Soulja Boy Talks Summer Jam, “I Guess New York Finally Showin’ Me Some Love” [With Exclusive Video]

Rumors were rampant of a Diplomats reunion at Summer Jam last night (June 7), but the surprise Jim and  Juelz sprang was bringing out Soulja Boy, who spoke to XXLMag.com backstage about his appearance.

“I ran into [Jim] at Busta Rhymes’ album release party in New York like two, three weeks ago,” revealed Soulja Boy of the on-stage collabo’s genesis. “He holla’d at me—said he wanted me to come through and do it. I said, ‘No problem.’”

During his closing set, Jim told the crowd, “When I wake up in the morning, I do two things.” “First, I brush my teeth. Then, I turn my swag on.” The ATL rapper then pushed through the sea of Dipset heads that filled the stage to capacity, launching into his hit record. [Watch below]

“55,000 people all jammin’ to swag on in the middle of New Jersey—it’s crazy,” added Soulja Boy of the crowd’s reaction. “I guess New York finally showin’ me some love. It is what it is, though. The South been hookin’ up with New York recently. You got Gucci hookin’ up with Busta. You got Wayne doing songs with everybody from the East Coast. So it’s just everybody showing love. That’s how it’s supposed to be.” - Devin Chanda

  • Enlightened

    Wow. He brought out Soulja Boy. And that was supposed to be a cool move. Wow

    • ko

      Broke people love to hate…keep bloggin

    • joe p

      new york needs to get their shit together lol wtf they thinkin … SB sucks idc what anyone says call me a hater or w.e anyone can do what he does (nothing) fuck him and gucci mane and shawty lo … lol

  • Mpho

    New York soft, them niggas was crankin that Soulja Boy.. lol SMH

    WTF happened to New York yo?

    • Pierzy

      He’s on the cover of XXL! What happened to the mag?

      Hip-Hop On A Lower Level

      • http://yahoo.com ron suave

        new york is falling off and so is XXL with all this soulja boy shit!! he getting money, but respect is another thing and nobody respect this little nigga. why Al Quieda Jada wasn’t the headline or on the new cover of XXL? that goes to show how much the industry and XXL sucks dick!!! WOULD SOMEONE REMIND THESE ASSHOLES OF WHAT REAL HIP-HOP IS!!!! AND IT’S NOT JIM JONES EITHER!!! WHERE IS MY NIGGA FAB???

  • DV8

    LMAO at Mpho and Pierzy’s comments.

    What yall said is true though.

    Its a shame what was once the Summer Jams of all Summer Jams have been reduced to having Camron’s former weed-carrier as a headliner with a even more wacker artist as his special guess. Now I see why Cam didnt even bother to show up. Why waste his time?

    • EReal

      At this point Cam appearing ANYWHERE is not a waste of time for his career. lol.

  • $ykotic

    Jim brushes his teeth? Interesting…

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

      They edited out “with toilet water.”

      Hate to say it, but with SB producing, still putting out songs that get a fair amount of radio play, & the fact that noone has ran him away yet, if he can maintain @ this same, umm, intensity for a few more years, we may not ever be able to shake him.

      He’s like a babymomma with mean jawbone game.

      • EReal

        White people just love them some ignance.
        SEE: Ice Cream Paint Job

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

          ??????

        • $ykotic

          ?????? x2

        • EReal

          Google it.

          SB is about the most ignorant you can get. White loves ignorant black folk. This dude was on “The View” the other day for chrissakes. As long as he doesn’t try to de-ignantfy his music. He’ll have a presence.

          Im just saying, I know lots of white girls and they all love SB. And that Ice Cream Paint Job song too, they go crazy in the club for it.

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

          Lol @ $yk reading my mind….

          Damn, “The View” is going through some type of identity crisis.

          Wayne, SB, who am I leaving out?

          I’ll be sure to look out for that exclusive “Mike Vick: House Arrest In Paradise” interview.

  • BeerGangsta

    Fuck this Kitchen nuts bitch! This Fucker couldn’t catch a CatFish in a Coffee Cup. SB Heffer might get a beat down in the big apple. Band that bitch shit.

  • Real Talk

    Jim Jones likes Soldier Boy cuz dudes the only one in the industry that Jimmy is better than on the mic.

    • that nigga

      Ummm, no! They both suck equally. And Im ashamed to say Im from North Jersey but I did stay far, far away from The Meadowlands and…………Summer Jam.

  • LB

    EREAL…O.k…That “Ice Cream Paint Job” is a rider! The dude who wrote that put that song together to connect with those who understand what it is to ride clean, beat hard, just look fresh while goin threw the hood on some G shit. You can’t understand it, cool. But don’t be on a HIP HOP web site, like XXL.com, frontin like we all supposed to be one-dimensional Hip Hop heads. I’m an intellectual, but I’m straight out the hood man, and admire the best of Common, The Roots and the best of niggaz like Gucci Mane, Dorrough, etc. I think you’re just a common hater man.

