Rapper Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em has opened up about his relationship with Kanye West as he continues work on the forthcoming DeAndre Way album and said the producer has rated his emcee skills through the process.
According to Soulja Boy, he has received feedback from West via e-mail.
“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 abut 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)
Last month, Soulja Boy also said he locked in studio time and received advice from actor/singer Jamie Foxx.
“When I was in the studio with Kanye, when I was in the studio with Jamie Foxx–I’d just spit a verse and say, ‘Yo, what you really think about that? Give me you honest opinion.’ After I got that, I really found out that my sh*t hot, and people are not saying it just to say it. They really think it’s dope….Kanye said my sh*t was dope, man. I played him my second single, it’s called ‘Speakers Going Hammer.’ [Interscope Records CEO] Jimmy Iovineloves this record. He plays this record every day. So I played it for [Kanye] and he said, ‘Those were some dope f*ckin’ verses.’ I said, ‘OK, that’s all I needed. [Laughs] I got the stamp.’ (VIBE)
Soulja Boy recently revealed West’s involvement on his upcoming third solo album.
“Three [beats],” Soulja Boy told radio host Tim Westwood regarding their completed tracks. “They sounding awesome. This album, I’m mostly doing it myself but I got a lot of producers that I’m working with. I’m working with a lot of artists, like even on Twitter. I’ll send out blasts like ‘Send me beats.’ I got a producer called Super Sed in the ‘A’ that did ‘Pronto,’ he did ‘Pronto’ for Snoop Dogg…” (Tim Westwood TV)
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)
A confirmed release date has not yet been revealed.
Check out some recent Soulja Boy tell Em footage down below: