And suddenly, everyone loves Soulja Boy.
His buddy Bow Wow echoed Jay Electronica and more when he told TMZ that Soulja is a true pioneer when it comes to promotion by charisma and trash talking.
"The way he came in the game. He came in very original and left a print on Hip Hop at the point it kind of ruffled the feathers with a lot of OGs. Ice-T had a problem with it. My uncle Snoop had a problem with it at first . He created all the rappers you see these days doing what they doing. Soulja was the first," Bow told TMZ.
Charlamange Tha God -- who bore witness to Soulja's nutso Breakfast Club interview -- took it a step further. He speculated Soulja may be the second coming of Jesus.
"This whole time we've been waiting for Jesus to come back... He been here! He was right there in motherfucking Colly Park! He was right there in fucking Compton!"
Does any of this make you want to crank some old Soulja Boy?