Soulja Boy
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soulja-boy-200.jpgBefore you call him a one hit wonder, Soulja Boy wants you to really listen. Did this 17-year-old rapper/producer get lucky, or is he just the online marketing genius that the new industry needs?

These days, it seems easy to discredit an artist that makes dance songs and blew up off YouTube. Still, there’s something to be said about the Atlanta-and-Alabama-raised Soulja Boy. He started off as another kid with a SoundClick page, but at the age of just 17, he’s parlayed his basic Internet self-promotion skills into a record deal and a bonifide national smash record. His YouTube videos for the mind-numbingly infectious songs, “I Got Me Some Bapes” and “Crank That (Soulja Boy),” have garnered him more than 11 million hits on MySpace, a heavy co-sign from Atlanta producer Mr. Collipark, national radio and television exposure and a spot on Interscope Records’ roster. A follow-up instructional video for the “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” dance has also received nearly six million views on YouTube in two months and fanned the flames of his smoldering success. Love him or hate him, this is viral marketing done right. XXLMag.com caught up with the kid born DeAndre Cortez Way during a month-long promotional tour for his new album, SouljaBoyTellEm.com.

What do you think is the biggest misconception about you?
That I’m a one-hit wonder. I know that probably comes out a lot of people’s mouths. After my album drops on October second, I think I’m going to shut a lot of folks up. They lookin’ at me right now because the song’s the number one ringtone in the country, number one song on the Billboard charts, number one video on iTunes, and they probably just seeing it as another one-hit wonder. They think it’s not going to be good, it’s not going to be a career, but it is a career. It’s going to be a long career — we got the clothing line, Soulja Boy TV, the second single’s dropping. After they see what I’m coming with, a lot of people are going to change their perception about Soulja Boy.

What’s your immediate career goal then?
It’s important for me to have longevity in the music industry to show people that it’s not just a record. The song, “Crank That,” because the name of the dance is Soulja Boy, it’s just for people who don’t know who I am. All my fans, all my 10-million-strong fans, they know Soulja Boy. They understand what’s going on. So once the album drops, they ain’t got no worries. But for other people, they’re kinda skeptical about it. But after the album drops, and after they see what’s goin on later down the line, they’ll be like, “Oh, okay. We was wrong.”

With everything going on on the Internet, how did you first catch peoples’ attention?
My MySpace page got to like 10 million views before I got my record deal with Interscope and Collipark [Records]. People don’t understand how I did it with the Internet to the point where it got to 10 million. Record sales are down right now, so everybody downloads songs for free. So I took whatever the number one song out was—if it was 50 Cent’s “In Da Club”—I’d record “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” and put the song up and rename it 50 Cent “In Da Club” and send it out. So everybody was downloading, like millions of people all over the world, but when they got it, it was me that came on —“Yuuaah!” Everybody who was downloading the song was trying to find out who I was. So they was hittin’ the MySpace page and searching Google and Yahoo and all that. It got up to 10 million before they noticed who I was and then I got my deal with Collipark, who had seen the page and hit me up. That’s how that all took place.

What’s the origin behind the line “Watch me supersoak that hoe”?
Supersoak, that’s just the poppin’ of the toes — you stand on your toes real quick. That’s another song I’m coming out with later — “Supersoak.” It’s real crazy. But that’s called the Roosevelt. We had a partner in school, his name was Roosevelt, and he used to get behind the girl to pop like that. We’d be like, “supersoak that.” That’s where it came from.

According to your bio, you used to be a straight-A student. When was that?
That was in my early years of school. I was doing my thang on the science and English. Right now, I’m on the road. I’m a senior in high school [and I] got my tutor with me.

How much learning actually gets accomplished in between the touring and press?
I mean, when it gets real, I got the online classes that I take. I’m always on my laptop, like 24/7, when I’m not [doing] an interview, video shoot, photo shoot or a show. I’m on MySpace talking to my fans; they hit me up with the e-mails, I hit ’em back on my Sidekick. So I be multi-tasking.

It must be tough, though, balancing the two.
I mean, it got to the point where I was doing shows state-to-state and I was still in school. When I got to school, I was signing autographs. Everybody was like, “Soulja Boy! Soulja Boy!” I was doing like two shows on the weekends and school Monday to Friday and I had a job at the same time. It was starting to weigh down on me.

How much of your new album did you produce?
I produced 90 percent of [it]. I had full creativity of my whole project. I’m just giving people what they want to hear; I got dance songs, R&B tracks, I got very humorous tracks to make you laugh. I got a track called “Don’t Be Mad Because the Kids Like Me.” It just expresses to the adults that I’ve been around for a long time. I’ve done big shows and really none of the adults knew who I was, but all their kids did. Like, I’ll be in the mall, signing autographs and taking pictures and stuff like that, but the grown-ups would be like, “Oh, who’s that? I ain’t never heard of him before,” but everybody knew who I was. That’s like one of my favorite songs on the album. It’s the last song on the album. It’s got a crazy beat with it. It’s just real hard. When it hits, you’re gonna be like, “Whoa.”

You did your first live show at 15-years-old. What do you remember about that night?
My first live show I did the song “I Got Me Some Bathing Apes” in Indianapolis. It was just crazy; it was live. Everybody was crunk. It was good to be my first show. I was real happy with it.

Were you nervous?
Nah. It was at a teen club. When I got there, I was like, “Whoa, this is my first show.” I was kind of nervous, but after I got on stage and did it, I just fell in love with performing after that.

What is your live show like today?
My live show right now is crazy. It’s very interactive. I talk to the fans during my show; I holler at ’em, I see what’s goin’ on with ’em. I give the crowd what they came for. I got to do everything 100 percent, [whether] it’s doing an interview, live show, making a beat or doing a song. If I come out just walking around, they’re gonna leave thinkin’ Soulja Boy’s wack. I give ’em what they came for, what they was waiting on me to do.

What’s a typical day like for you right now?
Right now, [I] wake up about 4:30 a.m. [I] hit the airport. Flight lands around seven [in the] morning for the radio show [and] photo shoot. [I] get something to eat for a little bit, [then do some] radio promos, a couple photo shoots, three or four phoners, then I try to [perform] at two different spots, like at a teen club and at another spot. Then I get a couple of hours of sleep, wake up and do it all over again.

