August Alsina is keeping the R&B flag flying sky high with every remix he put into motion. This time around, it’s Kehlani’s chart-topper “Nunya” passing before his nose. In a method made famous by his contemporaries, August Alsina understand that to jump on a riddim never entails stealing the artist’s proceeds or recognition. Therein lies the problem of competition, none of which seems to concern a duly inspired Alsina, whose trip to the surf spot isn’t done in vain.
Case in point, Alsina’s cover doesn’t negate Kehlani’s talking point in the original. You could argue, by attributing his name to her single, he’s actually given it credence, a song worth doubling up on. Just take the wheel for a minute: “Nunya” business is typically associated with the winning side, the victors, the kind of folks who’ve got money but choose to spend it on the low.
Alsina’s “Nunya” cover marks the first notable song submission since he dropped an 8-song EP in February, boasting a standout number with R&B thugs Jeremih and Ty Dolla $ign, known to core fans as the MihTy hybrid. Alsina has proven once again, he’s as big a part of the conversation as his high profile friends.
The time I invested, you can’t give it back
You can’t get mad at the way I react|
You got me feeling like you’re just an actress.