Alongside his solo projects, August 08 collaborated with the likes of Channel Tres, Jackson Wang and Ty Dolla $ign,. He also co-wrote DJ Khaled’s chart-topping single ‘I’m the One’.
American musician August 08 has reportedly passed away at the age of 31. 88 rising, the collective to which the producer was part of, shared the news on social media.
A cause of death is yet to be shared.
“RIP August the kindest and most talented genius you will be missed beyond words,” the collective wrote on Instagram.
“Thank you for being an amazing mentor and a steadfast friend through all these years. We are forever grateful to you and the joy you brought in every room, through every song. Your energy, guidance and care gave so much inspiration and strength that will be carried on always.”
Born Ray Jacobs in Los Angeles, August 08 released his debut EP Father in May 2018.
“The project was really based around my father and my father left me when I was young, when I was 11 or 12 years old,” he told Complex at the time of the project’s initial release.
“I also wanted to make it a thing where everybody who’s experienced the thing I’ve experienced can relate and feel something from it. No one is talking about those feelings or having father issues.”
The entire Def Jam family mourns the tragic loss of Ray ‘August 08’ Jacobs. A brilliant songwriter, an accomplished musician and a singular artist, August will remain in our memory as a beloved colleague and friend. We extend our deepest sympathies to his family and loved ones. pic.twitter.com/VQEaUWmtG5
— Def Jam Recordings (@defjam) August 29, 2023
August 08 released two more Eps Happy Endings With an Asterisk and Emotional Cuh , before becoming the first artist to sign with Jhené Aiko’s Def Jam Recordings label venture, Allel Sound in July of last year.
This Summer, August 08 shared the single ‘Bruises’.
“‘Bruises’ speaks to love and how it may waiver but never completely abandons us,” said the artist in a press release.