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Souljaboytellem.com
Studio album by Soulja Boy
Released October 2, 2007 (2007-10-02)
Recorded 2007 - Collipark Studios (College Park), Start To Finish Studios (Crowder), Record Plant (Hollywood)
Genre Hip hop, snap, crunk
Length 49:25
Label Collipark, Stacks On Deck, Interscope, HHH Artists
Producer Soulja Boy, Mr. Collipark (exec.), Arab, Los Vegaz, The Package Store
Soulja Boy chronology
Souljaboytellem.com
(2007)
iSouljaBoyTellem
(2008)
Singles from Souljaboytellem.com
  1. "Crank That (Soulja Boy)"
    Released: May 2, 2007
  2. "Soulja Girl"
    Released: October 1, 2007
  3. "Yahhh!"
    Released: December 31, 2007
  4. "Donk"
    Released: May 4, 2008

Souljaboytellem.com is the debut album by American rapper Soulja Boy. It was released on October 2, 2007. The album featured the hit single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)", as well as guest appearances by Arab and i15.

The album received negative reviews from music critics who found the material to be monotonous and trite. Souljaboytellem.com debuted at number 4 on the Billboard 200 and spawned four singles that were successful on the R&B and Rap charts.

Singles[edit]

Souljaboytellem.com spawned four singles. The first was "Crank That (Soulja Boy)", the single topped the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks[1] and the Hot Rap Songs chart for five weeks. It also reached the top 5 in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the UK. The second single, "Soulja Girl" featuring i15, peaked at numbers 32, 13 and 6 on the Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts respectively. It was able to peak at number 10 in New Zealand. The third single "Yahhh! featuring Arab, peaked at numbers 48, 34 and 14 on the Hot 100, Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts respectively. It also reached the top 40 in Australia, Ireland and New Zealand. The fourth and final single, "Donk", fared less successful by peaking at numbers 37 and 22 on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs and Hot Rap Songs charts respectively.

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AllMusic 3.5/5 stars[2]
Entertainment Weekly (D)[3]
Exclaim! (negative)[4]
Okayplayer (40/100)[5]
PopMatters 3/10[6]
RapReviews (3/10)[7]
Robert Christgau (A-)[8]
Sputnikmusic 1/5 stars[9]

The album received generally negative reviews from music critics. The most positive reviews came from Robert Christgau who gave it a rating of A-[8] and AllMusic's David Jeffries who said that the 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."[2] Negative reviews came from Simon Vozick-Levinson of Entertainment Weekly who called the album a "teenage wasteland filled with monotonously looped chants and agonizing blunt-force beats."[3] Fellow EW writer Chris Willman ranked the album number 1 on his list of the worst albums of 2007, stating that, "If you're seeking a circle of hell lower than the one in which "Crank That" is ubiquitous, listen to his entire album."[10] Steve Juon of RapReviews gave the album a 3 out of 10, finding the beats and melodies to be "monotonous", concluding with "The only hoe that got Superman'd on 'SouljaBoyTellEm.com' is anybody who spent $14.99 on this album."[7] Tyler Munro of Sputnikmusic gave the album one star out of 5, finding the beats and lyrics to be as repetitious as his delivery and said that "this album is the one thing even ironic white hipsters will be unable to sit through."[9] Rate Your Music lists it among the worst full length albums of all time with a rating of 0.78 after 450 ratings.[11]

Commercial performance[edit]

Souljaboytellem.com debuted at number four on the US Billboard 200 chart with 117,000 copies sold in the first week. The album has since sold 949,000 copies in the US according to Nielsen Soundscan.[12]

Track listing[edit]

No. Title Writer(s) Producer(s) Length
1. "Intro"   DeAndre Way Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em 0:59
2. "Crank That (Soulja Boy)"   Way Soulja Boy 3:41
3. "Sidekick"   Way, Jonathan Wright, Jonathan Dumas Swole & John Boy of The Package Store & Mr. Collipark 3:59
4. "Snap & Roll"   Way Soulja Boy 3:45
5. "Bapes" (featuring Arab) Way, Abrahim Mustafa Soulja Boy 3:54
6. "Let Me Get Em"   Way Soulja Boy 3:21
7. "Donk"   Way Soulja Boy 3:12
8. "Yahhh!" (featuring Arab) Way, Mustafa Soulja Boy 3:10
9. "Pass It To Arab" (featuring Arab) Way, Mustafa Arab 3:58
10. "Soulja Girl" (featuring i15) Way, C. Thorton, Michael Crooms Los Vegaz & Mr. Collipark 3:07
11. "Booty Meat"   Way Soulja Boy 3:36
12. "Report Card" (featuring Arab) Way, Mustafa, Jamal Jones, Maurice Richards, Robert Crawford, Gregory Williams, Robert Debarge Soulja Boy 3:42
13. "She Thirsty"   Way Soulja Boy 3:38
14. "Don’t Get Mad"   Way, Wright John Boi of The Package Store & Mr. Collipark 4:18
Sample credits:

