Friday, July 16th, 2010 at 1:04 pm
First off I am one of the bigger Soulja Boy haters. At least I was. I had come to grips with the fact that he was a terrible rapper who had managed to make millions of dollars from being a terrible rapper. I can’t really knock his hustle, because I would probably do the same thing.
But I’ve recently started to notice something scary…Soulja Boy is getting better at rapping? Perfect example is his newest video for “Digital”. I have to jack a tweet from my man Artie Pitt, “Soulja Boy tapped into Rick Ross for this “Digital” song. Tracks sound likes a PG version of “BMF“. He couldn’t be more right. This is exactly what it is. The “BMF” for the tween crowd.
Now I still think Soulja Boy has a marathon of a run if he wants to be truly embraced by the rap nerds, but the kid is only 19. He still has a lot of time to develop, especially considering that his relevancy doesn’t seem to be going anywhere. It’s not like the kid is going to get “Nas” status, but he just might get something more like “Gucci Mane” status if he plays his cards right. I think it would be just plain stupid for me to count him out. I guess we’ll just have to see what happens.