After a sputtering start, teen Atlanta rap sensation Soulja Boy’s sophomore disc is off and cranking, with a No. 1 hit in “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” (featuring Sammie); the single “Turn My Swag On” headed in that direction; and yet another track – “Gucci Bandana” – primed and ready to go.
Under the direction of Mr. Boston, Soulja Boy shot the “Gucci Bandana” video with featured artists Gucci Mane (above, second photo – and yes, out of jail after being sentenced to a year in the Fulton County Jail for violating probation stemming from an assault conviction where he hit a promoter in the head with a pool cue) and Shawty Low. Plus there were other local hip-hop notables (Mr. Collipark – with Soulja Boy in third photo, Rich Boy, Jamal “Gravy” Woolard, Slim Calhoun, Lil Rod) in attendance at the Coan Park location.
“This is the best video I’ve done so far,” Soulja Boy remarked between takes. “It looks like I’ve made it…And to have Gucci Mane, my idol, here with me — it just couldn’t get any better.”
Have you heard “iSouljaboytellem,” and if so surprised it got off to such a (relatively) slow start? Did you think Soulja Boy would be a one-hit wonder?