Soulja boy won’t rest until Hall of Fame level respect is put on his name.
With nearly 15 years in the game, millions of records and ringtones sold and an undeniable claim to be one of, if not, the first artist to capitalize on YouTube when he himself was a fledgling phenomenon, the “Crank Dat” the rapper has several notches to his credit. While some rappers let their work speak for itself, Drako is not one to keep quiet about his accomplishments, whether in his head or in fact.
SB is not averse to making bold, sometimes unverifiable statements. Like the time in 2019 when he alleged, he personally received the very first iPhone from Apple CEO Steve Jobs himself on the “Crank Dat” video shoot. “He came to me with the very first iPhone in a box,” SB said in an interview with BET. “He gave me the phone. I take the phone out of the box. I pick up the phone, and about two seconds after grabbing the phone, it fell out of my hand and shattered into pieces. The very first iPhone, bruh. “
And let’s not forget the time in 2016 when he claimed to have signed a $ 400 million deal. Then there was the moment when it would’ve been caught in a lie about buying a $ 55 million plane for his 21st birthday.
This year, the now Cali-based rapper has taken a step forward. Over the past four months, he’s made some wacky statements, including bullish statements about his impact on fashion, technology, and even Drake’s career. At this point, it’s hard to say if Big Drako, who recently signed a new deal with Virgin Records, is trolling, delirious or really rap version of Elon Musk.
Here are seven things Soulja Boy took credit for in 2021 alone.
Claim: Soulja Boy came up with the idea for Apple’s FaceTime
January 17, 2021
In January, Big Soulja took to Instagram Live to claim that he had the idea for Apple’s visual phone call feature, FaceTime. The bragging followed a tweet he sent earlier today that read, “Kiss me through the phone hit differently now eh.”
“I dated [“Kiss Me Through the Phone”] before FaceTime. So let’s talk about that, “Soulja said on IG Live.” Stop acting like I don’t have GOAT Real GOAT status. “
The verdict: Big Soulja may have a point here. His hit single “Kiss Me Through the Phone” was released two years before Apple launched its FaceTime feature in 2010.
Claim: Soulja Boy was the first rapper to sell a tweet
March 8, 2021
Strange as it sounds, buying tweets with NFTs (non-fungible tokens) are one thing. Just two days after Twitter CEO Jack Dorsey put his first tweet on the auction block on March 6, and before it sold for 1,630.58 ether, a cryptocurrency, Soulja claimed that he was the first hip-hop artist to juggle a Tweet. “1st rapper to sell a tweet,” Soujla said on March 8.
Verdict: The “first” is difficult to verify, but Soulja jumped on board very early in the game, would have sold an autographed tweet for $ 1,288, a few days after the tweets were auctioned.
Allegation: Soulja Boy is in charge of one of Drake’s “Miss Me” bars
March 17, 2021
Soulja has made it clear that he feels like Drake swagger pulled his “Whats Hannenin ‘” line on Drizzy’s hit song with “Miss Me” with Lil Wayne. He reiterated his feelings in March after Drake praised Bow Wow for being the master plan. “That nigga drake is hilarious. Dude stole my whole bar then thanked bow wow,” SB posted on Twitter.
Verdict: Well, the lines are ringing pretty close to us. The cadence and the flow are there. It could be another victory for Drako.
Claim: Soulja Boy is the # 1 rapper on YouTube
April 3, 2021
Soulja Boy’s masterful YouTube finesse is well documented. But, on April 3, he claimed to be the first rapper to appear on the video-sharing site. “I was the first rapper on YouTube. Ever. In life. In history,” the rapper tweeted.
Verdict: SB definitely changed the game with its use of YT and opened the door for other rappers to do the same. But first? Never? Never? This one is difficult to verify in a timely manner. However, by sheer luck, we’re going to say that this is an exaggeration.
Claim: Soulja Boy is the first rapper on Twitch
April 3, 2021
The Twitch games service has been live since 2011, although its popularity has increased in recent years. Big Soulja claimed he was there from day one, before any rapper in the world. “I was the 1st rapper on Twitch,” he posted on Twitter in April.
Claim: Soulja Boy popularized the Bathing Ape brand
April 7, 2021
Bathing Ape became a popular street wear brand just after the turn of the century. And all this thanks to Soulja Boy? He believes it. “I made these niggas wanna wear the BAPE,” he tweeted in April.
Verdict: Maybe for certain demographic groups it is true, but overall it is a negative point. Pharrell is the de facto father of hip-hop for the colorful brand, which he helped with the Clipse popularize in the United States years before SB launched anything.
Claim: Soulja Boy popularized the Jordan V “Raging Bull”
April 10, 2021
The Jordan V “Raging Bull” was re-released on April 10th and Soulja Boy made sure to note that he had a pair when they were released in 2009, and that he was the flute player of sneakers around the world. . “I made niggas want mad bulls,” he tweeted on the date of the reissue.
Verdict: Jordan does not need anyone to help him push his shoes. The hypebeasts do it for him.