Are you happy with that lifestyle?
I mean, it’s what I got to do. It’s my job. I’m not unhappy with it. It’s the life that I chose and I’m out here doing it and having fun.

What did you do with your first paycheck you received from hip-hop?
My first check was my advance from Interscope. I was like, “Yeah, I like that.” I threw it in the bank and made my bank account real large and got my trust fund on deck so I ain’t got nothin’ to worry about. When I turn 21, it’s gonna be all done.

Check out Soulja Boy’s new video, “Soulja Girl”

  • Danny

    Yuuaah!

  • May

    I find him articulate.

    I can’t stand that crank dat sh*t though. The “youuuuu” part is the most annoying of all.

    But I can’t hate…keep doing ya thing, soulja boy, get your paper…

  • http://xxlmagazine.com Cal

    Its hilarious this dude is officially the biggest Fuck You to traditional hip hop guys like Nas are trying to save! Funny thing though is when I first heard him on radio I thought he was a lizard lipped, leather faced Flava flave lookin mafucka like all the ones who release such tracks but dude looked like he was grown in the hamptons I was like what!!! But seriously hip hop’s been kicked in the nuts nasty since dude came out I know its a tiring subject but its true!!

    • devon

      WTF IS U GROWN ASS DUDEZ COMPLAININ BOUT SOULJA BOY…………HE IZ NOT THE REASON HIP HOP IS DYIN……………….U NY NIGZ R REALLY SEARCHIN…YALL R WACK CUZ THE MUSIC THAT MOST NY CATS MAKE(OUTSIDE OF A FEW)IS NOT REGIONAL….PLAIN AND SIMPLE

      SHAWTY REPRESENT EVERYTHING THAT IS RIGHT WIT HIP HOP-MOVE YA MOMMA OUT THE HOOD,GETTIN MONEY,NO GUNS,NO KILLIN…NIGZ LIKE KID N PLAY WAS OUT DURING THE SO CALLED GOLDEN AGES…U NIGS NEED A HUG

  • LOL

    cal u are a moron, party tracks always existed in hiphop. stop hating

  • http://myspace.com/bizcashovaeverythang tha biz

    man i think soulja boy is a straight fuckin asshole. he fuckin suck like a hickie 4-real tho. matta fact im tired of all these whack ass niggaz cumin out wit dance songs and blowin up off dat shit. dat shit whack son. spit about some real shit cuz i dont do no fuckin dance for no reason ya heard me. soulja boy is a fuckin joke i hope he dont get caught up in the hype n start thankin he got sum real talent cuz he’s a fuckin dud, a waste of a good industry spot. but on the contrary the yungst is gettin money and dats all dat matter at the end of tha day so keep gettin money bro. u still cant spit worth shit tho.

  • DirtDoggy

    This is the wackest mutherfucker of all time in the game, a true discrase to hip-hop, total trash ass garbage.

    “Don’t Be Mad Because the Kids Like Me.”
    He ain’t lyin about that though, but anyone with a half brain over 12 will think he’s wacker than wacking off.

  • www.myspace.com/hiphopliveshere

    hell yea, this guy is fucking corny

  • buss

    cal yeah u are real dumb hes only a teenager making music for his age group adults just listen to it by choice, so nas and everyone else are not trying to save hip hop from him, its for dumb adult rappers with no creativity, so find something better to hate on cause hes just a kid thats surpassing your lame ass in life…

  • HollyHood

    yall niggaz hatin on a 17 year old boy who probably made more $ then u made n ur lifetime!!Everythang dont have 2 b thought prvokin or hard or gangster rap!! he a kid makin music 4 kids and he hustled his way 2 were he at!! y dont yall niggaz go find a fuckin hustle, hater!!

  • Rich Arte

    to all the haters above…he’s 17. Let him make his high school music. I’d rather see high-schoolers crankin that soulja boy than shootin up the school, or sellin dope to the principal. If 11 million people like that shit, let it ride…he has fans. I don’t dislike it, it’s a fun song. Something for the kids.

  • wscreepa

    This is guy is a fucking joke, garbage likes this kills HIP HOP. I just cant beleive they put this corny fuck on the radio, we in AZ dont dig pussy shit!!

  • http://360.yahoo.com/deshawn772004 Federal Ranga

    DirtyDog… who the fuck taught you to spell. Even Soulja Boy can spell “Disgrace”… Duck.

  • daesonesb

    Fuck that. This isnt killing hip hop.
    Some of the dopest hip hop was put out while songs like “hammer time” and “ice ice baby” were toppin the charts.

    Its not party music or kids music that kills hip hop. Nothing is killing hip hop right now. Its fine Dummies. Independent artists like Sean Price and immortal technique are getting money. Groups like the Roots own their own record labels, and are signed to def jam. There are sooo many up and coming acts.

    Look at saigon, everyone thought he was gone, but now dude has a release date and singles on the way.

    If you dont like soulja boy, switch the radio off, thats what i do.

  • Tha Ace

    this silly fuck is chicago-batesville, MS raised not alabama-atlanta

  • Tha Ace

    wtf?? lol just cause you scammed some people into listenin to your music it doesn’t make you an internet mogul or somet shit

  • KLETEWOOD

    Ugh

  • Casper

    Most of the songs on the CD are old though man

    He still doin’ the damn thing

    I couldn’t get a drink of water at the fountain without someone doing that ‘YAAAH BITCH’ shit

    He is pretty major down here..

  • http://myspace.com/bizcashovaeverythang tha biz

    for tha last time fuck soulja boy dat nigga fuckin suck and fuck anybody who like dat gay ass shit he sayin. u gotta b a real fuckin lam-o to like dat shit it sound fuckin retarted i dont give no fuck how old he is hip hop dont got no age. he can b 17 spittin about some shit dat make sense what tha fuck webbie wasnt nuttin but 18 when he came out and he wasnt talkin bout no fuckin dancin. if a nigga gone make a dance song make it about the bitches dancin i dont wanna see no fuckin nigga on t.v shakin his fanny dats real homo.

