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Soulja Boy: “I Wrote ‘Whip My Hair'”

Published: Monday 3rd Jan 2011 by Sam

With the epic failure that was Soulja Boy‘s ‘DeAndre’s Way’ album, one could be forgiven for assuming 2010 to have been a disappointing year for the ‘Crank That’ rapper.

However, if there lay any truth in the 20 year old’s latest comments, last year may have been one of his most successful – due to a certain Willow Smith.

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Writing on Twitter today, the rapper said:

Interestingly, a That Grape Juice search on the credits for ‘Whip My Hair’ only yielded the name of its producer – Jukebox. If indeed, the tattooed star did pen the song (in any capacity), credit is most certainly due. For though the smash isn’t lyrically compelling, it would show Soulja Boy to be more than the joke he comes across as. What’s more, given its success, he would have been paid quite handsomely too.

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  1. CURLY SUE January 3, 2011

    THATS NICE…..

  2. UGh January 3, 2011

    it’s funny because the first time i heard the song i thought about souja boy. i wonder if he really wrote it.

  3. Sublime00 January 3, 2011

    If you check the credits it clearly says the song was written by Ronald Jackson & Janae Rockwell. Soulja Boy probably, at MOST, received a credit because they sampled his opening line in Whip My Hair. C’mon now, ass arrogant he is…Whip My Hair has been a solid hit since OCTOBER and you think he waited this long to claim it?! DONT BE FOOLED.

  4. Carmello January 3, 2011

    This “Ghostwriter” stuff gives me the creeps. Imagined how many songs out there have been ghostwritten

    Any who, good for him.

  5. Carmello January 3, 2011

    *cough beyonce* cough Beyonce*

  6. Geronimo Deuces-Champion January 3, 2011

    wateva soulja……

  7. Nichole January 3, 2011

    So, what is he saying? That he ghost wrote the song? When I looked up the writing credits for WMH, his name didn’t show up on the list…

    By the way, SB time is up. His last album was one of the biggest disastrous flops ever.

  8. langfordglf January 3, 2011

    Well if he did not write it the truth will surely come out, in addition, why would he lie therefore, in the end he will look the fool. Remember there are ghostwriters, they say someone be writing Diddy’s lines for him. Then again, maybe he is trying to generate sells for his CD.

  9. XyonCiMinaj January 3, 2011

    Lies and Gay Rumors.

  10. Prince January 4, 2011

    Okay Soulja Boy is Definitely gay now 4 writing that song. Thanks 4 giving us a club banger that song is Soo Epic.

  11. Tami January 4, 2011

    Yeah and Waka Flaka wrote Single Ladies by Beyonce.PLEASE n**** didn’t write s***!SMH, my boy Jukebox and Janae wrote that s***!Soulja just made his album is the biggest FLOP EVER and he has to use a lil girl to get some HYPE DAMN SHAME!SMH.

  12. RonaldMatters.com January 4, 2011

    aint no success gon’ come to be if Soulja Boy wrote this song… all he gone do is take the royalty check and try to put out another album!!

    NO THANKS!!!

  13. DJ January 4, 2011

    if you think about it sounds like he wrote it. take the lyrics, put soulja boys voice in your head and recite it it sounds just like something he would do.

  14. Tami January 4, 2011

    YEah and Waka Flaka Wrote SINGLE LADIES too!This n**** is LYING.Just because your flop ass album ain’t selling don’t mean you have to use a little girl to get some hype.SMH Whip MY Hair is hotter than any s*** this untalented n**** has put out.LMAO Shout-out to my boy Jukebox though and Janae who wrote the song.Shoutout to Juke for always writing Willow’s 2nd,3rd, and 4th single and producing it too.SMH He’s DOPE!

  15. Tami January 4, 2011

    My bad double post!I didn’t know it went through 🙂

  16. wateva January 4, 2011

    sam, i love you girl, but whenever you write “due to a certain…” its like nails on a f****** chalkboard!!

  17. RihannaForever January 4, 2011

    I doubt it. Anyways, he needs to do something this year besides flaunt his money. If he keeps spending without much of an income because his albums flop and his tours don’t sell, he’ll be broke soon/

  18. Destiny January 4, 2011

    Umm Soulja FLOP might have gotten credit for the “Hop up out the bed turn my swag on” but he did NOT write the song.PLEASE

  19. Anna January 4, 2011

    Man s*** like this pisses me off.Why is Soulja Boy in the game?This boy can’t rap and can’t write for s*** either. Pretty Boy Swag and all that s***.That’s why his album flopped.Sorry but it makes me MAD when people waste time on this trash and yet TRUE TALENT LIKE JAZMINE is just underrated.Bull shhit!

  20. Prince January 4, 2011

    As i listen 2 it the song it does have some Soulja Boy Flavor 2 it

  21. Randy January 4, 2011

    Well I don’t know the truth of Whip My Hair but I remember seeing his name when looking at Jazmine Sullivan’s – Bust Your Windows…. don’t know how much he would have done for it either but if he has maybe Khia IS a bigger joke than him

  22. Prince January 4, 2011

    Anna sometimes people jus want 2 here some music that is just fun and not 2 serious and emotional. If we didnt have music like this there would be no clubs and I need some clubs lol.

  23. True Blue January 4, 2011

    I’m gonna need proof to believe him.

    @Carmello:

    Getting writing credit for a couple of minor contributions a song is nowhere near the same as PRETENDING to write a song, idiot.

  24. i’m a billy goat January 4, 2011

    *XyonCiMinaj
    January 3, 2011 at 11:58 pm
    Lies and Gay Rumors.
    ****

    ROTFLMAO!

    Really though, if he did good for him! He needs some success after that disastrous 1st week CD sell. He is a horrible gimmick. He might do better just being a ghostwriter! IMO

  25. KIO January 4, 2011

    Even though Soulja boy is a c***, I give me credit fir writting that song, my niece loves it so much!! As much as a bash these artist, he get a few points for this song, if he wrote it!

  26. crbb January 4, 2011

    @anna
    100% agree with you… while jokes like soulja boi are still standing..crawling in the music industry real talents like jazmine sullivan, jo jo, kelly rowland ect are being underestimated and thrown around in bargin bins while soulja boi emians on the back shelf…this industrys so messed up!!

  27. CRISTY January 4, 2011

    @ Randy
    He’s got a writing credit on ‘Bust Your Windows’ because Jazmine uses the line ‘now watch me you’ from his song ‘Crank Dat”

  28. Tami January 4, 2011

    Okay so he probably got a credit for Hop Up Out the Bed Turn MY Swag on but he def made it seem like he WROTE the whole dang song!LOL

  29. Jahlal January 4, 2011

    GOOD FOR HIM!!! SOULJA BOY IS PRETTY COOL…

  30. the kiddz January 4, 2011

    @Carmello

    Sit down with that s***.

  31. Jamie January 4, 2011

    His career went hammer, bammer, bammer, bammer!!!! NEXT!!!

  32. Nichole January 4, 2011

    @ Cristy. I’m wondering who in the hell would want to sample SB s***. His lyrics aren’t even good, and are just as corny ass mess.

    I had no idea Jazmine sampled a line out of one of his songs. She just lost some credibility in my book.

  33. Nichole January 4, 2011

    “and are just as corny ass mess.’

    a corny ass mess.

  34. Anthony January 4, 2011

    Well either way, he did not have to come out and say it on twitter that he wrote the song. Now if he was in an interview and asked the question, a response would be different.

  35. Blue Kid January 4, 2011

    Speechless! 🙂

  36. S*** January 4, 2011

    Thats CUTE to know, Good 4 him.

    If I were him I would have been Bragging MONTHS ago.

  37. Harvey January 4, 2011

    Are you serious Soulja boy wrote that cause that so him all that swagg so we know he got Bella money.

  38. BREEZYTHEBEST January 4, 2011

    Who gives a damn,NEXT.

  39. KYLE January 4, 2011

    OK WHY THE HELL R PPL CALLING THIS SONG A SMASH???? IT PEAKED AT NUMBER 11 ON THE BILLBOARD CHART, DIDNT EVEN CRACK THE TOP 10. A SMASH WOULD BE CONSIDERED A STAY AT NUMBER 1 FOR SEVERAL WEEKS. AND WORLDWIDE THE SINLGE HASNT PERFORMED VERY WELL. IF IT WAS A “SMASH” IT WOULD HAVE HIT NUMBER 1 IN ALL THE MAJOR MUSIC MARKETS….SMDH PEOPLE R REALLY GIVING THIS SONG MORE CREDIT THAN IT DESERVES. IT WAS A POPULAR SONG BUT BY NO MEANS A HUGE HIT…..

  40. tiff January 4, 2011

    Sorry Souljah Ploy, you’re gunna need more people because we don’t believe you!

  41. CHECKMATE January 4, 2011

    He’s full of s***. Why would he write or co-write a song and not have his credits show? I can see an up and coming songwriter ghost write for a new artist like Willow Smith but Soulja Boy is pretty much known so there’s need to withhold his credit. Unless his pseudonym is Ronald Jackson or Janae Rockwell I dont believe any of this BS. He just says he wrote it cause of the sampling form his song, yaaawn!!

  42. Tami January 4, 2011

    @KYLE
    Stfu because for a 10 year old that is HELLA good and do you know how hard it was esp with Kesha and Rihanna on the chart?Let’s see you peak at number #11 with you debut single at 10 years old.STFU

  43. Tami January 4, 2011

    @Kyle
    And you need to do your research because it’s peaked it the top 20 worldwide and even make it number #2 Uk and #1 UK R&B w/o a performance on Billboard. And she reacher number 5 on US R&B.So what’s your deal hating on a 10 year old seriously?

  44. Tami January 4, 2011

    Performance on X-Factor sorry

  45. BENJAMIN January 4, 2011

    Whatever, I really can’t stand untalented famous people.

  46. Steph January 4, 2011

    Soulja Boy coo.
    ……………………………….BUT MY DUDE,,,, CeTerio Dontez on youtube is much better
    b on the look out!!!

  47. lola January 4, 2011

    First of all… Soulja Boy sucks ass! He’s nothing but an uneducated fool who writes about stupid s***! He’s not even a damn rapper. I can’t stand him because of his immature and degrading lyrics. How are you going to write nasty lyrics about c****** on some ho? His mama sure didn’t raise his dumb ass right. He’s a 20 year old man and is still rapping about 12 year old s***.

    Second of all, even if he did write Willow’s song… so what? Those lyrics are very immature and pointless so I wouldn’t be surprised if he did write them. Plus, “Whip My hair” didn’t even get a top 10. Yea it reached 11, but it wasn’t technically a hit.

    Third of all, why is he going to announce that he wrote the song on Twitter? Isn’t the point of a ghost writer to remain silent? It sounds like he just wants to take credit because of that dumbass line “Hoped out of my bed and turned my swag on.”

  48. KYLE January 4, 2011

    @TAMI WHY R U SO PRESSED???? FORGET THE FACT THAT SHE IS 10…IM TALKING ABOUT THE SONG ITSELF AND IT DIDNT EVEN HIT THE TOP 10 OF THE BILLBOARD HOT 100 SO ITS NOT A “SMASH” LIKE SAM IS SAYING. AND YEAH IT DID VERY WELL IN THE UK BUT THATS ABOUT IT ….AND BEING A TOP 20 HIT WORLWIDE IS NOT A “SMASH”…NUMBER 1 WOULD BE….STAY DELUSIONAL HUN I’LL LET U THINK THAT THIS WAS ONE OF THE BIGGEST HITS OF THE YEAR LMFAO

  49. GangsterA January 4, 2011

    i don’t think he wrote the song do you know that willow co-wrote the song the writer said so in the making of whip my hair but shes not crediet as a writer smdh btw don’t be dumb and say beyoncé have gohstwriters how is that when everyone who co-wrote the song is crediet in her all of her songs do you even know what gohstwriter is ? Smh

  50. thaman January 4, 2011

    #11 for a kid, and for her first song is a hit. A hit doesn’t have to go to #1 in order to be a hit. She’s doing her thing.

