Thanks to V-103’s Greg Street, I now know that Soulja Boy’s track “Turn My Swag On” is #1 in New York right now even though it was released 10 months ago. And look who jumped on the remix: Young Jeezy, Lil Wayne, Fabolous, Jim Jones, Maino & Jadakiss!
How did this happen right under our noses when we all wrote Soulja Bwah off as a one-hit wonder? Let Greg Street tell you:
Soulja Boy made a crazy record. He not even rappin’ on the song. The label fucked up because he made that song about 10 months ago — way before “Birdwalk”. How the fuck these labels keep signing artists that’s already hot & then try to convert the formula [the artist] created? If you don’t sign a artist & develop the artist [or] if the artist comes with the master plan: let the artist, sub label, production company or whoever do what the fuck they do. I showed Outkast how to sell 15 million without doing one show or tour with the double solo cd. If they hadn’t put those albums together like I told ‘em to, they would’ve gone through what they’re going through right now. Back to Soulja Boy, it is what it is. The kids love him & a lot of you 21 & up people were Superman’n last year. 4 months ago everybody said he was a one hit wonder. Now he got 2 songs in the Top 10 from an album that only soild 46,000 1st week.
The label shouldve known these records were hot. They spent all the money on Keyshia Cole & hardly none on Soulja Boy. Now look at that picture. Keyshia is hot — don’t get me wrong — but Soulja Boy has 2 songs in Top 10 Urban & 2 on the Rhythmic charts as well. These labels are listening & puttin’ their trust & money in the wrong people. You can say what you want about Soulja Boy & some of these artists the industry & critics talk down on. Just remember & know the difference between art & science. Like what you like & appreciate it, but you don’t have to hate on the next person for their talent. Bill Gates went with software when everybody else went with hardware. The major labels let Apple set up iTunes & become the biggest distributor of music. Why didn’t the labels build their own music download sites? Talk shit about that! Not a fuckin’ 17-year-old kid who created a 7-million people fan base from his bedroom in Batesfield, MS.
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