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MUSIC FAB: Soulja Boy Goes WOOD First Week Out, Spends $3 Million On Gold Chains

 

Though music insiders never expected one-hit wonder, Soulja Boy, to make it to three studio albums, the first week sales of his latest project may suggest the party's over.  Find out how much The DeAndre Way moved inside...

 

Many people are suggesting that the The DeAndre Way went womp womp its first week out.  The DeAndre Way album debuted on the Billboard Hot 200 chart at number 79 with 13,000 copies sold.  And though nobody sells units like they did in the late 90s, the 13,000 units sold by Soulja Boy his first week out is a flop by any standards. 

And of course, the next single could be a blockbuster and make the album platinum, but, for now, it is what it is.  At least he has his collection of gold chains to be proud of.

In a recent interview with MTV, Soulja says he has spent about three million dollars in total on all of his jewels. Is it worth it?  DeAndre seems to think so saying,

“Nah man.  Gold is the best thing going, all the people that’s watching, honestly … all of my jewelry together … gold is where it’s at.”

I'm sure there are at least a few stock brokers who may agree.  But who knows. I wish someone would tell him to diversify his assets.  But...I guess it would be hard to rock a 4-story brownstone on-stage.  And impressing other people is the most important thing right?

 

Watch Soulja talk about his golden investment here:

 

 

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This whole argument is

This whole argument is completely ridiculous. I am African and I don't HATE african americans, nor am I embarrassed to be black just like them, and it's sad that the state of the world is such that black on black hate is such an everyday occurrence. African american's are caught in a cyclical web of oppression that is really hard to get out of. Luckily, we know better and we will do better! None of this is our fault and by trying to attack each other its not helping. Give constructive criticism, provide solutions and LEARN. The guy claiming all African American's are ignorant assholes----I'm so surprised!!!! If you are that educated, try and understand the internal and external conflicts that they have to deal with. Do your research and understand what internalized oppression does to people. African's have been lucky to have the white men leave us in peace, such that even though we are experiencing aftershocks , we will be ok in the long run. Africa has a almost two or three generations (Except S.A) who have not been affected by colonialism or racism and it makes a huge difference. We might have to deal with silly stereotypes of coming from the jungle but on the whole we celebrate our culture without having it disparaged on a day to day basis. We get to be led by our own people (Even though some are fucked up) and we don't have to deal with mental barriers to success. There is no one telling you what you can't do just because you're black - and that makes all the difference. African Americans HAVE to deal with this HISTORICAL notion of never being good enough, and your no better than all the bigots who got us in to this mess in the first place if you reiterate that sentiment to them. When will they ever get the support they need to fight off these internalised oppressions if we keep disowning them?
Anonymous's picture

This whole argument is

This whole argument is completely ridiculous. I am African and I don't HATE african americans, nor am I embarrassed to be black just like them, and it's sad that the state of the world is such that black on black hate is such an everyday occurrence. African american's are caught in a cyclical web of oppression that is really hard to get out of. Luckily, we know better and we will do better! None of this is our fault and by trying to attack each other its not helping. Give constructive criticism, provide solutions and LEARN. The guy claiming all African American's are ignorant assholes----I'm so surprised!!!! If you are that educated, try and understand the internal and external conflicts that they have to deal with. Do your research and understand what internalized oppression does to people. African's have been lucky to have the white men leave us in peace, such that even though we are experiencing aftershocks , we will be ok in the long run. Africa has a almost two or three generations (Except S.A) who have not been affected by colonialism or racism and it makes a huge difference. We might have to deal with silly stereotypes of coming from the jungle but on the whole we celebrate our culture without having it disparaged on a day to day basis. We get to be led by our own people (Even though some are fucked up) and we don't have to deal with mental barriers to success. There is no one telling you what you can't do just because you're black - and that makes all the difference. African Americans HAVE to deal with this HISTORICAL notion of never being good enough, and your no better than all the bigots who got us in to this mess in the first place if you reiterate that sentiment to them. When will they ever get the support they need to fight off these internalised oppressions if we keep disowning them?
Anonymous's picture

