August Alsina Announces Album Title

August Alsina is no longer keeping the title of his upcoming sophomore album a secret. He announced the name via social media Monday night.

In an Instagram video, the R&B crooner revealed that the project is called This Thing Called Life. 

Expected to drop later this year, the LP has already received a stamp of approval from DJ Khaled, who’s shown praising the New Orleans native in two 15-second clips.

“I like the way you sequenced the album,” the rapper states. “The only other time I’ve heard albums like that was like a Dr. Dre Chronic or a Nas Illmatic.

The emcee also dubbed the singer a “young icon,” telling him the structure of the record is “unbelievable.”

This Thing Called Life, which Alsina says is done, is the follow up to his Testimony debut, and the new single “Why I Do It” featuring Lil Wayne is leading the way.

Watch DJ Khaled give kudos to the star below.

Played my new album #ThisThingCalledLife for Khaled nem’ .. Here’s some of what they had to say [ pt.1 ]

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Pt. 2 #ThisThingCalledLife cc: @djkhaled

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