Teen rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em has promised his upcoming Dre album will feature more advanced lyrics and production than his previous two releases.
According to Soulja Boy, he is also looking to share his talent amongst the likes of artists ranging from Drake to Rihanna.
“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 his upcoming summer 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)
The upcoming solo project’s name was recently shortened from The DeAndre Way.
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)
Last January, the rapper released a video announcement regarding his album’s completion.
“[I’m] in the studio, recording my new album, I should be finished with it in like two weeks,” Soulja Boy said in a video recording. “My first single should be hitting the radio. Make sure y’all request that ‘Pronto,’ me and Snoop [Dogg], request that ‘Bingo’ [with] me and Gucci [Mane]…and my first single is coming in two weeks. So be on the look out for that…It’s 2010, I got signed in 2007, so it’s three years now, officially, my third album finna drop. Everybody who ever bought any of my music, everybody that ever bought any of my albums, appreciate it. And we about to get ready to do it again. And I’m also headlining my own tour this year, 2010.” (Soulja Boy Video)
Check out some recent Soulja Boy Tell Em footage below: