Why They Hatin’ On Soulja Boy?

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We all know about the things people say about him, “he has no flow,” “he is a bubble gum rapper,” “his music has no meaning,” and other things of that nature. But I had somewhat of a different thought about the dude and it wasn’t until someone said something that really caught my attention that I decided to speak on it. If you look through the archives you will see that in July I did an interview with Spokenword Artist Michelle Mosely. In the interview we where discussing the state of hip-hop and she made a very interesting point, “people are mad at Soulja Boy and I don’t understand why. The youth need something to dance too every song cant be about drugs, guns, hoe’s and pain that’s not everyone’s life. I’m not going to lie that boy makes me mad sometimes with some of his actions and words but his music is what teenagers need (fun rap).” I couldnt agree with this more! I mean sure his music doesn’t have the deepest content and his lyrics arent the best, but that doesn’t make him any less of an artist. Soulja Boy makes music you can dance to just like the 69 Boyz, Tag Team, and Wreks n Effect did back in the day but you didn’t hear people complaining about them now did you? what makes me laugh the most is that the same people that claim not to like his music are the same ones that are gettin’ loose to “She got a donk” in the club (lol). By me saying this doesn’t mean I like all of his music or that I agree with all of his actions because I dont, but what I am saying is that Soulja Boy has earned his place in music. So please give that anti-Soulja Boy talk a rest.

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3 Comments

  1. I agree with Michelle. Currently, there isn’t much depth in hip-hop anyway and the music industry is begging for fresh newcomers, that will offer the new generation dance music. There’s always room for growth – music is limitless.

  2. I remember hearing one of his songs and rolling my eyes because the music was just so basic. I made a snide comment to my sister who said, “His music is for the kids, they need to hear something light and fun they can dance to”. Her remark changed my perception and I am now embracing all modes of creativity because none of us have a patten on it.

    • thats so true! thanks for your opinion Tiffanni


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