NEWS: Soulja Boy Fires Back, “I’m Far From Ignorant” [With Exclusive Video]

Soulja Boy looks to take aim at the streets with his upcoming Gangsta Grillz mixtape, Follow Me, according to a recent interview backstage at 106 & Park.

“Well right now, I’m finishing up [the tape] with DJ Drama,” he told XXLMag.com. “I got Gucci Mane, OJ [Da Juiceman], Shawty Lo — just keeping it connected and real heavy in the streets. What took me so long to put it out is I’m just trying to make it a street classic leading up to my third album. It’s gonna be a new style.”[Watch Below]

The rapper, who was on the set of 106 for the 2009 BET Awards nominations announcement, famously caused controversy at a pre-BET Hip-Hop Awards engagement last November, when he said, “Shout out to the slave masters! Without them we’d still be in Africa. We wouldn’t be here to get this ice and tattoos.” As a result, critics blasted the rapper, labeling the teen as “ignorant.”

The 18-year-old, who dropped out of high school, but has since received his GED— responded to those critiques. “I’m far from ignorant,” SB told XXL. “I made my first million dollars when I was 16 years old. It’s the success that I’ve accomplished in my 18 years of being here, I’m pretty sure my critics are twice my age and got half the money I got.”

As of press time, it is uncertain when SB’s Gangsta Grillz mixtape will hit the streets. – Devin Chanda

  • Enlightened

    No, actually SB…twice your age with about 1/20th of the money you have

    • joe p

      SB sucks dick …. idc how much money you have from 12 boys and girls … aint no real niggas buying ur shit and def aint buy you gangsta grillz … you aint the least bit gangster … ” keep it street” ??? lmao get the fuck outta here … fuckin clown someone rob this bitch again

    • lolo

      yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh turn my swag ooonnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnnn!

    • C

      Da nigga still ignorant fool

  • JUNIOR

    ” I HAD MY FIRST MILLION DOLLARS AT 16 YEARS OLD ”
    I CANT EVER HATE ON THAT !!
    CO-SIGN

  • LukeCage

    WTF is that troll doing behind him on the left?

    • BIGNAT

      that is his biggest fan

    • DADE COUNTY 305

      HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA… NIGGA U GOT ME CRACKIN THE FUCK UP DOWN HERE…

  • http://colby-sempek.com Ghost

    Until he can come up with a real argument that proves he’s not ignorant, then let the records stand as they are…Muthafucka doesn’t even know what ignorant means! Equating it to making his bullshit money…that does not absolve you of ignorance! He must be ignorant of the meaning of ignorant…muthafuckas think it means “stupid” or some shit…damn…

  • StreetTalk83

    So the money makes that “IGNORANT” comment ok now???????? I’m not hating the fact the boy got money! You getting money, great! But he is sho’nuff ignorant!

  • Moving Sideways

    $1,000,000 makes someone not ignorant?

    Shiiiiiiiiiiiit

    George W. Bush was the President of the United States and that shit didn’t make him any less ignorant. Yes, for the record I’m comparing Mr. Tell ‘Em to the former President.

    • Drew Taylor

      Well played sir!

    • http://www.datpiff.com/Dont_Panic_Entertainment_Max_Profit_The_Drugs_Ar.m44293.html Max Profit

      The President!!! That’s insane. Bush actually had influence on peoples lives.
      SB is just young hustler that put HIMSELF into a good position.

      Please stop folks!! The hate I see on these pages sometimes makes me sick.

      • latino heat

        sadly SB has influence on a lot of kids lives. you don’t see them trying to dress like him and wear those stupid ass sunglasses and shit? i see it everyday.

  • http://xxl ryan

    he is just a dam kid. so i dont know why people act like he is 28 or something. if he is ignorant then that goes for every dam teenager. he just needs some gudiance n being in the music industry is not helping.

  • http://www.myspace.com/qbot586 Q-Bot

    “I’m pretty sure my critics are twice my age and got half the money I got.”

    I’d say he IS pretty ignorant if he thinks the amount of money he’s made has anything to do with his understanding of colonial-era slavery.

  • PARIS PERSHUN

    ^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^^
    YOU SAID IT CORRECTLY!!!!!

    (LEANS BACK AND TURNS “MONEY MAKE ME COME” WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY WAY THE FUCK UP))

  • ff1one@yahoo.com

    soulja boy is rich, but that may not last forever. The money doesn’t make him ignorant or a genuis. the guy makes music and consitant hits. Haters be it older people who want more lyrical content, or younger people who just hate can’t deny it. He’s far from a one hit wonder. I challenge anybody who thinks they are so smart to make a million people listen to their opinions. Even his comment on slave masters was smart. it was funny and he just flipped it. if it was a preacher or philospher who said it people would jump on it. With that said, he and many young kids of today are ignorant, but u prob thought u knew it all at that age too. As if because u sound smart or make lyrical or conscious music or preach a great sermon that takes away from ur stupidity. Co sign george w bush as being ignorant.

    • vhingrhamesonyomomma

      someone gets it!

  • vhingrhamesonyomomma

    let me explain it to you slow fucks……if you mu’fuckas was in africa right now you’d be victim to darfur or hungry lions or some shit but instead your typing on yo’ computer in ya’ cubicle,dorm, or mama’s house whateva! so that beats the latter right?…right! that was his slap in the face to poverty,racist, and them old school boys who run this muthafucka. he didn’t say it intelligently cuz’ he doesn’t know how but he’s just stating “yo thru adversity brought on by lazy honkeys I still made it..so shouts out to them!” damn you niggas take everything so literal.

    • Phil

      That has to the most pathetic reach to excuse blatant ignorance I’ve ever read. Fail, dude. Total, utter failure. Try again. Sober.

      • vhingrhamesonyomomma

        damn you niggas really hate the reality of shit huh?, yo hatred for sb won’t even allow you to fathom the concept the kid has a brain.If eddie murphy or spike lee would’ve said this shit y’all would be praisin great white jesus to no end right now!

    • boi from AFRICA

      this is for u vhingrhamesonyomomma, the way i see you’re way more ignorant than the ignorant SB. You stupid to talk about africa like dat, Africa is ur root u whiteboywannabemuthafucka wake up.

    • SB_SUCKS_DICK

      You mean the former right! You too are one ignorant motherfucker! It would be like saying that starting a war was good because it ended the holocaust. No. Both of those things should of never happened. But they did thanks to Soulja Boy-like ignorant fuckers who drop out of high school. Go read a book.

    • NAWLEDGE

      Diamonds and tattoos came from Africa.
      So are the ways that SB wears his ear rigns.

      Africa had over 10,000 kingdoms & states before Greece even became one nation.

      Arabs and Europeans came to Africa to learn in the school of Alexandria.

      Africa is your homeland, your blood, your history. Without Africa, you wouldn’t be who you are today.

