AUGUST 08, the R&B singer-songwriter signed to Jhené Aiko’s Allel Sound and Def Jam Recordings, has died. He was 31.
The Los Angeles native’s explanation for dying has not been revealed presently.
Def Jam Recordings supplied Rated R&B with the next assertion: “All the Def Jam household mourns the tragic lack of Ray ‘August 08’ Jacobs. A superb songwriter, an completed musician and a singular artist, August will stay in our reminiscence as a beloved colleague and pal. We prolong our deepest sympathies to his household and family members.”
AUGUST 08’s sister additionally shared an announcement on Instagram:
“As all of us attempt to press via perceive that all of us come right here to serve a soul function. I discover consolation in understanding that my brother lived a full lifetime of abundance. He was in a position to journey the world, and contact tens of millions of individuals whereas fulfilling his soul function as a musician,” she wrote in an Instagram caption.
“I’m proud to have a brother who lives on via music, and I encourage you all to maintain streaming his information and telling everybody how nice he’s. 08/08 = infinity I give due to you all for the calls, textual content, and prayers. Please preserve us uplifted.”
Born Ray Jacobs, the R&B newcomer launched his first EP, FATHER, on Purple Bull Data/ 88 Rising Music in 2018.
He adopted up with Completely happy Endings with an Asterisk, which was launched Aug. 8, 2019. It included options from Goldlink, Duckwrth, Smino and Wynne.
In August 2022, AUGUST 08 launched his debut album, Seasick, on Aiko’s Allel Sound and Def Jam.
The challenge included the songs from his two EPs, In the direction of The Solar and In the direction of The Moon. Each EPs have been launched in Might and July of final 12 months. The latter was the primary challenge issued on Allel Sound.
“August is an unbelievable author, singer and artist whose music speaks to me on so many ranges,” mentioned Aiko in a earlier assertion asserting his signing. “As a fellow Los Angeles native, I’m so pleased with him. August’s expertise, love for songwriting and hands-on method along with his artwork is one thing I can relate to and have a large amount of respect for. It was a pure evolution of our friendship and musical collaboration to have him turn out to be the primary artist signed to ALLEL Sound. I couldn’t be extra excited to work with August.”
Seasick contains options from Aiko, ScHoolboy Q, and Joji. AUGUST 08’s single with Aiko, “Water Signal,” obtained an official video. The tune has over two million streams on Spotify.
In June, AUGUST 08 returned along with his single “Bruises,” produced by Kryptogram.
“Bruises are an expression of affection via all. Been via numerous heartache in my love life however I’ve at all times been in a position to put the items again collectively and transfer ahead. ‘Bruises’ speaks to like and the way it might waiver however by no means fully abandons us,” AUGUST 08 defined.
“Bruises” was the lead single from his subsequent EP, Faux It’s Okay.
Revisit AUGUST 08’s debut album, Seasick, under.