"This album changed the way I listened to R&B forever. The melodies and harmonies, the way he approached R&B beats with hip-hop flows, and the transitions between songs. I've always appreciated The-Dream's work because I can tell that song transitions and the way his albums are arranged are very important to him. He never just throws them together, and that's something that I enjoy doing with my material. I guess you could say it's in my musical DNA."