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August Alsina Clears the Air about Def Jam Tweets, Staying True to Himself & Dealing with Life’s Struggles Through Music

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With his brand new album “This Thing Called Life” out for all the world to hear, the always telling August Alsina stopped by the Sway in the Morning studios to catch up with the team.

After calling out Def Jam last week for leaking his album one day before the release date we hear Alsina speak from the heart about the situation.  Having worked hard and having people to feed he admits the tweets came from frustration.  Speaking more about label culture and the way mainstream music functions Alsina preaches the importance of being true to yourself.

Dealing with his emotions through making music we hear a good amount of pain in “This Thing Called Life.”  Crafting interludes and intros out of late night thoughts it’s inspiring to hear Alsina explain how the music from this album came out.

Check out the exclusive interview below and head to iTunes to grab your copy of “This Thing Called Life.”

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