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Monday, February 7, 2011

Soulja Boy -

Review number two of albums that have had impact on the Super Bowl CHAMPION Green Bay Packers is Soulja Boy. It's not at all uncommon for Top 40 hip hop to be played in any sports venue around the world. It happens every day that sports take place. I guess what's semi different, is the sheer plays that Soulja Boy's 'Crank That' has been played. Why you ask? Well, I'm about to tell you! I believe it started with Will Blackmon returning the opening kick off. The music guy pumped 'Crank That' over the system and he started to do a little dance to get himself pumped up before the game. He and everyone else noticed that he'd been returning better doing the dance. With the superstitious nature of sports, it was a done deal. It's passed on to Tramon Williams too returning punts and kicks to this day. Soulja Boy's real name is DeAndre Way. That's obvious when his third album is called The DeAndre Way. He wanted to get into music after moving to Atlanta at age 6 and becoming big into rap. He didn't have a label so his father moved him to Mississippi and built a studio for him to experiment in. Way started putting his music out there for free on SoundClick. Well, one of those tracks was 'Crank That' which turned into a number one single. He's taken a lot of flack from guys like Ice-T who thinks this is just exploitation rap. A way to sell ringtones and singles to make money. Kanye defended him and said that younger folks enjoy this brand of hip hop. Well, I don't. I enjoy the party tracks every now and again, but as a whole - this album is pretty unlistenable. You can give it a go today, but you'll probably turn it off after track 4. And that's more than okay - you're not missing much.

1. Let Me Go
2. Crank That (Soulja Boy)
3. Sidekick
4. Snap And Roll
5. Bapes
6. Let Me Get Em
7. Donk
8. Yahhh!
9. Pass It To Arab
10. Soulja Girl
11. Booty Meat
12. Report Card
13. She Thirsty
14. Don't Get Mad

Listen To Samples

Top 3 Tracks:
1. Crank That
2. Soulja Girl
3. Yahhh!

2.25 out of 5 stars


  1. I agree with you wholeheartedly B.

    I usually don't adhere myself to your commentary of an album unless I've at least heard the samples, but I'm already sound regarding this. Like I've mentioned before, I'm only 20 (soon to be 21) and I don't care for it all that much. I mean, I like a good beat but it truly doesn't carry any weight with me at all.

  2. Which means you also agree with Ice-T. I wouldn't want to make him mad...

    Congrats on being able to go to a bar soon!