Southern rapper Soulja Boy Tell Em has reportedly changed the title of his upcoming album, The DeAndre Way.
Based on reports, the upcoming solo project’s name will be shortened.
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)
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has also reportedly signed off on the project.
“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 onTwitter. 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)
Soulja Boy recently explained his studio process working alongside West.
“Him showing me a lot of stuff I didn’t know [and] me showing him a lot of stuff he didn’t know,” Soulja Boy described about their in-studio relationship. “He had an ear for my sound. Of course I had an ear for all the stuff he did. Genius! … It was three different samples that we was working on. On one of them, he was like, ‘I want this to go here, I want you to do this.’ I like when an artist pushes me how he was pushing me. He doesn’t go easy on me.” (MTV)
Dre is slated to land in stores July 2010.
Check out Soulja Boy Tell Em below: