Leave Soulja Boy Alone

Let’s get it straight right off the bat. Soulja Boy is one of the most niggorant creatures to ever utter words.

I’ve interviewed him a few times and he’s actually a pretty likeable kid, but I guess he just doesn’t know any better. Don’t get me wrong, I’m not defending him. No excuses can be made for shouting out the slaves masters, but blaming Soulja Boy for whatever reason is becoming a freakin’ trend. Rappers love to play the blame game. New York rappers were blaming southern artists for hip-hop’s demise a while back, Def Jam artists were blaming Jay-Z for poor sales not too long ago and now Soulja Boy is hip-hop’s punching bag du jour.

What’s interesting to me is that people seem to keep blaming SB for the wrong things. I didn’t hear a single rapper complain when he shouted out the slaves masters, but now, recent XXL cover boy Charles Hamilton, blames him for his Sonic The Hamilton thingy not being taken seriously. It’s not even like Charles or Ice-T before him were trying to make a name off a Soulja Boy, they just seem to be venting.

Interestingly, I think SB is getting picked on because he’s being perceived as an easy target. But is he really? As dumb as he’s supposed to be, Soulja’s been doing a pretty good job of defending himself. Most would agree that he won the youtube battle against Ice-T earlier this summer. Not only was he funny, but he amazingly made a lot of sense -suggesting that Ice-T should show him the ropes rather than tell him to eat a cock.

The funniest thing about Soulja’s beefs is that he never knows who’s dissing him. He didn’t know GZA, had to wikipedia Ice-T and you know damn well he didn’t know who Charles Hamilton was before hearing the Shade 45 interview. He probably still doesn’t know they’re label mates and thinks the kid on the XXL cover is a different person than the one who told him to chill. Still, SB once again handled himself well. Leave it to Worldstarhiphop to premiere his response to Charles. And what do you know, his answer was funny and heonce again made a good point: “It ain’t my fault if what you got going on ain’t going right.” Chuch! What the hell does Soulja have to do with people thinking that Sonic stuff is corny? What is there to gain by dissing Soulja Boy anyway? If dude is as trash as you think he is, he doesn’t have much time left.  You might as well let him die out without sounding bitter. If not, you may just get ethered. SB isn’t about to end careers or anything, but his jabs always land when it comes to them worldstar clips. Leave the boy alone. -Jackpot

This just in… Sonic has apparently placed a call to make a song with Soulja Boy.

  • Pierzy

    “The funniest thing about Soulja’s beefs is that he never knows who’s dissing him. He didn’t know GZA, had to wikipedia Ice-T and you know damn well he didn’t know who Charles Hamilton was before hearing the Shade 45 interview.”

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    Isn’t this the point? If any other emcee didn’t know who GZA or Ice-T were, they would be criticized nonstop, no?

    • http://www.uptownempire.com Trouble

      Charles Hamilton’s website killed hip-hop !!

      That shit is super corny, all them sonic characters. He should pull that shit from the internet ASAP.

      Soulja boy gettin money, so u gotta respect it. And his music IS horrible, but hes not the first artist to ever drop trash and people support it.

      The fans killed hip-hop, not Soulja Boy.

      • sthxdnn

        “The fans killed hip-hop, not Soulja Boy.”

        REAL TALK

        Fans come up liking the gayest shit..expecially girls..they come out and start singing songs from dudes u’d never heard of.

    • benjamin bixby

      i dont think it should matter if he knows who those artist are or not. if he is an artist he does what comes from him not from past artist yea ice-t made a name so did gza but that doesnt mean anything but exactly what was stated. its people who make music everyday that may not know who the fugees are or who digable planets or who alot of other artist are doesnt mean they cant rap.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com jackpot

    They would Pierzy, but that’s not the excuse Soulja Boy’s attackers are using. Ice-T didn’t say, “this guy doesn’t even know legends.” He straight up accused him of killing hip-hop. Charles didn’t mention him not knowing his history. Actually,us fans are the only ones complaining about him not knowing GZA and them. The artists always diss him about something else.

    • Pierzy

      Jackpot,

      That’s a good point. I guess on one hand I can agree that he’s the scapegoat for things he can’t control or didn’t ruin but, on the other hand, if he wasn’t so terrible in general (particularly regarding hip-hop’s history), he wouldn’t be in that position. It’s a juxtaposition that he has created for himself.

  • Simple like ABC, 123

    “Let’s get it straight right off the bat. Soulja Boy is one of the most niggorant creatures to ever utter words.”

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^

    Co-sign

    I like Hip-Hop with message, lyrics, good flow, you know, but we need too Hip-Hop for party and dance.
    We know that Soulja Boy is a “mentally retarded person”, but shit we need that type of music:

    Soulja Boy with “Crank Dat”
    VIC with “Get Silly”
    Jim Jones with “Ballin”,
    Lil Wayne with “Lollipop”,
    Dj Unk with “Walk it out”,
    Andre 3000 with “Hey Ya”,
    the new Common “UMC”,
    the new B.O.B. “I’ll Be In The Sky”,
    even Kanye West with “Love Lockdown”,
    we need that shit.

    So please, no more excuses and do your thing for Hip-Hop music.

  • iluv870

    charles hamilton can go eat a dick. that sonic shit is lame. charles hamilton has no one to blame but himself for the handful that has heard of this cat for thinking that he is just plain crazy, stupid, and needs to go BELLVUE. don’t blame the kid because he has millions of fans worldwide and most likely got african kids saying superman dat hoe. to charles hamilton blame yourself. make a name for yourself first then act like a lil bitch like kangay west

  • capcobra

    soulja boy was created on the internet and will survive thanks to the internet.

  • http://www.xxlmag.com jackpot

    You’re right, Pierzy. As wack as he is, his lack of knowledge just makes it easier for everybody to go off on him. On another note, this dude is becoming the illest Youtube Battle MC. Everybody who tries to jab ends up coming lame. He ethers cats.

  • Shawty J

    Ice T was trying to get some buzz, and Charles Hamilton is just jealous because Interscope prefers Soulja over him.

    Let’s face it, Charles hasn’t made Interscope any money yet and he’s flat out rejected ideas from Interscope’s executives. Now from a musical stand point, I’d be more on Charles’ side than Soulja Boy’s but as you see Charles Hamilton isn’t really that good for business if he’s rejecting ideas from execs and he’s not making money.

    That being said, I’m pretty sick of people going in on Soulja Boy myself. “Soulja Boy is killing Hip-Hop!” No, he isn’t, Soulja Boy didn’t create Hip-Hop, so he doesn’t have the power to kill it, period!

    Yeah his Minstrel tendencies in his lyrics are a bad look(damn embarrassing actually), but it’s not like that’s all people see. Soulja Boy isn’t running nothing, all this year I’ve been hearing about Weezy and Tip, period. Usually when SB is brought up it’s because he either said something stupid (like his shout out to the Slave Owners) or because someone else brought him up.

    You really wanna shut Soulja Boy down, stop talking about him. You’re just giving him attention and power that he doesn’t deserve. This dude’s a one hit wonder and the quicker people stop bringing him up, the quicker he’ll go away!

  • Curtis75Black

    I came up hearing the likes of Joe-Ski Love, Young MC, Tone Loc, MC Shan (Sorry Ya’ll, Homie was wack) Both Roxanne’s (Sorry Ya’ll, they was wack), Kris Kross, Young Black Teenagers, Coolio (after a while) , Norega ,Marky Mark, Vanilla Ice, Mc Hammer (After his debut), Tag Team and a host of others I can’t even remember cause they not only killed their careers, we had plenty of worthy emcees to listen to and to tell you the truth nothing has changed. It’s the same shit for a different era.

    • El Tico Loco

      Not quite because everyone was getting equal shine back then for every Kris Kross there was Naughty by Nature, you hated Vanilla Ice?you got 3rd Bass, you hate MC Shan or Shante? The rest of the Juice Crew was ill. Tone Loc? Young MC? NWA was the answer for that. We still got an answer for wack shit now but it doesn’t get the same shine like it used to that’s were the problem is.

      • BIGNAT

        super cosign the balance is gone in the force of the rap game

  • http://www.incilin.blogspot.com Incilin

    Good post. Good points.

    But, “As dumb as he’s supposed to be, Soulja’s been doing a pretty good job of defending himself.” —-> Let’s face it, he won the same way Sarah Palin won the debates. The standard is so low, if he even makes any sense he wins. But yeah, people need to lay off dude.

  • http://www.beatzandlyrics.podomatic.com N-turnz

    sounds like a publicity stunt orchestrated by interscope. Soulja boy has new album coming & Charles Hamilton needs more mainstream publicity. Yes?, no?, maybe so….

  • http://xxl ryan

    first off soulja boy aint killin hip hop.fake ass rappers such as lil wayne n rick ross are. claimin 2 b shit they neva were. when is it ok 2 start lyin in ur rhymes jus cuz it sound so called good. i dont mind soulja boy cuz if im in the club i love the song donk. i cant go in the club n listen 2 sum serious shit like the album illmatic. gurls aint gonna shake dere ass 2 dat shit. soulja boy keep makin songs lik dat cuz i lovin it.

  • Smel

    But I don’t understand why CH won’t just drop a diss record?? I guess it’s against his credo, but then don’t try to murder SB solely on the web. That’s HIS territory. SB is the master of this www shit.

    But if you come at him lyrically, what is he gonna do? snap and jig back?

    I’m not anti-SB, but I am pro battlin. That’s hip hop.

    We’re commenting back and forth about who got “ether’d” yesterday and nobody has even dropped a bar!!! That’s not the definition of ether’d.

  • Apples ‘N’ Oranges

    “Err body missing the point.”

