August Alsina: "When I moved to Houston I was a young'n. We was always back and forth from New Orleans to Houston. I remember being in middle school some years before Katrina, and starting over, and being real upset with my mom for making us move so drastically.
The reality of it is New Orleans is f**ked up. But under it all man, we got some great people. New Orleans creates some great people, some loving people with a lot of heart.
"As bad as New Orleans may seem to people—the reality of it is New Orleans is fucked up. But under it all man, we got some great people. New Orleans creates some great people, some loving people with a lot of heart.
"But we so caught up and focused into our ways. We have our own type of people. New Orleans, we like our own country in my mind. From New Orleans to Houston, the people were very different. Just the attitude in New Orleans. You can see somebody that you don't know from Adam and Eve, but they speaking like they know you. You giving hugs and shit like you knew this person all your life.
"You go to another place, and motherfuckers is booting up at you and they looking at you like you got some shit on your face. So it just was real different, man. The learning system in school was different, everything was different."