Hot Shots: August Alsina Meets Fans For ‘This Thing Called Life’ Promo

Published: Sunday 13th Dec 2015 by David
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For reasons his camp are sure to be eager to understand interest in the R&B singer August Alsina has cooled since the release of his debut offering ‘Testimony.’

However, keen to thank those of his fans who did purchase his latest album ‘This Thing Called Life‘ the entertainer made his way to Atlanta hours ago to launch a meet & greet session at DTLR.

Snaps, and our thoughts on ‘Life’s sales, below…

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August’s problem is one he shares with a number of his R&B male contemporaries.

What that problem is? A lack of competitive drive.

For, in a bid to seem as “cool” and “understated” as possible a number of the genre’s newcomers, including the gifted August, have made the dire mistake of doing too much on social media and not enough where it counts.

By no means are we slamming the camaraderie that exists between today’s “newbies”, but one has to wonder if Rihanna, Drake and Nicki Minaj would be the Rihanna, Drake and Nicki Minaj they are today if they were as happy to float behind Beyonce, Kanye and Lil Kim in the way August does with Chris Brown and Trey Songz.

The truth is, as was the case with Ashanti and Beyonce in 2003, August shares the same fanbase as the Brown and Songz and -rather unfortunately- will never see the sales his talent makes him deserving until his performances, music videos and general branding forces that fanbase to make him their leading man.

It’s simply the nature of the business.

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The way we see it Alsina’s problem has never been his material (it’s great.)

His problem is that he is competing for the panties and purses of fans who think of Drake, Chris Brown, Trey Songz before they think of him.

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  1. Cough Cough December 13, 2015

    He sings right out of his nasal passages…. He has no unique as ya to him or his talent, that’s his problem.

  2. Your MADGEsty (Madonna Stan) December 13, 2015

    He isn’t “talented” at all and it’s as simple as that.

    He is creating the exact same dated & gener Urban- Contemporary R&B music that has been DRAGGING the genre/style down since the mid 2000s, with the exact same hypersexual thug/bad-boy image and he is far from being any sort of a “vocalist”.

    Chris Brown and Trey Songz are on a other level… especially Drake.

    Nobody outside the HOODS OF COMPTON is checkin’ for August Alsyphillis. KI

    • H December 13, 2015

      Ding ding. That’s it in a nutshell. He’s not remarkable. If he isn’t careful he’ll be replaced at Def Jam. Remember what happened to Christina M when they signed Rihanna.

    • August Got tha Fire December 13, 2015

      Madonna’s voice is flatter than a dieting pancake so who are you to talk about August?

  3. Your MADGEsty (Madonna Stan) December 13, 2015

    @August Got Tha STD…

    B****, Madonna is a LEGEND with 400+ Million records sold and whose influence reflects on 95% of the female pop tarts within the industry today… It would take August 2 lifetimes to even touch her legacy!!!

    And please, Madonna in EVITA would pīss and shīt on your anorexic-looking fave any day!!! FOH.

  4. #JACKIE December 13, 2015

    August I’m on my knees and I’m waiting for you to FILL ME UP zaddy!!!

  5. Weezy Tha Goat December 13, 2015

    August big ass mouth also contributed to him flopping b**** only has 2 albums in and thinks he’s on legend status. Whoever his publist is really needs to sit him down and tell him, that he don’t have enough clout in the industry to be talking s***.

  6. Barb-wire December 13, 2015

    More like this skinny thing called “Flopgust

  7. Tyler Makiavelli December 13, 2015

    Idk why he even bothered going on this tour. Its not like he’s a personable celeb. He wasnt even a whole 1 foot away from us in the mosh pit, during the BET full dress rehearsal. He didn’t say a word to his fans. Surprisingly, Chris Brown was really friendly.
    August is not relevant enough to be acting that stuck up!

  8. DIABETES UNBOTHERED December 13, 2015

    What happened to all the GOOD LOOKING guys in r&b???. August is ugly af so is chris in the b4 & after pic above & usher always been hideous about the face… dont even get me started on Neyo. August debuts sales are somewhat impressive tho esp compared to female counterparts like Tinas(hit)e & Cerror. Pray4ANTISOCIAL

    • blahblah December 13, 2015

      your avatar though.

      • Bravo!! December 13, 2015

        Lmao!! Call it like you see it..

  9. blahblah December 13, 2015

    who? what?

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  12. King Mark111 /.\ December 13, 2015

    The way he started out was too street. If you didn’t know better, you would had thought he was a rapper. It’s his personality, he acts like he’s on the same level as a Chris, Trey, or God forbid Usher or JT. You’re NOW, the others are 10 years deep. Him being emotional will be great for his writing and songs, but with promo and interviews, he will turn people off. I will say artist wise, he’s already miles ahead of Try Songs, from an artist standpoint.

  13. CiCi December 13, 2015

    Talented? His album is horrible. One sad song after the other. His attitude sucks and his performances are just as lackluster. It has nothing to do with his friendships with Trey or CB. All three make the same crappy music over and over again but get mad when no one buys it then blames their label. NO! Your music AND attitude suck!

  14. Kitteneyez December 13, 2015

    I love this guy so much longing to meet him

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