Few names are as synonymous with the naughties quite like the one-time rap megastar Soulja Boy. Known for that one song that I will not be trying to recreate right now. Maybe after a few drinks though…
Catapulted into the limelight and cheap speakers of house parties across the country thanks to his track Crank That (Soulja Boy) back in 2007, his noteworthy activity has been pretty low since.
Fast-forward more than a decade and I’ve often been left wondering “I wonder what this fella’ is up to these days? I hope he’s good”.
There was that wild few weeks when he was apparently going to square off with Chris Brown in a boxing match. Which in all honesty, I’m still pretty angry that it never happened.
Soulja Boy looks to be making a solid return though but not like we’ve ever seen him before. This time, the musician is looking to conquer the world of technology.
Images of tech products inspired by the rapper have started cropping up on Twitter. from the ‘SouljaGame console’ to the ‘SouljaGame handheld’ – all bases have been covered.
To the first person that purchased my console you just brought tears to my eyes. Tears of joy! Thank you so much for your support I promise to continue my tech company and evolve it in the gaming world. I’m just a kid with a dream ♂️
— Soulja Boy (Drako) (@souljaboy) December 5, 2018
lmfao soulja boy what you doing pic.twitter.com/aDwGa88sTv
— . (@pink__white__) December 6, 2018
Soulja Boy just released his new videogame console and it's literally a repackaged emulation console with his name on it pic.twitter.com/IcqrqzusHa
— Cursed Media (@CursedMedias) December 5, 2018
This console has some iconic old games on it like A Link to the Past and Yoshi’s Island. There is no way that Nintendo would let someone keep this up for long – I think Soulja boy will be counting the days that he is allowed to sell this item.
It seems like a weird world where a rapper can simply rebrand some budget consoles as his own and be praised for doing so. Having said that it definitely isn’t the worst thing to happen in 2018. I hope to see more rapper based video games and consoles in 2019, but I hope the next lot are at least 1% original.
Sort it out Soulja boy.