Soulja Boy Tell Em’s Stacks On Deck hitmaker, DJ Woogie, has shared his insight on the rapper’s upcoming Dre album and explained how the teenage rap star has matured.
According to Woogie, the rapper’s upcoming summer album will be nothing less than a classic.
“It’s gonna be ‘legendary,'” Woogie said in an interview. “He has a lot of hot records on there [like this song] called ‘Making The Cut’ that is on the album. You know, Soulja Boy has grown since the time he did ‘Crank Dat’ to now…He’s grown a lot. He’s learned a lot more about the rap game and [has] said that himself in some of his raps. He said that he learned more, and people thought he was wack. He became more versatile, and look at him now. Everybody wants a favor; everybody wants a freestyle, or a feature. People used to sleep on the kid, now everybody is on ’em more or less to say!” (All Hip Hop)
The upcoming solo project’s name was recently shortened from The DeAndre Way.
Soulja Boy Tell’em hopped up out the bed and onto the stage at Eva Longoria Parker’s nightclub Eve in Las Vegas on Friday night (March 12). He hosted and performed a three-song set including “Kiss Me Thru the Phone,” “Turn My Swag On,” and his chart-topping hit “Crank That (Soulja Boy).” Jay-Z and Eminem are on the 19 year-old rapper’s wish list for his upcoming third album, now titled Dre. (Rap-Up)
Last January, the rapper released a video announcement regarding his album’s completion.
“[I’m] in the studio, recording my new album, I should be finished with it in like two weeks,” Soulja Boy said in a video recording. “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 look out 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 bought any of my music, everybody that ever bought 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.” (Soulja Boy Video)
Grammy-winning rapper Kanye West has also reportedly signed onto the project.
“Three [beats],” Soulja Boy told radio host Tim Westwood regarding their completed tracks. “They sounding awesome. This album, I’m mostly doing it myself but I got a lot of producers that I’m working with. I’m working with a lot of artists, like even onTwitter. I’ll send out blasts like ‘Send me beats.’ I got a producer called Super Sed in the ‘A’ that did ‘Pronto,’ he did ‘Pronto’ for Snoop Dogg…” (Tim Westwood TV