Electronic / R&B
AUGUST 08 is the pillar of the creative family that is 88RISING. As a songwriter, he’s 88RISING’s secret weapon when it comes to creating hits for Joji, Rich Brian, NIKI, and many more. He is the glue to this family that represents muxic’s ascendant globalism.
An expert in crafting emotionally intricate works of modern R&B, he has written hits for the likes of DJ Khaled, Chance The Rapper, Justin Bieber, Lil Wayne, G-Eazy, and many more. AUGUST 08 impressed last year with his debut Father, resurrecting buried emotions and suppressed memories to give listeners a vivid and honest portrayal of his life after age 11, when his father walked out on him and his family. AUGUST 08’s ingenious artistry helped him gain the title of one of Red Bull’s Artists to Watch in 2019.
April 13, 2019 These are the records that shaped our favorite artists.
Author: Alissa Arunarsirakul
February 15, 2019 This week’s playlist additions include Dennis Lloyd’s valiant return, August 08 and Smino’s harmonious collaboration, Matt Maeson’s ode to life on the lonely road, and much more.
Author: Yasmin Damoui
February 13, 2019 The fusion of tribal, hip-hop, and electronica undercurrents that surge forth paint a picture of love lost under the flashing lights of the dance floor.
Author: Maxamillion Polo
July 25, 2018 "We're not trying to break stereotypes or change people's mindsets. We're showing people what we can do, by doing what we do."
Author: Jessica Thomas
Genre: Electronic / R&B
From: Osaka, Japan
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Genre: Indie-Pop / R&B / Soul
From: Brooklyn, NY
Related Artists: Khalid, Frank Ocean, SZA
Genre: Hip-Hop / R&B / Rap / Soul
From: London, England
Related Artists: Frank Ocean, Bryson Tiller, Xavier Omar
Genre: Indie / Indie-Pop / R&B
From: Hobart, IN
Related Artists: BROCKHAMPTON, boy pablo, Cautious Clay