This whole argument is

This whole argument is completely ridiculous. I am African and I don't HATE african americans, nor am I embarrassed to be black just like them, and it's sad that the state of the world is such that black on black hate is such an everyday occurrence. African american's are caught in a cyclical web of oppression that is really hard to get out of. Luckily, we know better and we will do better! None of this is our fault and by trying to attack each other its not helping. Give constructive criticism, provide solutions and LEARN. The guy claiming all African American's are ignorant assholes----I'm so surprised!!!! If you are that educated, try and understand the internal and external conflicts that they have to deal with. Do your research and understand what internalized oppression does to people. African's have been lucky to have the white men leave us in peace, such that even though we are experiencing aftershocks , we will be ok in the long run. Africa has a almost two or three generations (Except S.A) who have not been affected by colonialism or racism and it makes a huge difference. We might have to deal with silly stereotypes of coming from the jungle but on the whole we celebrate our culture without having it disparaged on a day to day basis. We get to be led by our own people (Even though some are fucked up) and we don't have to deal with mental barriers to success. There is no one telling you what you can't do just because you're black - and that makes all the difference. African Americans HAVE to deal with this HISTORICAL notion of never being good enough, and your no better than all the bigots who got us in to this mess in the first place if you reiterate that sentiment to them. When will they ever get the support they need to fight off these internalised oppressions if we keep disowning them?
Anonymous's picture

Please tell me which witness

Please tell me which witness told you Africans back then sold there own. I don't buy that, that's a myth placed by whites to take off the blame off of them.
Anonymous's picture

*rolls eye* You mean when

*rolls eye* You mean when ENTIRE COUNTRY GOVERNMENTS, like Ghana, APOLOGIZING for enslaving and selling their own people. just saying
ForRealThou's picture

Meh. You impress me not. I

Meh. You impress me not. I see your the type that likes to take yourself rather seriously, probably bc you've read a book or two! Congratulations. I mean any of you who bother to pick up a book these days is actually far above average. This is not sarcasm, I'm really proud of you! I've already addressed the OBVIOUS variations of Africa, even variations within one Country. As for example, I will state again, Nigeria for example has 250 ethnic groups. 250 ways of doing things. If you paint 250 ethnic groups with one brush, you're just begging for insult really and I won't even do you the honor. And that's just one Country out of 53. So did I lose anyone? The point is, Africa is obviously a varied continent, for god's sakes it's a blady continent! I won't even try to explain away these things bc 100% have nothing to do with me and my people. It's not to be ignored when we do come into Western environments were there are opportunities and chances to flourish, we do so very well. This can't even be denied. But yet you people have been here for how long and we've already surpassed you as a people in your own Country. How does that feel? The majority of you are really just useless and using up good air and wasting our Earth's resources. I'm not going to sit here and say that the countries of Africa are perfect, but at least we know how to take advantage of a fucking opportunity, something the dimiwits of your last two generations have completely failed in. I am actually very grateful for people of your culture who have fought and died for my opportunity to even be in this country and use it for everything I can possibly use it for. But it troubles me to even conceive what they would even think if they knew what you people have done with the rights that they've bled to bless you with. I always say that if the old rights leaders/activists knew what their efforts would eventually amount to-- a bunch of ungrateful motherfucking degenerates wasting their lives away, they would've stayed home rather than risked their lives to fight for a bunch of useless people! Sorry.
Anonymous's picture

Please let us not get into

Please let us not get into wasting Earth's resources...Please. It was Africa's foolishness that allowed the sucking of it's most valuable resource, it's PEOPLE, dry leading to vulnerability to be colonized and guess what happened. Anyways... As another user has pointed out, you just contradicted yourself AGAIN by saying not to paint different ethic groups in one color. Black Americans are not one in the same for we speak different dialects (Gullah/Creole/Regional Dialects), have different ways of life (social/economic classes/music/dance/art), and have many different cultural backgrounds (racial/metropolitan/rural). Black Americans are the reason you have plasma in your hospitals and super soakers for your children. We are complex and undeniable. To make a long story short, our spot is rightfully earned. You mad? It seems through all of the hate, that you and "your people" have yet to find yours....over there. You can say you "flourish" over here but section 8 housing for African immigrants statistics beg to differ. Plus, the Africans over here with educational visas tend to come with a silver spoon in their mouth and a pompous attitude...yet they are most likely MIDDLE CLASS at best. Then on top of it when "yall" claim residency here, your children fall to the same disease plaguing every citizen in America must face...racism, sexism, and poverty. Again, CHECK THE STATISTICS OF HOW FAR SECOND AND THIRD GENERATION goes. They most likely end up poor and making black african jokes out of misery. Lastly, my people are still fighting for our image in the media. If you read a book, there is a large racial disparity in those producing/writing/directing any type of culture in the general media. You don't see through our eyes except on site such as these but even these can be trusted because we don't know who exactly owns the sites/press releases/reviews. Thank You and Deport Yourself.
ForRealThou's picture

Quote: If you paint ...

