August Alsina: "With the album, I can tell you this: It's a classic. The album was done the day before I even walked into the Def Jam building. I walked in and had my album ready. They played the songs and they was like, 'Wow, this shit is nuts.' [Laughs.]

 

The album was done the day before I even walked into the Def Jam building.

 

"The album is ready and it's sitting there and just waiting. But what's important to me is making sure people are prepared for the album, because a lot of times I see people force some shit on people and it's not accepted well. I'm all about timing. I'm just putting in my groundwork, and building and making sure the timing is right.

"What's next, I'ma drop my new shit with Rich Homie Quan. I'm going on 106 & Park on August 20 to premier the video. I got some shit with B.o.B and Yo Gotti about to drop too. I listen to whatever I stumble upon. Because I be kind of everywhere with it.

"I'm into John Mayer, I'm into Jeezy, then I'm back on some other shit, then I'm on Lauryn Hill, then I'm on Rich Homie. I try to keep my shit open and never block no creativity, so I'm a little everywhere with it. I'm giving everybody a listen to see what niggas is doing out here."