After a slight delay, August Alsina drops off the second installment to The Product. The Product 2 is longer with more original material from the New Orleans native. DJ Drama hosts, while The Dream, Trinidad Jame$, Curren$y, Roscoe Dash, and Juelz Santana make guest appearances.
August on signing with Def Jam:
I signed with Def Jam in August, a few days before my birthday. I went to meet with Karen Kwak. She told me she had been watching me since my YouTube days. That meant a lot to me. She had a chance to watch me grow. She understands what I come from and what I’m about. When we met, she took me around the building to meet with a few A&Rs. We chopped it up with them, played some music and everyone was feeling it. I met with The Dream and then I met with the CEO, Barry Weiss. He was like, “Man, we doing it. I totally get it. I totally understand it. Let’s do it.” I couldn’t turn down an opportunity like that. It was a no brainer for me. It’s family over there and they rock with me. They believe in my talent and they understand.
August Alsina’s current single, I Luv This Shit ft. Trinidad Jame$ is out now.