August Alsina has unveiled the official artwork for his debut album Testimony, which will arrive next month through Def Jam Records.
On the cover, Aug appears with his head bowed while praying in a church, seemingly a nod to his late brother Melvin LaBranch III, who was fatally shot in New Orleans in 2010
“My soul lies within this sh**! My story, my background, my culture, my heart & lifestyle lies within this sh**,” he wrote in a lengthy Instagram post. “My strongpoints and weaknesses, my highs & my downfalls, I give you my all.. Im telling my deepest secrets, i hope you promise to keep it.” He also revealed the album’s release day, April 15, and added, ” This one is for the REAL one’s ! The ones that’s stuck in the struggle #StrugLife |TESTIMONY|”
The set will include an appearance by Jeezy on the project’s first single, “Make It Home,” as well as a guest spot from Yo Gotti.
August is currently serving as guest act alongside Pusha T on 2 Chainz‘s 2 Good to Be T.R.U. national tour. The 21-city trek will wrap up March 24 in Washington, D.C.
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