Soulja Boy released a video yesterday (January 20) giving his fans an update on his upcoming third studio album, The DeAndre Way, and thanking them for supporting him throughout the past three years.

According to Soulja Boy, the project is nearly complete and the first single will be hitting the radio soon. He also has plans to headline his own tour this year.

"I'm in the studio, recording my new album," said Soulja. "I should be finished with it in like two weeks. My first single should be hitting the radio. Make sure y'all request that Pronto, me and Snoop [Dogg], request that Bingo [with] me and Gucci [Mane]...and my first single is coming in two weeks. So be on the lookout for that. It's 2010, I got signed in 2007, so it's three years now, officially my third album finna drop. Everybody who ever brought any of my music, everybody that ever brought any of my albums, appreciate it. And we about to get ready to do it again and I'm also headlining my own tour this year, 2010."

During an interview with Tim Westwood last month Soulja mentioned that Kanye West had contributed a few songs to the upcoming album, and said that the producer/rapper taught him a lot of stuff during their studio session. The Deandre Way is expected to hit stores by the summertime.

The teen rapper first appeared on the hip-hop scene in 2007 with the hit song Crank That and the release of his platinum-selling debut album,