      Nice logic with the Darfur reference. If you were living in the Middle East, you’d be victim of suicide bombings. If you were living in Europe, you’d be victim of diseases such as smallpox, the black plauge.

      You’re completely lack basic knowledge of self.

      Being rich doesnt make someone smart or ignorant. There is NOTHING to be taken out of context from what he said. He said that he’d like to thank slave masters. Those SAME masters who trying to stop and who were willing to kill people for what happened last year November 4, 2008.

      Having money =/= ignorance.

      Thinking you know everything BECAUSE you have money = MASSIVE IGNORANCE.

      Grow up.

      • vhingrhamesonyomomma

        blah,blah,blah point is you don’t go thru it cuz’ ya here. shut the fuck up and go hug a white person.

        • NAWLEDGDE

          And I thank God everyday that I’m over here. Thats NOT the point.

          Point is, its highly ignorant to thank the same people who trying to stop him from shining! Its like if my father worked 60 hr weeks in a plant and got blood cancer from the asbestos and died. But he was able to save up for me to get a car. Then at his funeral I said, “I’d like thank the boss for never cleaning up the abestos that killed my father because without that, I wouldn’t have my car!”

          WTF?

          People werent living the good life during slavery. It wasn’t a 365 day vaction for them and they wasnt “supermanin’ da hoes”. They was getting FUCKED UP! Aint shit funny about that playboy.

          And its highly ignorant of YOU to think that Africa is the only continent with its fair share of problems. We may have not gone through war genocides like everywhere else, but we went through social and cultural genocide. You need read up our history in this country homie. Civil Rights wasn’t a parade for them folks.

          You know what I find funny? If Asher Roth or Eminem had said the SAME shit, you’d have been cryin racism and ready to pounce on the next white boy you see.

          Since when is it okay for blacks to do the same shit we wouldn’t want others to do?

          You got alot of growing up to do buddy.

        • NAWLEDGE

          And I thank God everyday that I’m over here. Thats NOT the point.

          Point is, its highly ignorant of him to thank the SAME people who were tryin to stop him from shinin! It’s like if my father worked 60 hr weeks and got blood cancer from the asbestos. But he was able to save up for me to get a car. Then at his funeral I said, “I’d like to thank the boss for never cleaning up the asbestos that killed my father because without that, I wouldn’t have a car!”

          WTF?

          People wasnt living the good life during slavery days. It wasnt a 365 day vacation and they wasnt “supermain da hoes”. They was gettin FUCKED UP! Aint shit funny about that playboy.

          And its highly ignorant of YOU to think that Africa is the only continent with its fair share of problems. We might’ve not gone through war genocides like everywhere else, but we went through social and cultural genocides. You need to read up our history in this country homie. Civil Rights wasnt a parade for them folks.

          You know what I find funny? If Asher Roth or Eminem had said anything like that, you’d been cryin racism and ready to pounce on the next white boy you see.

          Since when was it okay for black folks to do things we wouldn’t want other folks to do?

          You got alot of growing up to do buddy.

          Peace for now.

        • vhingrhamesonyomomma

          Nawledge you don’t read much do you?

          1.black sold blacks into slavery in Africa and America son…stop givin honky all the credit.If we so smart you don’t think we would’ve bargained off some lesser negros tosave our own skin?

          2.My moms threw her all her dreams away for me and yes I do thank her for that! for you not too makes you selfish and fucked the fuck up

          3.People was cowards in the Civil Rights days! How the fuck you gone let somebody enslave you?!.. I’d die a million deaths first!.. but sorry niggas wouldn’t know nuttin about dyin fa’ ya beliefs huh?

          4. Why would I let what another man says affect me or my ideas?.. hmm nawledge don’t sound that smart to me.
          naw fuckin wit’ you but come on son!

          Look I’m not sayin you wrong in how you feel but at some point you gotta know when you been sunned and you had a tan from jump.. b e-z.

        • NAWLEDGE

          “1.black sold blacks into slavery in Africa and America son…stop givin honky all the credit.If we so smart you don’t think we would’ve bargained off some lesser negros tosave our own skin?”

          And when the hell did I say this didnt happen? How do you know you that I hadn’t already known this? Judge not my man. I know more about African culture than many Africans themselves. I’ve traveled. I know this stuff.

          “2.My moms threw her all her dreams away for me and yes I do thank her for that! for you not too makes you selfish and fucked the fuck up”

          This is a HUGE sacrafice your mother made and you should be proud of that. You SHOULD thank her. Thats the right thing to do. Read my statement again because you just proved my point. Would it be right for me to thank the person who screwed my pops over? Or thank my father for all he had done? Read it in context my dude.

          “3.People was cowards in the Civil Rights days! How the fuck you gone let somebody enslave you?!.. I’d die a million deaths first!.. but sorry niggas wouldn’t know nuttin about dyin fa’ ya beliefs huh?”

          Last I checked, MLK, Malcolm X, Huey Newton, and a multitude of others are all DEAD! You’re telling me MLK was a coward? Do you know how much persoanal strength it took in those days to not throw a punch? Think about it like this: What if MLK DID throw a punch when he protested voting rights. Do you really think we’d have the right to vote today? Or would the white folks of the era had said: “We cant let these savage niggers vote! Look how their leader acts!” Think about it that way. Fyi, I’m a bigger fan of Malcolm X, but MLK was just wiser for using peace instead of force.

          “Darkness cannot drive out darkness. Only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate. Only love can do that”-MLK

          To take a step futher, blood cant wash off blood my man

          “Look I’m not sayin you wrong in how you feel but at some point you gotta know when you been sunned and you had a tan from jump”

          Um…what?

          Anyways, we all have our own way of looking at things, but what Soulja Boy said was just absolutely ignorant. “I’d like the thank the people who raped my ancestors”? According to your second point, he should’ve been thanking people like Harriet Tubman instead the slave master. You just admitted that what he said and how he thinks is “fucked the fucked up”.

          So, thanks for confirming exactly what I was talking about in the first place.

          Peace out.

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Exactly Enlightened 1/20th the money he has. Most of these “blogging critics” are living off of $1200 to $1500 dollars every two weeks after taxes if they are lucky. That’s considered “good money”.

    While most of the critics at 16 were jacking off to prOn and playing playstation, he put together a plan and got himself out there.

    Success does NOT HAPPEN BY CHANCE. You think Jimmy Iovine signed him because he thought it would be fun? No. He took the initiative to produce, record and post his songs. He took the initiative to seek out Colli Park. And the dude blew the fuck up.

    Far from ignorant, wack yes. But not ignorant.
    Look at Jimmy comment directly below? Are you FL Studio, myspace/soundclick ass rappers getting 500 million hits to your website ?

    “If “Saturday Night Live” gets 100,000 views on the Internet, they throw a party. Soulja Boy, on his site alone, got 500 million! It’s nuts. The Lady GaGa video has 25 million views. This is all going to be turned back toward the labels. That value has to be achieved.”

    • Phil

      Excusing public idiocy makes you the failure. Try again.

    • problemz

      Honestly….Are U serious?…Do u really believe this dude had a plan???he had a hit with kids that blew him up on a national stage and he rode the myspace wave while at its peak to achieve fame and fortune.Luck is the residue of design…So i attribute his success to his online grind but in this new era u may have a street promotion team that can carry your wack music into more peoples hands but he is still wack…and to bring up jimmy iovine??he got a couple of bricks on his hand if u wanna go through his roster(Nicole Scherzinger of the pussycat dolls anyone?Black eyed peas first two albums anybody??shit even the firm and Dr Dre’s album(Dr Dre presents the aftermath) were certifiable bricks>>SNL got 14.9 million hits for its last episode in one week(hulu) so what are u talking about exactly?…Soulja Boy is ignorant but he a youngin so I wouldnt expect him not to be…we all are at that age thinking we know everything but time proves over and over again we don’t know shit…stop defending this dude who is a travesty and ridiculous period…oh and colli park produces the ying yang twins dude???wtf are u trying to prove with that??try again fam…

      • Sven

        What mutada is implying is that due to the fact that SB’s rich he must have had some sort of intelligence to get himself into that position, which is just about right. But the problem with souljaboy being ignorant is that he’s starting to act like he knows anything about his culture, and by culture I mean hiphop. He says NaS killed hiphop and whatever because NaS said it out loud. He has the right to say whatever he wants but that also means he’s going to get a lot of criticism when what he’s saying is blatantly wrong. And getting back at all the critics (“he’s an ignorant fool”) by spitting numbers, ages and the western world’s belief of success = plain stupid. And that’s where he’s being ignorant.

  • Trizz

    He is ignorant because he is just a kid with a 10th grade education i dont expect anythng intelligent to come out his mouth except that he still in the game making money so he must be doin suttin right. He meant well but it came out f****ed up i mean imagine if we was still in Africa would be a world power who knows but now we have a black man with african roots running the whole country. Soulja Boy saying shit has the equivalent of a toddler cursing he really dont know any better….watch me yooooooooooou

  • LB

    Honestly, it’s ignorant tryin to make the dude out to be ignorant, especially if you haven’t gotten at least a quarter of his type of money to prove that you’re so much smarter. He may say some ignorant shit sometimes (who doesn’t) but at least he doesn’t have to seem like a hater, but rather like someone who’s tryin to swat the haters off. I’d rather seem like to second.

  • Nate

    I know a lot of kids who can dance and they aren’t rich. They never met a A&R who wanted a big chunk of their money and who could put them out on stages and in videos.

    Souja Boy utilized the internet, but I guess it makes you about as smart as taking a t-shirt and putting a stupid slogan and selling them on a website. If the fools buy it, you are successful. Doesn’t mean you aren’t a ignorant person however just because you found one way to make money.

    He made a dance, made money of the dance, not off of good songs. Even the words are super lame to that song and don’t mean shit.

  • Nate

    Not being ignorant doesn’t come from website hits. Being Educated doesn’t translate to your salary. SOMEBODY among the hundreds of thousands of kids who peddle their shit wins the lottery and makes a hit. Doesn’t make you SMART… Because the hundreds of thousands of others aren’t DUMB by not getting the deal..
    It’s just being lucky.

    Educated low six figure, high 5 figure people aren’t lesser than Soujabitch, it’s like being a good handicapper to do your sports/extracurriculars/get college educated/network all at once. You won’t be like Soulja bitch who bet on the “Mine That Bird” 1 chance in 50 horse that won the derby. Instead these educated opposites of ignant Soulja have a 9/10 chance of succeeding at a great level, and they can remain as anonymous as they like, avoiding the constant scrutiny that we give SB, and having the knowledge of how to KEEP the money we make.

    Watch what Soulja does when his 3rd and/or 4th album starts selling Bow Wow #’s- 20-40K, and he can only tour off of 2-3 lil hit songs. He will fade, and hope that he can go into a LONG TERM career. I hope he is getting most or all of that ring tone money, because we all know that a huge portion of your first album is taken by the label. What has he done this 2nd album? Over or under 250,000?? You really think he will ever go PLAT again?

    Flavor of the Year, far from ignorant means he might just be smart enough to shut his mouth and avoid the “thanking slaveowner comments”. Being quiet doesn’t make you smart though, it just hides his ignorance.

    • LB

      No matter how much you try to downplay his success or level-it out in some way, it takes some innate micro-management skills and business savvy to do what he does; even if most of the difficult tasks are delegated to other managers and associates. Alot of people don’t have his success, not just because they’re not one of the “lottery” winners, but because they have no ambition, no personality, which he at least has those traits. Most of success is 20% what you know, 80% what you can do with it. All that other shit, being ignorant, etc, is just BS to fill in the blank.

      • Phil

        Savvy? Micro-management? Are you fucking serious? This bastard SB is the LUCKIEST BITCH ALIVE. Re-read his “story of success” and just cut-and-paste the shit to ANY kid with a computer and FL. His whole shit is PURE LUCK.

        • LB

          Man dog…you really hatin huh? He was talkin about your kind exactly.

        • Phil

          Dude, if you want that to be your model for success, go for it! Maybe you can be lucky, too, since he’s your excuse to sound ignorant right now. If “you hating” is your response to your claim this lucky fetus is “savvy” in anyway just confirms consistent failure on your part. It’s all good, tho. Keep sticking up for failure! That’s what “your kind” does now, so don’t be ashamed, lol.

        • LB

          LOL (really fuckin loud)….You way off base patna. This got way more to do with you bein a bona-fide hater than tryin to justify this young man’s actions. He is successful, in his own right. Now you might wanna judge his character, but honestly, how much of a class act are you to call him a failure simply because YOU fail to connect with his personality? C’mon dog, be real.

        • Phil

          What I “don’t connect with” is shouting out slavemasters. If that’s being a “bona-fide hater”, then give me the t-shirt, the hat and matching socks! I’m not making any claims to be a “class act”, I’m plenty the asshole when I choose to be, but I would never disrespect my elders like he did just because I’m “successful”. What’s not to judge when you go out in public and say that? What am I, a rational person who is black, supposed to say when someone who has the ear of children mocks a historic tragedy? “Oh he’s a kid”, “you gotta respect his hustle”? You be real with yourself, get millions, and go tell your family “oh to hell with what y’all went through, I’m the shit, so fuck you.” That commands your respect? That’s your definition of someone you connect with on a personal level? I’d rather hate that bullshit and still be able to love myself at the very least, then go along with what everyone else says is successful.

  • SOUTHSIDE A-TOWN

    since when did we start taking him serious?

