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Deeper into the Drink Champs chat, around the 73-minute mark, Ye spoke on how he views the impact of Soulja Boy. “Soulja Boy is top five most influential and I’m not gonna argue with you n***as about this at all,” West said. “But Soulja Boy [is] top five as far as to what we are today.”
Asked why he chose to leave Soulja off Donda, Ye offered a simple reason: verse quality. “You ain’t hear that verse?” he asked, laughing. Shortly after, however, he again praised the “Crank That” artist. “I tell you what though, Soulja Boy is the future though,” he said.