is the debut album by pop rapper Soulja Boy
, released on October 2
. (see 2007 in music
) The album features the hit single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)
", as well as guest appearances by Arab
Soulja Boy produced most of the album using FL Studio. The tracks: "Sidekick" and "Don't Get Mad" were produced by The Package and Mr. Collipark, while "Soulja Girl" was produced by Los Vegaz and Mr. Collipark. The tracks Bapes & Booty Meat are both from his original album Unsigned and Still Major. Entertainment Weekly ranked it as the number 1 worst album of 2007. As of July 2008, his album has been certified Platinum for one million sales in the U.S. The same years Soulja Boy also introduced his label Stacks on Deck Entertainment.
||"Crank That (Soulja Boy)"
||The Package Store & Mr. Collipark
||"Snap and Roll"
||"Let Me Get Em (Shootout)"
||"Pass It to Arab"
||Los Vegaz & Mr. Collipark
||"Don't Get Mad"
||The Package Store & Mr. Collipark
||"Nope" (iTunes bonus track)
Soulja Boy has released five singles from this album. The first was "Crank That (Soulja Boy)", the single topped the Billboard Hot 100
for 7 weeks. The second single, "Soulja Girl" was released in October, the song received immediate success in U.S.
, but went almost unnoticed in other countries. A web-only single "Let Me Get Em" was released in November with a black and white video. After the video, a short video for Snap and Roll was shown. On January 16
, the music video for the third official single "Yahhh!" premiered on BET
, there is also a short video for "Report Card" after "Yahhh!". "Donk" was confirmed as the next single. The singles, apart from "Soulja Girl", were reproduced by Mr. Collipark with better quality than the original and made clean for their music videos.
received poor reviews in the press and received a grade of "F" from Entertainment Weekly
, which called the album a "teenage wasteland filled with monotonously looped chants and agonizing blunt-force beats. EW's Chris Willman ranked the album #1 on his list of the worst rap records of all time.
The lead single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" reached #1 on the Billboard Hot 100
before the release of the album in September 2007. In its first week, souljaboytellem.com
sold 117,000 copies and debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200
. The album has been certified Platinum, with sales of 943,000+ in the United States and millions sold worldwide.
The bulk of the album was made utilizing the stock samples that come included with the program FL Studio
. Many of these stock sounds are samples from other songs, like the open high-hat used on "Yahhh!
", which is sampled from "Impeach the President" by The HoneyDrippers
. "Report Card" samples "We Fly High
" by Jim Jones
and "Throw Some D's
" by Rich Boy
and "Soulja Girl
" is thought to sample "Linus and Lucy
". Donk Also samples Chingys
2003 hit Right Thurr
Fame of "Crank Dat"
's fame has been carried by the #1 hit single Crank Dat (Soulja Boy)
. The song reached the summit of the Billboard Hot 100 on September 15, 2007, where it stayed for two weeks before it was replaced by "Stronger
" by Kanye West. It replaced the song again on October 6, 2007, staying at the top of the Hot 100 for another five weeks, making it a number-one single for a total of seven weeks. "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" has gone onto become the best selling digital download of all time, with current U.S. digital sales of over 5,000,000.
The song achieved international success; so far, it has peaked at number two on the Top 40 Singles Chart in New Zealand. In the UK, the song peaked at number two when the track was released physically on December 17. It is Soulja Boy's biggest hit to date. Crank Dat has been certified platinum by the ARIA (Australia) as of August 30, 2008.