  • Mutada al sader the king

    Again these are old world views of black people. The Bill Cosby mentality. That if you talk with a deep southern drawl, speak with broken english or wear a certain style of clothes you are ignorant and somehow inferior to other black people. That whole “we worked so hard to advance black people, and “people like them” set us back”. That we all should somehow conform to some standard and talk, act and carry out our lives so as not to offend the “white folk”. Fuck that thinking. Thats the same most parents fed our generation from the craddle and it helped to create a generation of folks who blame others for thier problems. Be yourself and fuck what everybody else has to say.

    S/B is a typical, 18 year old southern black teenage boy. Hes nothing more than a representative of this generations taste in music, clothes and culture. No different than, cross colors and gumby hair cuts in the 90′s. Big gold chains, jeri curls and addidas in the 80′s, discos, Afros and dashiki’s in the 70′s, flower children, war protestors and free love in the 60′s and greasers, teeny boppers and the “James Dean” type in the 50′s. If you want to get technical, every rapper is ignorant. Who do you admire ? Biggie, Jay-z, Nas, Pac, who ?? We can go down the fucking list and create a lexicon of ignorant comments and stupid shit that all rappers have said. This aint no lottery, this aint luck man. There is a reason why people would visit his website and listen to his songs 500 million times. They like the music. Period, that all that counts in the music industry.

    • NAWLEDGE

      “Again these are old world views of black people. The Bill Cosby mentality. That if you talk with a deep southern drawl, speak with broken english or wear a certain style of clothes you are ignorant and somehow inferior to other black people. That whole “we worked so hard to advance black people, and “people like them” set us back”. That we all should somehow conform to some standard and talk, act and carry out our lives so as not to offend the “white folk”. Fuck that thinking. Thats the same most parents fed our generation from the craddle and it helped to create a generation of folks who blame others for thier problems. Be yourself and fuck what everybody else has to say.”

      You completely misunderstood what Bill was saying.

      Bill doesnt see speaking with a southern drawl or wearing a ceirtain type of clothes makes someone inferior. He was saying that the MINDSET of many black americans is “get rich quick, fuck school, beat a nigga up for steppin on my J’s”, fuck bitches, white people do this, blah blah blah”. This is a terrible mindset which HAS set our generations back. THIS is the mentality that has caused our generations to blame others for their problems. They screw up their lives, try to get it together, but the “white man” doesnt want to give them a job or the immigrants have taken all the good jobs.

      Whats wrong with speaking proper english? Or having more than a four-word vocabulary? Why is high intellignece seen as “white folk” thing?

      There’s NOTHING wrong with being yourself or being just an average joe. But you have to admit that something has changed when back in 1969 black americans had the HIGHEST graduation rate, the HIGHEST rate of success, & the LOWEST crime rate and now in 2009 black americans have the HIGHEST drop out rates, the LOWEST rate of success, & the HIGHEST crime rate.

      Something has changed here. We need to do a 180 get back on the track MLK set for us. That’s my take on what Bill sayin. Just aspire to be more. Nothing wrong with having a discussion on politics or science once in a while.

      Anyways, music is music and I dont mind it at all. And I definetely dont blame SB for our youngins having this mindset, but he sure does help spread it. I have a cousin whose dream it was to be an astronaut. Think about it an astronaut. Thats a HUGE aspiration. He wants to rap now cause it’ll be “easier” to make money plus he doesnt have to go to school. He went from straight A’s to straight D’s.

      Guess who’s his favorite rapper??

      P.S: I cosingn rappers sayin some ignorant shit, but I have yet to see a quote from Pac that was ignorant. And rappers arent the only ones. Ever heard of the Jonas Bros?

    • vhingrhamesonyomomma

      amen brova!

  • Mr. Regg

    Hey Look At Fantasia. She could sing, found a way in the music biz, got rich, and now bankrupt. Your intelligence doesn’t factor on how money you make. Money doesn’t make you any smarter either. It was smarter for him to go back and get his GED. People say some of the dumbest things, but can still handle their business. Bush sad some of the dumbest things, looked dumb, but what was dumb was not enough people voted to keep him out of office. Just complained. Bush was at least smart enough to run, because it was enough people who ignorantly didn’t voted, but had a gripe. I didn’t vote for him. I don’t buy Soulja Boy albums. He makes his money selling Bulls***. Just like a bad weedman is selling his Bulls***. Articulate, and creativity is being overran by a constant saturation of quick cheap thrills…its not classic at all. But Damn, SB makes music to just dance to, not PSA’s

  • Mutada al sader the king

    *Again these are old world views of black people. The Bill Cosby mentality. That if you talk with a deep southern drawl, speak with broken english or wear a certain style of clothes you are ignorant and somehow inferior to other black people. That whole “we worked so hard to advance black people, and “people like them” set us back”. That we all should somehow conform to some standard and talk, act and carry out our lives so as not to offend the “white folk”. Fuck that thinking. Thats the same shit most parents fed our generation from the craddle and it helped to create a generation of folks who blame others for thier problems. Be yourself and fuck what everybody else has to say.

    S/B is a typical, 18 year old southern black teenage boy. He’s nothing more than a representative of this generations taste in music, clothes and culture. No different than, cross colors and gumby hair cuts in the 90′s. Big gold chains, jeri curls and addidas in the 80′s, discos, Afros and dashiki’s in the 70′s, flower children, war protestors and free love in the 60′s and greasers, teeny boppers and the “James Dean” type in the 50′s. If you want to get technical, every rapper is ignorant. Who do you admire ? Biggie, Jay-z, Nas, Pac, who ?? We can go down the fucking list and create a lexicon of ignorant comments and stupid shit that all rappers have said. This aint no lottery, this aint luck man. There is a reason why people would visit his website and listen to his songs 500 million times. They like the music. Period, that all that counts in the music industry.*

    • benjamin bixby III

      I ULTRA CO-SIGN WIT YA BRO…I THINK THE STATEMENT HE MADE DID COME OFF WRONG TO IGNORANT PEOPLE WHO ANAYLYZED WHAT HE SAID AND NOT WHAT HE MEANT…TO ME ITS ALMOST THE EQUIVALENT OF SAYING THANKS TO ALL MY HATERS….TRUTH OF THE MATTER IS…HAD IT NOT BEEN FOR SLAVERY MOST OF US WOULDNT BE HERE…HELL THIS COUNTRY MIGHT NOT HAVE BEEN SO SUCCESSFUL…

    • DETROIT

      “*Again these are old world views of black people. The Bill Cosby mentality. That if you talk with a deep southern drawl, speak with broken english or wear a certain style of clothes you are ignorant”

      doesn’t that go for whites as well as blacks? i mean, english is english, there’s nothing wrong with speaking it correctly! there are more southern whites in america than there are blacks….and if they speak fucked up english, and wear fucked up gear, they’re looked at as being ignorant also! that shit is not a black culture thing, it’s an american culture thing! if a white boy said the shit SB said, he’d be called much more than ignorant!

  • The_Truth

    ***Say what you want but co-sign Soulja Boy. . .you can’t knock the dude if he keeps other rappers names out his mouth and does his thing.

  • DETROIT

    I wonder if soulja boy realizes that there’s a possibility that THE REASON HE’S RICH IS DUE TO THE FACT THAT HE’S IGNORANT! cooning has always been in high demand as far as American media goes! if a nigga were to dress up like sambo, and do the jig on tv, he’d prolly be well on the way to makin a mil!

    • Phil

      Wow, total cosign. This is the most accurate assessment of this guy’ success so far. Cooning is very, very lucrative if you have no shame, self-respect, or respect for your culture. And it’s very apparent that there are many, many supporters of cooning in here.

      • DETROIT

        hey phil, i wonder if soulja boy was thankin the slave masters when them niggas ran up in his crib and layed him and his boys down wit ak’s! LOL. THE SLAVE MASTERS ARE JUST AS RESPONSIBLE FOR THAT AS THE ARE FOR HIS SUCCESS!

        • Phil

          Honestly, I wouldn’t wish that on nobody, but if the little dude had some guidance and a little more awareness maybe it would never have happened. And that’s not to say that he would be any safer anywhere else, but it’s clear that he didn’t have the foresight to every envision someone robbing him like that.

  • DETROIT

    all that being said….SOULJA BOY IS MY NIGGA! GET YA MONEY MANE, JUST CHILL WIT THE STUPID ASS COMMENTARY! MAYBE DUDE SHOULD HIRE A PUBLICIST!

  • latino heat

    there are many good hustlers that are still ignorant. i’m sure we all know some personally. i know i do. anyway, does this mixtape really make DJ Drama’s stock plummet with anybody else but me?

  • BeerGangsta

    Fuck Soulja Boy! You better leave Ice T along are you be dead. Ice T got Old Gangsta and young Gangsta. All Soulja shit is gay like him. I never heard your songs any where Bitch. I am from the South! Stop putting yourself up for a target. Before you die!

  • Wize Rize

    So, because you made some shit tune on your daddys keyboard you’re not ignorant? Isn’t it ignorant just to say that?

  • LB

    Detroit…honestly bruh, this dude is rich young black male who NOT in the news for sellin dope, robbin folk, or pissin on backs (shout out to Kells), he should be able to enjoy his free speech. Yea, he need to grow up some, but that’ll come in due time.

    • DETROIT

      yea, but the shit sb said was very disrespectful to the people who put in the work that made it possible for sb to shine!
      it’s like if i have a big brother that plays on the same aau team with me, he gets killed, and i become the star….then i say in an interview that i wanna thank my brother for gettin killed, otherwise i wouldn’t be able to be the star of my team! them slaves wasn’t doin the superman dude, THEY WAS GETTIN FUCKED UP! AIN’T SHIT FUNNY BOUT THAT!

  • MK

    People keep sayin ah he’s just a kid, well im 17 so im younger than him but im sure im not as ignorant as he is…
    He makin money tho thats cool with me but he’s still ignorant…

  • Big514

    Umm juss cuz dude makes money don’t mean he’s not ignorant. Idiots do get lucky from time to time. homeboys 15 minutes are up in 3…2…1….

  • Mario

    Man I Fux with Soulja not his albums but he’s got some good songs

    i just don’t get it why are people hating so much he’s ignorant ok let him be ignorant don’t mean he’s not gunna make hit’s

    i bet his next song is called “ignorant”

  • AZ40

    Money doesn’t not make you less ignorant or less stupid, people sell their souls for the riches

  • FLOSS

    The kid is a genius! He got 43+ comments and all over a 30 second clip. The End

    • http://www.myspace.com/emcdlthemusicprofile EmCDL

      Co-Sign LOL

      Honestly, I can’t stand the dude’s music, but its not for my ears either, just like its not for the people runnin’ this comments section’s ears to listen to. Shit is for the kids get over it! At first I was hating on dude too, but hell he still around on T.V., making video games and all that, and even though he dropped out of school he still decided to get his GED. And the main reason dude is even still around is that ya’ll hating on him! That comment he said with the slave masters was ignorant as shit though, but he a kid what do you expect!? He still got plenty of growing up to do.

  • Real Talk

    What the hell? I’m suprised the amount of mothafuckaz on Soldier boys nuts, bein that he’s one of the wackest hip hop artists ever. He only gets so much attention cuz hes the symbol of wack hip hop right now.

    It aint hatin if it’s the truth: Soldier Boy is wack as fuck! Lol! Yo I dont care how much money hes got. Lot of you motha fuckaz like “oh I cant hate, hes makin money”. So what? Corny ass teeny boppers just like him made a mil when they was young like Britney Spears and B2K, only faggot ass groupies like yall worried about what money hes makin instead of what shitty music hes makin.

    Yo I want to big up SLAUGHTERHOUSE cuz they the only motha fuckaz in hip hop Im feelin right now!!!

  • Real Talk

    Yo XXL I understand you have to cover garbage if it sells, lol so why not just make a whole seperate section of your magazine and website for these stanky leg, corny ass mothafuckaz that only mr. softy middle school kids is rockin. Im readin the above post laughin my ass off, yo I must be from a different planet cuz I listen to that Soldier boy shit and he’s ASS??!! I’m sorry, its just so confusin to me, but hey if you all want to listen to this bullshit, whatever.

  • DV8

    this lil nigga said “Street Classic” refering to his music. LMAO!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Other than that…I hate his music but respect his hustle.

  • C.O. Killer

    “I made my first million dollars when I was 16 years old. It’s the success that I’ve accomplished in my 18 years of being here, I’m pretty sure my critics are twice my age and got half the money I got.”…now dats ignorant

  • Superstar Extraordinaire

    Dog, SB, I’m gonna come at you from a 19-year old perspective. Ignorance does not have anything to do with making money, its abput how much, in your case how little, knowledge you have. Make your cash dog, I’m not hating, but on some real shit, you’re ignorant; any stupid nigga can get their GED, all they have to do is finish the fucking work packets they give you.

  • ri067953

    In terms of his contribution to society, he will go down as another ignorant boogie. He can wave his louie rag and spend all his new money on L.V. by the boat load and be as dumb as a muthafucker. It’s what you do with your money that shows your level of intelligence. Do you see Bill Gates or Warren Buffet waving louie rags around? No, they spend their money wisely and will have money to leave to their decendents, so that they can live off that old money. Soulja Boy was smart enough to be in a position to have others who are smarter then him capitalize off of and exploit him and his ignorant ways. Most 19 y.o. would have enough sense not to thank slave masters for tattoos and ice, so you can’t blame it on his age. He has basically sold his soul to the devil for his riches because little kids will mimick his behavior and will get caught up in a cycle of self-hate if the are not able to obtain the ice, cars and louie gear. That is not what life is all about and just because you have material items, it doesn’t make you any smarter of a person.

  • BeRock

    Y’all don’t seem to understand yourselves. It’s not about the money you make. So who cares about Souljah Boy’s money. You can be all types of ignorant with money. Have you heard the term, a fool and his money shall soon part? So it ain’t about financial status. It’s about your mental understanding of things, and conveying that to the world. And if SB is not ignorant. Well he sure act a hell of a lot like he is.

  • newyawka631

    AT LEAST HE DOESN’T DRESS LIKE CHARLES HAMILTON,DA COOL KIDS,ASHER,OR JIMMY JONES…….AND HE’S NOT ROCKING THE URKEL GLASSES,LIKE YA FAVORITE RAPPER…..YEA HE’S DA WORST LYRICST IN DA GAME,BUT I HEA HE PRODUCES A LOT OF HIS BEATS.I CAN’T HATE ON DUDE…..

    • problemz

      Ummm….Jim Jonsin did all his singles9kiss u thru the phone,swagg like me etc)even soulja knew he couldnt win on his own..oh and jim jonson made every billboard charting single of 08-09 damn near(whatever u like,lollipop etc….)and just cause he dress differently from dudes who are all at least 6 years older than him isn”t enough reason to praise him..smh

  • Rword

    People need to stop hatin on SB, i mean, leaving the hating for the 50cent dick riders – they are good at it.

    • Real Talk

      It’s not hate, it’s truth. Soldier Boy is wack as hell, and can’t rap. He’ll go down in history wit all of the Lil Romeo and Jessica Simpson “street classics”. Everyone was hopin he’d be a one hit wonder just so they wouldnt have to turn on the TV and accidentally have their ears raped by this clown, lmao. I guess we’ll have to live wit this his Vanilla Ice ass for the time being, thank you XXL for conjurin up some EXCLUSIVE news lol.

  • Apollo

    I son’t think the whole slave master thing is so ignorant in that case i think ppl should Take A fucking Joke!!! But i do think his comment about ” Those ppl are twice my age with half as much money” now that is some ignorant ass shitt!! i’M younger than SB and i think that he should respect his damn elders, cause they wiser!! and what the fucks the problem with working hard and making an honest living ?? im not saying that SB didnt work hard but not everyone can become a shitty famous rap star actor whatever the fuck you are

    Apollo

    • LB

      Exactly his point…like you said “…not everyone can become a shitty famous rap star actor whatever the fuck you are…”

      That’s not his fault that his hard work is different from others and his “ignorant” comments are somewhat more important than, say, a well paid trash collector’s “ignorant” comments. Actually I think mostly everybody missed out on his sarcasm with the statement. He was mocking slavemasters (and current evolved ones in the industry) not the slaves and their struggles. If you don’t care for the kid then, of course, you’re going to pick out what you deem to be “offensive.” But if you keep a clear perspective, then you’d realize he’s just bad at sayin politically correct shit, and don’t quite know how to be sarcastic on a general basis.

  • D WOOD

    EVERYTIME THIS YOUNG KID SPEAKS HE SOUNDS MORE AND MORE IGNORANT. JUST BECAUSE YOU MADE A MILLION BY THE TIME YOUR 16 DOESN’T MEAN YOUR INTELLIGENT. HELL HAVING MONEY DOESN’T MAKE YOU SUCCESSFUL. CAN SOMEONE WHO WINS THE LOTTERY CLAIM TO BE SUCCESSFUL OR INTELLIGENT…NO ALL THEY CAN SAY IS THAT THEY ARE LUCKY AND THAT’S WHAT THE FUCK HAPPENED TO SB. HE GOT LUCKY!!! HOLLA AT ME MANG

  • mdb

    so you can’t be ignorant and rich at the same time? dude is a moron

    • HU

      What everyone needs to understand is that Soulja Boy has been successful because he is so ignorant and coonish. If he was a regular sensible person he wouldn’t stand out. Read your history, blacks like SB amuse white people with their buffoonery and blacks themselves eat it up (black-boy syndrome).

      Also, making money has nothing to do with ignorance. You can be rich, educated, and still ignorant as hell. Look at Barbara Bush’s comments about the people in the Superdome or Tommy Hilfiger amongst many.

      Soulja Boy is absolutely ignorant. Unfortunately, the more ignorant he is the more famous he will be.

  • Kamal

    “I got Gucci Mane, OJ [Da Juiceman], Shawty Lo…” HAHAHAHA YOU LOST FOR THAT ALONE! Not to mention you’re a fucking coon ass, sambo. non-rapping ass nigga

  • Gerv

    I’m no SB fan but I also ain’t never gonna diss a young black man doin the right thing and gettin his paper on.Most of you stupid mutha fuckas give a nigga standin on the corner more respect.So you don’t like his music,just don’t listen to it.The more I read the comments on these blogs the more I see some of yall just hate everything and everybody doin it big.Think about it not too many so called lyrical rappers sell more than 20 or 30 thousand records.All that I just do it for the love of hip-hop is some broke rapper bullshit.

    • Real Talk

      Yo just tell me the dopest 4 bars Soldier boy ever spit and I might just stop tellin people the truth about how wack his music is aka what sissys call “hating”. No fuck that, just tell me ONE PUNCHLINE Soldier boy ever spit that was hard.

      If a politician is doin his job badly and takin bribes, nobody is gonna call you “a hater” if you point out the truth, just because he is making money in the process. If XXL is giving coverage to horrible rappers in they magazine, and takin money from labels to do it, nobody is gonna call you “a hater” if you point out that this magazine is just the wack ass yellow pages, just cuz they makin money in the process.

      If a (so called) rapper is wack as hell and just so happen to be makin money off bad music whatever thats cool. But I’m still gonna big up rappers that actually spit hot shit, and point out rappers that are wack as fuck, and that is not hatin.

      I dont see money they are makin flyin out of the speakers when I turn on a song so I dont know why anyone cares about how much money a music artist is makin.

  • ripsta

    man i would love to smack the shit out this kid. cant fuckin stand him. and i dont know why kids love him. i dont get it

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  • matty21

    SOULJA BOY TELL EM!..He’s right n speakin da truth BUT life isn’t all about money…n I don’t think he is ignorant but him being rich isn’t da right explanation to him not being ignorant…he isss rich n stayin real but he needs to show y he isn’t ignorant besides da money, cuz we all know he’s gettin da money…he needs to show what else he is doing as a good person

  • Jamal7Mile

    Soulja boys Millions? Can’t hate, I commend the fact. I’m glad he got it.

    But when Soulja Boy is NOT RAPPING and is talking shit about Ice-T, Nas, Africa and Black American’s struggle??

    THAT’S IGNORANT!!

    The word IGNORANT is not a diss word. It’s a word, in his case, that says “homie, you gotta catch up QUICKLY!!”

    Not sure of his age, but he talk like he 13. He needs those school years that he dropped out of. He disrespected his own MOTHER about education. I don’t know him or his moms personally, but that was offensive to me. That was IGNORANT!!

    He needs guidance. He will not keep those millions he has until he grows up. Make it to age 30, he might be alright.

    He’s too young and dumb to talk shit.

    • King Joffy Joe

      Co-Sign @ Jamal7Mile. Very well thought and put together, homeboy.

  • http://www.largekiss.com Naciy

    What a ^%$&$%$ man!! The magazine WEALTHY GOSSIP reported he joined the free
    interracial dating site ______ w w w . l a r g e k i s s . c o m ______ and he is mentioned to find his sugar girl there! the magazine fools he?? or fools us.

  • Real Talk

    LMAO!! Oh my fn god, you guys are so stupid its hilarious! Yo how is there this whole discussion about black america and slavery and shit…. OVER SOLDIER BOY??!! Yo Soldier boy’s wack ass has as much to do wit such issues as the piece of dookie I flushed down the toilet the other day.

    “Soldier Boy is sort of like the slaves back in the day that were in the house, and he dances.”

    “No Man! Like dude, its totally so dope and you missed it! Superman on a hos back is sort of like a slave skeetin on the back of a slave master”!!

    LOL oh my god you all just took this to a whole nother level, I want whatever your smokin.

  • ff1one@yahoo.com

    you can be rich and ignorant at the same time, but tha if you was born into money. This guy Soulja boy made his name his brand his style and did it in a new age way. As an artist and a person in cooperate america. That shit ain’t easy. It takes skills. For ur words to touch and/or affect any group of people u must be talented. TRU, we all may want him to talk about a different subject matter or use a better choice of words. However, its millons of fans who like his style. Honestly, the older people who aren’t willing to grow and get a understanding of what their kids are listenting to is ignorant.

    As for this i wanna be back in the mother land argument. Please. Go to africa if u like. yes the land has a lot of value. Nonetheless, as and African American emphasis on American we have just as much to be thankful. Of course without the sacrfices our forefathers made. That was not a ignorant comment. it was flipped. common once said we use to be whipped and chained now we drive nice whips and rock gold chains. something like that, or maybe that was me in a poem. either way, he couuld have used better choice of words. Nevertheless,at the center of his point is a good point. At the heart of his music is good music. nothing is new under the son and this dude has just find another way to deliver the same old messages. Stop hating.

    • Real Talk

      yo so now that you all exhausted this bullshit race relations talk, and all that bullshit talk about “Hating” people with money and fashion and “talent” how about we discuss the MUSIC for just one second and forget about what brand underwear he’s wearin (aka “style”). And I’m not even talkin subject matter.

      Can anyone just tell me FOUR BARS that Soldier boy spit that was hard, or even just one punchline that he ever spit that was crazy?

      Or cant yall just admit he cant rap, and he just buys the hot beats off the producer-of-the-week, and pretty much just talks and yells on the mic.

    • NAWLEDGE

      “Nonetheless, as and African American emphasis on American we have just as much to be thankful. Of course without the sacrfices our forefathers made. That was not a ignorant comment”

      You right. The sacrafices of our FOREFATHERS. Soulja Boy said:

      “I’d like to thank the SLAVE MASTERS.”

      It was an ignorant comment. Plain and simple, black and white, clear as day.

  • LouDiddy

    Good work in making a million by 18. I’m not impressed though. I’ll pay attention if he can generate the same level of earnings over the next 10-15 years, which if you look at the odds in the music business, doesnt seem very likely (especially when you spend >$12k at Louis Viutton on one trip in NYC).

    Not hating at all, congrats to the kid, but like Jigga said back in ’97 “I got bail money, XXL money, you got flash now, but time will reveal money…”

  • Ravinder

    By the way. . . . Fuck Soulja Boy, Mutada the King and Southside A Town. Who Who Who Who Who Who want it?!

  • preye

    soija boy is the best ,we love u in nigeria ,in africa

  • Emperor Doom

    Ignorant or not he’s 18 years old and has already had three pretty popular songs. He’s had crank that, kiss me thru the phone, and turn my swag on. It doesn’t matter if you like those songs or not, they on they radio every damn day. He’s getting paid. If he is in fact ignorant he’s got some smart folks managing his career which has to count for something. Haters will be haters though…

  • Emperor Doom

    Although that Nas comment he had was pretty stupid hahaha

  • Mutada al sader the king !

    First peace to everyone, because everyone has valid points, and I appreciate what XXL.com has become, and the personalities around here, this aint no World Star Hip Hop blog for damn sure LOL

    From what I’ve read SB was a near strait A student, while he was in school. (could just be PR spin though) The fact that he was a millionaire by age 16, but still took the courses or equivalent test to receive his GED speaks volumes about his lack of ignorance. He still valued his education even though he was financially secure.

    And why folks always hold Nas out as some unassailable bastion of Hip Hop knowledge is laughable. Anyone remembers this dozy? “I’m telling about people I look up to” “People like Genghis Khan, Hitler, Nat Turner, J Edger Hover, Huey Newton, all different types of motherfuckers”. “Some demonic, some children of God”… Now that’s one of the most ignorant statements ever uttered by a rapper. Not to mention Nas was in his 30’s when he said that and yet several people in this blog hail him as the model example of a “enlighten MC”. Ice T mad a song called cop killer that glorified killing police officers? Is that not ignorant also?

    @Nawledge first peace bro. But I stand by my comments about bill Cosby and his divide and concur strategy. Here are a few ignorant quotes from Bill about our black youth. “They’re standing on the corner and they can’t speak English” “I can’t even talk the way these people talk: Why you ain’t, Where you is, What he drive, Where he stay, Where he work, Who you be” “they won’t spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.” “With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap, and all of them are in jail.”

    Those ARE ignorant comments.

    @ DETROIT
    Yep. Same applies to everyone, yet people single out SB as the epitome of ignorance due to biases against his music. Apply the same standard to all rappers, they all display varying levels of extreme ignorance, coonery and what not. Why does an 18 year old kid catch the brunt of it, is all I’m saying.

    @Problemz

    Here’s what I’m saying: A supposedly ignorant child with no plan and no direction at this very moment has the #7 best selling song in the country. (Kiss me through the phone is currently #7 on the Hot 100 billboard charts and number 9 in radio play) Not to mention that this very website confirmed with the producer Jim Jonston, that SB, wrote the entire song INCLUDING THE HOOK. That means that he is getting major cash, from sales and radio play. Every person has a street team, myspace, facebook, and every other outlet that SB used, however they did not get “lucky” like this supposedly ignorant child with no plan. And there is a huge difference between 14 million hits and a half a billion! And I’m not here to defend Jimmy Iovine (admittedly you had to dig pretty deep to find those bricks), I just used the quote to show that none of this shit is luck.

