Today we’d like to introduce you to August Bleu.
August, please share your story with us. How did you get to where you are today?
I was just a kid when I fell in love with music. My uncle was a recording artist, by the name of ‘Sir Ced’. He had a video shoot in the neighborhood one day & that’s where it all began for me. I remember going back to my grandfather’s house & listening to the radio, writing to whatever came on the radio, I had the ability to drown out the vocals on my own, so I’d just hear the beat. As I got older, I got involved in other things that distracted me from pursuing a career in music. I started to get into the street life, but during high school I was in a rap group, recording mixtapes & all, I just couldn’t stay focused trying to battle both, the street life & music. I got shot seven times may 13th 2006, that changed everything for me, I became paralyzed. While in a rehabilitation center, I started to write music & from that point on, I dedicated myself to my music career.
We’re always bombarded by how great it is to pursue your passion, etc – but we’ve spoken with enough people to know that it’s not always easy. Overall, would you say things have been easy for you?
It hasn’t been smooth at all! I had to go through a lot! We’ve all heard the phrase/saying “pay your dues”, maaaaan that s*** is REAL! Being in a wheelchair & pursuing a career in music/entertainment is rough. Most of the time I get overlooked or get the crazy stares when I’m hitting the stage to perform, but I can honestly say, the feedback is ALWAYS positive.
Please tell us about your work.
August Bleu is my brand, it’s what I stand on. The goal is to push a positive message that will make a huge impact across the world. There are billions of people who deal with some type/form of “handicap” whether it’s a physical, mental or emotional. My brand is here to comfort & motivate those people. “August” represents my past lifestyle “Bleu” which stands for B.lessed L.iving E.veryday U.ndefeated, represent the lifestyle I live now.
Has luck played a meaningful role in your life and business?
I can honestly & truly say that I don’t believe in luck. I believe the things we go through in life is what shapes us all into the men & women we become later on in life. I believe we all have a turn at success, hard work will never go unpaid. What’s meant, will be.
- Email: AugustBleu3@gmail.com
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- Twitter: @AugustBleu300
Lewis “Kano” Crawford