MC Rapper Artist Soulja Boy’s Young Drako Album Features Bitcoin Song as Mixes Art with Message
Soulja Boy Mixes His Art With a Message
From Homers Oddesy to Oliver Stone's Born on the 4th of July, art has been a medium for propagating the creator's message. Be it to glorify war or to detest it. While Soulja Boy, might not be exploring such heavy concepts but he does seem to have hopped on to the Cryptocurrency bandwagon with a track in his latest album. For the few who are wondering, DeAndre Cortez Way professionally known as Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is a highly acclaimed American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. And now he is a known Bitcomin investor?
A little after 2 pm on the 4th of October, Soulja Boy in his official Twitter page, dropped a track on cryptocurrencies, arguably one of the hottest trends of the past two years. The Chicago-based artist who gained a sort-of cult following for the “Crank That” track, released “Young Drako”, an album reportedly been in the works for months.
A large portion of the fanbase approved of the album. However what surprised many especially most cryptocurrency proponents was the 4th piece in the album simply titled “Bitcoin”. The overall mood of the music and snippets of lysis led many to believe that the song was to make fun of the crypto market trends. However, that is hardly the case.
DeAndre starts off with how he “made 100 racks off of Bitcoin” and expresses his affiliation with the cryptocurrency. He then seems to touch on the fact that this was the reason he has a relationship with his “baby girl.”He then seemingly referenced Square’s Cash App, “watching his bands stack through Paypal or the Cash App.” He also mentioned Litecoin and the ever open nature of the crypto market.
Few, if any are convinced that this is an accurate description of the artist's life, as fun as that would be. It is more likely this is his opinion and he uses his lyrics to describe a hypothetical scenario to further a narrative with artistic liberties.
It is interesting to note that this is not the first instance of a rapper showing interest in this field of investment. Eminem, arguably one of the greatest rappers of all time, also did so. In his album Kamikaze, his track, Not Alike, Royce Da 5’9′, the rapper made mention of Bitcoin in one line.
In itself that might not sound like much. However, Forbes reports later claimed that this reference, while small, has brought more legitimacy to cryptocurrencies as a whole and now it has begun infiltrating modern pop culture. The reporter had noted:
“The mention on Eminem’s album is significant however as it suggests not get a rich quick scheme nor a way to sell illicit goods online, but rather something that “everybody [is] doing” — that it’s as common as knowing you bite the metal coin to test its quality.”
Soulja Boys latest offering Young Drako, the album can be accessed via the link: https://souljaboy.ffm.to/youngdrako. It should be noted that there has been no major reaction to this. While the market has not reacted to the track, it has certainly got the interweb taking. Furthermore as the mention of this digital gold permeates in our collective consciousness, there is no doubt a masterpiece will be noted for the future. Something that will define the sprint of our times coming of age.