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Soulja Boy Talks 'Juice' Project, Offers From Cash Money And Lil B's 'I'm Gay' Album Title

The need for respect in hip-hop often comes with a hefty price. Rappers have served jail time and sacrificed their careers all in the name of juice. The word, popularized by the ’92 cult classic flick Juice, which starred a young Tupac Shakur and Omar Epps, became a part of hip-hop lexicon as another word for respect. This year, one of rap’s most questioned stars is set to remake the film into a mini-movie.

Yesterday (Apr.20) Soulja Boy released a free mixtape to serve as the soundtrack for his version of Juice. VIBE caught up with SB just a few hours before the tape’s release to get the skinny on the new music and movie, his recent conversations with Birdman, Lil B’s controversial album title and his desire to pursue acting.—Mikey Fresh

 


 

 

VIBE: Can you tell us a little bit about the story line for Juice?

SB: Basically, it's your boy Soulja and I'm Bishop in 2011, running around in the streets, man. You know how the movie goes, but we’re flipping it and shooting in Atlanta. I want to show these people my acting side and me being creative—always giving them something new; that's all. I got same video director that shot "Crank That," "Kiss Me Through The Phone," "Turn My Swag On" —my most successful videos. The whole mixtape is the soundtrack for the movie.

Did you cast any other rappers in the flick?

Yeah, man. Actually Cam'Ron reached out to get in the movie. Some of the original actors that were in the original reached out too. We're in pre-production right now. We start filming on the Apr. 28th in Atlanta. It's going to be crazy. Of course I'm going to have my S.O.D. family in there. We're juicing up!

Who from the original movie is going to be in it? Raheem [Laughs] ?

Not Raheem. You know the chubby one? He reached out. He actually wanted a part. I thought that was cool, so I told the director Rage to just go ahead and put him in the movie.

Going back to the mixtape, did you handle the majority of the production?

Nah, man. I got producers. My new producer Kwony Cash did a bunch of beats. I produced a couple of the tracks. It's mostly all new music, though. I recorded the whole mixtape within the last two month. Basically, it's just this whole Juice movement I got going on.

I actually watched the "Zan With That Lean" on YouTube and…

That's the promo video, bro. We're shooting three music videos. Rage is directing them all, "Zan With That Lean", “That's Right" and the third one is "Kickstand.”

Can you explain "Zan With That Lean" for people who don't know what that means?

For the people who don't know what "Zan With That Lean” is… it's that drank. Just being juiced up in the zone. Yea!

Is there one song on your mixtape that is your favorite so far?

Aw man. I think the whole mixtape is hard. I got a couple of favorite ones—"That's Right" with Diamond—that's hard. "Numbas" featuring 2 Chainz and J. Money—that's hard. "Rich Hoe" featuring Lil B is crazy.

Do you think Juice is best listened to while under the influence?

Hell yeah, why you think I'm dropped it on 4/20! I want you to have the most positive vibe, be leaning... on the national smoke holiday . Everybody should get fucked up and listen to my tape [Laughs].

Was there anyone you wished you could have worked with?

If I could get anybody, I would have probably put Lil Wayne on my mixtape. Me and Wayne, man.

Have you had the chance to talk to Weezy, since he came home?

I talk to him, but I'm cool with Birdman. When I'm in Miami I be with Birdman. He's trying to get me to come over to Cash Money. I'm cool with Birdman. I feel like if I drop my mixtape and get Wayne on it, I'd really have the juice then [Laughs].

 

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Your rapper’s favorite rapper Cardi B is slated to make her debut on “Car Pool Karaoke” with James Corden, Billboard reports. The Late Late Show host teased the upcoming episode, which airs Monday (Dec.17) via Instagram along with a small schedule of the show’s upcoming guests.

 

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Here’s what the next two weeks look like on the @latelateshow! Seeing the year out with a bang x x x

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In addition to the “Money” rapper, Amber Heard and Armie Hammer will also appear on the same episode. Corden is closing out the last leg of 2018 strong by having a slew of other prominent stars on the show on the last week before the program goes on break for the holidays. The likes of Gwen Stefani, RuPaul, Jennifer Lopez, Emily Blunt, Leah Remini, Lin-Manuel Miranda, among others will be featured on the show after Bardi’s Monday episode.

To say the least, we're sure the British talk show host and the newly minted Grammy-nominated rapper are going to have the time of their lives.

The 26-year-old's now estranged husband Offset, along with the other members of Migos were guests on the beloved show. Joining Corden as he drove through the streets of Los Angeles, the trio performed a slew of hits including "Walk It Talk It"  while also giving a nod of praise to past hits, including Whitney Houston's "Wanna Dance With Somebody."

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Usher Releases "Peace Sign" Video Off Of 'A' Project

Given Monday's (Dec. 10) debate about who's the king of R&B, one of the names that steadily popped up in the conversation has stepped onto the scene. In a visual promotion for his A soundscape, Usher released the video for "Peace Sign" alongside producer Zaytoven.

Previously, the pair hit the studio for an eight-track project that pays respect to their hometown of Atlanta, Georgia. It was surprise-released in October and effortlessly fuses ATL's aura on the soundscape. Now, the "Peace Sign" video puts that decision into cinematic motion.

"Atlanta offers a certain attitude and a sauce that I can't explain, and it is a little bit in 'No Limit,' it is a little bit in 'TNT.' I'm literally talking sh*t, man," he said in an interview with The Fader. "I'm popping sh*t that I haven't popped, like really ever. And that's what being in the moment creates. When you have months and months to think about it and you begin to analyze all the people who you need to think of and what you want this entire project to work out, you'll lose certain elements of your spontaneity an incredible culture that just happens in the moment. I didn't give that space. I really was honest with the feelings, I was honest with the conversation and I was really in the moment. And I thank Zay for that."

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T.I. Releases Short Film For "The Amazing Mr. F**k Up"

T.I. keeps himself accountable for his wrongdoings in the cinematic visual for "The Amazing Mr. F**k Up."

Premiered Monday (Dec. 10) on his series T.I. & Tiny: Friends & Family Hustle, the track featuring singer-songwriter Victoria Monet, is flipped into a 10-minute-short film. Directed by Mike Ho, the short film stars comedienne Britney Elena, Colombus Short, Woody McClain and model Denise Rodriguez.

Starting at a fancy dinner gathering among friends, things take a turn for the worst when the rapper's other partner invades the feast. On the Dime Trap cut, T.I. calls out himself for his past mistakes and deviances with acknowledgment on how he needs to do better.

"It's amazing all the sh*t I done / Such examples I've been setting for my son / All she did was stay down and have my kid / All the time just to realize I ain't sh*t," T.I. spits. In addition to the rapper flexing his acting chops, the album version of the song includes the infamous scene in ATL between Tip and Lauren London, where his character snatches a necklace he gifted for New New.

The rapper is currently closing out the year on an impressive note as it was revealed that his music has been streamed 276 million times on the music streaming service Spotify. "A modest flex to end my 18th year in this sh*t!!!! Multitudes of Gratitude!!! #NextYearWeGoBigger!!!!," the Grand Hustle emcee tweeted on Saturday (Dec. 8).

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Extra thx to @brittneyelena @woody_thegreat @mikeho_ @officialcshort and errrrbody involved in bringing this vision to life!!! #TheAmazingMrFuckUP out @vevo after tonight’s episode of Friends and Family Hustle!!! @vh1

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A modest flex to end my 18th year in this sh*t!!!! Multitudes of Gratitude!!! #NextYearWeGoBigger!!!! pic.twitter.com/7J6FFsUicS

— T.I. (@Tip) December 8, 2018

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