“My new album is called Back to School,” he revealed last week in Atlanta. “Basically, it is really me taking it back to the basics. It’s time to start studying again. Make it happen, man. … The time I drop the album, everybody is gonna be going back to school. My fans are 21 and under. That’s what I’m focusing on.”
Soulja may have rapped about getting F’s in school, but since he’s become a celeb, the young’un has obviously garnered knowledge in economics. He has a full blitz tied into the album. Besides the record, he’s dropping the Soulja Boy sunglasses, his own signature shoes called Yums, as well as a cartoon titled “Bad Little Homies” about him and his friends. Not to be left out is the ever-essential clothing, S.O.D.s. It’s named after his record label, Stacks on Deck. On deck are his protégés the All-Stars. Topping it all off will be the Soulja Boy and Friends Tour, featuring himself and other young acts.
Soulja said that since he’s making all that money now, he’ll be willing to open his album up for collaborations this time. He produced 90 percent of his debut and had no big-name features.
“I’m on Interscope [Records]. I could have went to 50 [Cent], Polow [Da Don], Timbaland,” he said about his first effort. “I feel as though I had to prove myself. [This time,] I’mma look around [for tracks], whether it’s a producer like Polow or a producer nobody ever heard of. For my fanbase, people who tune in to Soulja Boy, I think a good feature would be me and Chris Brown. Soulja Boy featuring Chris Brown — my audience would be like, ‘Oh my God!’ ”
Didn’t his first album (which was garbage IMO) just come out?! I guess he knows his ’15’ could be up at anytime (they arguably they are already), so he’s keeping it moving. I can’t knock his hustle. Saying that, I find it a little hard to believe any of the artists he name-dropped would ever think of doing a collabo with him. Imagine 50 and Soulja Boy on the same track LMAO.