Soulja Boy discusses his decision to release mixtapes over studio â€śradio-friendlyâ€ť records, and some upcoming projects he has.
Soulja Boyâ€™s rise to the top of the rap game was meteoric for the then 16 year old after releasing the insanely successful â€śCrank That (Soulja Boy)â€ť record. Five years later, Soulja feels heâ€™s matured and you can hear it in his music.
When talking to SkeeTV about the upcoming release of his fourth studio album Promise, he said, â€ś[the] album gonna sound like a whole new Soulja Boy...[there has been] growth and maturity in my musicâ€ť.
He was asked why heâ€™s decided to release so many mixtapes, and free tracks on the internet. Soulja said itâ€™s the immediacy of the internet, and being able to drop his thoughts on a track and release it to fans quickly, and he doesnâ€™t have to worry about creating music with radio play in mind. â€śCertain things I wanted to sayâ€ť, Soulja Boy added, â€śevery time I drop, it ainâ€™t gotta be a radio-friendly single...itâ€™s faster, you heard what I had to say *BAM * itâ€™s overâ€ť.
The rapper has some projects outside of music coming up including starring in a film, and even releasing his own Soulja Boy branded video game.