MUSICOLOGY: The 19-year-old rapper Soulja Boy has been hitting the studio, crafting tracks for Mr. West’s fifth album. He Said “I’m working on Kanye’s next album right now. We on production because he makes beats and I make beats, “Right now I’m remixing a couple of records for him.”
Kanye defended the Soulja Boy when he came under attack from Ice-T last year. “Soulja Boy is fresh as hell and is actually the true meaning of what hip-hop is supposed to be,” he wrote in a blog entry. “He came from the ’hood, made his own beats, made up a new saying, new sound, and a new dance with one song. If that ain’t hip-hop, then what is?”
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