August Alsina Cries Out “My Label Is Trash, Tell Them To Free Me”
August Alsina has never been afraid of sharing his struggles. As such, it was only a matter of time before he vented about his career dramas.
A few years ago, the R&B singer was on an upward incline thanks to hits such as ‘I Luv This’ and debut album ‘Testimony.’
However, his momentum muted when sophomore offering ‘This Thing Called Life’ didn’t match the success of his first LP. And despite staying active on the touring circuit, he’s been pretty quiet ever since. Sans publicly declaring his health issues.
Now though, he’s turning up the volume on the situation surrounding his third project – and it’s not a good.
See what we mean below…
Taking to Twitter, he wrote:
I would love to put my album out but DEF JAM is holding it/me hostage because the system is not up & running until next year so they basically dont exist. The label is just TRASH .. I will release free music soon but that has been the hold up. Tell Them to FREE ME 🗣& the Album🗣 https://t.co/xIitEDUaDp
— August Alsina (@AugustAlsina) November 13, 2017
His frustrations are somewhat understandable – as far as being an artist itching to release new music.
That said, context is crucial.
Def Jam just signed Eminem’s manager Paul Rosenberg as its new CEO – a role which doesn’t come into effect until the start of next year. Hence Alsina’s mentions of operations essentially being on hold.
Viewed this way, it could be argued that this vent-ation would have been better placed early next year in the event that his predicament didn’t change. Now he runs risk of riling those who – at least for now – have his career in their hands.
Needless to say, it’ll be interesting to see whether all resolves itself or whether he’s granted his freedom. And if the latter, what comes of “August Alsina” thereafter.