Charles Hamilton Responds to Soulja Boy, “ I Wasn’t Tryna To Diss Him”
New Interscope signee, Charles Hamilton, took to his blog yesterday (12/09) to clarify comments he made about Soulja Boy, which has sparked the latest YouTube beef in the online rap community.
As XXL previously reported, the war of words began after Hamilton blamed Soulja Boy for people not taking his music seriously. Upon hearing Charles’ rant, the Atlanta rapper/producer posted a comical video online saying that Hamilton was just jealous.
“I don’t even know why I’m addressing this, nah this is why I’m addressing this, this doesn’t just goes out to Charles Hamilton the sonic man, not just him, this goes out to all the rappers out there,” Soulja Boy said. “You’ve been grinding so hard, blahzay blahzay, you’re getting into your record label meetings and all you hear is Soulja Boy, Soulja Boy, Soulja Boy. Goddamn. Soulja Boy got 4 million views on YouTube. Soulja Boy just did this, Soulja Boy just did that, and in the back of your head you like, ‘fuck Soulja Boy.’”
Now, the young Harlem MC wants to set the record straight. On his blog, the XXL Freshman, wrote that he was taken out of context and was speaking out of anger.
“I was called “the new Soulja Boy”… you don’t think that would piss you off if you were NOTHING like Soulja Boy,” he asked? “I wasn’t tryna diss him… I was talkin aggressively out of frustration…”
In related news Hamilton held an album release party/listening session, in New York City on Monday (12/8) for The Pink Lavalamp. As the 8th and final installment of what he calls “The Hamiltonization Process,” this album may be his most personal so far.
“If my time on this Earth is cut short because of this release, fine,” he wrote in a December 3 entry. “I was born to make this album and I chose to accept the mission of releasing it when I felt the time was right.”
On Monday night, a very passionate Hamilton shed a few tears when explaining “Music,” the first song on the album. The MC got emotional while explaining his battle with drugs, homelessness and his rocky relationship with his mom, who was there to support.
She escorted him off stage until he was ready to come back. The night wasn’t completely somber though as the rapper was all smiles during the preview of the “Brooklyn Girls” video. The clip, which features porn star Lacey Duvalle, drops next week.
The Pink Lavalamp can currently be found for free download online. –Jesse Gissen & Starrene Rhett