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Soulja Boy has had his share of professional highs and lows over the years, and with the release of his forthcoming Promise album, the youngster wants a shot at redemption. Never one to deny his missteps, Soulja Boy has moved past the commercial disaster that was The Deandre Way, first going the mixtape route in anticipation for his new release.

Regardless of his last album’s sales, the 22-year-old has proven himself to be a master of social media. His “Crank That (Soulja Boy)”  track found its footing online before becoming the sleeper hit of 2007. From there a record deal followed, and stardom ensued, but in the years since, things have changed.  Financially, Soulja Boy is stable, yet in an interview with DJ Skee, he not only made mention of his haters, but revealed that he has used his mistakes to fuel his drive. “If I don’t believe in myself, than who gon’ believe in me?” he asked.

With movies, music and even a book under his belt, the new album will showcase how he has changed over the years. “This album is gon’ sound like a whole new Soulja Boy, crazy beats, crazy lyrics, growth and maturity in my music,” he added.  The project will feature guest appearances from Waka Flocka, Game, DJ Khaled, Busta Rhymes and more.

Promise is due out this winter.



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