Soljah Boy said Crank Dat Crank Dat Soulja Boy. You turn on your radio and it is guaranteed that you will hear "Crank Dat" a number of times while flipping through the channels. Whether you digging the song or not, one thing you cannot front on is the fact that Soulja Boy is taking over.See Also:
At 17, Soulja Boy has a hit single and a highly anticipated album coming. Everyone from Beyonce to Samuel L. Jackson is cranking dat. This all stems from him putting himself and his talent out for display on MySpace. How does Soulja Boy feel about his new found fame? What was it like for him when he first saw Collipark's limo pull up in front of his house? Lastly, what can we expect from him now. He answers all these questions and more.
BallerStatus.com: How did you get signed with Collipark?
Soulja Boy: Well, a DJ gave Collipark one of my singles and he liked it, so he went to my MySpace and he saw how many hits I had. Everybody knew who I was. He called me and came down the same week and signed me.
BallerStatus.com: What was your reaction when you saw him?
Soulja Boy: I was sitting in my house on the computer and my Dad was like, it's a limo outside. I thought he was playing. I was like "Whoa!" It was a funny feeling I can't explain.
BallerStatus.com: It was like a dream?
Soulja Boy: Yeah.
BallerStatus.com: How long have you been doing music?
Soulja Boy: I been doing music for three years.
BallerStatus.com: How old are you?
Soulja Boy: I'm 17. I just turned 17 on July 28th.
BallerStatus.com: How did you get involved in music?
Soulja Boy: At first, I was just playing with it. Then, I started taking it seriously after I put my first song up and the response it was getting. I was like "Whoa, I could do this for real." You see where I'm at today.
BallerStatus.com: You produce your own music?
Soulja Boy: Yeah. I produced my own album.
BallerStatus.com: You got any plans to produce some other people's albums?
Soulja Boy: Yeah. My new artist's coming soon on Collipark music. His name is VIP. He just got his record deal through Warner Bros. I produced his first single called "Can You Feel It?" The record is crazy. It's going to be a good look.
BallerStatus.com: What happen with you and the group 30/30 Boys?
Soulja Boy: It wasn't really a group. It was just me and my partner Arab. He is my hype man on the road.
BallerStatus.com: How did you come up with the dance?
Soulja Boy: The dance. It's half and half. The yuaaaa. I been doing that for a while.
BallerStatus.com: What does the "yuaaaa" mean?
Soulja Boy: Yuall is when you see something tight or something you like.
BallerStatus.com: Okay, what were you saying about the dance?
Soulja Boy: The lean with it comes from DJ Unk. The yuaaa, it just all comes together.
BallerStatus.com: When you see Beyonce doing it, how does it make you feel?
Soulja Boy: It makes me feel real good, especially somebody as big as Beyonce. When I seen Samuel Jackson doing it, that was crazy. He one of my favorite actors. That just shows the love they have for me. I'm appreciative for it.
BallerStatus.com: Did you expect it to blow up like this?
Soulja Boy: Nah, I didn't know. I knew I was going to get people my age to do it. But when I saw people like Keyshia Cole doing it and Beyonce. I didn't know it was going to get that big.
BallerStatus.com: What are your plans for the album?
Soulja Boy: My album dropping October 2nd, SouljaBoyTellEm.com. I'm doing my promo run for the album. I'ma have everybody cranking Soulja Boy.
BallerStatus.com: What's your next single you're releasing?
Soulja Boy: My next single is called "Yahh." It's the second official single. We just shot my next video for "Snap" and "Roll/Let Me Get Em'." That's the single that is going to be bubbling. It's an unofficial single.
BallerStatus.com: What's the mood of the album?
Soulja Boy: The mood of the album is unpredictable. We got comedy records, R&B, we got party records. It's everything.
BallerStatus.com: What do you think is going to make you prominent among other artists like Hurricane Chris?
Soulja Boy: My fan base. I'm one million strong on Myspace. We got sold out concerts in every city. Now that I do got my record deal, I'm just going to capitalize on it. I got a following behind me. Once I drop it's gonna be good. You already see what the single doing. You will see the difference between me and other rappers.
MTS Centre, Winnipeg - May 26, 2008
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