Soulja Boy Shows ‘Growth and Maturity’ on New Album

Soulja Boy

Soulja Boy was only 16 years when he topped the charts with his breakout hit “Crank That (Soulja Boy).” Five years later, he is showing a more mature side with his fourth studio album Promise.

The 21-year-old rapper has been in the studio with Game, Waka Flocka Flame, Busta Rhymes, DJ Khaled, and Detail recording the follow-up to 2010’s The DeAndre Way, due this winter.

“This album is gonna sound like a whole new Soulja Boy,” he told DJ Skee. “Crazy beats, crazy lyrics. Growth and maturity in my music.”

He also stars in the movie Officer Down and is working on a video game for PlayStation 4 and Xbox 720, as well as his own clothing line Blvd. Supply, which he will showcase at MAGIC in Las Vegas.

But his ultimate goal still lies ahead. “I want to do an album that goes platinum in the first week,” he said.

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40 Comments

  1. Meme

    No we don’t need no growth maturity. Give us that same non-sense we’re use to getting from u. Watch me youuuuuuu!

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    WRTW? Reply:

    @Meme, hahah right!

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    MinjaRulePart2&3 Reply:

    @Meme, haha U got that damn Right!

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    reallytho Reply:

    @Meme, THIS lmfao!

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  2. Miles

    AYYYYYYYYYEEE

    SOULJA BOY, THAT FAKE HIP-HOP 2012

    BUY THAT ISH

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  3. _____________________________

    Platinum in a week??!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH

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    Facts of Life Reply:

    @_____________________________, Lmfaooooo i was on the floor when i heard him say that. He wont even sell 50k lmaooooooo.

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  4. Sharp Tongue

    Let him dream big lol I can’t with him.

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  5. NOChildNotToday

    Negro please.

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  6. KayeV

    growth and maturity my brown a** …..

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    XO till we overdose... Reply:

    @KayeV, to be fair….. it can’t really get anymore IMMATURE than pretty boy swag……
    after making such horrible songs, the only direction he can go is up….

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    KayeV Reply:

    @XO till we overdose…, i wonder what growth hes gonna step up to though . cant take him seriously for some reason . Crank That 2.0

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  7. MinjaRulePart2&3

    his Career gonna do Poor He ain’t Mature Enough

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  8. b

    Or u could just go to jail.. I thought we wouldn’t have to hear anymore

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  9. Miles

    What if we sitting here making this dude and he ends up dropping this dope legendary album, Tupac status hahaha

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    KayeV Reply:

    @Miles, tupac status ? never :-D

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  10. James

    I believe in ANY ARTIST WILLING TO CHANGE GO FOR IT SOULjaBOI!!!!

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  11. Holtz

    Platinum in a week? last time i heard that was from 50 Cent in 2009. and he sold 160k in the first week. soulja boy’s new album’s gonna sell probably around 10k. or even less.

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  12. Facts of Life

    Isnt this the same dude that said his last album was going to be his best album? Yeah i cant take this guy seriously. His last album sold like 12k in a week hahahaaaaa i just cant.

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  13. Reality Check

    Soulja Boy has a childish mentality when it comes to making music. He doesnt cater to older mature audiences just for the kiddies then when his album does bad he says hes going to show maturity and growth. Yeahhh this guy is a joke.

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  14. Max

    Lol all of y’all haters are riding his dick. Watch when he shines on all of y’all because at the end of the day … he’s the one doing it big getting millions.

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  15. Kstukess

    Soulja you can do it i always believed in you #RNS yur the truthEE #PROMISE

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  16. courttz

    man all of you haterz can fuck ur self man ,, soulja boy is a legend just cus u dont like he music everyone likes differnt music just stop fucking hating on him hes achived a lot more than any of u will in your life and hes only like 20 man he got from the bottem to thetop and went world wide with one song and people still say his shit :/ soulja boy tellemmm best rapper alive.

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    Young Pereezy YMCMB Reply:

    @courttz, bitch Stop Trippin’ yeah! He’s not the worst rapper in the game but he’s not on top 50 of the rapgame. He never take his rapping skills to otha level, it’s the same bullshit just different albums

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  17. tonyadabesties

    soulja boy is killin all of his music!!!

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    Reality Check Reply:

    @tonyadabesties, literally killing the music game i hope thats what u meant.

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  18. @TBarz365

    Out Of The 80 Mixtapes He’s Dropped, I’ve Only Liked One… 51/50… And That’s Only Because I Think The Beat To “Vintage” Is Dope As Fuck… But Ima Give Soulja Boy This One Last Chance To Take The Music Seriously. This Album Better Really Show Growth…

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  19. TRA

    I’m sorry, but I don’t ever see Soulja Boy becoming a great mainstream rapper like Kanye West, Jay-Z, Drake, Eminem, or the other top rappers right now. There is something missing when it comes to Soulja Boy’s music. Soulja Boy is not a great rap lyricist, and he struggles to even rap his verses through his songs. Soulja Boy’s songs have no lyrical depth in his songs. It’s not that Soulja Boy don’t care about music, he is just not extremely talented. Soulja Boy is a much better producer than he is a rapper. Soulja Boy’s Pretty Boy Swag has a great beat, but the song as a whole is very terrible. I would be surprised, and I will admitt that I am wrong, if Soulja Boy turns out to be a great rapper in the future. Soulja Boy has been a commercial rapper for 5 years and he still makes the same songs. The only way I can see people buying a Soulja Boy album is if he gets every great rapper in the universe on his album, even then, I still don’t think his album will sell a lot of records.

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    ookkk Reply:

    @TRA, thats a lot of writing dont feel like reading it

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    TRA Reply:

    @ookkk, It’s simple writing, anybody should understand it, don’t read it, if you don’t want to.

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  20. boom boom

    lmfao.
    PLATINIUM on the first week? try again mothafucka…
    If Yeezy does not does that, your ass won’t NEITHER. Besides, you are a single artist hahaha, if that lmao

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  21. Anon

    This right here is my SWAG!

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  22. chocolateboi

    People laugh but people under estimate him alot and he created history in more ways than one. Im not gonna put it past him

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  23. boom boom

    @chocolateboi, well, people “under estimate” him for a reason, righhhhttttttt?

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  24. basslinoNavy21

    Bet yall wanna see what he can bring on his album or what he said.

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  25. Theirthedevilschildren

    THIS DUDE IS PART OF WHY HIP HOP HAS DIED, PEOPLE LIKE HIM AND THOSE SKINNY JEANS WEARING BOYS AND THOSE GUYS SAYING LEAN WITH IT ROCK WIT IT, THEY KILLED HIP HOP FOREVER. IT WILL NEVER BE THE SAME.

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  26. TheDreamer

    One-hit wonder. I doubt his new album will show growth and maturity and he will definitely not be going platinum.

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  27. Nequcharsai

    Everyone starts out somewhere. Hey Kanye is a bitch made nigga Soulja Boy got more heart then him. Take notes commercial ass people turn out to be the best some don’t. People whose not turn out fucked up. He is young he had to draw attention to himself before he Fuck with the big dogs takes time. Y’all need to grow ask why yo ass just became his millionth hater.

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  28. Jay Whitney

    From what I’ve seen from him in the past…I don’t see it happening. I’m a little apprehensive about listening to this new album but I’ll give him one more shot. If he steps up his lyricism then he’ll have my respect as an artist.

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  29. iFizz5

    Y’all hatin ass niggas aren’t doing anything but making soulja’s job easier. You don’t get it yet? Regardless of what you think, he is STILL gettin money! If you don’t like his shit, stay off his shit. Your comments are a waste of time.

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