Check out more photos from the “No Love” set below.

Read the rest of this entry »

Jul
22
Video: Kirko Bangz f/ August Alsina – ‘Rich’

August Alsina and Kirko Bangz

Kirko Bangz struggles to make a better life for him and his family in the video for “Rich” featuring August Alsina. In the powerful visuals, shot in L.A., the Houston rapper gets caught up with the wrong crowd and makes some poor decisions, which ultimately lead to his demise.

While he sings about his personal experience in the music industry, the video takes a more universal approach.

“There are several ways to becoming ‘Rich,’ which one will you choose?” he asks at the end.

Look for the song on Kirko’s upcoming debut album Bigger Than Me.

Read the rest of this entry »

Jul
21
New Music: August Alsina f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘No Love (Remix)’

No Love

After blessing Usher, Trey Songz, and Cam’ron with her royal rhymes, hip-hop’s reigning queen Nicki Minaj sparks up a remix to August Alsina’s new Testimony single “No Love.” The New Orleans crooner is not looking for a relationship, but Nicki convinces him that they should be more than friends.

“You can’t front like this ain’t way realer / I know you hard, I know that you a killa / I know you started off a dope dealer, but let your guards down / Your ni**as know that you feel her,” she raps.

At the beginning of the record, she tells August that the song is her fave. “I swear this is my favorite song,” she says.

Listen to Nicki plead her case.

Read the rest of this entry »

Jul
21
Chris Brown, August Alsina Join DJ Khaled in New Video

Chris Brown and August Alsina

After enlisting Jay Z, Rick Ross, Meek Mill, and French Montana for “They Don’t Love You No More,” DJ Khaled rounded up another all-star cast for his latest video. The We the Best boss was joined on set by Chris Brown, August Alsina, Future, and Jeremih while shooting his new single.

The crew took over a house in the Hollywood Hills over the weekend with Gil Green in the director’s chair.

“Squad gettin money together!” said August as he posed alongside Breezy on an orange Lambo.

The New Orleans crooner shot scenes poolside with a bikini-clad babe, and Pia Mia stopped by to visit her pal Chris.

The song is slated to be the next single off Khaled’s eighth album I Changed A Lot, due this fall.

Go behind the scenes of Khaled’s upcoming blockbuster.

Read the rest of this entry »

Jul
20
New Music: August Alsina f/ Nicki Minaj – ‘No Love (Remix)’ [Snippet]

August Alsina and Nicki Minaj

As she inches closer to the release of The Pink Print, Nicki Minaj has been keeping busy with a series of guest appearances for everyone from Trey Songz to Cam’ron. The latest is a remix to August Alsina’s “No Love,” a cut off his debut Testimony. The New Orleans crooner took to Instagram to preview Nicki’s highly-anticipated verse.

“You can’t front like this ain’t way realer / I know you hard, I know that you a killer,” she raps.

Next up, the Young Money diva plans to shoot videos for Usher’s single “She Came to Give It to You” as well as Jessie J’s “Bang Bang” featuring Ariana Grande.

The full “No Love (Remix)” drops Monday. Listen to a snippet below.

Read the rest of this entry »

Jul
14
New Music: Kirko Bangz f/ August Alsina – ‘Rich’

Rich

Kirko Bangz just wants to be “Rich” on the first single off his upcoming debut Bigger Than Me featuring August Alsina. The Houston rapper yearns for recognition (“I topped the charts for nine weeks, but they still ain’t notice me”), while the New Orleans crooner dreams of getting money.

“I wanna be rich / Don’t see nuttin’ wrong with wanting more,” he sings on the soulful hook.

Cash in on their collaboration.

Read the rest of this entry »