  51. cash January 4, 2011

    lol he has “Hopped up out my bed, turned my swag on” trademarked assholes.

  52. Yellow Gorillah January 4, 2011

    No Comment

    I hate this guy so much he is just sooo talentlessss! wtf is he doing in this industry except giving us trash music

  53. youfool January 4, 2011

    I think you mean copyrighted… @cash

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  55. RONALDMATTERS.COM January 4, 2011

    He also wrote “Speakers Going Hammer.” Why isn’t he braggin’ about that?

  56. StayFreshYaki January 4, 2011

    “You are not alone”

    “If you liked it than you should have put a ring on it”

    “Just dance its gonna be okay”

    Hop up in the club turn my swag on is that category. Please. He must have been sniffing more coke.

  57. Mr-DeBonair2U January 4, 2011

    The song was written by Janae Rockwell and Ronald “Jukebox” Jackson, with the latter producing the track. Either DeAndre Cortez Way changed his name completely or Mr. Way is a complete lier, & if thats the case Busta Rhyme wrote Roman’s Revenge for Nicki Minaj & Busta Bus said it on the remix “how you gon’ take my hot line and make it a hot song”?

  58. ~aMaZiNG.Lee~ January 4, 2011

    Um, where is Whitney’s “I wanna see the receipts” GIF when you need it?

  59. spunkypoop January 4, 2011

    NICE JOB!! Now Ima whip my hair back n forth!

  60. spunkypoop January 4, 2011

    Getting Money in 2011!!!

  61. Mya January 4, 2011

    I believe he wrote that song.that’s messed up they not trying to give him credit I would knock on will smiths door

  62. VA STAND UP!!! January 5, 2011

    Well…I believe him. Lord knows it sounds like something he would write. When I first heard it and Willow said that line ‘hop up out the bed turn my swag on’ I immediately thought of him. I wasn’t thinking then he must have wrote it but that line was obviously in refernce to his hit ‘Turn My Swag On’. I believe Soulja Boy writes a lot of his ish.

    His music obviously isn’t deep, meaningful, groundbreaking material, some may call it straight trash but he does write and he has had several hits, enough to keep him relevant for quite a few years. When you listen to his songs I don’t think its a stretch to say he wrote it cause they certainly sound like something his ass would come up with.

    He is definitely not a musical genius and I think a lot a lot of people would consider the definition of what it wrong in the industry, but he has some credibility cause he write his own ish. Im not mad at him! He won’t be around forever so he might as well make that money while he can. Let’s just hope he saves some of it and doesn’t blow it all on jewelry.

    FYI: Just because something doesn’t reach top ten on Hot 100 doesn’t mean it’s not a hit! You know damn well ya’ll heard that song everywhere and it was the talk on all the blogs for some time. For a freaking 10 year old that was a huge feat and something she should be very proud of. Stop trying to downplay her success! Some of you people, I swear. SMH.

  63. J MONEY February 2, 2011

    MAN THESE N***** HATIN ON SOULJA I KNOW HE CANT RAP WORTH S*** BUT THAT N**** GETTIN DAT BREAD AND THATS THE ONLY THING THAT MATTERS SO U BROKE ASS BUSTUS NEED TO QUIT HATIN CUS YEEN GOT S***

  64. KEMAABABE July 28, 2011

    I BELIEVEEEEE MY COUSINNNNNN

  65. Chalifox August 2, 2011

    Royce da 5’9″ writes for diddy.
    Bishop lemont writes for dr.dre.
    Kanye and Wayne swapped verses.
    Gillie da kid wrote for Wayne.
    Souljah boy wrote for willow.

    Somewhere down the line creative minds are at work. Enjoy the music!

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