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August Alsina Won’t Hold Back on Debut Album


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Earlier this week, August Alsina announced via Twitter that his debut album, Testimony, will be released on April 15.  Now, the singer is giving fans new details as to what they can expect of his first studio effort, which follows his breakout EP Downtown: Life Under the Gun.

“As an artist, I struggle with how much of myself to give to the people. How much I want my personal business to be judged,” August says in a statement. “I think the EP struck a good balance of who I am and what I’ve been through, but that was just the beginning.”

He adds that “nothing is held back” on the album, which is dedicated to his late brother, Melvin LaBranch III, who was fatally shot in New Orleans in 2010.  “When people hear my story, and see that I came from nothing, they’ll see that it’s possible for them too,” he adds.

In addition to getting guest verses from Jeezy for the project’s first single, Make It Home,” the singer enlisted Yo Gotti on his upcoming set which also includes production from the Feather­stones, Knucklehead, Eric Hudson, Drumma Boy, Jasper Cameron, The Exclusives and Cassius Jay.

In other news, August is gearing up to join 2 Chainz and Pusha T on the forthcoming 2 Good to Be T.R.U. national tour. The 21-city trek will begin in Boston on February 4, making stops in major markets including New York, Chicago, L.A., Seattle and Miami, before wrapping up March 24 in Washington, D.C.

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