  • heebyjeeby

    I don’t give a fuck about how many hits his Myspace Page, how many records has he sold/will he sell? Nobody’s buying that circus music.

  • Janelle

    Deal with him. He makes kid music for kids.

    Now, when he turns 20, assuming he still has a deal, he should come harder.

  • Mrs.Jonez’s

    well he is making money. but he’s not a rapper he just makes songs for kids and shit. Watch by december nobody will care about him. ’08 is coming and nobody will be caring about that wack shit…..Ya dig?

  • NAWLEDGE

    Its nice to FINALLY read SOMEONE say that solja boy is fuckin garbage. I have nothin against party/dance tracks, but this shit is a fuckin disgrace to that part of hip hop. Solja fuckBoy wont sell shit, everybody in Miami hates him, he cant spit for shit, why did he even get signed?! I cant wait till my homboys get their deal so we can blow this homo hack out the game. Him and Plies.

  • og bobby j

    YYYYYYYOOOOOOOOUUUUUUUUU!!!!!!!!!

  • http://myspace.com/loonyt706 loony T

    Yall lame niggaz hate on everything. let that boy get his money. If u was 17 with the number 1 song in the country wouldnt you would do the same thing?

  • BiG D

    17? Nas was 17 when he dropped halftime. This nigga is fucking stupid, he gives blacks a bad name in general, dancing mother fucka get the fuck out of the rap scene.

  • STAXX

    OK so this guy is obviously educated then why in the hell doesn’t he make an educated song, or at least show good lyricism i would give him a pass if he was lyrical but he ain’t he’s just relying on a hook and a stupid dance. He’s absolutely not creative and he’s showing people he’s uneducated.

  • accurate

    I Love hip-hop. I love to see young black men getting out of this hellhole called the ghetto and making money. But this dude aint hip-hop. I mean, if y’all hoods is liking this shit,m by all mean, keep griding, but just don’t call Soulja Boy’s shit hip-hop. Thats all. If hip-hop dies tho, this is the number one reason.

  • skinny pimp 4rm 38 click

    i aint hatin on buddy ya dig but he got alot of pissed off ppl n atlanta… i mean alot. all ima say is dat he dun bitted alot of ppl shyt round here but dat aint my bizz. if u ask me dat nigga smart as hell cuz he did wut he had 2 do 2 get dat paycheck and cant nobody change dat shyt.

  • http://www.skavenger.com Luc Rules!

    soulja boy is a fuckin faggot!

  • http://myspace.com/bizcashovaeverythang tha biz

    hold on my dawg nawledge i kno u aint say shit bout plies. dats da hardest, realest nigga in da game right is u fuckin nutz homie

  • BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

    At this point in Hip-Hop’s demise you can’t blame the Jigs making the “Coon-Hop”…You got to blame the silly-ass Jigs buying this sh*t!

  • FRIES WITH THAT?

    “It’s going to be a long career — we got the clothing line, Soulja Boy TV, the second single’s dropping. After they see what I’m coming with, a lot of people are going to change their perception about Soulja Boy.”
    ——————————

    Wooooah, slow down Tobie! Let’s see if that cd don’t pull off a “Triple-Lendy” belly flop 1st…then we can talk about 2nd act. When I was 17 I thought I was going to be President – Now, I’m 31 and I work at the local Kinkos. Ha! Life peeks early!

  • East Is Over

    When these “young & dumb” rapp’n Jigs sign up to coon on B.E.T/106&Park for the labels they become Black folks celebrity stooges…Its our right to hate and talk about these flavor of the minutes! Its why they get paid – TO ENTERTAIN AND AMUSE US!

  • Dc’s Finest (and Smartest)

    uuuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!! lame….
    By tha way grown ass people who say “Ya Dig” afta ery sentence r retarded….Ya Dig?!!

  • wwf952

    “What did you do with your first paycheck you received from hip-hop?
    My first check was my advance from Interscope. I was like, “Yeah, I like that.” I threw it in the bank and made my bank account real large and got my trust fund on deck so I ain’t got nothin’ to worry about. When I turn 21, it’s gonna be all done.”

    Real talk right there… Soulja Boy knows what he’s doing.

  • Biggie

    I Ain’t Tryin to hate, but fake ass dudes like this, piss me off with them little fake ass hits, & them gay ass dances, instead he should be tryin to save hip hop like Jay-Z, Nas, & Kanye, & not tryin to fuck it up, & i hate when u guys in xxl try to support guys like this, XXl is supposed to be a real hip hop magazine tryin to support real hip hop. Damn, We Need Wu-Tang Back so they can put things in order cuz hip hop is gettin fucked up these days, real talk.

  • Yeah

    He just another one hit wonder like every other rapper that has come and gone. Just look at MIMS, Shop Boyz, D4L and others.

  • Laughing Out Loud

    On one side, we have a 17-year-old doing what he knows and what he’s comfortable with to make his money.

    On the other side, we have a bunch of ‘fake as a three dollar bill’ prepubescent bums whose money isn’t right.

    You don’t see anybody here who like Chicago blues or Beatboxing hating on your favorite genre of music. Let the boy do his thing and keep fapping to Nas in hopes that he’ll put another album out and “resurrect hip-hop.”

    LOL!

  • Trow some deez on dat ho

    SB sucks ass…and this comes from a snap music fan!

  • http://xxlmag DeMarris

    you stupid hatin ass bitches need 2 quit hatin yo soulja keep doin yo thang get yo papa and yo new song soulja gurl dats that sh*t

  • http://xxlmag DeMarris

    you stupid hatin ass bitches need 2 quit hatin yo soulja keep doin yo thang get yo papa and yo new song soulja gurl dats that sh*t

  • Nawledge

    THA BIZ Says:

    hold on my dawg nawledge i kno u aint say shit bout plies. dats da hardest, realest nigga in da game right is u fuckin nutz homie
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    NO IM NOT!! Plies is fuckin GARBAGE! He is NOT the hardest, realist nigga in the game! Have you ever heard of UGK?? IMMORTAL TECHNIQUE?? YOUNG JEEZY?? OUTKAST?? WU TANG?? FUCKIN T DOUBLE D?? Plie lyrics are the most niggerish dumbed down shit I’ve ever heard!! Tell the truth! Is he on the level of…
    LUPE FIASCO??
    KANYE WEST??
    LIL WAYNE??
    ANDRE 3000??
    NAS??
    PAPOOSE??
    BUN-B??
    RICK ROSS IS BETTER THAN PLIES HOMIE!!
    Stop dick ridin on a fake ass nigga that never served shit, didnt even go GOLD and tells the stories of his brother!

