New Orleans' August Alsina, a recent signee to The-Dream's Radio Killa imprint whose smarmy delivery reminds me a little of Tim Vocals, has released a new tape of thugged-out R&B, The Product 2. (It follows The Product, released last April and still up for download.) The-Dream appears briefly, singing the refrain of New Edition's "Can You Stand the Rain" on "Confessions Interlude." Pay special attention to "Get Ya Money," produced by DJ Spinz and his protege Dun Deal, a foulmouthed "Suit & Tie" remake called "Shoot or Die" and "Down Right Now," a skeletal production from FADER producer to watch Knucklehead.
Download: August Alsina, The Product 2