The bad boy of R&B, August Alsina has had a bumpy road this past year. Starting with his New York accident that left him in a coma to him letting the world know via Instagram that he’s losing his sight. Despite all his hardships, he continues to be one of the greatest talents we have come across in a while. From his hard hitting gritty lyrics to his smooth riffs and falsetto, August Alsina continues to deliver great music and be the bridge that connects R&B and Hip Hop.
Alsina, like many other talents such as Rihanna, used the BET Awards as a promotional platform to premiere their latest videos. At the BET pre-show Alsina dropped the visuals to his latest single “Hip Hop.”
He uses this video as a platform to shed light on the genre of music that raised him and made him the artist we love today. Watch the 3-minute video for “Hip Hop” below as the New Orleans native highlights movements like “Black Lives Mattter” and the struggle of growing up in the hood where everything isn’t always the best.
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