  • Seductive

    Seems like the main people that are hating are the ones who cant get a break.Dont blame this 17 yr old bc he happened to have a catchy song that the kids like get on your grind and maybe u haters can do it to.

  • buss

    and another thing this is the state of hip hop now, all the little stuff listen town are the things that pop in the clubs and on the radio and if you listen to old hip hop it was shit like that that sold records and had the game come up !!!

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  • Jigga

    He was tighter last year! but i’ll still listen to some of his stuff kuz its fun. he’s been comin here(Fort Wayne,IN) and performin for a while. but if he’s a good student.why he got that remake of throw some d’s.talkin bout he always has f’s and needs them to throw d’s on it?! haha idc tho its a funny ass song

  • http://myspace.com/bizcashovaeverythang tha biz

    iight nawledge im gone let u hate on plies but dat nigga aint doin shit but tellin da truth u a fuckin airhead dawg. is u mad at dat nigga cuz he speakin da real regardless if its about him or somebody he kno or somethin he seen. im tired of all these fuck niggaz spittin all dat watered down shit. tru enuff weezy can spit but he fuckin enjoy kissin niggaz so fuck him. u must b a cracker tawn bout the most niggerish shit u heard. what else can u ask fo dat nigga plies knew only 1 or 2 songs off his cd was gone get radio play. errybody just makin songs for tha radio now he tha hardest nigga in the game right now hands down. pussy ass crackas give a nigga 100 years!!!!!!

  • johnny little

    LOL!!!! ALL YALL HATER”S! Y DONT YOU GET A RECORD DEAL AN SAVE HIP HOP! IF YOU KNOW SO MUCH! CHECK OUT (MYSPACE.COM/JOHNNYLITTLE804 NEW MUSIC)

  • grapes

    He can do everything on his new album. He can dance, he can make R&B tracks…too bad you can’t make a classic album. Too bad Big and ‘Pac had to die, so they could still be releasing hot shit while you were on your computer rotting away and dying while your MySpace got no hits on it because your songs would be so shit. They would be fucking horse shit or cow shit mixed with a bit of rabbit poo compared to what B.I.G. and Pac did. People would stil realize the true definition of real music, and not be copying the MOTHERFUCKING SOUTH that got all these motherfuckers leanin’ and rockin’ (with the exceptions of Young Jeezy, T.I., Wayne at times, and UGK) and New York, Cali. hip-hop would still rule. So in short: FUCK YOU SOULJA BOY. We want ‘Pac, Biggie, Big L, Big Pun. I think I get why everyone names themselves Young Or Lil’ these days. Because everyone fucking KNOWS they’ll never be as big as the amazing classic motherfuckers who played back in the day. 50 looked like he was gonna be a saviour for us people looking for the re-incarnation of a gangsta rapper. Turns out he was a flop after his amazing debut, NOT Get Rich Or Die Trying, but the OTHER debut: Power of the Dollar. DOWNLOAD THAT MOTHERFUCKING SHIT NOW AND STOP THIS “CRANK THAT” MOVEMENT BECAUSE IT’S HOMO MOVEMENT, IT’S STUPID, AND YA’LL LOOK FUCKING RETARDED “YOUUUU”-ING ALL OVER THE MOTHERFUCKING PLACE.

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  • grapes

    P.S. FUCK PLIES TOO, he can go suck a dick like Rich Boy, Soulja Boy, and any other motherfuckin’ boys that wanna come test realest like Jay-Z, Nas. WHY CAN’T THEY BE HOLDIN’ THE MOTHERFUCKIN’ CROWN? BECAUSE THEY’RE TOO MOTHERFUCKIN’ SMART FOR EVERYONE? THEIR LYRICS IS TOO DEEP? THEN SMARTEN UP MOTHERFUCKERS AND GET WITH THE REAL, BECAUSE WE’RE GETTING PRETTY DUMB WITH OUT WORDS, SONGS, AND we can’t fucking tell what’s real and what’s not anymore. We need to be more open minded…people LIKE PLIES AND T-PAIN, AND SOULJA BOY have dumbed us down so much…maybe we can’t handle a new saviour for hip-hop because he (possibly even she) won’t get any radio play because their music isn’t stupid enough, not catchy, too smart, not watered down enough for stupid young minds these days…

  • gnixs

    I’m a kid and I still don’t like Soulja Bitch. All his music is kinda lame. I don’t blame him for blowing up though. Thats Capitalism 101. Music has reflected society from the day it was created, and society right now is all about being the most foolish nigger/nigga (same thing) that you can be.

    Our country is a war right now and dumb niggas want to snap their fingers and dance. Its ridiculous. I love my black people but I swear that all of you ignorant niggers/niggas need to be put to death.

    Oh yeah, fuck this “hater” shit!! If something is wack, its just wack. You all should try gettin off these lame rappers dicks

  • http://myspace.com/bizcashovaeverythang tha biz

    grapes Says:

    October 3rd, 2007 at 5:03 pm
    P.S. FUCK PLIES TOO, he can go suck a dick like Rich Boy, Soulja Boy, and any other motherfuckin’ boys that wanna come test realest like Jay-Z, Nas. WHY CAN’T THEY BE HOLDIN’ THE MOTHERFUCKIN’ CROWN? BECAUSE THEY’RE TOO MOTHERFUCKIN’ SMART FOR EVERYONE? THEIR LYRICS IS TOO DEEP? THEN SMARTEN UP MOTHERFUCKERS AND GET WITH THE REAL, BECAUSE WE’RE GETTING PRETTY DUMB WITH OUT WORDS, SONGS, AND we can’t fucking tell what’s real and what’s not anymore. We need to be more open minded…people LIKE PLIES AND T-PAIN, AND SOULJA BOY have dumbed us down so much…maybe we can’t handle a new saviour for hip-hop because he (possibly even she) won’t get any radio play because their music isn’t stupid enough, not catchy, too smart, not watered down enough for stupid young minds these days…

    man ha da fuck can u not like plies u a bitch ass nigga and anybody else who dont like em ya heard me dats tha realest nigga in da game right now mayne u faggot if u cant relate to what tha fuck he sayin. spittin dat real shit. u must b a cracker huh?

