Rapper Soulja Boy recently sat down with XXL and discussed his career thus far in the game. Some may not realize it, but the 23 year old has been rapping professionally since he was 17. Soulja spoke on how he has been able to stay relevant all these years and not focus on the haters.
“I’ve been dealing with them my whole career,” Soulja Boy says in an interview with XXL. “They been hating on me ever since I came out when I was 17. I’ve been dealing with it. They not relevant. Who are they? You know what I’m saying? I just feel like I’ve been dealing with that since I was a young Soulja. I’m used to it, man. Fuck ‘em. I’m just gonna do me. Do me, bruh. That’s it.”
“I want another platinum album,” Soulja Boy adds. “I want another diamond album. I want a Grammy. I want a collab with Jay Z. I want a collab with Rihanna. Me and Wayne turnt up. Me and Drake turnt up. Me and 50 turnt up. I turned up with a lot of niggas man. Migos is my bros, we got a lot of new shit that’ll kill they ass. What I’m working for right now man is the next spot. I want to be in this shit—how many more years do I got left? 20? 30? Good 20-30 in the game? I’m 23, I ain’t gonna be rapping when I am 40. I’ma stop at, like, 30-something. Retire at 29 or some shit. I feel like once I’m 30—’OK, I’m going to own a corporation or some shit.’”
“We gonna make a video for sure,” Soulja says. “Video is coming. The treatment is crazy. It’s coming for sure. I think people are going to like it, man. I’m just turning up. I am just doing me. Drake, that’s the homie. People really like that record. Everywhere I go, they play it. Everywhere, it is getting bigger than I thought it was going to be. You gotta catch up to it.”