Soulja Boy has previously stated that he will refrain from engaging in rap beef in 2022. Many rappers have been imprisoned this year, including Pooh Shiesty, Foogiano, and others. Soulja appeared worried about the young talents being imprisoned, and he advised them to choose between the streets or a rap career.
A growing number of emerging artists have found themselves on the wrong side of the law. Rappers such as YNW Melly, Pooh Shiesty, Foogiano, 9lokkine, HoneyKomb Brazy, Sheff G, Tay-K, and many more are currently incarcerated.
Soulja Boy advised musicians to choose between the streets or the rap industry while chatting with HipHopDX about his new Revolt series The Life Of Draco.
“I got favorite new rappers, but they be getting locked up. Free the young talent, man. We got to keep our new talent out the streets. Every time I find a new rapper, they getting locked up. So free the young rappers, man. I know it’s hard in the streets, but you can’t be in the streets and be a rapper at the same time. You got to separate it.”
“To everybody that’s out there listening, man, if you want to be a rapper and take it seriously, you can’t have one foot in and one foot out, man. You got to have both feet in, man. You know what I’m saying? A lot of people want to be in the streets and rap at the same time, which is what the people want because it’s our life story.”
“But once you get that chance where you can see that your platform is elevated from the streets now, when you got millions of eyes on you and you got millions of dollars in revenue, you got to switch it up.”
“So it got to be a point where you just got to get out the streets. A lot of artists want to stay in the streets, and it’s hard. I would want to be in the streets too, but I can’t be in the streets and be an actor and be No. 1 at the box office. I can’t be in the streets.”
Soulja is encouraging the young talents to achieve something that they have yet to achieve. Let’s see how seriously the young rappers heed his advice. Keep an eye on Thirsty for more information.
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