Studio album by Soulja Boy
October 2, 2007
2006–07 - Collipark Studios (
College Park), Start To Finish Studios ( Crowder), Record Plant ( Hollywood)
Hip hop, snap, crunk
Collipark, Stacks On Deck, Interscope, HHH Artists
Producer Soulja Boy,
Mr. Collipark (, Arab, Los Vegaz, The Package Store exec.)
Soulja Boy chronology
Singles from Souljaboytellem.com
" Crank That (Soulja Boy)"
Released: May 2, 2007
" Soulja Girl"
Released: October 1, 2007
Released: December 31, 2007
Released: May 4, 2008
is the debut Souljaboytellem.com studio album by American rapper Soulja Boy. It was released on October 2, 2007, by his label Stacks on Deck, along with Collipark, Interscope, and independently was released by HHH Artists. The album was supported by three singles; Crank That (Soulja Boy), Soulja Girl, Yahhh! and Donk. His lead single " Crank That (Soulja Boy)", became a hit on these charts. The album's features guest appearances from Arab and i15, among others.
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 ]
lead single " Crank That (Soulja Boy)", was released on May 2, 2007. The song topped the US for over 7 weeks Billboard Hot 100 and also topped on the US [1 ] Hot Rap Songs chart for over 5 weeks. It also reached the top 5 in Australia, Canada, Ireland, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.
The album's second single "
Soulja Girl" featuring i15, was released on October 1, 2007. The song peaked at numbers 32, 13 and 6 on the US Billboard 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 album's third single "
Yahhh!" featuring Arab, was released on December 31, 2007. The song peaked at numbers 48, 34 and 14 on the US Billboard 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 album's fourth and final single, "
Donk" was released on May 4, 2008. The single was 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 ]
Souljaboytellem.com received generally negative reviews from music critics. The most positive reviews came from Robert Christgau who gave it a rating of A- and [8 ] AllMusic's David Jeffries who said that the album "should satisfy giggling 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." Right On! Negative reviews came from Simon Vozick-Levinson of [2 ] who called the album a "teenage wasteland filled with monotonously looped chants and agonizing blunt-force beats." Entertainment Weekly 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." [3 ] 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." [10 ] [7 ]
Commercial performance [ edit ]
Souljaboytellem.com debuted at number 4 on the US chart, with 117,000 copies sold in the first week. The album has since sold 949,000 copies in the US according to Billboard 200 Nielsen Soundscan. [11 ]
Track listing [ edit ]
DeAndre Way Soulja Boy
Crank That (Soulja Boy)" Way
Way, Jonathan Wright, Jonathan Dumas
Swole and John Boy (of The Package Store),
Mr. Collipark 3:59
"Snap & Roll"
(featuring Arab) Way, Abrahim "Arab" Mustafa
"Let Me Get Em"
Yahhh!" (featuring Arab) Way, Mustafa
"Pass It To Arab"
(featuring Arab) Way, Mustafa
Soulja Girl" (featuring i15) Way, C. Thorton,
Michael Crooms Los Vegaz, Mr. Collipark
(featuring Arab) Way, Mustafa,
Jamal Jones, Maurice Richards, Robert Crawford, Gregory Williams, Robert Debarge Soulja Boy
"Don’t Get Mad"
John Boy (of The Package Store),
Mr. Collipark 4:18
Personnel [ edit ]
Adapted from the
Souljaboytellem.com liner notes. [12 ]
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:
Soulja Boy & Brian Washington: marketing directors Todd Wilkerson: marketing coordinator
Ravid Yosef: All Things Mobile
Kendra Ellis: New Media
publicity Randy Sosin:
video production Michael Cole, Jennifer Zeller, & Jordan Glickson: video promotion
international marketing Erika Savage: business affairs
Christen Gallope: creative
production manager SLANG Inc.:
art direction Dave Hill:
photography Mark Star: Soulja Boy Tellem Logo Design
Weekly charts [ edit ]
Year-end charts [ edit ]
Billboard 200 [17 ] 172
Billboard 200 [18 ] 63
US Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
[19 ] 32
US Top Rap Albums
[20 ] 13
See also [ edit ]
References [ edit ]
^ "Soulja of hip-hop". . December 23, 2009 South Bend Tribune . Retrieved . August 19, 2010
^ a b Jeffries, David. "Souljaboytellem.com : Overview". . AllMusic All Media Network . Retrieved . August 23, 2009
^ a b Vozick-Levinson, Simon (October 5, 2007). "Souljaboytellem.com : Music Review". . Entertainment Weekly Time Inc. Retrieved . August 23, 2009
^ Muldoon, Tara (November 2007). "Beats & Rhymes:Soulja Boy". . Ian Danzing Exclaim! . Retrieved . August 23, 2009
^ Griff (October 10, 2007). "Soulja Boy:Souljaboytellem.com". Okayplayer. Archived from the original on March 2, 2009 . Retrieved . August 23, 2009
^ Sawdey, Evan (September 30, 2007). "Soulja Boy Tellem: Souljaboytellem.com < Reviews". PopMatters . Retrieved . August 23, 2009
^ a b Juon, Steve (October 2, 2007). "Soulja Boy's SouljaBoyTellEm.com < Reviews". RapReviews . Retrieved . August 31, 2009
^ a b Christgau, Robert. "Robert Christgau: Album: Soulja Boy Tell'Em: Souljaboytellem.com". Robert Christgau . Retrieved . August 23, 2009
^ Munro, Tyler (September 30, 2007). "Soulja Boy - Souljaboytellem.com Review". Sputnikmusic . Retrieved . August 23, 2009
^ Willman, Chris (December 21, 2007). "The Best (and Worst) Albums of 2007". Entertainment Weekly. Time Inc . Retrieved . July 13, 2014
^ Concepcion, Mariel (November 24, 2007). "Soulja Boy Walks The 'Walk' on New Album". . Billboard Prometheus Global Media . Retrieved . March 10, 2012
^ Souljaboytellem.com (liner notes). Soulja Boy. Collipark. Interscope. 2007.
^ " Soulja Boy – Souljaboytellem.com". Charts.org.nz. Hung Medien.
^ "Soulja Boy Album & Song Chart History" for Soulja Boy. Retrieved July 13, 2014. Billboard 200
^ " Soulja Boy Album & Song Chart History" for Soulja Boy. Retrieved July 13, 2014. Billboard Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums
^ " Soulja Boy Album & Song Chart History" for Soulja Boy. Retrieved July 13, 2014. Billboard Top Rap Albums
^ "Year-End Charts: Billboard 200 Albums - 2007". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media . Retrieved . May 8, 2015
^ "Year-End Charts: Billboard 200 Albums - 2008". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media . Retrieved . May 8, 2015
^ "Year-End Charts: R&B/Hip-Hop Albums - 2008". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media . Retrieved . May 8, 2015
^ "Year-End Charts: Rap Albums - 2008". Billboard. Prometheus Global Media . Retrieved . May 8, 2015
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