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Soulja Boy - The Greatest Performance Artist of...

Posted by: Anton Djamoos (11/13/08)
...that's what James Montgomery proposes in this week's Bigger Than the Sound.
From the ArticleIt's perhaps the greatest example of performance art I've ever seen, if only because it takes just about every other stereotype possible and satirizes it in one fell swoop. The character has become huge, preening and grotesque, like a villain in professional wrestling or a bad bit of vaudeville. There is no way he could be taken seriously, only he is, which sort of proves just how brilliant Soulja really is (because, really, no one could be that dumb).
      
 
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02:29 PM on 11/13/08
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FIRST!!!!!


i dont like soulja boy
02:31 PM on 11/13/08
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Best article he's written so far.
02:31 PM on 11/13/08
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amen
02:37 PM on 11/13/08
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It's so true. His music is absolutely terrible.
02:38 PM on 11/13/08
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The scary part about this article is that it makes a lot of sense.
02:38 PM on 11/13/08
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haha.
good read.
02:40 PM on 11/13/08
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we should capture soulja boy and imprison him so he could never ever ever ever ever ever make another song
02:42 PM on 11/13/08
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I usually hate his articles. They are normally filled with name drop after name drop and then sprikled with random hipster knowledge to prove he is smarter then his MTV peers.
But this one was great. It really makes you think, is soulja boy really that smart?

Personally I think this rapper is not but I guess only time will tell.
02:42 PM on 11/13/08
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Trash.
02:43 PM on 11/13/08
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I feel the same way about Fall Out Boy.
02:44 PM on 11/13/08
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Sorry for the spelling errors. Blackberry internet won't let me go back.
02:44 PM on 11/13/08
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Feenay! Fee hee hee hee heenay!
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I wish this was true. Although, the fact that Lupe Fiasco has publicly displayed respect for Soulja Boy could be a sign. And no, that video on the internet where it appears that Lu is talking shit about SB isn't real. It was a fan in the crowd who shouted the diss.
02:45 PM on 11/13/08
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Ah, yuck.
02:46 PM on 11/13/08
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One word to describe soulja boy and 99 percent of mainstream music.....Marketing.
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