The wait is over.
August Alsina is set to return with his first album in nearly five years, The Product III: State of Emergency. The 27-track set is due June 26 featuring collaborations with Yo Gotti and Tink, as well as Lil Wayne and Juicy J, who both appear on “Resent.”
The music will document the 27-year-old’s journey including his upbringing as a crack baby, losing his father and sister, and becoming the guardians for his three nieces, as well as his battle with an auto-immune disease that nearly killed him.
Leading up to the album’s release, August will roll out a new track each day, starting June 21 with “NOLA.” Each song will be accompanied by an episode of his 5-part documentary.
In December, he shared a trailer for the doc. “I made a film. About life & all its journey’s,” August said at the time. “About pain & what a gift & teacher it has been to me. About how ones pain & .stateofEmergency causes one to EMERGE•and•SEE, clearly. About love & what it’s been teaching me. About us as of people & our connectivity. A film about truth & how it hurts to face it, yet you still gotta face it anyway. A film about tragedy & triumph & victory!”
The Product III: State of Emergency marks his first release since 2015’s This Thing Called Life. It also serves as the third installment in his Product mixtape series, which began in 2012. The sequel, The Product II, followed in 2013.
The New Orleans crooner hasn’t released any music this year. His last release was “Today” in December.