August Anthony Alsina Jr., formally known as "August Alsina", releases "NOLA" as a means to remind his fans and audience of who Alsina was in his mainstream rise to fame and behind closed doors.
The New Orleans singer begins his song with an audio montage of various listeners stating that they miss the "old August Alsina" from his 2014 era, and went as far to say that his new discography growth is considered "gay".
Throughout the track, Alsina provides insight upon the trials and tribulations which orchestrated his rise to success, along with the process of overcoming the darkest moments of his life. His introspective nature guides his listeners through his testimonies under an alternative R&B and hip-hop soul genre.
"NOLA" resides in his new album, "The Product III: stateofEMERGEncy" which was released June 25th, 2020, featuring Yo Gotti, Tink, Lil Wayne and Juicy J.
The album also coincides with his new YouTube documentary series, "stateofEMERGEncy: The Rise of August Alsina" detailing in the creation and the context of the album.
Alsina has recently opened up with The Breakfast Club's Angela Yee in an hour and eight minute interview, discussing more about the album along with his alleged relationship with Jada Pinkett Smith.
Written by: Tasha Dowbachuk