Soulja Boy discusses his decision to release mixtapes over studio “radio-friendly” records, and some upcoming projects he has.
Soulja Boyâs rise to the top of the rap game was meteoric for the then 16 year old after releasing the insanely successful âCrank That (Soulja Boy)â record.Â Five years later, Soulja feels heâs matured and you can hear it in his music.Â
When talking to SkeeTVÂ about the upcoming release of his fourth studio album Promise, he said, â[the] album gonna sound like a whole new Soulja Boy...[there has been] growth and maturity in my musicâ.Â
He was asked why heâs decided to release so many mixtapes, and free tracks on the internet.Â Soulja said itâs the immediacy of the internet, and being able to drop his thoughts on a track and release it to fans quickly, and he doesnât have to worry about creating music with radio play in mind. Â âCertain things I wanted to sayâ, Soulja Boy added, Â Â âevery time I drop, it ainât gotta be a radio-friendly single...itâs faster, you heard what I had to say *BAM * itâs overâ.
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.Â Â