Soulja Boy tell ’em! During a recent episode of The Breakfast Club, the “Crank That” rapper—in his own words—claims he’s “back with a vengeance.”
On the morning radio show, hosted by DJ Envy, Angela Yee and Charlamagne tha God, Soulja discussed everything from his beefs with Chris Brown and Migos to his video game business to mental health issues. The interview began relatively calm, until the hosts launched into the topic of Soulja’s return to music last year, comparing it to Tyga’s success with the album, Kyoto.
“I had the biggest comeback of 2018, period” the rapper asserted before going into a massive rant about the criticisms he’s received over his decade-long career. “I started this internet, I started the wave. I’m the reason why these new artists [are] getting signed. I’m the reason why there’s a Lil Pump. I discovered Chief Keef. […] Any of these artists hot right now… Rich the Kid used to sleep on my couch!”
“[The industry] laughed at me and said I killed hip hop,” Soulja continued. “And now they’re doing exactly what I did. I’m being shunned.” Addressing the new-school rappers, he said, “I’m the reason why y’all are doing this. Y’all should thank me.”
Soulja then went on to bash Tyga’s efforts, calling the Cali rap star the “n***a who let Travis Scott steal his bitch?” But Young Drako’s insults weren’t just reserved for T-Raww. Later, he dragged other rappers including Kanye West, Meek Mill and Tekashi 6ix9ine. Soulja even called out Drake (“That n***a that got bodied by Pusha T?”) for stealing his bars, declaring that he “taught Drake everything [Drake] knows.”
Other highlights from the entertaining hour-long interview include Soulja’s near-death mudslide incident, his thoughts on monogamy and the creation of his Drako nickname. Watch the rapper crank dat and roll in the clip below, but strap in, because it’s a wild one.