The DeAndre Way (Bonus Tracks) (Bonus Tracks)
by Soulja Boy
Released: Nov 2010
Label: Collipark / Interscope
Even though he may never land another No. 1 smash like "Crank That (Soulja Boy)," Soulja Boy has managed to create a surprisingly durable career. However, the bubblegum rapper is struggling to draw an older audience while keeping his teen fans; The DeAndre Way reflects that, abruptly shifting between the half-hearted thug-isms of "Mean Mug" (with 50 Cent on assist) to the candy-hearted "Blowing Me Kisses." He sounds more comfortable developing his hit-making skills with fiendishly hooky anthems like "First Day of School," "Pretty Boy Swag" and "Speakers Going Hammer."