Quote: If you paint ... ethnic groups with one brush, you're just begging for insult really and I won't even do you the honor. You've defeated yourself using your own logic. :) Have a good day. And stay black.
Ashley's picture

Applauds!!!

Applauds!!!
Anonymous's picture

Applauds!!!

Applauds!!!
Anonymous's picture

Oh My! You are too deep for

Oh My! You are too deep for these holier than thou people! Now what?
Nonya Business 's picture

if you are black, you are

if you are black, you are reason 5,837,349, why i hate you! and i want to hear about the 5,837,347, why you are such an asshole. i responded to this, cuz you are a coward. show your face.
who?'s picture

Wait, wait. So Am I a coward

Wait, wait. So Am I a coward because I stated my sentiments regarding how I feel about American blacks or am I a coward because I'm doing so anonymously? so would I not be a coward if I only said nice things about them anonymously or didn't comment at all about them like you did? Um, I'm sorry, I'm not buying it. Anonymity is how at least 80% of "commentators" on this site actually.. you know, comment. but I'm not allowed to do so since I'm talking about you people in a negative light. Get over the fact that not everyone has the same opinion as you and my opinions are very legitimate. Get over that shit, B! Even if I were to post a url to my facebook or something.. what would you do? Find me and kill me? What are the real threats? The only threat I can think of is having a bunch of coons hitting me up and insisting that they are not coons. No fuck that, I'm good!
Anonymous's picture

You Africans think you're so

You Africans think you're so fucking great, then: 1. why do you stink? 2. why are you still allowing white Europeans to plunder your natural resources and prop up tyrannical dictatorship? 3. why are so many of you rapists and murderers? I feel you on the unnecessarily large amount of ignorant rich, and complacent poor black people, but to claim that you are better than us when your continent is the LEAST technologically advanced of them all, is utter bullshit, pure and simple.
NoHope's picture

Hey African, sorry you hate

Hey African, sorry you hate blacks so much because you must be living in a constant hell. I agree that some Black people, like Soula are just 'ignant'. But since American Blacks are so stupid, what are YOU and all the other caribbean, african and black latinos who hate us doing that's so GREAT in your own countries??? I guess Africa is a shining example of progressive, intelligent blacks right - NOT!
Anonymous's picture

HAHA! If you think this

HAHA! If you think this country is as great and opportune as it is today due to the efforts of black intellectuals, then please just crawl back into your mother's womb, bc you're far too simple to continue with life. Actually, you're right. The whole continent of Africa, that of 53 countries, is not a shining example of progressive, intellectual yada yada yada, your communities black ghettos in America are. My bad! In fact they are so progressive that I don't even want to go within a 10 mile radiance of it, bc all of this brilliance just might cause me blindness me really. (No, really) Fucktards. Never mind the poor example that we Africans set by being the minority group with the highest educational attainment rate in the free fucking world. Never mind the cars we drive and the lifestyles we live once we get out of our oppressive and corrupt states. We are just fucking dunces who have no right to feel superior to you brilliant black people who have 8 children out of wedlock, live in government houses, and kill yourselves for fun! We have no right.
Anonymous's picture

lol wow you know every black

lol wow you know every black american huh?.....so you know me right. I'm a student , i work hard, my shit is together, so you don't know me or the millions of young black americans who are just like me. only ignorant people judge a whole race or a group from a couple of people they meet and a irrelevant rapper. now if i was to judge foreign black people from experience with the ones i've met i'd say they were rude,inconsiderate,nasty and tasteless but i don't do that because i know it's wrong. if anything i'd have the right to feel that way sooo many foreign black people have been nasty me for no damn reason. If your not a coward then next time you leave your house find a black american and tell them what you think to their face.
theydonotmeananything's picture

You being in school has

You being in school has nothing to do with anything. Even the ones in my graduate school are still coons. I'm talking PhD students (the few American black ones that are here) are still not too far removed from the jungle. They simply don't know how to act and they had better thank their stars for affirmative action. I swear you can take the animal out of the jungle but you cannot take the jungle out of the animal for the most part. Your culture is just deeply embedded in you people and it's very difficult for you to shake it. That's fine. It's not your fault. Even when I meet seemingly well behaved/raised ones I come to find out they have a number of underlying complexes which I reject or they have friends who are beneath them. Sorry, I just have high standards for people. My kind of black person is just one that simply does not cause me to become embarrassed is all. Don't get me wrong, I don't paint all black Americans with the same brush, just most. Most as in the majority. I know there are few good ones who are embarrassed of the people in their culture, and those are the ones I like. Like Aaron Mcgruder for instance, Lupe Fiasco, Michelle Obama, Shirley Jackson, Ben Carson, OPRAH, Neil deGrasse fucking Tyson! I loved what the Black Panthers did and I love what Malcolm X stood for! It's just sad that these people are the outliers and the minority in a group of substandard buffoons who praise things like lil Wayne and Nicki Minaj. These people are so stupid that they EXALT animals who perpetuate the worst stereotypes about them. Well fucking done.
Anonymous's picture

your crazy, i'm an art

your crazy, i'm an art student, just because i'm not going to school for a phd doesn't make me less intelligent,i still graduated from high school with exceptional grades and i still got accpepted to a great university. As long as i'm taking my god given talent and making something out of myself it doesn't really matter what you or anyone else has to say about it. If you do have kids I hope you teach them to be who they want to be in life.
theydonotmeananything's picture

How dare you utter Lupe,

How dare you utter Lupe, Black Panthers, and Malcom X names then call Americans buffons!! Malcom X was seen as nothing more then a common thief or a typical Black american in your eyes yet you praise him. Mind you, you only praise due to Black american interpretation. Please tell me the country of your origin. I will guarantee there is enough dirt on you guys that it'll put you five stories past hell.
ForRealThou's picture

SHOW YOUR FACE PLEASE YOU

SHOW YOUR FACE PLEASE YOU SCARE
Anonymous's picture

I actually feel sorry for

I actually feel sorry for this young man. He's out here living reckless and he has no one leading him in the RIGHT direction. I give it a year or 2 at best, and he will be destitute or dead, so sad.
Lawd Help Us's picture

Who in the hell cares if she

Who in the hell cares if she doesn't use spell check and some of her words are misspelled. Honestly are you guys freakin Inspector Gadgets on spelling? This is a freakin blog! Who cares ?If u want to correct someones spelling go to someones school and be a teacher. Mistakes are ok in the blog world idiots!
Anonymous's picture

Who in the hell cares if she

Who in the hell cares if she doesn't use spell check and some of her words are misspelled. Honestly are you guys freakin Inspector Gadgets on spelling? This is a freakin blog! Who cares ?If u want to correct someones spelling go to someones school and be a teacher. Mistakes are ok in the blog world idiots!
Anonymous's picture

Who in the hell cares if she

Who in the hell cares if she doesn't use spell check and some of her words are misspelled. Honestly are you guys freakin Inspector Gadgets on spelling? This is a freakin blog! Who cares ?If u want to correct someones spelling go to someones school and be a teacher. Mistakes are ok in the blog world idiots!
Anonymous's picture

Idiot.

Idiot.
Anonymous's picture

He didn't sell anything

He didn't sell anything because of the homo erotic cover for XXL he did with 50cent. He lost a lot of fans behind that gay mess. That's what he gets.
Anonymous's picture

Soulja Boy isn't a rapper.

Soulja Boy isn't a rapper. He's a producer! He's a Name! it doesn't matter because at the end of the day he's making money!!!
Anonymous's picture

He needs guidance before he

He needs guidance before he spends up every dime, if he hasn't already done that. Good luck getting a job with all them face tats.
Mimi's picture

I hope it ain't 10k junk

I hope it ain't 10k junk around his neck!! I haven't even heard anything new from this cd. Someone tell him his time is up and take his ass to college and get a degree so he can become marketable!!
Anonymous's picture

He's a fucking idiot and a

He's a fucking idiot and a poor excuse off a person, spending 3 Mil on chains. Okay dumbass... We'll see you in about 5 years when you hit rock bottom and try to OD on some stuff b/c you made some poor mistakes and your broke and don't want to get a real job (in your case McDonalds)
Anonymous's picture

JUST CURIOUS.....DOES THIS

JUST CURIOUS.....DOES THIS BOY HAVE A MOTHER, FATHER AROUND?????
Soulja Boy= Coon's picture

this chile is lost and

this chile is lost and confused. where his mama at? i really do hope we just playing him for a fool and that he really got some peoples behind me. YES he needs to diversify ASAP. cute will only take u so far when ur music is gimmicky...ASK NELLY.
myMAMAsaid's picture

This baby looks sickly to me.

