Standing Out in R&B
August Alsina: "I don't even like the R&B title because a lot of motherfuckers got it twisted and they think that R&B is... You got to have a jheri curl dripping from your head, you got to do 30,000 spin moves, flips across the stage, and you got to wear some tight ass pants that cut the circulation from your balls, and you got to be a bitch nigga. That ain't what it's about, man.
They think that R&B is...you got to have a jheri curl dripping from your head, you got to do 30,000 spin moves, and you got to wear some tight ass pants that cut the circulation from your balls. And you got to be a b***h n***a.
"I remember back in the day we had Al Green, we had fucking Sam Cooke, we had R. Kelly; just a bunch of real niggas. I think that the stereotype of R&B is fucked up in a lot of people's eyes. It's not even what makes me different, it's just me being me.
"It's like a whole bunch of kids reading in the classroom, what makes me, what makes everybody different from each other is, I'm me and you're you. I'ma do me and you do you. Me and you are not the same. We don't live the same life, we don't fuck the same hoes, we don't wear the same clothes, shoutout to Meek Mill, it's levels to this shit.
"My momma didn't raise him and they momma didn't raise me. Everybody live a different life and everybody got something different to talk about and, shit, I'm just myself and them niggas is them. All I can do is speak for myself."