Rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em has released the cover shots of his upcoming album, DeAndre Way.
The rapper’s two alternate covers feature himself wearing an orange and blue shirt from a sideways angle.
A tatted Soulja Boy keeps his neck froze on the cover of The DeAndre Way, his third studio album, due Nov. 2. The 20-year-old rapper has already served up three singles including “Pretty Boy Swag,” the Bei Maejor-assisted “Blowing Me Kisses,” and trunk rattler “Speakers Going Hammer.” Aside from the blue and orange color schemes, both covers ultimately share the same look and also give fans an up-close-and-personal look at the rapper’s neck/face tattoos. (Rap-Up)
Last spring, Soulja Boy explained why he opts to work 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)
Soulja Boy Tell Em’s The DeAndre Way will reportedly hit stores Tuesday, November 2nd.
Check out some recent Soulja Boy footage below: