Studio album by Soulja Boy Tellem
December 16, 2008
Snap, southern hip hop
SOD, Collipark, Interscope
Soulja Boy (, exec) Drumma Boy, Natural Disaster, Polow da Don, Jim Jonsin, Mr. Collipark, Mr. Hanky, Zaytoven, John Boy, DJ GB,
Soulja Boy Tellem chronology
Singles from iSouljaBoyTellem
" Bird Walk"
Released: October 23, 2008
" Kiss Me Thru the Phone"
Released: November 26, 2008
" Turn My Swag On"
Released: January 26, 2009
is the second iSouljaBoyTellem studio album by American rapper Soulja Boy. It was released on December 16, 2008, by his label Stacks on Deck Entertainment, along with Collipark Music and Interscope Records. The album was mostly produced by Soulja Boy himself, along with Drumma Boy, Polow da Don, Jim Jonsin and Zaytoven, and also features guest appearances from Gucci Mane, Shawty Lo, Sammie, Sean Kingston and Yo Gotti.
iSouljaBoyTellem debuted at number 43 on the US , selling 46,000 copies in its first week. Billboard 200 The album was supported by three singles; including " [1 ] Bird Walk", " Kiss Me thru the Phone" and " Turn My Swag On". The album received mixed to negative reviews upon release from critics who saw it as recycled material from his previous album.
The album's original first single was intended to be Soulja Boy's song "iDance," which was released online in 2008, but was dropped from the album for unknown reasons, with the possibility of "Bird Walk" catering more towards Soulja Boy's original breakout single
Crank That (Soulja Boy).
Singles [ edit ]
Bird Walk" was released as the album's lead single on October 23, 2008. The song only managed to peak at number 2 on the US Bubbling Under Hot 100 Singles chart.
Kiss Me Thru the Phone" featuring guest appearances from Sammie, was released on as the album's second single on November 28, 2008. The song peaked at number 3 on the US Billboard Hot 100, becoming the rapper's second top ten hit on the chart.
Turn My Swag On" was released as the album's third single on January 26, 2009. The song peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100 in the United States.
Other songs [ edit ]
There are music videos for these songs: "Soulja Boy Tell 'Em" (released on January 9, 2009)
and "Gucci Bandana" (released on April 23, 2009). [2 ] [3 ]
Critical reception [ edit ]
iSouljaBoyTellem was met with mixed to negative reviews from music critics who felt that it was recycled material from his previous album. David Jeffries of AllMusic said that the album came up short when trying to re-create the success of "Crank That" but praised "Shopping Spree" in that it "suggests some crossover hopes and desire for hardcore rap acceptance." Steve 'Flash' Juon of RapReviews said that the music "improved drastically" but still found the lyrics to be "as vapid and materialistic as it was before," concluding with, "Your best bet is to find a website you can listen to snippets of this album on and if one or two tracks strike your fancy, buy those. A whole album of SB's idiotic raps is still too much for one man or woman to take no matter how much better the beats are." [4 ] Christian Hoard of [10 ] also commented on how the beats were more bulky but the delivery in the songs lacked charm in them. Rolling Stone [11 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
Personnel [ edit ]
Adapted from the
iSouljaBoyTellem liner notes. [12 ]
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Billboard 200 [16 ] 99
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
[17 ] 35
US Top Rap Albums
[18 ] 11
References [ edit ]
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^ "iTunes - Music Videos - Soulja Boy Tell 'Em by Soulja Boy Tell 'Em". . iTunes Apple. January 6, 2009 . Retrieved . October 25, 2011
^ "iTunes - Music Videos - Gucci Bandanna by Soulja Boy Tell 'Em". . Apple. April 23, 2009 iTunes . Retrieved . October 25, 2011
^ a b Jeffries, David. "iSouljaboytellem - Soulja Boy Tell Em". . AllMusic All Media Network . Retrieved . November 29, 2011
^ Ogle, Ryan (December 24, 2008). "Album Reviews: iSouljaboytellem by Soulja Boy". ARTISTdirect . Retrieved . November 29, 2011
^ Christgau, Robert (March 2009). "Consumer Guide Album – Soulja Boy Tell 'Em: . iSouljaboytellem" MSN . Retrieved . October 15, 2013
^ MacPherson, Alex (June 19, 2009). "Review: Soulja Boy Tell'em, iSouljaBoyTellem". . The Guardian Guardian Media Group . Retrieved . November 29, 2011
^ Leonard, III, Alfred H. (December 24, 2008). "Soulja Boy - iSouljaBoyTellem". IGN . Retrieved . November 29, 2011
^ Abravanel, David (January 27, 2009). "Soulja Boy Tell 'Em: iSouljaBoyTellem". PopMatters . Retrieved . November 29, 2011
^ a b Juon, Steve (December 30, 2008). "Soulja Boy :: iSouljaBoyTellem :: ColliPark/Interscope Records". RapReviews . Retrieved . November 29, 2011
^ a b Soulja Boy Tell' Em: iSouljaBoyTellem at the Wayback Machine (archived April 30, 2009)
^ iSouljaBoyTellem (liner notes). Soulja Boy. Collipark. Interscope. 2008.
^ "Soulja Boy – Chart history" for Soulja Boy. Retrieved July 13, 2014. Billboard 200
^ " Soulja Boy – Chart history" for Soulja Boy. Retrieved July 13, 2014. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
^ " Soulja Boy – Chart history" for Soulja Boy. Retrieved July 13, 2014. Billboard Top Rap Albums
^ "Year-End Charts: Billboard 200 Albums - 2009". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media . Retrieved . May 8, 2015
^ "Year-End Charts: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - 2009". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media . Retrieved . May 8, 2015
^ "Year-End Charts: Rap Albums - 2009". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media . Retrieved . May 8, 2015