  • Mutada al sader the king

    **One more for the road Real Talk

    First peace to everyone, because everyone has valid points, and I appreciate what XXL.com has become, and the personalities around here, this aint no World Star Hip Hop blog for damn sure LOL

    From what I’ve read SB was a near strait A student, while he was in school. (could just be PR spin though) The fact that he was a millionaire by age 16, but still took the courses or equivalent test to receive his GED speaks volumes about his lack of ignorance. He still valued his education even though he was financially secure.

    And why folks always hold Nas out as some unassailable bastion of Hip Hop knowledge is laughable. Anyone remembers this dozy? “I’m telling about people I look up to” “People like Genghis Khan, Hitler, Nat Turner, J Edger Hover, Huey Newton, all different types of motherfuckers”. “Some demonic, some children of God”… Now that’s one of the most ignorant statements ever uttered by a rapper. Not to mention Nas was in his 30’s when he said that and yet several people in this blog hail him as the model example of a “enlighten MC”. Ice T mad a song called cop killer that glorified killing police officers? Is that not ignorant also?

    @Nawledge first peace bro. But I stand by my comments about bill Cosby and his divide and concur strategy. Here are a few ignorant quotes from Bill about our black youth. “They’re standing on the corner and they can’t speak English” “I can’t even talk the way these people talk: Why you ain’t, Where you is, What he drive, Where he stay, Where he work, Who you be” “they won’t spend $200 for Hooked on Phonics.” “With names like Shaniqua, Taliqua and Mohammed and all of that crap, and all of them are in jail.”

    Those ARE ignorant comments.

    @ DETROIT
    Yep. Same applies to everyone, yet people single out SB as the epitome of ignorance due to biases against his music. Apply the same standard to all rappers, they all display varying levels of extreme ignorance, coonery and what not. Why does an 18 year old kid catch the brunt of it, is all I’m saying.

    @Problemz

    Here’s what I’m saying: A supposedly ignorant child with no plan and no direction at this very moment has the #7 best selling song in the country. (Kiss me through the phone is currently #7 on the Hot 100 billboard charts and number 9 in radio play) Not to mention that this very website confirmed with the producer Jim Jonston, that SB, wrote the entire song INCLUDING THE HOOK. That means that he is getting major cash, from sales and radio play. Every person has a street team, myspace, facebook, and every other outlet that SB used, however they did not get “lucky” like this supposedly ignorant child with no plan. And there is a huge difference between 14 million hits and a half a billion! And I’m not here to defend Jimmy Iovine (admittedly you had to dig pretty deep to find those bricks), I just used the quote to show that none of this shit is luck.

    @ Real Talk

    Heres a SB line I thought was great.

    The dream to succeed, the dream to achieve the dream to believe that belief…will get you what you need in the world and in this life**

    • problemz

      lmao…ok he wrote the song…I believe it. It’s elementary lyrics and a simple hook.Did he write something astonishing and poetic?Did he rewrite how music is written?Point is The G.E.D he got was for publicity cause his fanbase are all kids and parents don’t wanna hear this kid yelling fuck school and that slavemaster remark sent him tumbling down as far as his bread and butter.And you’re wrong about every person having street teams.Unfortunately you got some adults now who are just starting to get involved in online marketing and promotion.Established artists are just now realizing how the industry has changed while soulja was a kid on his P.C at the cusp of the digital revolution…It was all luck and timing.He caught that wave and I’m not hating on his wealth and fortune.I applaud him for making money but at the end of the day murderers,drug dealers,terrorists,extortionists,bookies etc make money too so are we supposed to applaud them also and say they had a plan and were talented?Jimmy signed him cause he was a southern cat with a built in fan base and his myspace got him attention.Lets not try and propose Soulja had a plan when he came in.He got lucky, made some bread and when u make bread u gain options and when u gain options u have more leeway to make bigger moves.You put the hottest producer bubblin at the moment with a teenager singing about puppy love,u more than likely gonna get a hit.I respect your opinion fam but I aint gotta like it nor agree with it.Soulja Boy is an ignorant child but while he should get a pass cause he is a child he is a ccountable for corrupting our next generation og hip hop fans into thinking his garbage is actually hip hop music when it’s actually pop rap with a networking media fan base…1

  • Joseph Queen

    Look, he made a mistake. It happens to all of us sometimes. He’s 18 years old. I know as people grow in life they typically get better at things, and learn from their mistakes. ALOT of people would’nt be able to handle the amount of pressure, and stress that he deals with no matter what their age is. And not only can he handle it, but he is incredibly successful at it, AT AGE 18!! He messed up one time. Let’s forgive him. Maybe we should be giving him credit for all the incredible music he has created so far instead. Thanks.

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  • Chx89

    Paris Hilton’s one of the dumbest, most ignorant shits to exist in the world and she’s got bare money so what u sayin SB? Prick!

  • Bruce Wayne

    ALL I GOT TO SAY I..IF YOU MAKE THAT MUCH MONEY AT THAT AGE..OF COURSE YOUR GONNA BE IGNORANTY AS FUCK..LOOK AT HOW OLD DA NIGGA IS.. I MEAN IMAGINE YOU WITH THAT MUCH MONEY AT HIS AGE..YOU WOULDN’T BE IGNORANT..SHIID 100 PERCENT OF YOU MUTHAFUCKAS WOULD BE IGNORANT..WE IN DA LAST DAYS..WALK WIT GOD AND ASK HIM TO CLEANSE YOUR MIND FROM EVIL AND DECEIT..LOL NEXT TIME YOU GET A CHANCE SAVE UP ALOT OF MONEY AND GET A VIDEO CAMERA..THEN SAVE UP OR GET A BUNCH OF MONEY AND HAVE SOME PEOPLE FOLLOW YOU WHILE YOU GOT THAT MUCH MONEY..I BET YOUR AZZ GON BE10 TIMES WORSE THAN SOUJA BOY IS..I RESPECT HIM FOR GETTING THAT MONEY..BUT IF YOU AINT DOING NOTHING PRODUCTIVE WITH THAT MONEY OTHA THAN REPEATITIVE HOOKS AND DANCING THAN YOU NEED TO OFF. YOURSELF POINT BLANK..LOL

  • Bruce Wayne

    I THINK WAT CAN ALSO HELP HIM OUT WITH HIS SONGS..HIM AND BOW WOW NEED TO WRITE FOR EACH OTHER LOL

  • j.dot

    I kinda agree with emperor doom but the nigga is still garbage in time and age now where the average hip-hop fan will spend they money to hear some niggga who cant spit make millions of dollars.Fuck the south for the exceptions of the legends of today and past.He will go away like every other novelty act that has come out before him(mc hammer vanilla ice).It is a shame that the younger generation would even accept this b.s music.I respect his hustle to the fullest.But it is time for another coast to takeover because this has gotten really ridiculus.Fuck soulja boy end of story and fuck you too if you disagree.

  • DoThat

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