Today, Sept. 3 is the birthday of Southern rap crooner August Alsina, who now turns 26.

The New Orleans native career took off with a year span after his breakout mixtape The Product 2 and lead single with Trinidad Jame$ "I Luv This Shit" exploded. He followed up the momentum and released his debut album Testimony in April 2014 and was named a member of the 2014 XXL Freshmen Class. Since gracing the XXL cover next to the likes of Chance The Rapper, Vic Mensa and Rich Homie Quan, Alsina continued dropping new music and before embarking on a tour with Chris Brown.

Happy Birthday, August Alsina!

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