Soulja Boy Tell'em is paying homage to himself on his third album. He told HipHopStan.com
that he's back in the lab, putting together The DeAndre Way.
"You think I killed them with '[Turn My] Swag On'?" he asked in a video post on the site.
He said he has a good "two more" hits coming from his latest LP, iSouljaBoyTellem. The 18-year-old moneymaker just completed a video for the song "Gucci Bandana" with Gucci Mane.
"My third album drop, it's over with, man," he promised of the LP, which is titled after his birth name, DeAndre Ramone Way.
SBT says his new project will be all about his views. "The concept? My way of thinking, my logic, my theory on a lot of things," he said. "It's basically my interpretation on life. I'mma tell life stories. I done seen a lot of things in my life. Just to be how young I am, 18 years old, I made my first million at 16. I'm a natural-born hustler. That's all I do is get money. No matter what situation I'm in, I'mma grind it out, I'mma get to the money, always think positive, always take care of my people, always take care of my family, and I'm gonna make good music. I can give a f--- about haters. ... I ain't going nowhere but to the top."
Soulja didn't give a timetable for the new project or divulge any collaborators. The MC's iSouljaBoyTellem dropped late last year to lackluster sales, which he blamed on the poor reception of lead single "Bird Walk." The teen has since regrouped and has a chart hit with "Kiss Me Through the Phone," which went as high as #3 on Billboard's Hot 100, and a club hit in "Turn My Swag On."
"My second album, it didn't sell as much as I expected, first-week-wise," Soulja told MTV News in March. "Right now, it's going up, as 'Kiss Me Through the Phone' broke into #4 on the Billboard Hot 100. 'Turn My Swag On' just broke into the charts. Now my album is picking up and starting to sell like I wanted to. When I seen the first-week album sales, it was 45,000, and I was disappointed. But after I started to work these records and go out and talk to the fans and show them my face performing live — what you put into it is what you get out of it. The hard work I'm doing now is paying off. My album sales are going up each week."