At the young age of 18, Soulja Boy has received many opportunities to do things just years he could only dream of. With his new online animated series, Soulja Boy Tell’em, SB can check ‘starring in his own cartoon’ off the list.
“I always wanted to do a cartoon since I was younger,” Soulja Boy explained in a press statement. Expressing his commitment to his viewers, he added, “I am excited because I think that the subject matter will give my fans what they would expect from me.”
Brian Washington, marketing director of Interscope Records, views this series as a new form of media that only Soulja Boy could pull off. “Soulja Boy is one of the most charismatic artists of his generation. His ability to speak to his fans and, just as importantly, the way in which he does so, makes him such an innovator in how music and entertainment is consumed and discovered today.”
The premise of the animated web series focuses on Soulja Boy enjoying his new found love for Hip Hop with his friends, but it comes at the expense of missing high school. Attempting to keep them in line is the real-life character of Alfonso Ribiero (Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’s “Carlton”).
Soulja Boy Tell’em: The Animated Series, which starts today, can be seen on SouljaBoyTellEm.com.