14 New Artists to Watch in 2014

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  • Sage the Gemini
  • Adrian Marcel
  • August Alsina
  • Chance the Rapper
  • Mack Wilds
  • Vic Mensa
  • Isaiah Rashad
  • SZA
  • Migos
  • Problem
  • Tiara Thomas
  • Rich Homie Quan
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  • Lil Bibby

August Alsina

August Alsina personifies struggle. His parents dealt with drug addiction, his brother was shot and killed, and as a New Orleans native, he was deeply affected by Hurricane Katrina’s devastation. He hasn’t allowed any of that to slow him down, though. The 21-year-old gained notoriety with his Trinidad James-assisted single “I Luv This ****,” which was off of his May 2013 DJ Drama-hosted mixtape, The Product 2. Then, late last year, the Def Jam signee dropped his upcoming album’s lead single, “Ghetto,” featuring Rich Homie Quan(Photo: Bennett Raglin/BET/Getty Images for BET)

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