News: Soulja Boy Tell Em Suffers "DeAndre Way" Setback
Thursday, Aug 26, 2010 10:27AM
Rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em's delayed The DeAndre Way will continue to keep fans waiting longer as reports now suggest the project has been pushed back to the fall.
According to reports, Soulja Boy's third solo album will hit stores in October.
Soulja Boy Tell'em may be making headlines for other activities, but he hopes all the attention will be on his music when his new album drops this fall. The 20-year-old rapper, who landed on Forbes' "Hip-Hop Cash Kings" list, will release his third album The DeAndre Way on November 2, Rap-Up.com has learned. It was previously set for an October 5 release. (Rap-Up)
Last spring, Soulja Boy opened up about working with unknown producers for his albums.
"I usually produce all of my own records," he revealed in an interview. "My most successful record was 100-percent me--I wrote and produced it. I've been producing for myself and I'm starting to get more respect; having parties reach out and ask me for beats. I want to change up my thing a bit and I know even with the talent I got, there are some things that I can't do that other producers can bring to the table...I keep my ear to the street. I like to play it by ear and I don't rate another producer because of his stats. If I hear a hot beat in the street that I can get versus a wack beat from a hot named producer; which one I'ma do?" (XXL Mag)
He recently discussed what differences fans will notice on his third solo project.
"This one, my lyrics are better, my lyrics are on another level,"Soulja Boy said in an interview. "My beats are on another level. I'm richer. I look better and I'm more successful, it's an upgrade. I been in the studio with Kanye, rocking. I haven't been in the studio with Rihanna yet, but she said she wants to get something done. Shouts out to Drake, been in the studio with Drake. Been in the studio with Nicki Minaj, I got something. Shouts out to Trey Songz, I was just in the studio with him. I got something on there. Ray J, Snoop Dogg, that's about it." (BET)
The rapper's producer, DJ Woogie, recently talked about the forthcoming album.
"It's gonna be 'legendary,'" Woogie said in an interview. "He has a lot of hot records on there [like this song] called 'Making The Cut' that is on the album. You know, Soulja Boy has grown since the time he did 'Crank Dat' to now...He's grown a lot. He's learned a lot more about the rap game and [has] said that himself in some of his raps. He said that he learned more, and people thought he was wack. He became more versatile, and look at him now. Everybody wants a favor; everybody wants a freestyle, or a feature. People used to sleep on the kid, now everybody is on 'em more or less to say!" (All Hip Hop)
Check out some recent Soulja Boy Tell Em footage down below: