Albert Joseph Brown III (born June 4, 1968) is a three-time Grammy-nominated American R&B record producer, radio host, recording artist and actor. He was born in Boston, Massachusetts and grew up in Leonia, New Jersey, and Mount Vernon, New York. During the late 1980s under the stage name Al B. Sure!, he was one of new jack swing‘s most popular romantic singers and producers. He is best known for the role of himself in Yakety Yak, Take it Back, and Trash Talk.