Soulja Boy recently gave fans an update on his forthcoming The DeAndre Way album and confirmed studio time with Lil Wayne, Snoop Dogg and Kanye West.
Speaking with radio personality Miss Info, the rapper detailed his aim to gather rap stars for the new solo project.
“I done worked with everybody that I wanna work with so far,” Soulja Boy said in an interview. “But going into my third album, I already got Lil Wayne on deck. I just hollered at Kanye when I was in Cali[fornia]. Working with Snoop Dogg. Me and Kanye, it’s just an honor to work with him. He done been in the game so many years even for him to be under Jay-Z. And if I get a chance to work with Jay-Z and Kanye that’d be crazy, way out on another level.” (MIss Info)
Jay-Z recently weighed in with his thoughts on Soulja Boy’s music.
“He makes records that are fun, he’s 17 or 18 years-old,” Jay said about Soulja Boy in an interview earlier this week. “What are you gonna talk about, selling drugs? He can’t talk about that, that’s not his experience. So anything he says about that will be not authentic and people who really live that type of lifestyle would see through it…I can see why people like it, no, I can’t listen to the Soulja Boy album. I can listen to that ‘Swag On’ record…I think he’s honest. People shouldn’t be mad at people being honest.” (The Angie Martinez Show)
While Jay has not connected for the rapper’s upcoming album, Soulja Boy previously said he would likely produce a record alongside Ye.
“I know a million producers that are no-names, but they got hot beats,” he said in an interview. “I will be going back in the lab to produce beats on this album, I really haven’t produced since my second album, but I’m looking forward to doing a 50/50 split beat with Kanye West. I think that’ll be hot because he’s a great lyricist, but an awesome producer as well. I feel like I’m an awesome producer too, and both of us in the studio together at the same time can come out with a smash.” (Radio Planet TV)
He also said the LP would be considered a “classic” and reach platinum status.
“Right now I’m in the studio making The DeAndre Way,” Soulja Boy explained in an interview. “And mark my words, this album will be a classic. A lot of people been sleeping on Soulja Boy for a long time, when I first came out with ‘Crank Dat’ it was so big, gimmicky and catchy it went five times platinum and a lot of people were stuck on it for a long time. They said I was garbage, they said I was a one-hit wonder. Now I came out with ‘Kiss Me Through The Phone,’ my second No. 1 single and I released ‘Turn My Swag On,’ my third No. 1 single and now I’m going into my third album. I got everybody’s ears open right now…Mark my words, this album will go platinum…I’m reaching out to hip-hop’s greatest…I wanna reach out to that top status. Your Jay-Z’s, your Kanye’s and your Lil Wayne’s.” (MTV)
Check out Soulja Boy’s interview below:
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