Soulja Boy is Drake’s Tutor

Soulja Boy is the smartest artist of our generation, I think period and I think out of anybody. Whoever it is, I mean, whether it’s him or his team or the people around him, whoever has the thoughts to do the things he does, is genius and man, I’m so happy for him, man. That’s my dude.”

Drake, Ralphie Radio via YouTube

It’s official. Drake is Young Money. No, there hasn’t been an official signing announcement as yet. I only know as much because he and Lil’ Wayne obviously drink from the same communion Styrofoam.

If Drake considers Soulja Boy the smartest artist of his generation, I hope our six-year age difference excludes me from this grouping.  I know the hormones in Tyson chicken are making us all develop faster, so I’m holding out hope that the generational divide has gotten smaller.

I can understand giving Soulja Boy his props for the base-level accomplishment that is “gettin’ money, you broke ass, fuck ass nigga”—the blanket argument that validates all among the hip-hop audience.  But shit, minstrel shows make money too. Junkie whores make money. Cheddar gets cheddar. The cast of Soul Plane conjured up $17 million in box office revenue.

You understand where I’m going with this.

Are we equating fame and money with intelligence again? By this principle, Paris Hilton should have the cure for AIDS ready before she finds a new BFF. Cold fusion, be damned.

Aside from the fact that Soulja Boy has made a little change, I can’t think of how he’s smarter than even Drake. After all, Drake is our new gold standard for indie rap grind, right? He has, after all, created the new formula and lane for every upcoming rapster. Now everyone can go get that money by being a child actor and getting Lil’ Wayne’s attention. At which point, they can make some great songs and not worry about them falling on deaf ears.

See how simple that is?

Drake is bilingual. Speaking both English and Screen Actors’ Guild-grade Jamaicain patois means he has a very high cognitive capacity. Dude really shouldn’t shortchange himself like this.

In my most earnest attempt to find examples of Soulja Boy’s smarts, I can only think of that time he pwn3d Charles Hamilton. Who hasn’t done that? Otherwise, he’s done nothing more than make an ass of himself online as a marketing ploy, which his owner, Mr. Collipark denounces. Such online jackassery has recently graduated to live grape blunts and munchies web chat sessions for the kids, which I’m sure won’t come back to haunt him. He’s “smart” enough not to be adversely affected by shit this down the road, right?

Let’s hope Soulja Boy’s intelligence reserve never runs low. I’ve seen far too many wild young niggas end up ashy and tearful on VH1 once there’s no more smarts in the bank.

Questions? Comments? Requests? Damn. Now I gotta lend my nigga some brainpower for bail. ron@ronmexicocity.com

  • $ykotic

    Pierzy!

    • http://www.sylermusic.com Syler

      What up Commission, you know I haven’t been OD’ing on my promo, but I did just post the final version of Syler presents The Empire State of Mind (Deluxe Edition) on my website http://www.sylermusic.com. I got 5 new tracks on there. $yk, you know Down Before is on that track list. Other than Reflection, which is an old Weezy beat, all the rest (Celebration, It’s For You, Layla) is original ish. It’s free, so download the whole album, or just whatever tracks you guys happen to be feeling. Thank you all again for the love and support. Big things are on the horizon.

      • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

        “Big things” indeed….

        Way to take the bull by the horns, champ. That’s definitely what’s up.

        Once I’m done chasing/feeding the Grand$ Clan, I’m going to check you out.

        • EReal

          “gettin’ money, you broke ass, fuck ass nigga”—the blanket argument that validates all among the hip-hop audience.
          ^
          Come on Ronny! Don’t take that from us B!!!

          It’s such an easy cop out!

    • Pierzy

      What up fam!!

      Once again here’s my late pass – just finished another semester on the grad level. Mexx, you keep posting your drops while I’m in class! Trying to handcuff a dude? ha.

  • $ykotic

    These n*ggaz are confused.

    • OG Matt Herbz

      Word.

      Kids today…

      That’s what I can’t stand about these new acts, mang. They get all up in your websites and on the radio and shit but don’t want to step on nobody’s toes.
      “Yeah, Rakim’s the GOAT.”
      “Jay-Z is a legend.”
      “Soulja Boy is a genius.”
      Man, what?! In the spirit of Ghostface, that’s the kinda shit that should get rap niggaz punched in they fuckin face.
      You know, anybody that ever wrote some bars likes to think about how they’d approach the game if they were to make it big. Never in my life would I endorse some Soulja Boy shit as being “genius.” Straight up.
      “Herbz, how you feelin’ Soulja Boy?”
      “I hate that shit man. He’s lead paint in kids toys. He’s a Frenchman in Vietnam. He’s a dick on Ciara–he don’t fit in–I’ll kill that nigga ON the mic or WITH a mic. Sodomize his sweet ass, too. Soulja Boy Tell’em to holla at me. Next question…”

      –OG Matt Herbz–

  • http://www.byroncrawford.com Sleeze $

    So where does this leave Gucci Mane, aka Soulja Boy’s mentor?

    • http://www.datpiff.com/Dont_Panic_Entertainment_Max_Profit_Smokers_Para.m51405.html Max Profit

      People take the rap game too seriously!

      Long after the rap game slows down Hip Hop will still be here!

      HipHop was here before all the money making and it will be here when the money making cools out.

      Soulja Boy is a great business man and so is Drake & Gucci Mane. Just cause I don’t feel their music too much don’t mean I should hate on them.

      Everbody earns their success.

  • LOVING LIFE

    I ACTUALLY HAD REAL HIGH HOPES FOR DRAKE-THIS IS LIKE SHOOTING HIMSELF IN THE FOOT. WHY O WHY CAN’T THESE NEW SCHOOL ARTISTS JUST SHUT UP AD JUST LET THIER CAREERS TAKE OFF. THIS COMMENT WILL HAUNT HIM. HE DEF JUST F*D UP HIS MONEY WITH THE FOUNDING HIP HOP GENERATION-SO SAD……..OH SO SAD.

    • geico lizard

      You have jay z and lil wayne on your album but you kiss soulja boys ass in the interview? Next Drake will find an ex girlfriend to punch him on camera like charles hamilton. Drake is taking career advice from the GOP because they have redefined hustling backwards this year..

  • http://twitter.com/rustymk2 RamJam

    You know, if a lotta young artists would just shut up and make music, we’d all be a lot better off.

    Great marketing does NOT equal ‘intelligence or genius’.

    • Detroit P

      Great marketing does NOT equal ‘intelligence or genius’
      ^^^^
      In a way it does..maybe not genius level, but it takes some type of mental creativity to market yourself and make 6 mill over the course of one year (or whatever the case was)..and then being able to stay relevant when everybody’s calling you a coon or one hit wonder..u gotta give dude some credit…anyways, if Drake or any new artist like that, doesn’t answer the question it gets takin as some kind of awkward diss…he coulda found some way around the question, but it was just a positive comment about a nother young black dude that gets hounded by negativity(not sayin SB is a saint tho..at all) he was just saying whoever was behind the way soulja boy came up is a genius…i dont agree with calling them a genius but they got somethin, if not lucky

      • $ykotic

        Your view is always appreciated P. Always keep a dude thinking…

        • Detroit P

          thanks man, sometimes i just try to play devil’s advocate..seeing the same opinion echoed over and over again isn’t thought provoking

        • $ykotic

          You stuck out like Joe Budden’s thumb!

          Peace.

  • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

    From my vantage point, Drake out-Soulja Boy’d Soulja Boy.

    Got the Innanets going crazy. That is what’s its about, right?

    Drake is just trying to play his humble card. But, there’s many more deserving cats to nod to rather than SBTell’um. If Drake stops while he’s ahead, he may not end up calling Wayne “Daddy” & kissing him on the lips.

    If this were the days of walking your demo around Hollywood, SB would’ve bever got noticed. Hell, that’s half the rap dudes today.

    • chitchat

      “If this were the days of walking your demo around Hollywood, SB would’ve bever got noticed.”

      Neither would Jay-Z. Wasn’t exactly a bidding war over Reasonable Doubt. Kanye (the rapper, not the producer) either.

      Also, until Al Roker and my pops knows the hook to one of Drake’s songs, I don’t think he’s out-SB’d SB.

  • Worley

    “Cheddar gets cheddar.” Yeah, he’s my money manager. He’s a “genius.”

  • DV8

    So sad…..oh so sad.

    the blind being led by the dumb (or vice versa) in this case its all the same shit.

  • oskamadison

    Imagine Rakim looking up to Flavor Flav back in the day…

  • oskamadison

    …For that matter, imagine anyone looking up to Flav now?

  • diggsy

    @ og matt herbz

    why do you want to fuck soulja boy in his ass so bad?

  • HNIC

    I think that Drake was referring Soulja Boy as a “genius” in the respect that he was “smart” enough to create his own beats, music & market them on the internet, while being barely a teen, to go on to amass his wealth & gaining the popularity that he now has today. In my book, regardless of his actual content of his “raps”, he’s a more of genius than most cats twice his age, simply by having the “smarts” to attain what he has, when most of us haven’t. He made something out of nothing. He’s the epitome of the “American Dream”, in my opinion.

    • HNIC

      Granted, his music isn’t for everyone. And, personally, I wouldn’t be considered a “fan” of his music. Although, I can certainly admire his ambition & his grind/work ethic. I can only hope that my child(ren) have the same determination/tenacity, that Souja Boy displays.

  • DetroitDraper

    Kinda off topic but why does everyone hate Soul Plane? I know I cant be the only one who thought it was funny…maybe so?…..

    • http://tonygrands.blogspot.com Tony Grand$

      You know I fux with you Draper [||], but that movie was up (down) there with The Wash.

      Entirely too much not enough.

      That little Kevin dude is a funny stand up comedian though.

    • chitchat

      I thought it was funny too. lol

  • http://xxlmag.com Kane Corleone

    Granted, his music isn’t for everyone. And, personally, I wouldn’t be considered a “fan” of his music. Although, I can certainly admire his ambition & his grind/work ethic. I can only hope that my child(ren) have the same determination/tenacity/book smarts, that Souja Boy displays.
    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^ realest statement I read on here

  • Superstar Extraordinaire

    “By this principle, Paris Hilton should have the cure for AIDS ready before she finds a new BFF”

    lol Ron u killin em homie

    Fuck, I’m stuck between both these niggas [||], I’m older than SB but younger than Drake…does this put me in their generation? If so fuck my generation are all a bunch of retarded crack babies….wtf am I wasting my time in a university…..if SB is a “genius” i must be fuckin Albert Einstein or some shit….the king of geniuses cuz SB, IMO, is a dumb fuckin nigga that would sell his fuckin soul for a dollar…yes dude got paid but idk….its just like the RM qoute I have up there……….

    • Hanch

      I know almost nobody in here is going to agree with me, but i dont give a Fuck. There is Way MORE to LIFE than MONEY. I would rather work a 9-5 and be happy with a family and be considered a halfway intelligent mofo than a Dumbass with TONS of money and Obviously a Fucking MORON (SB)!! Although the statement about SB drive/Grind i can agree with but just do your thing Bro and Keep your ignorant mouth closed and you (SB) would get Tons more respect for your grind!

  • Jhon da Analyst

    I know hate is a strong word and my moms told me never say hate, in regards to humans,say “strongly dislike”. However, when it comes to Soulja Boy, I hate that young nigga with all my fuckin’ heart!!!

  • DETROIT

    hey mex,

    i saw the charles barkley/reggie miller shit you did on youtube…THAT WAS THE FUNNIEST SHIT EVER! “kobe in denver, so gon take dat ass”, lol! you should put that up on this site!

  • Parsifal

    All I can say is give Drake a Mulligan people say stupid things sometimes but your right Solja Boy is not the most intlegent artest of that generation heisjust comrically sucsesfull you want intlegent look up Jeru Tha Damja no reaslly what ever happaned to that guy??

  • Jhon da Analyst

    Tru Life is a fuckin idiot!!

  • 206

    Drake’s music sounds like every other pop-r&b-rap music that’s played on the radio. why do people think he’s the next big thing?

  • Gloveson

    “Soulja Boy is the smartest artist of our generation, I think period and I think out of anybody. Whoever it is, I mean, whether it’s him or his team or the people around him, whoever has the thoughts to do the things he does, is genius and man, I’m so happy for him, man. That’s my dude.”

    all i’m sayin is that i walked into my local record store yesterday and seen a Soulja Boy ‘mini-album’ with 7 songs on it, GENIUS????……….get the fuck outta here

  • http://www.thrive-dance.com Dizzy D

    DRAKE is on TOTAL CLUB HITS 3 with I’m Still Fly. IN STORES NOW!