News: Soulja Boy Certifies "Watch The Throne" Excellence, "It's A Classic"
Monday, Aug 22, 2011 3:00PM
Atlanta rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em recently provided his take on the new Watch the Throne album plus why Jay-Z and Kanye West simply have a hip-hop clasisc under their belts.
Along with co-signing the new LP, Soulja Boy said he is inspired from the album's content.
"I mean, yeah, the album is dope. It's a classic because it's Kanye collaborating with Jay-Z," Soulja Boy said in an interview. "Anybody collaborating with Jay-Z, it's going to be on that next level. That was real dope. 2011, Jay still goin' hard and he got his artist behind him so it's inspirational. That's something I want to do with my artists one day. I want to be on the level of Jay-Z and have my artist with me to do an album together. So, much respect. I like the album." (VIBE)
Watch the Throne debuted atop all albums last week with over 400,000 records sold.
Jay-Z and Kanye West's Watch the Throne leads the pack this week debuting at No. 1. According to Nielsen SoundScan, the duo's highly anticipated joint album has sold 436,100 units after seven days in stores. (SOHH Sales Wrap)
Last summer, Soulja Boy discussed working with Kanye for his DeAndre Way album.
"Recently, this single that I got on my album that ain't out yet, I had recorded it and I had sent it to Kanye," Soujla Boy told Sway during "RapFix Live"on Thursday (August 19). " 'Cause he asked me to send him some beats, and I just wanted to see what he thought about it. So I sent him two songs. One of them was like on an R&B vibe; I was still spitting, though, but I was singing on the hook. And then one of them was just straight rapping. I sent them to him, and he typed back on e-mail, 'Those were some dope-a** bars. I like your verse on it.' That made me feel good." (RapFix Live)
Although he did not make the album, Soulja Boy previously revealed his aim to recruit Jay-Z.
Soulja Boy Tell'em hopped up out the bed and onto the stage at Eva Longoria Parker's nightclub Eve in Las Vegas on Friday night (March 12). He hosted and performed a three-song set including "Kiss Me Thru the Phone," "Turn My Swag On," and his chart-topping hit "Crank That (Soulja Boy)." Jay-Z and Eminem are on the 19 year-old rapper's wish list for his upcoming third album, now titled Dre. (Rap-Up)
Check out some past Soulja Boy Tell Em footage down below: