But you’ve had the commercial success—why do you still feel the need to be more lyrical on this album?
Soulja Boy: The success that I had with my previous music only shows me that my plan worked! The plan worked, but at the same time, there was so much criticism over nothing. I was like, Man, what’s the big deal? Jay-Z’s a great artist, great lyricist, great hip-hop pioneer. If you’ve got guys like that sending subliminal messages asking rappers to step it up, I say, Why not? I ain’t got no problem with that.
Full Interview: Complex