13 Things About a New Orleans, Louisiana Born Singer – CONAN Daily

Biographical Data

August Anthony Alsina Jr. is a singer, songwriter and rapper who was born in New Orleans, Louisiana, United States August Alsina Sr. and Sheila Alsina. Here are 13 more things about the musician:

  1. He was inspired to sing Lauryn Hill in “sister act 2‘, which was published on December 10, 1993.
  2. In 2005 his mother moved him from New Orleans to Houston, Texas, USA. His father fought crack addiction and died in 2006.
  3. In 2007 he did a cover of “hypothetical” through Lyfe Jennings on Youtube. His musical influences include Jennings, usher and Chris Brown. Posted on July 18, 2016, DJ Khaleds song”Would you mind‘ shows him, Brown, Rick Ross, Jeremih, future and Nicky Minaj.
  4. He has a sister named Netia La’Branch and three brothers viz Melvin La’Branch III, Travis LaBranch and Jamal LaBranch. He was 6 years younger than Melvin, who was fatally shot on August 31, 2010. Melvin and his fiancée, Chandra, have three children Chaylin La’Branch, Amaiya La’Branch and Kayden La’Branchwho were born in 2006, 2007 and 2009.
  5. In 2011 he moved to Atlanta, Georgia, USA.
  6. On August 20, 2013, Radio Killa and Def Jam released his extended debut track, “Downtown: Life Under the Gun”.
  7. He battles the rare autoimmune disease Guillain-Barré Syndrome that led to a stage collapse in 2014. Def Jam released his debut studio album “Transcript‘ on April 15, 2014 and his second studio album ‘This thing called lifeon December 11, 2015.
  8. He is 21 years younger than Jada Pinkett-Smith. When they met in 2016, she and Will Smith separated but still married.
  9. In 2018, he became legal guardian to his nieces Chaylin, Amaiya and Kayden after their mother died of cancer.
  10. On February 14, 2019, Shake The World released its second EP “Forever and a day.”
  11. On June 26, 2020, Shake The World and Empire Distribution released his third studio album,The product III: state of emergency“. On June 30, 2020, he said: “The Breakfast Club” host Angela Yee that Will had given him permission to have an affair with Jada, which both Will and Jada refused. On July 10, 2020, Jada Will said on her Facebook show, “Conversation at the Red Tablethat she helped him with his mental health struggles and gotten “into a different kind of entanglement” with him. The music video for his song “entanglements‘ with Ross was released on September 18, 2020.
  12. In 2021 he released a single titled “pretty“.
  13. He was 30 years old when he performed “The Surreal Life” Season 7 on VH1. At the end of the episode, which aired November 21, 2022, to sat next to him after he said: “Love showed itself, but in a new way. I want to share this and truly honor the person I love and who loves me back and teaches me so much about love and healing. I want to do this in front of the world because it contradicts all constructs of what you would say love should be or what love should look like.”