Don’t think Soulja Boy is a bonafide shotcaller? He has five Top 40 smashes (including the No. 1 hit “Crank That (Soulja Boy)”), a platinum album, and has revolutionized the way artists use social media and the Internet. The Atlanta rapper/producer (by way of Mississippi) has even found time to start building a strong foundation for his label, Stacks On Deck Entertainment, with his recent signing of Lil B. With the release yesterday of his third album, The DeAndre Way, Complex sat down with him to find out what his 25 favorite albums of all time are. Haters can be mad, but Soulja’s gonna continue watching the money pile up.

As told to Toshitaka Kondo (@ToshitakaKondo)