Soulja Boy recently sat down for an exclusive interview during his SouljaWorld Tour. In the interview with SOHH, he discussed his pioneering role in hip-hop, his CEO moves, and the challenges of raising his son in his own legacy.
Soulja Boy Talks Nicknames & Misconceptions
During his SouljaWorld Tour Atlanta stop, Soulja Boy sat for an exclusive interview with SOHH, where the multifaceted trend-setter also opens up about his journey, his nicknames, and his mission to put out content that truly reflects who he is.
Soulja Boy reflected on the significance of his nicknames, including “Draco,” which has become a popular moniker for him. He explains that every stage of his career represents a different stage of his life:
“It’s all really the same thing,” he says. “Nicknames, real names, stage names, street names, I just feel like every stage is a different stage. Soulja coming up, Draco like the evolution stage.”
When asked what is the biggest misconception he sees regarding himself, he didn’t hesitate to let it be known the internet and TV fail to capture his true image:
“Don’t nobody really know me personally,” he said.
However, he plans to release more content that reflects his life and true self.
Soulja Boy: The Hip-Hop Pioneer
The “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” artist boldly claims that he was the first to pioneer many aspects of the industry. He explains that in his rising-star era, critics doubted his choices, such as recording his talent:
“I was the first to do all this s***t. If it weren’t for me there wouldn’t be none of this s**t.”
The artist mentioned how critics tended to question him in his rising star era, questioning his choice to record his talent, and now every rapper and artist today does it on a constant basis.
While Soulja Boy acknowledges the influence of artists like Jay-Z, 50 Cent, and Gucci Mane, he proudly declares: “I follow no man.” The reality of the industry has led him to lead by example and have unwavering faith in himself.
Leading By Example: Soulja Boy Talks Business & Fatherhood
Although the artist refrained from speaking about his upcoming innovations and projects, he mentioned how he’s “stamping CEO all around the world” with some of his recent business ventures including, his Soulja Stars shoes, Exotic Pop, SODMG record label, and his own video game console.
The “Crank Dat’ artist also emphasized the need for Black male entrepreneurs in the ever-changing industry, “I really think my young brothers should own s**t.”
Speaking about fatherhood, Soulja Boy shares how he recently celebrated his son’s first birthday party, even canceling a sold-out show for the occasion. He recognizes the sacrifices it takes to balance rap and fatherhood:
“I’m ready for this s**t,” he says. “It’s what I was born to do.”
In addition, Soulja Boy promises fans and critics that 2024 will bring even bigger and better endeavors. He remains focused on leaving a lasting legacy in the industry and paving the way for future artists.
Adam Blackstone Sits Down With SOHH
In a recent interview with SOHH, Soulja Boy’s insights align with those of music director and artist Adam Blackstone. Both artists strive to leave a lasting legacy and push boundaries in the music industry. While Blackstone combines jazz and pop in his debut album Legacy, Soulja Boy pioneers in hip-hop and emphasizes the importance of following one’s own path.