Soulja Boy: “I Don’t Wanna be Super-Lupe-Fiasco-Lyrical”
Soulja Boy may have made a conscious decision to step up his lyrical game on his upcoming album The DeAndre Way, but that doesn’t mean he plans on confusing his fans.
In XXL’s November 2010 issue, on stands now, SB tells us he has grown as an MC. “I can’t keep playin’ around, because if you keep playin’ around, people are gonna think you’re a joke,” he said in the piece, written by contributor Matt Barone. “At some point, you have to get serious.”
But don’t get it twisted, Soulja doesn’t wanna be the next Lupe Fiasco. “I don’t want to be super-Lupe-Fiasco-lyrical and niggas don’t know what the fuck I’m talking about,” he added.
“I want to be the best,” he continued. “I want to be recognized in that category where I’m nominated for Best Rapper with Jay-Z and Kanye and Wayne. I wanna get a Grammy. I want Best Rap Album of the Year… I’ve made millions of dollars off of doing my style, but, hey, I can rap, too.”
The DeAndre Way hits stores on November 30. XXL’s November 2010 issue with Soulja Boy and 50 Cent on the cover is on newstands nationwide now. —XXL Staff