August Alsina has been going through a lot of things in his life. From dealing with life growing up in New Orleans with a father/step-father who was addicted to drugs, being homeless, the death of his brother, depression, having Keratoconus, to dealing with liver disease. Regardless of his circumstances, he’s always come out better than he was before by using his ordeals to propel him forward in his career. By talking about his issues in his music he quickly became one of my favorite artists out there.
One thing I love about music is that it tells a story and expresses feelings that sometimes we can’t or don’t know how to express on our own. As we celebrate Valentines Day I think about how music has helped me celebrate this holiday and set the mood for love in my relationships over the years.