This baby looks sickly to me. I hope its not anything wrong him. Or perhaps he just needs to eat more.
M & M's picture

Lmaoooooooo @ "Goes

Lmaoooooooo @ "Goes Wood"......damn Tasha
Anonymous's picture

Lmaoooooooo @ "Goes

Lmaoooooooo @ "Goes Wood"......damn Tasha
Anonymous's picture

I should blame Kat Stacks and

I should blame Kat Stacks and his coke habit for his poor album sales
Anonymous's picture

Damn. But nobody is buying

Damn. But nobody is buying music at the moment. Jazmine Sullivan sold so little and her album is beyond amazing. Nobody is checking for him right now, the only person who is consistently selling album right now is Taylor friggin Swift - she sells hundreds of thousands every week and her album has been out for a minute. Don't know what it is about her?
Yas's picture

Country music tends to do

Country music tends to do really well. Country music fans have a certain loyalty about them that fans of other types of music don't. Especially Hip Hop/Rap/R&B. Hip Hop fans tend to be very fickle. If an artist makes one misstep in terms of even his public image, he can expect to do poorly
NikNak's picture

Actually Kanye, Rihanna,

Actually Kanye, Rihanna, Nicki, Susan Boyle, Katy Perry, and others are selling quite fine. Taylor sells because her fan base buys her music. they dont download it for free, they actually buy it or get their parents to buy it. lol Unfortunately Jazmine isnt selling well, even tho her album is everything, because she hasnt had big hit or much promotion.
Milo's picture

Actually, Rihanna's album

Actually, Rihanna's album Loud has sold 424K after 3 weeks. Nicki Minaj did that in 1 week.
Anonymous's picture

Nicki sold 300k her 1st

Nicki sold 300k her 1st week.. And shes dropping tremendously. Rihanna will be gold next week. And Nicki will be gold the following week. Stop being a bitch! The people she listed are doing well. -___-
Kera's picture

Rihanna did 207K her first

Rihanna did 207K her first week with hardly ANY promotion at all. so, her numbers are pretty good so far with LOUD and she's selling consistently. the girl spent most of her time promoting in Europe then did ONE week of promo in the U.S., which is her weakest market. And since you mentioned Nicki Minaj (who I also like) let's see how Nicki is doing on her 5th album. Nicki promoted the shit out of Pink Friday so if it didn't sell how it did, then there's a problem. and again, let's see how Nicki does on her 5th album and then you can really talk about record sales.
Anonymous's picture

In my neck of the woods, they

In my neck of the woods, they promoted the hell out of Rihanna. I gets is a "eye of the beholder" type of thing.
NikNak's picture

It saddens me that we gloat

It saddens me that we gloat on each other's failure. I look at this kid as a child trying to make it in life. I often wonder what his critics are doing for themselves. Encourage the youth man! They are the future!
NONYA BUSINESS's picture

Well, hey Nonya Business, do

Well, hey Nonya Business, do us ALL a favor.. Find a stadium, pick any seat & SIT. Encourage his half assed music? Bye! If he made some music of substance or hell, if he woulda played his image smart instead of getting all those pointless tattoos & smoking weed while on ustream with his young fans watching him thinking its cool. Gurl, BOO! He might be your future, but he isnt mine.
Mia's picture

I guess I could assume that

I guess I could assume that you are a music producer? What are you doing to contribute to the "half assed music" fad? What have you done but posted negative comments about someone you obviously don't know. Regardless if his music has substance or not, everyone has to right NOT to purchase his cd. Were you aware? Needless to say, I don't need a stadium to encourage him but I'm sure it would take a whole stadium to be filled with a bunch of people who are doing nothing but pointing the finger at what someone else is not doing. Oh and we will have a special box for you. And yes he is the future. All of the children are whether you like it or not. By the way, stop spending your time worried about what he is doing on "ustream". Use your time for something positive. It really amazes me of how hateful people can be. It's nothing worse than someone trying to be a director when they should be running to get coffee from Starbucks for the director.
Nonya Business 's picture

so they say girl, boo now.

so they say girl, boo now. what happened to girl, bye? i'm getting too old to keep up with the dialect of the young people.
JustSayNo's picture

I agree w/ you Mia he was

I agree w/ you Mia he was never a long term artist and hasn't set one good example yet!!!
Anonymous's picture

Agreed.

Agreed.
Yas's picture

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