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Soulja Boy’s ‘The Breakfast Club’ interview sparks discussion about his influence in music



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Soulja Boy is sure keeping his name in the media and not for his music, but his entertaining appearances with media outlets. After his recent interview with “The Breakfast Club” on Wednesday, January 16 with DJ Envy, Charlamagne Tha God and Angela Yee, Soulja Boy sent Twitter into a frenzy.


Now at 10 million views, people are starting to pay attention to Soulja Boy whether it’s him boasting about his legacy in music or turning his “DRAKKKKKEEEEEE? DRAKEEEE?” comment into a meme.


During the hour-long interview, Soulja Boy called out Drake claiming that he taught the Canadian rapper everything he knows, Kanye West being wack for supporting President Donald Trump, and more.


When it comes to the “six, six, six” rapper, Big Soulja says that Drake copied his whole flow from his  2007 record “What’s Hannenin” when Drizzy was first making noise in the rap scene with his 2010 track “Miss Me.”


While Soulja is explaining this, you can here Charlamagne Tha God in the background saying “Oh sh*t,” and Soulja yelling in the microphone, “That’s my bar!”


Check out the snippet below:



Rappers such as Meek Mill, Juicy J, and Jay Electronica reacted to the 28-year-old’s interview.




Electronica tweeted, “You have to give credit where it’s due. I too followed [Soulja Boy’s] blueprint and made myself known via internet initially as well,” Electronica said. “I was even labeled an “internet rapper” those days.”


Electronica ended his tweet with the hashtag #LongLiveKingDraco.


Now unlike my guy Juicy J, I’m not going to go as far and say that Soulja Boy is on “legend” status, but when it comes to influencing artists, Big Draco has done for sure.


Soulja Boy faced a lot of backlashes went he hit the scene in 2007 from respected MC’s like Ice-T and Snoop Dogg.




Soulja Boy was going down a non-traditional route; he was able to recognize the power of the internet.


From Myspace and Facebook, hell even YouTube, there were millions of people from every walk of life cranking that Soulja Boy.



Big Draco was able to carve a lane of his own at such a young age with taking advantage of using the internet and digital streams.


Many people also had Soulja’s hit records as their ringtone especially after he dropped his “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” single which is now at 376 million views on YouTube.


Along with taking his frustrations out on Drake, Soulja Boy focused his attention on pop star Ariana Grande. He accused Grande of stealing his flow with her new single, “7 Rings,” from his 2010 hit record, “Pretty Boy Swag.”




Big Draco shared an Instagram video that played a clip of the songs showing their comparison.



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Arianaaaa?????? Ariana?!

A post shared by Soulja Boy (Young Drako) ??? (@souljaboy) on


Grande took to Twitter to thank her friends for being the inspiration behind “7 Rings.” Soulja demanded that he be acknowledged for the track as well.





So are artists stealing Soulja Boy’s flow and not giving him credit for his influence?


Let’s see what Twitter users have to say:














Here are my thoughts:


Soulja Boy might be going on tirades for publicity or promotion for other business endeavors, i.e., referring to his interview with "Everyday Struggle" hosts Nadeska, Wayno, and DJ Akademiks.
However, I genuinely believe that Soulja deserves credit. Whether you’re a fan of his music or not, you cannot deny his influence.


As you can see from the tweets above, it does look like Drake gave Soulja Boy his props, but there are those that still feel some way that the "Nonstop" rapper and Grande jacked his flow.


What are your thoughts on Soulja Boy’s influence on mainstream artists?



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