  • NAWLEDGE

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    @ THA BIZ
    Im black you idiot. Yeah plies say SOME things that are real but c’mon. You honestly think that he’s on the level of ACTUAL spitters like Andre 3000, Nas, and Jigga? They speak some real shit too, but its not dumbed down like plies dumbass. Just because you say some shit that happens, DOSENT make you a real nigga. LIVING through it DOES homie.

  • johnny little

    Oh yeah, fuck this “hater” shit!! If something is wack, its just wack. You all should try gettin off these lame rappers dicks )

    it may be wack but let the man make his money! bitch ass nigga GNIXS! you know you bumpn that shit at home.

  • Fire

    I agree with Johnny Little, if something’s wack, it’s just wack. Let it go. I also agree with Grapes’ statement that there is FAR TOO MUCH idiotic entertainment that’s popular today. I know dumb music has always been popular, but not exclusively like it is in today’s mainstream rap era.

    To Tha Biz, Plies had one of the worst lines I’ve heard with the “Soon as I seen it I told her I’d pay for it” line in “Shorty”. I haven’t heard enough of his music to have an objective opinion on it, but based on that song, I don’t want to hear what else he has to say. And what does being white have to do with anything? I’m a white teenager, but seriously, there’s a lot of people in our age group no matter what race that enjoy idiotic music (I do, but not today’s excuse for it). Watch out with the generalizing. I listen to everything from Grandmaster Flash to Young Jeezy, and everything in between. So like I said before, watch it with the generalizing.

  • http://myspace.com/bizcashovaeverythang tha biz

    andre 3000 spit about outer space n shit like dat i mean dude spit sum real shit what plies sayin i can relate to every word dats all im sayin. i like it blunt n straigt to the point. naw he aint fuckin wit them on no lyrical level but he just spit dat shit dat i can relate to dawg

  • http://www.myspace.com/triplethreat0520 Lil Mizz Africa

    Man can yall please relax jus i little bit. Im 14 and im really into concious rap and though provokin lyrics but everybody has there momnet when they jus want to have fun and dance. I respect his hustle and im glad hes rapping about what he knows and not putting up a facade of thug for the media like most of these so called hardcore rappers. Granted he is not a lyrical genius but let him grow up and learn the game, step up his swagger. Dont push dis young African American Male’s dreams into the dirt simply because you dont like his music. This is not killing hip hop, its allowing hip hop to reincarnate itself start from an infantile stage. Think about and please dont invalidate my thoughts because of my age.
    Peace & Love!!

  • Iceman

    on tha real tip thatz a damn shame ya’ll niggaz talk bout hip hop dyin’ bitch plz get a fuckin grip on life…juss b/c 1 dude makes a club banga u hate b/c it ain’t what u wana here hmmmm sounds like lil bitch 2 me soulja boy gettin his money nigga get cho cheese up and not 1 time did he diss hip hop or say he was a gangsta rapper….and when u and if u wana be on point lil niggaz n bitches who hatin’ STILL….bitch u don’t make hip hop ..u don’t make tracks n even if u do yo ass still not gettin signed u kno y…itz b/c don’t no1 wana hear bout poppin’ off 24/7 this is like a rest period 4rm killin’ a nigga…knowledge is power…and u don’t like soulja boy’s movement den bitch stop jockin’ on him…i’ll tell u 1 thing tho…he a real kool kat juss making a stand in the world most of u niggaz prolly couldn’t even hold their own in the industry…now if u think that hip hop is juss about gangsta rap den u wrong b/c back in tha day when u were juss a sperm or piece of sum1′s sperm donor..well itz like this nigga there is hip hop in all forms and be4 u there was dance muzik nigga do u remember planet rock? what about kool mo D? man there has always been dance muzik..and itz called hip hop..now don’t get me wrong but plies is and outstanding rapper and he 4 damn sho’ll got sum real nigga muzik thatz wat tha rap game needs notice as i said rap hip hop iz actually nethang juss about a beat and u could get down on it…rap is that gangsta ish that’ll make u wana play san andreas and go kill sum ballaz lol….soulja boy doing his thang why aren’t u? u kno y b/c like an ass u would rather talk about sum1 than do sumn bout it…now maybe he kan’t change ur mind but he’s prolly gonna be around 4 a while…and if u kno how to divide hip-hop 4rm rap or gangsta rap then u would feel what i’m sayin’ at ain’t all bout punchlines more like hits…but only time will tell if u have wisdom…like i do..if u don’t agree then i could care less but at least i gave my opinion

  • http://myspace.com/bizcashovaeverythang tha biz

    first of all FIRE i wouldnt expect no fuckin hunky to like nuttin plies say ya heard me just like i cant relate to shit like green day or no bullshit like dat. bein white gotta whole lot to do wit fool and u aint no nigga so u aint gone neva undastand where plies or myself cumin from. fuck u mean dawg? u mean to tell me u aint neva seent no bad ass bitch dat u would wanna pay no money to fuck. where da fuck u been is u gay dawg i see em everyday. im from tha hood hood homie and plies tha only need spittin dat shit i can feed off of.

  • Fire

    Biz,
    First off, I wouldn’t expect a dumb motherfucker to relate to what being intelligent is. I don’t like Plies because what I’ve heard from him isn’t good. Like I said, I haven’t heard enough of his music, but apparently you can’t read. As Pops from The Wayans Brothers would say: “You’re just ign’ant!”

    I don’t fully understand where you’re coming from, but believe me, I understand more than you think (I’ll leave it at that). I guarantee you I know far more about hip hop in all its eras and forms, so unless you have knowledge, shut up and go back to cranking Soulja Boy. Race should have nothing to do with how people view each other. It’s inconsequential in my mind. What are you, 11?

