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. AUGUST 08's incredible new EP, Happy Endings with an Asterisk is enough reason to keep this rising artist on your radar.
August 22, 2019 Deemed the “Asian Coachella,” hybrid management, record label, video production, and marketing company 88rising is bringing Asian voices into the mainstream.
Author: Maxamillion Polo
August 12, 2019 Though classified as a contemporary R&B artist, AUGUST 08 continues to blur the lines of what it means to be a “traditional” singer in the genre.
Author: Emily Bird
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
Genre: Electronic / R&B
From: Osaka, Japan
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From: Brooklyn, NY
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Genre: Hip-Hop / R&B / Rap / Soul
From: London, England
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Genre: Indie / Indie-Pop / R&B
From: Hobart, IN
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