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by Soulja Boy Tell Em
 
In a year filled with quirky hip-hop party tunes, their accompanying dances, and the YouTube-fueled teen mania that would follow, Soulja Boy Tell Em's killer pop-rap single "Crank That" stood out from the crowd thanks to the charismatic showman at its center and his strange way with words. Produced by the 17-year-old Soulja Boy Tell

Overview

In a year filled with quirky hip-hop party tunes, their accompanying dances, and the YouTube-fueled teen mania that would follow, Soulja Boy Tell Em's killer pop-rap single "Crank That" stood out from the crowd thanks to the charismatic showman at its center and his strange way with words. Produced by the 17-year-old Soulja Boy Tell Em himself, "Crank That" combines a steel drum hook with a fat-bottomed Mississippi beat, but it's the bizarre lyrics that matter most as questions like "Why me crank that Robocop?" sit next to nonsensical called-out dance instructions. Only a few of the tracks on Soulja Boy Tell Em's debut advocate a dance, but this formula of infectious hook, trunk-rumbling beat, and wonderfully dumb words is all the album knows. If it wasn't for the whiny guitar riff, "Snap and Roll" could easily be mistaken for "Crank That," while "Bapes" is more of the same at a slower tempo with Soulja Boy Tell Em wondering why haters get mad when he dons his Bathing Ape gear. It's only after the great "Report Card" ("Check out my report card/Looked at it, all F's/Took it the teacher/Said 'Throw some D's on it'") that the party drops off, which isn't just a testament to Soulja Boy Tell Em's unique skills but also to executive producer Mr. Collipark's great attitude towards the overall product. Collipark and his crew, the Package Store, handle production for a handful of numbers, Arab and Los Vegaz both helm a tune, but the rest is left to Soulja Boy Tell Em and the end result is a debut that feels like it was downloaded right off a Southern hood laptop. This solid party album should satisfy giggling Right On! readers with pin-ups in their locker, way too cool mash-up fans that carry gigabytes of club music in their pocket, and all the freaky party people in between.

Editorial Reviews

New York Times - Kelefa Sanneh
His breakthrough hit, "Crank That (Soulja Boy)," just might be the most viral song of the decade... Although Soulja Boy is just about guaranteed to irritate hip-hop purists, he captures the same playful, often silly energy that drove the genre in its early years.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/02/2007
Label:
Interscope Records
UPC:
0602517468214
catalogNumber:
000996202

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Album Credits

Performance Credits

Soulja Boy Tell Em   Primary Artist
Khari Crooms   Background Vocals
Caitlin Gillead   Background Vocals
Tori Jones   Background Vocals

Technical Credits

Mark Star   Logo Design
Randy Sosin   Video Producer
Andrew Lane   Audio Production
Michael Crooms   Producer,Executive Producer
Jason Schweitzer   Engineer
Collipark   Audio Production
Vegas   Producer
Soulja Boy Tell Em   Producer,Audio Production
Christen Gallope   Creative Art
Arab   Audio Production
DeAndre Way   Composer
Package Store   Audio Production
Vegaz   Audio Production

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Souljaboytellem.com 2.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
AntiWeezyForever More than 1 year ago
this album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
DarkLotusICP4life More than 1 year ago
this album stinks!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
This album was what I taught it'd be....but we let him off the hook....if you wanna crown his a$$...crown him...
Guest More than 1 year ago
Poorest. It sounds nothing like old school hip from the 90's heck I could do better than that and I've never made music! He's got no rhyming skills no flow no beat It's all about lead singers and their dance routines
Guest More than 1 year ago
This is the poorest excuse for music or talent that I've ever heard. You have got to be kidding me...
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Guest More than 1 year ago
so many people say that the day that souljah boy (crank dat) came out, that it was the day hip hop died. I SAY THAT IT WAS THE DAY HIP HOP WAS BORN!!!!!!!!!!! and the dance is SOOOOOO cool!!!!!!!!!!!