Soulja Boy’s ‘Platinum in a Week’ Campaign = Epic FAIL

Written by Rizoh. Posted in Gumbo

Published on December 25, 2008 with 30 Comments

Oh hip-hop fans, why have thou forsaken Soulja Boy? The teen rapper launched a Platinum in a Week campaign in a bid to shift 1 million units of his sophomore album, iSouljaBoyTellem, in a week. He then lunged into weeks of desperate — and sometimes strange — antics. He dropped a pissload of videos explaining why he needed to do Weezy-like numbers, stirred up a wildstorm for feuding with a labelmate, and then apologized for “everything.”

Despite his cry for attention, iSouljaBoyTellem only fell 954,453 records short of Soulja Boy’s goal. The album only managed a measly 45,507 units and entered the Billboard Top 200 chart at No. 43. Even Paris Hilton sold more records in one week.

TRU

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  1. * EPIC Fail.

  2. * EPIC Fail.

  3. “EPIC Fail”

    Couldn’t have said it better.

  4. “EPIC Fail”

    Couldn’t have said it better.

  5. and y is god wearing a south pole shit? I thought them boyz was getting money. (as soulja flashes 130 dollars)

  6. and y is god wearing a south pole shit? I thought them boyz was getting money. (as soulja flashes 130 dollars)

  7. This shows the importance of artist differentiation and developing a fan base. People listen to Soulja Boy because of his stupid fucking song; they could care less about him as an artist. Lupe and Nas will continue to do 500,000 minimum with small singles because their fan base will continuously support them as artists, not for songs.

  8. This shows the importance of artist differentiation and developing a fan base. People listen to Soulja Boy because of his stupid fucking song; they could care less about him as an artist. Lupe and Nas will continue to do 500,000 minimum with small singles because their fan base will continuously support them as artists, not for songs.

  9. I’m almost embarrassed at how good this news made me feel. Almost.

  10. I’m almost embarrassed at how good this news made me feel. Almost.

  11. Nas: “Oh you went platinum, yeah that’s nice… so let me see you do the same thing twice”

  12. Nas: “Oh you went platinum, yeah that’s nice… so let me see you do the same thing twice”

  13. that was rakim who said that, not nas. but still, soulja boy is a bitch

  14. that was rakim who said that, not nas. but still, soulja boy is a bitch

  15. Rakim: “Oh you went platinum, yeah that’s nice… so let me see you do the same thing twice”

    The Universe seems at peace and the future some how seems brighter.

  16. Rakim: “Oh you went platinum, yeah that’s nice… so let me see you do the same thing twice”

    The Universe seems at peace and the future some how seems brighter.

  17. Hahaaha. Fucking retards, Nas said that shit.

  18. Hahaaha. Fucking retards, Nas said that shit.

  19. Soulja Boy meet Skee-Lo. Skee-Lo meet Soulja Boy

  20. Soulja Boy meet Skee-Lo. Skee-Lo meet Soulja Boy

  21. lol…skee lo’s album was dope though

  22. lol…skee lo’s album was dope though

  23. OMG BALLIN WIT DAT $130 Soulja Boy money! That’s pimpin!

  24. OMG BALLIN WIT DAT $130 Soulja Boy money! That’s pimpin!

  25. wODGgM hi! hooli?

  26. wODGgM hi! hooli?

  27. dats fuked up…dude really does hav n a southpole shirt…wtf type gettin money shit is dat??…are u really getin money…da only reason i may so-called lik a sound bcuz u hear it so much it get stuck on yo brain…u boys wear black tee’s and shit in videos…dats not the getin money lifestyle…i feel bad 4 yall…hopefully ull mak it 1 day…lol

  28. dats fuked up…dude really does hav n a southpole shirt…wtf type gettin money shit is dat??…are u really getin money…da only reason i may so-called lik a sound bcuz u hear it so much it get stuck on yo brain…u boys wear black tee’s and shit in videos…dats not the getin money lifestyle…i feel bad 4 yall…hopefully ull mak it 1 day…lol

  29. oh and u cant even kiss da bottom of bow wow feet…u a TRUE…damn near invisible lil dude in the “game”

  30. oh and u cant even kiss da bottom of bow wow feet…u a TRUE…damn near invisible lil dude in the “game”

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