The future is bright for the talented and brash August Alsina. Somehow still only 24 years old, he is more determined than ever to elevate his art, as well as his public profile. “I’m so focused that sometimes I feel like I don’t need to eat," he said last year in an interview with The Breakfast Club.

We've selected one song from each of the New Orleans singer's eight projects, plus one of his old YouTube videos and a brand new track. Click through the image gallery to listen to a few highlights from the full course of his career.