August Alsina Makes a Tribute to "Hip Hop"

August Alsina is making a run towards the King of R&B, especially with his latest release, Hip Hop.

On this soulful track, sampling “Hip Hop Hooray” by Naughty by Nature, Alsina reminisces on the things that shaped his past and looks forward to his future.  He tributes the track to Hip Hop, a spirit similar to his own, full of ups and downs, and as an art that got him through tough times.

After the success of his Testimony album, Alsina is is back in the studio working on some heat for his next release.

Throwback Thursday: August Alsina stops by Sway in the Morning and talks women, music and more.



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