    And as for you calling me gay, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. I see a lot of hot bitches at college, but I don’t have enough of a sucker mentality like you to actually want to spend a lot of money on them. Maybe girls don’t like you for who you are, but for what you buy them. Don’t take it out on me.

    Maybe you fit this description:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Av7N2qaWD0

    Go back to saving people and shut your ignorant mouth.

  • Fire

    Biz,
    First off I wouldn’t expect a dumb motherfucker to relate to what being intelligent is. The reason I don’t like Plies is because what I’ve heard from him isn’t that good. I can’t relate to Green Day or bands like that either. Like I said earlier, I need to hear more of his music to accurately critique it, but apparently you can’t read. As Pops from The Wayans Brothers would say, “You’re just ign’ant!”

    I don’t fully understand where you’re coming from, but believe me, I understand more than you think (I’ll just leave it at that). Race shouldn’t matter in how people view each other. It’s inconsequential in my mind, and it should be in yours. What are you, 11?Plus, I know a lot about hip hop in all its eras and categories, so unless you have knowledge of hip hop, shut up and go back to cranking dat Soulja Boy.

    And as for you calling me gay, that couldn’t be farther from the truth. I see a lot of hot girls at college, but unlike you, I don’t have a sucker mentality that causes me to want to spend a lot of money on chicks that I like. Maybe girls don’t like you for who you are, but rather, what you buy them. Don’t take it out on me. You must be a Captain Save-A-Hoe. Go back to bankrolling girls’ monetary desires and shut your ignorant mouth.

  • Hooodz

    this man suck

  • http://myspace.com/bizcashovaeverythang tha biz

    look fool I aint neva paid for no pussy. i dont give no fuck what u tawn bout i bet im smarter than yo bitch ass, bet i can beat yo bitch ass, bet i can feel yo bitch ass (yo woman). hoe as cracka what tha fuck do u think u can possibly kno about hip hop dat i dont kno. bring yo bitch ass to my hood u woodnt last a fuckin day. all yo smart college antics and all dat bullshit aint gone mean nuttin.

  • Fire

    And look who we have here, Biz the fake gangsta, ladies and gentlemen! He attacks people for being smart, lies about the amount of women he gets, tries to act threatening and tough, says I wouldn’t last a day in his hood, and still thinks race matters, all while exhibiting a complete lack of intelligence.

    You wish I was a woman, you fake bigot wannabe e-thug. You say you’ve never paid for a woman, yet you say I’m gay because I’ve never seen a woman I’d want to pay to have sex with? Talk about backwards logic. Makes it real hard to believe you when you say you’ve never given up dough for some skins. Quit hiding your real self and learn to speak English.

    Trust me, I guarantee you I’d rip your ass to shreds mentally in my sleep. I don’t believe your frontin, as Jay Z would say, you “wouldn’t bust a grape in a fruit fight.” Go back to attacking other fake gangstas and dreaming of being shot 9 times.

  • http://nipplejuice.com Joe

    i noe y u all hatin on souljah boy. dat nigga be hittin it on dem tracks. ish wat u call teen music. we like dat shit. o i forgot u all r like 40 huh. u like dat real shit. where rappers spit the truth. dere’s prob one or two guys dat spit de truth de rest r fake juss like u haters stop hatin u dum motherfuckers

  • http://myspace.com/bizcashovaeverythang tha biz

    just like a fuckin cracka if u think race dont matter no mo bitch u crazy. its more racist today than it eva was everybody just kno dat fine line now. dumb ass cracka I aint neva got to act like a gangsta cuz bitch ass cracker i aint no gangsta but i have been shot twice, have been under investigation for bank robbery and assault wit a deadly weapon. ole funky ass hunky dont kno a bitch ass thang about me. neva gotta lie bout da bitches i bagged or fucked cuz it aint hard dawg 90% of bitches these days aint worth a goddamn anyway. i can care less about u havin more book smarts than me cuz like i said dat shit cant save yo mark ass in my hood. nigga i got kids dawg (2) fuck u mean lie about tha women i get. u a faggot, a faggot ass cracka and if u need me to i can communicate properly but i dont give enuff of a fuck 2 ya heard me. dats sum english for yo punk ass, project english. u aint gone neva undastand dat tho cuz u aint no nigga and ass bad as u may wanna b u aint gone neva b. u wish u was from my hood u wish u can talk hood and sag like niggaz and not have niggaz look atchu like who da fuck is dis cracka. leave me alone dawg u a fuckin faggot and we obviously aint seein eye to eye.

  • Fire

    Your posturing is fucking hilarious. It put me in a better mood, man. I have a friend that was shot, I know people that used to sell drugs and be in gangs, I know someone that’s younger than me and a convicted felon, etc, etc. Guess I’m not as ignorant as you think. Are you smart enough to use protection?

    I never said race didn’t matter anymore, I’m saying it shouldn’t. Apparently you don’t agree and want to be stuck in the past. Plus, it’s clear that racism still exists, anyone with eyes can see that, it’s fucked up and it’s something I want to change, but you can’t honestly tell me that now is more racist then back in the 1700s, 1800s or early 1900s up to the 1960s. If you want to say that, you’re a moron. With that said, something needs to be done to help the hood out and lessen racism.

    I don’t want to talk, look, or sound like anything but myself. I’m not a poser like you seem to be. Besides you can’t act black, it’s a color, not a clique, so shut the fuck up. I am myself, I’m not a reflection of an image. I’m not insecure enough to act like another person. I can understand all types of English too, so quit assuming shit about me and learn to use your brain. I could last anywhere in America.

  • http://myspace.com/bizcashovaeverythang tha biz

    my dawg i can sho u my bullet wounds, my motion of discovery where i had all kinda bitch niggaz tryna snitch on me, and da goons i b around daily. aint gotta sugacoat nor lie to u. racism shouldnt exist now and shouldna neva existed for tha fact of dat matta but it did so u can blame me for not givin a fuck about tha average hunky i see and im sure they feel the same bout me. i got a bunch of white friends tho ya heard me? ones dat go to notre dame college but dat dont mean it aint no racism dawg. they’ll let a white bitch be da president fo’ they’ll let a black man. fuck u call dat.

