AUGUST08 shares powerful ‘Emotional Cuh’ EP via 88rising
88rising’s AUGUST 08 today shares his latest project, Emotional Cuh along with a new music video for “21 feat. YNG WeBB.” Listen to Emotional Cuh HERE and watch the “21 feat. YNG WeBB” music video HERE.
Of his forthcoming project, AUGUST shares that: “Every hood has an emotional cuh, an emotional thug, an emotional gangster, kids who are forced to do things they don’t want to do. This is for them. This is a story for those who had to be numb, who don’t have the space to express themselves freely. I hope this project lets them feel like they don’t have to hold back.”
Going deeper on “21,” August adds, “21 is an ode to growing up as a young Black man in a place where everything is against you. Survival is a success. This song is a toast and a welcome home celebration to my lil crodie WeBB.“
Emotional Cuh is the third installment in a series of EPs that also includes 2019’s Happy Endings With An Asterix and AUGUST’s 2018 debut FATHER. The most personal chapter of the series so far, Emotional Cuh unflinchingly and unapologetically narrates his story growing up in disenfranchised neighborhoods of LA and how it chipped away at his youthful innocence. Guiding the listener through a cycle of hooliganism, consequences, ascension and, finally, reflection, the 7-track EP is an insight into the coming-of-age thoughts, feelings, and experiences of someone growing up in this environment, as told by AUGUST 08, a direct extension of the truths that have made him the artist he is now.
A noted producer and songwriter, AUGUST 08 has previously collaborated with the likes of Smino, DJ Khaled, GoldLink, DUCKWRTH, and more, as well as appearing alongside Joji, NIKI, Rich Brian, and others on 88rising’s Head in the Clouds compilations.
AUGUST 08’sEmotional Cuh is out now via 88rising, stream/buy it here.