Out of all the hip hop club banger’s to do a soulful acoustic remix to, I’m sure Juicy J’s raunchy “Bandz”, is not the first track that comes to mind. Rising R&B artist and recent Def Jam signee, August Alsina may be more innovative than you think. The New Orleans native did the unthinkable, and turned “Bandz” into a ballad. While you can’t help but pop lock and drop it to the original version, August forces you to slow down. The track is sexy and surprisingly heartfelt.
The visuals for his remix follow the same theme. The Artemis Jenkins’ directed music video follows a young woman with true passion and talent for dance, but uses stripping to make ends meet. Check out the video for yourself here.