  • http://myspace.com/bizcashovaeverythang tha biz

    friends dat used to sell drugs and used to b in gangs dawg dat aint shit. i got atleast 20 niggaz in jail for murda and dope cases right now as we speak and im prolly underexaggeratin. monday -friday from 8 in tha mornin to 5 in the evenin dawg its niggaz in tha courtroom round tha country fightin for they muthafuckin lives and crackas bammin niggaz erryday and enjoyin it. how many black judges u seen throwin crackas in the pen for 65 sum odd years. zilch muthafucka. believe me u cannot last anywhere in america just like i cant. they still hangin niggaz in sum states. im not blind to dat. its like this dawg; i stay in the projects which is full of dopefiends, black bitches wit 3-4-5 kids, dopedealers, and its saturated wit faggot ass police. 2 blocks north from these projects u got uptown dallas which aint shit but filthy rich white folks. u kno lawyers, business owners, etc etc… i have not yet once seen a nigga livin in them fly ass condos, drivin these luxury vehicles or none of dat shit. dis aint no fuckin coincedense dawg. the system made for niggaz to fail. im not sayin niggaz dont got nice cars n shit like dat but 9 times outta ten if they do it come from bein a entertainer, pro athlete, or salin dope. from the woom a niggaz only got a good four choices in life and dats rappin, actin, slangin or prison. dont get me wrong now some niggaz do make it otha ways but whats tha fuckin percentage. we at a devastatin disadvantage and im not blind to it.

  • freddy vega$

    let these phonies dudes hate on this guy, what he do to yall niggaz, why cant a nigga eat all he wanna do is dance. YOUUUUUUUUUL tell em…

  • Fire

    I wasn’t trying to brag with that example, I was just showing you that I know more than what you think I know. It’s true that black people in the hood are a a disadvantage, but there’s more options than what you mentioned, but there needs to be more (and if I lived in a neighboorhood like that I’d be tempted to do illegal shit too). I don’t know why people don’t want to help out the inner cities (whether certain citizens or politicians or others that could help out), and it’s a damn shame because it’s a huge problem all across America. Like 2Pac said, “We got money for wars, but can’t feed the poor.” It’s ridiculous. Things you’ve brought to light need to be changed, but people’s perceptions and behaviors on both sides of the coin need to be changed. All in all, peace man. Good luck, no hostility.

  • http://myspace.com/bizcashovaeverythang tha biz

    u right dawg errybody can use a lil bit mo love in they heart. ‘specially me but i appreciate a good argument erry now n then. take it easy dawg.

  • http://gargeband.com/artist/humblep humble p myspace.com/humblep

    LISTEN YALL WHATEVA MUSIC COME OUT THATS JUST THE WAY IT IS YALL SOUND LIKE OUR MOTHERS WHEN WE WHERE YOUNG WHEN THEY TELL US TO PULL UP OUR PANTS UP THEN SAY WE DIDNT WEAR OUR CLOTHES LIKT THAT BACK IN DA DAY.MY POINT IS SHIT CHANGE MUSIC CHANGE AND PEOPLE CHANGE YA DIG GET YA MONEY HOMIE YOU DONT LIKE HIM DON’T BUY HIS ALBUM

  • nikie

    Soulja Boy Is A Real Intelligent Dude. Hes Smart And So Sexy. Most Guys Hate On Him Because All The Ladies Love Him. Naturally….

  • http://myspace.com/calicoent CALICO

    1 hit wonder or not, it’s not up to Soulja Boy or any rapper, it’s up to the fans.
    Stop hatin on your own (HUMAN) and listen to who you prefer. Hate is too prevelant. This young brother did what some of yall will never in 2 lifetimes do. Respect to SB and anyone else who is grinding hard out hear. It’s a good thing to see anyone living out their dream.

  • Lo

    does anyone care that this dude’s music is complete garbage? of course party tracks have always existed, they’ve just never been this horrible. soulja boy is a glorified minstrel show.

  • texasboy

    y the fuck yall hatin on this man!!! he is 17 and whoever compared this dude to webbie is an idiot! at the age of 17 he will have alot more money than webbie..how does this kill hip hop?? so r u sayin there was never fun in hip hop? y does everyone feel to be considerd hip hop u gotta talk aboutkillin and dope? and hiphop didnt startin out as lyrics–in the 80′s early 90′s rappers would just rhyme with no thought provoking lyrics..i didnt buy soulja boy ablum but i cant knock a man for using the talent that was givin to him to succeed.

  • mizz_detroit

    IT’S NOT THAT SERIOUS FOR YALL 2 BE HATIN ON HIM LIKE THAT YALL PROBABLY MAD BECUZ HE GOT MORE MONEY THEM YO ASSEZ!!!!! I THINK WELL…… HE LOOK GOOD AS HELL 4 1 BUT BESIDES THAT HE IS VERY SMART AND INTEREGENT AND HE PRODUCED AND MADE BEATS 4 HIS ENTIRE ALBUM HAVE OF THESE CELEBS….. CANT DO THAT

  • http://myspace.com/bizcashovaeverythang tha biz

    texasboy Says:

    October 5th, 2007 at 8:47 am
    y the fuck yall hatin on this man!!! he is 17 and whoever compared this dude to webbie is an idiot! at the age of 17 he will have alot more money than webbie..how does this kill hip hop?? so r u sayin there was never fun in hip hop? y does everyone feel to be considerd hip hop u gotta talk aboutkillin and dope? and hiphop didnt startin out as lyrics–in the 80’s early 90’s rappers would just rhyme with no thought provoking lyrics..i didnt buy soulja boy ablum but i cant knock a man for using the talent that was givin to him to succeed.

    first off u ole fuck nigga ole pokemon ass nigga i aint got to hate on no bitch ya heard me cuz dat aint wut i do. soulja boy gay ass fuck y everybody tawn bout he 17 he just makin music for his age group bitch please. like i said webbie came out when he was 18 tawn bout shit dat niggaz feel. 17 and 18 aint no big ass difference fool. u a pokemon ass nigga to like dis nigga soulja boy. glad to see da nigga gettin money cuz he young n black but i dont wanna c or hear shit from his bitch ass.

