Soulja Boy told MTV what made him want to become a rapper. "It was 50 Cent's 'In Da Club,' " Soulja Boy said, continuing, "When I seen that, I was like, 'That's what I wanna do.' " Soulja Boy, who recently turned 18 years-old, was in elementary school at the time. After a few years and a few million hits on the internet, Soulja Boy made it happen.
Now working on his second album, iSouljaBoy, Soulja Boy says "I worked with Polow [Da Don] on this album," continuing "He did the first single. I remember last year, [when I was] touring, 'Crank That' would be on the radio every five minutes. I was like, 'Man!' This is exactly what this album is gonna do: straight takeover! I did production on this one. I accepted a lot of beats from underground cats on this album. I just shoot my e-mail out on the hip sites. I play off by ear, not off who's doing it. I like music."