    Although thier is no excuse for a niggorant MF as StupidBoy. He’s not the problem. Simpley put, we are in the post era of the sale of Hip-Hop to coporate america. These AR’s, and corporate exec’s promote ignorance because it sells. To who? All the idoits who bought his shit, watch his shit, and listen to his shit.

    “The real problem is the fanz acceptance of bullshit over substance.”

  • amar

    hamilton and all these ppl don’t make any sense, because soulja boy’s market segment is not charles hamilton, gza or ice-t’s market segment.

    As he says himself, he makes club music, dance music, music for kids, music for snappers. The people who buy soulja boy cd’s aren’t the ones buying charles hamilton’s cd’s. And if they are, they’re not gonna choose one over the other, it’s two completely unique subgenres.

    And all these idiots thinking this is new are retarded…wtf was vanilla ice? Every genre of music has segments for different tastes. Just because you, like me, don’t dig soulja boy’s music doesn’t mean lots of others don’t like it, for their own reasons. Whining is not gonna boost your record sales….this is like Donald Trump complaining that 50 cent’s new show is ruining his genre of tv show

  • da truth

    let’s just end this simple and plain.
    first,the more people throw verbal fuel on soulja boy,the hotter it’s gonna make him look to these executives at the high level companies and they’re gonna wanna fuck with him even more.IF SOULJA BOY IS SO WACK AND SO IGNORRANT,WHY THE FUCK ARE WE WRITING AND TALKING ABOUT HIM CONSTANTLY?.let’s let him get paper.REAL HIP HOP IS DEAD AND GONE.these kids don’t really care about the real shit.DO YOU SEE ANYONE TRYING TO PAY TRIBUTE TO THE LEGENDS?THE ONLY TIME PEOPLE WANNA FUCK WITH DA REAL IF IT’S VH1′S HIP HOP HONORS OR EITHER THEY’RE DEAD.IT’S ALL ABOUT MONEY NOW.NOBODY CARES ABOUT TALENT OR MAKING A GOOD ALBUM.IT’S ALL ABOUT PUTTING SOME DOLLARS IN YOUR POCKET.AND I RESPECT ANYBODY DOIN THAT.ALSO SOULJA BOY IS YOUNG AND DUMB AND EVERYBODY AT HIS AGE HAS EITHER SAID OR DID SOME DUMB SHIT.ONE DAY HE’LL LOOK AT THE THINGS HE’S SAID AND DONE AND THINK WHAT THE FUNK WAS I SMOKIN.THERE’S ONLY 3 THINGS THAT COUNT THESE DAYS 1.TRUST IN GOD 2.STAYING TRUE 3.GETTIN MONEY
    IF YOU WANT REAL HIP HOP,DUST OFF THE VINYL AND REWIND THE CASSETTE SINGLES CAUSE THAT BOOM BAP SOUND DOESN’T MAKE MONEY ANYMORE.

  • http://hiphoponmymind.blogspot.com/ DJ Daddy Mack

    JACKPOT AND OTHERS, THIS SOULJA BOY GOTTA STOP. -_-

    • Rob The Music Ed

      I dunno, his new album ain’t bad at all!
      “Hey You There” reminds me of that old De La Soul joint off of “3Ft. High and Rising”

      “Prince Paul has dandruff” lol

      • http://hiphoponmymind.blogspot.com/ DJ Daddy Mack

        I GUESS SOULJA BOY IS GOING TO GET HIS FIRST XXL COVER. -_-

  • Curtis75Black

    EL Tico Loco,
    That’s exactly what I was getting at but it’s the same today though. Every emcee that dropped a cd this year is better than Soulja Boy. Problem ain’t the shine. Problem is niggas would rather diss and ignore the Old School Vets still droppin’ heat, Diss the last generation emcee cause he had beef with your favorite emcee or just act like your favorites (at one time) didn’t drop a cd at all when you’re on the internet all day. Method Man’s last, Ghostface’s last, Ice cube’s latest, LL’s latest, Nas latest, Q-tip’s latest, Heltah Skeltah’s latest, Common’s latest – all Vets and all better than Soulja’s Bullshit that will get ignored or have gotten ignored by Hip Hop fans complaining there ain’t any good music out.

    • Smel

      It’s a recession. Who’s buyin albums in bulk like that anymore??? (Answer: lil’ kids spending their parents money) Hence, SB

  • Peru (Chicago)

    This shit is funny. The industry is fucked up for several reasons, myabe the biggest one is that us Niggas(not buying CD’s) look at hip hop as guidance and direction. As a way to tell our life story and get our voices heard. White folks(buying CD’s)look at Hip Hop as a monkey show, purely entertainment, comedic in a circus like way. There is nothing serious about it to them therefore since they are the one buying CD’s, the most entertaining and appealing monkey is going to be the highest selling. A shame but the truth.

  • BIGNAT

    niggorant i will try to use that tomorrow

  • http://myspace.comhopspot C. Hop

    I hated his song and dance, but that bullshtt is better than Love Lockdown!