  • Kilo

    The majority of these comments is hating O boy 17 he make song for da kids yo kids, neices, nephews, every body got they opinion but grow the hell up you sit on a keyboard and complain about hip hop is dyin but aint doing shit about it if you aint makin moves gettin yo money shut the hell up and get on yo job cuz Soulja Boy obviously is nigga check the bilboards O yeah O Boy need to Step up Is Lyrics Though

  • http://xxlmag.com Klassik

    If women are attracted to people like him now I guess that is the reason why I haven’t got any pussy in awhile. Cause I’m real and he’s a poser. I guess that is what women are falling for these days. You wonder why guys call you bitches, hoes, and sluts. SMH

  • AG

    I JUS WANNA SEE HIM CRANK THAT O.J. SIMPSON

  • mzkris

    There is not ONE definition of what hiphop is supposed to be. People must don’t understand that. Pac and Biggie would not be rolling over in their grave, they would be proud to see a young black male doing his thang and not making wrong choices and becoming another statistic. If you don’t like his music, DON’T LISTEN TO IT!!!! My children like his music and so do I. I would rather have them “Crank Dat” then singing about somebody getting shot, f*cked, and all the other “real” sh*t in other “hiphop” songs. You just do you and watch Soulja Boy do him.

  • http://www.myspace.com/chaos_7411 MICHIGAN 2 TEXAS

    When I was 17 I had alot more talent then him and I didn’t get a deal.He isn’t hip-hop i doubt that he was raised off of Illmatic or Reasonable Doubt. I hate 2 see these young kids kill the music that I love so much.

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  • http://www.xxlmag.com/?p=14317#comment solecolector

    solja boy is a ringtone rapper and forever will be i don’t care what he says. he is garbage and bad for hiphop

  • $PunCho$, F.U. Ent.

    Im from AtlAntA shawty and he a young nigga dat managed to grab attention wit simplicity in da ever-so changin world of the rap/hip-hop/urban genre, so don’t hate, put da nigga on one of your tracks

  • JR

    Im from South Louisiana and his shit hittin hard down here. Everybody sayin he cant spit aint lying and I doubt the rest of his album gon go hard at all. But the fact is… He’s doin somethin creative, gettin paid, and he’s only 17. And I dont know if hes real or fake but just cuz he cant spit worth a fuck dont make him fake. So yall muthafuckas just need to quit hatin. Most of yall probly grown ass men hatin on a 17 year old boy cause he doin his thing…

  • jojochicago

    I respect youngins grind! Give it up! He smart and got his hustle on. He put the music out there for the fans and the record deal came to him! Thats what Gangsta is!

  • D.R.A.M.A

    man….. since when did having money determine weather you have skills or not? sure its a symbol of sucess but… aight look at jay-z b4 rocafella blew up… he was a hungry emcee wit skills… him being the president of Def Jam has nothing to do with bein a lyricist thats the business man side… anyway you cant say ppl hatin on soulja boy…. you gotta look out side tha box if your a fan… think what did he contribute 2 hip hop as a culture? sure his music might b hot right now but has he made anything memorable? has he made any thing that inspires you to do somethin more than dance? sure… he’s just 17 but wasnt nas like 18 when he wrote new york state of mind? an wasnt LL around dat age or younger we got on? my point is… nobody’s hating their just lookin at it from a cultural point of view an age has nothin to do wit it forreal if u like soulja boy den koo if you dont its koo all im sayin is dnt say ppl hatin how much money he get or tha fact that he signed….. cuz labels are signin desperate ppl left and right nowadays because niggas are gettin wise an goin independent… but yea… peace

  • http://www.msyapce.com/956degreesofheat e.s.p

    I think soulja boy is like da next michael jackson.
    He makes music for the kids, from a kid, he may end up molestin kids with his corny ass music. man fuck soulja boy all the way. don’t give a fuck if he made dough outta of it, but i’de rather listen to a rapper who doesn’t sell than his corny ass!

  • Santuan

    see im finna expose him..he failed the 9th grade twice and dropped out..thats wat the world doesnt know..then on top of that arab dropped out to and lived in soulja y’s back shed! soulja boy is not a senior in high school nor was he a straight a student..he did get his ged tho..and he use to get beat up everyday in batesville because he was a nobody who always talked noise, if u dont believe me then ask the people at south panola high school in batesville, ms where he used to go to school at..they will tell u!!

  • http://GORDONLMONIQUEYAHOO.COM MONIQUE

    YOUR SONGS AR GREAT AND YOU ARE JUST TOO CUTE HOLLA AT YA GURL MONIQUE

  • rere

    I LOVE YOU! IM A BIG FAN!AND YOU SUPA SEXY!!!LOVE YOU!!!

  • rastarook

    4 essences of hip-hop (take notes): MC’n, DJ’n, Dancing, Art…

    Soulja Boy is applying those elements to his work ethic…

    You lames have forgot that Hip-Hop is about having a good time…

    He’s not rappin about pimpin hoes and poppin gats…in which you; (insert your name here) think that re3al hip-hop is about…

    I’m not a fan of dude but I give him credit…

    Common is the best example we have right now of genius hip-hop…

  • http://souljiboy samatha

    I hate thiss song sooooooooooo bad babi but he so hott!

  • Jen

    I give him his props for bankrolling his songs by pretending to be 50 cents, etc. But if he’s that smart, then he knows we ain’t believing that “Superman That” means a dance move his school partner was doing! Man, that’s just dumb! As soon as you read the other lyrics you know it’s about him trying to hit it, he missed it, so he’s gonna — umm, do his DANCE STEP — when she’s asleep? Get real! We ain’t dat stupid!
    SB, you got talent, so USE it. Learn from the best and then come out with something you don’t have to lie about!

  • Vinny

    Thanx for the one sour memory you’ll ever be known for soulja boy. We all know after 2007 your wack-ass will never be heard from again. Rest in Peace…Soulja Boy’s career born 2007…DEAD 2008!!!!

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