Soulja Boy Tell’em is basking in the success of yet another hit in “Pretty Boy Swag.” But the young superstar is still keeping his promise to deliver more lyrically inclined numbers.
The “Crank Dat” rapper is prepping the second single from his forthcoming The DeAndre Way album, “Speakers Going Hammer,” produced by Drake collaborator Boi-1da. And according to Soulja Boy, the song will show off his improving rhyme skills.
“Basically, it’s all about the sound of the music,” SB told MTV News about the track. “I got bars on this one. First verse, second verse, all bars, another anthem, as far as the hook. The hook is catchy. The video is gonna match the song perfect. And it’s another hit.”
Earlier this year, the teen rapper told MTV News he’s earned the respect of some of his older peers with his new material. Soulja Boy said Kanye West has become one of his biggest supporters. The two reportedly worked together on a number of tracks for West’s next effort. During their studio sessions, SB played the Chicago star some of his records and the result was surprising.
“When I was in the studio, I played him a couple of joints, and then he just said, ’Damn, he’s really starting to go hard,’ ” Soulja Boy explained. “And I was like, ’Yeah, you feel me?’ … Out of all the artists to get the go-ahead or the co-sign from, it was Kanye.
“Me working with him, collaborating on different beats,” he continued, “him showing me a lot of stuff I didn’t know. Me showing him a lot of stuff he didn’t know. He had an ear for my sound. Of course I had an ear for all the stuff he did. Genius! You know what I mean?”
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