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Soulja Boy's stamp of approval

Hip hop star Soulja boy has explained he wasn't aware of how good the tracks on his new album 'Dre' were until he got the official stamp of approval from the likes of Kanye West and Jamie Foxx.
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Soulja Boy first realised his music was good when he got the stamp of approval from Kanye West.

The rapper-and-producer - whose first hit 'Crank That (Soulja Boy)' stayed at number one on the Billboard Top 100 for seven weeks - insists he was unsure about the quality of the tracks for his third studio album 'Dre' until he was praised by some fellow musicians.

He told Vibe magazine: "When I was in the studio with Kanye and when I was in the studio with Jamie Foxx I'd just spit a verse and say, 'Yo, what you really think about that? Give me you honest opinion.' "After I got that, I really found out that my s**t was hot, and people are not saying it just to say it. They really think it's dope."

The hip hop star thinks the reason his new record received so much praise was because he focused on making his raps more lyrical.

He added to Vibe magazine: "This time around I did a lot of research. I received a lot of constructive criticism, listened to different people's opinions, and then I sat down and bought a whole bunch of different albums, and listened to them all the way through - really listened to the lyrics.

"I just wanted to hear what they were saying. I took from all of that and mixed it into one."

Posted on 13 Jul 2010 16:30 to category : Music News

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