Soulja Boy: 'I Was the First Artist on YouTube, Before Justin Bieber'

Soulja Boy continues to disrespect Drake and Tyga, says he was on YouTube before Justin Bieber, and announced his new album is finished.

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Soulja Boy's scorching hot streak continues. Today, the self-proclaimed "hottest rapper in the game" told TMZ that his next album is complete and on the way soon. He also had some more choice words for Tyga , Drake, and even Justin Bieber.

"I was the first artist on YouTube, before Justin Bieber," he said. "Justin Bieber blew up on the internet, but that was after Soulja Boy. I'm doing this in the most humble way that I can."

His words for the pop superstar were significantly less harsh than the jabs he has repeatedly been throwing at Tyga and Drake as of late. The "Crank That" creator continued to defend his stance that he had the biggest comeback of 2018, complete with plugs for his video game console and continued disrespect towards his aformentioned fellow rappers. 

One thing is for sure, he is already creating a solid case for biggest comeback of 2019. In just 18 days, he has already participated in multiple viral interviews, peformed in front of a sold out crowd at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn as a part of Yams Day 2019, and even announced a brand new project.

"I'm going to release a new album ASAP," said Soulja. "My album is finished. It's 12 or 13 songs. It's going to be fun man. I can't wait."

Soulja also said that his old record label, Interscope, called and offered to re-sign him. "[Interscope Records] called me this morning and said they wanted to sign me back. They offered a lot of money. So, I'm going to go to the studio and drop a new hit. I want to sign a record deal."

The 28-year old is currently signed to a single deal with record label eOne. According to the rapper, they offered him an album deal as well after hearing news of Interscope's renewed interest. 

All of his recent shenanigans certainly have people talking. Former collaborator and adversary Bow Wow was recently stopped on the street by TMZ and asked about Soulja Boy's current "marketing campaign. "He kind of created all of these rappers you see nowadays doing what they're doing. Soulja was the first, as far as the younger demo. He was the first person to do that. So, all credit goes to him right now."

With a new project on the way, it looks like Soulja Boy will continue to ride this renewed wave of hype around him for the forseeable future. 

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