    • $ykotic

      I actually checked out the vid. Some clean ass riders in that too. I can understand what EReal is saying and the reference that he is using.

      Misunderstanding brings forth confusion.

  • G

    look im from nyc….. death of autotune made me a happy happy man… but you cant hate what the young boy is doin…like hov said on hot today…. if he was runnin round rappin about sellin drugs and all that real dudes would see right thru it… he rappin what he know…he 18… he havin fun….im not a fan of his music but im the first one on top of the couch in the club when that swag on comes on…he isnt killin hip hop…there is alot worse out than soulja boy…he is one ignorant lil mofo tho cant deny that… but he writes and produces his own music…i respect that if nothing else

  • money legacy

    ATTENTION!THIS JUST IN!!!! THEY DID THIS INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION DECIPHERING THAT 90% OF PEOPLE THAT DONT LIKE SOLDIER BOY ARE BROKE!!!!!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WHY THEY HATIN ALL HE DID WAS CONT THIS MONEY- PUT THE TEAM ON GOT THE WHOLE CLIQUE STUNTINT HO WASSUP !!!!! YEAH!!! LOL!

    HO WASSUP!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!lololololololol!!!!!!!!!

  • money legacy

    ATTENTION!THIS JUST IN!!!! THEY DID THIS INTERNATIONAL COMPOSITION DECIPHERING THAT 90% OF PEOPLE THAT DONT LIKE SOLDIER BOY ARE BROKE!!!!!

    !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    WHY THEY HATIN ALL HE DID WAS CONT THIS MONEY- PUT THE TEAM ON GOT THE WHOLE CLIQUE STUNTINT HO WASSUP !!!!! YEAH!!! LOL!

    HO WASSUP!!!!!!!!! YEAH!!!!!!!!!lololololololol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    • 92FS

      That was…..lame.

  • balaramesh

    “Jim Jones likes Soldier Boy cuz dudes the only one in the industry that Jimmy is better than on the mic.”

    jim jones is like a young kool g rap compared to soulja boy

    summer jam has regressed horribly. must have been a bunch of 19 year olds there.

  • truth 101

    Thank God for the down south rappers like Jezzy , Pain , And Soldier Boy. If it wasnt for them the concert would have been wack. Hot 97 does not keep alot of songs on the playlist so half of the time the crowd was cold compared to the old summer jams. Its a new Generation of fan. they want more music

  • zayzkidd

    I remember when Jay-z once said if you don’t like me, pay me know attention….it won’t cost you nothing!!! Thats the same thing with SB, yeah we all know the guy is not a good rapper but why are you commenting on him if you don’t like him, its people like yall who keeping him relavant. As far as Lil Wayne goes….Well, he is from the N.O. so he gets a pass.

    3rd Ward UPT all day!!!

  • zayzkidd

    @balaramesh

    Haven’t it always been 19 year olds there? Its just back when you was 19, Jay-z was what was shaking now its Lil Wayne. LOL!!!

  • http://xxl jg

    were are the boos? if new york hates sb and the south that much we should have heard one. haha funny.

  • $ykotic

    Actually we were getting on Jim Jones guys.

  • matty21

    Soulja Boy, tell em….we gettin moneyy yeaa yeaaaaaaa boy wats up

  • Pingback: Soulja Boy Talks Summer Jam - Hip Hop Board

  • Pingback: Soulja Boy Talks Summer Jam - DaShadyBoard.com - Shady Records Fan Forum

  • DETROIT

    can’t hate, TURN MY SWAG ON IS THE SHIT! give the lil nigga his props!

  • Hunt

    Hopefully he falls off the planet

  • http://TWITTER.COM/MYLESWALKER MYLES R WALKER

    LIKE SOULJABOY’S TURN MY SWAG ON SONG SAY “THIS BLACKMAN GOT TOURETTES AND MY BOOK’S IN STORES TAKE A LOOK AT AN AUTHOR SAY WZUP! YEEEEEAH! INCREASE YOUR AWARENESS OOOOOOOOOOOOH!

    1 MORE TIME SING MY REMIX WITH ME YA DIG!
    THIS BLACKMAN GOT TOURETTES AND MY BOOK’S IN STORES TAKE A LOOK AT AN AUTHOR SAY WZUP! YEEEEEAH! I’M GETTIN BOOK MONEY OOOOOOOOOH!
    1LUV SOULJA BOY FROM SOULJA SYNDROME

  • Anti-Mainstream

    I didn’t hear all that much cheering either! Fuck this wackass radio rapper pop show. Bring on the Rock the Bells tour!

  • Stylistic

    Can’t lie, Turn my Swag-on, Jim Jones and most of the people at summer jam are fuckin garbage.

  • zee

    There is room for every style. I can’t believe you jerks are still on this “what happened to hip hop” shit. Soulja Boy is amazing. There are plenty of rappers rapping in the classic style. Check the underground. This is what’s popular now. Get over it. Ur old.

  • http://hotmail.com pimp p

    fuck all the haters on here let the lil nigga do his thang it is what it is