Charts[edit]

Chart (2007) Peak
position
New Zealand Albums (Recorded Music NZ)[13] 9
US Billboard 200[14] 4
US Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums (Billboard)[15] 4
US Top Rap Albums (Billboard)[16] 1

Personnel[edit]

Adapted from the Souljaboytellem.com liner notes.[17]

  • John Frye: mixing (Stankonia Studios; Atlanta, GA)
  • Gary Fry: assistant engineering
  • Dave "Hard Drive" Pensado: mixing ("Soulja Girl"; Larabee North Studios)
  • Michael "Mr. ColliPark" Crooms: executive producer
  • Derrick Crooms: Collipark Music A&R, Rockfort Management
  • Charlotte Crooms: Collipark Music Administrative Coordinator
  • Phillip Ransom, Esq.: Music Legal Representation for Soulja Boy
  • Karl Marcellus Washington, Esq.: Legal Representation for Collipark Music Inc.
  • DJ Mormile & Manny Smith: Interscope A&R
  • Terrence Nelson: A&R Coordinator
  • Christian Clancy and Andrew Flad: marketing
  • Soulja Boy & Brian Washington: marketing directors
  • Todd Wilkerson: marketing coordinator
  • Ravid Yosef: All Things Mobile
  • Kendra Ellis: New Media
  • Greg Miller: publicity
  • Randy Sosin: video production
  • Michael Cole, Jennifer Zeller, & Jordan Glickson: video promotion
  • Don Robinson: international marketing
  • Erika Savage: business affairs
  • Christen Gallope: creative
  • Cliff Feiman: production manager
  • SLANG Inc.: art direction
  • Dave Hill: photography
  • Mark Star: Soulja Boy Logo Design

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Soulja of hip-hop". South Bend Tribune. December 23, 2009. Retrieved August 19, 2010. 
  2. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Souljaboytellem.com : Overview". AllMusic. All Media Network. Retrieved August 23, 2009. 
  3. ^ a b Vozick-Levinson, Simon (October 5, 2007). "Souljaboytellem.com : Music Review". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved August 23, 2009. 
  4. ^ Muldoon, Tara (November 2007). "Beats & Rhymes:Soulja Boy". Exclaim!. Ian Danzing. Retrieved August 23, 2009. 
  5. ^ Griff (October 10, 2007). "Soulja Boy:Souljaboytellem.com". Okayplayer. Archived from the original on March 2, 2009. Retrieved August 23, 2009. 
  6. ^ Sawdey, Evan (September 30, 2007). "Soulja Boy Tellem: Souljaboytellem.com < Reviews". PopMatters. Retrieved August 23, 2009. 
  7. ^ a b Juon, Steve (October 2, 2007). "Soulja Boy's SouljaBoyTellEm.com < Reviews". RapReviews. Retrieved August 31, 2009. 
  8. ^ a b Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: Album: Soulja Boy Tell'Em: Souljaboytellem.com". Robert Christgau. Retrieved August 23, 2009. 
  9. ^ a b Munro, Tyler (September 30, 2007). "Soulja Boy - Souljaboytellem.com Review". Sputnikmusic. Retrieved August 23, 2009. 
  10. ^ Willman, Chris (December 21, 2007). "The Best (and Worst) Albums of 2007". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc. Retrieved July 13, 2014. 
  11. ^ [1]"Bottom Albums of All-time"
  12. ^ Concepcion, Mariel (November 24, 2007). "Soulja Boy Walks The 'Walk' on New Album". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media. Retrieved March 10, 2012. 
  13. ^ "Soulja Boy – Souljaboytellem.com". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien.
  14. ^ "Soulja Boy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard 200 for Soulja Boy. Prometheus Global Media.
  15. ^ "Soulja Boy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top R&B/Hip Hop Albums for Soulja Boy. Prometheus Global Media.
  16. ^ "Soulja Boy Album & Song Chart History" Billboard Top Rap Albums for Soulja Boy. Prometheus Global Media.
  17. ^ Souljaboytellem.com (liner notes). Soulja Boy. Collipark. Interscope. 2007. 

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