Always on his grind, Soulja Boy says he has production featured on Lil Wayne's next album, and also clarifies rumors that he was dropped from Interscope.
Soulja Boy is a sort of polarizing figure as fans seem to fully embrace the artist, or attack his music and practices, but there is no denying the young artistâs hustle as he is always involved in a project thatâs seeing him get money and continues to drop new music.Â Â
In a recent interview with Complex, Soulja talked about whatâs next on his busy agenda music-wise, and he confirms that he has produced tracks for Lil Wayneâs I Am Not A Human Being II, and a couple records for Wiz Khalifa.Â
He then goes onto clarify his position with Interscope saying that he fulfilled his contractual obligation with them, but still brings them certain projects he feels is a good fit.Â For the time being he is a free agent, who still has associations with the label, and he debunks rumors that he was âdropped.â
Check out excerpts from the interview below.
Whatâs happening next with your music?
Well, I record everyday. Iâm in the studio everyday. Next month, you got Lil Wayne's I Am Not A Human Being 2. I made that album, as far as production.
Youâre producing on Lil Wayneâs album?
Yeah, I made a couple beats on that album. The paperworkâs already done. I made the album. Iâve been paid for it. Itâs going to be dope once that record releases.Â I got a feature on there,Â me and Wayne rapping on one song. And then I got a beat on there that I produced, that they paid me for. ThenÂ I produced a couple joints forÂ Wiz. After that, Iâm lookingÂ to drop USA DreÂ in March 2013.
Is that something that you would release independently or withÂ Interscope?
If I would release it as an album, I probably would take it toÂ Interscope. I probably would package it, and maybe just create the whole album and then sell it. Iâd sell it to them. IâveÂ done stuff like that in the past where IâveÂ sold music videos toÂ InterscopeÂ or I sold singles toÂ InterscopeÂ and let them put it out there. So I just gotta see how the flow of things go, how hot I get, how many people tune in. I gotta go with the flow.
Whatâs your relationship like with Interscope, as an artist? Because you said you've sold singles to them. Are you technically not on the roster?
My relationship withÂ InterscopeÂ right now is like, they're waiting for me to come up with something crazy. Theyâre waiting for me to come up with a new single. Orâthe way I always do itâI come to them and I present a project to them and we do the paperwork. Iâm in a position right nowÂ where I can go do whatever I want to do. I can go and sell them an album. I could go and sell them a single. Or I could damn near release an album independently and get however much money I want to get off of it. Iâm kind of like a young CEO businessman, like when Jay-Z was doingÂ Rocafella. So right now, Iâm in a nice position. I just got to play my cards right.
With all that in mind, there are things out there like, "SouljaÂ Boy got dropped fromÂ Interscope." Where do you stand on that? Are you on the label? Did you get dropped?
No, it wasnât nothing like, "SouljaÂ Boy got dropped fromÂ Interscope."Â It was just, my contract was up. The duration of albums that I signed with them, IâveÂ delivered what I had to deliver. So itâs like, right now, I got the option to go back and re-do my contract and re-do my budget, and re-do all that. Or I could just go with any other label. I got options right now. It wasnât a thing where, "Oh,Â SouljaÂ Boy got dropped from the label." It was a thing where,Â "Oh,Â SouljaÂ Boyâs contract was up," and which direction do I want to take it to now? Â