Its been a full year now that Soulja Corleone has been retired since announcing in early 2015. Although he didn't fulfill a promise to his listeners, and that was to release a album that he was working on in 2014.
But, how has the days been for Soulja Corleone? Well that is the question, and finally catching up with him to see what he's been up to, and whats to come in this new year.
When asked "What was you up to in 2015?" Soulja replied "I was relaxing, and enjoying life. At least trying to. Its life. There is going to be ups, and downs as the days change. But, I'm alive to see a new year, and wake up to see a new day. So, no complains there. (laughs)"
That was followed up with "Why did you release "The Truth" track, and no other music last year?" Soulja replied "Its complicated. I felt like I owed people a reason why I left. I kind of sugar coated the reason why I wanted to retire. And, although I didn't say it straight out in the verse. It was something. There was so much going on in late 2014, and early 2015. I wasn't excited with the music I was making. I wasn't content with where I was mentally. But, I kept going cause people kept telling me to go. And, I know I had so much to talk about in the music. With new ideas of how to create. Then, my own fear sunk in. How was people going to take the approach that I was trying to do. I wanted to sing on songs, and I wanted to try different flows when rapping. So, what I did have recorded. I released as the "Journey EP" for people to listen to. And, it was a mixed bag of responses. So, I was between a rock and a hard place. To decide to go back to what people liked, or continue on where I wanted to go. In the end. I decided to quit."
But, with that being Soulja Corleone reacted different to the next question of "How did everyone else feel from the label when you announced your retirement?" He says "The only person I was speaking to at that time was Cash (Jay Hollin) and he was I guess cool with it. Everybody else kind of heard when everybody heard. I really didn't expect no responses from everybody else. The label had died long ago. And, I'm not afraid to admit that. From day one I told everybody they wasn't obligated to the label. If they wanted to up, and go out to do they own thing. They could, and I wasn't mad. At the end of the day. I'm still not mad. I love seeing what Cash (Jay Hollin) is doing. Cause he learned, he adapted, and now he's out conquering. Seeing some artist comeback as ghost of yesterday's past. Is a beautiful sight. I know many might have some negative things to say about me. But, I'm happy for them still. I'm not going to hold grudges after its all said, and done. I might have when it first happen, and went out on tracks talking crazy. But, that person is who I was, and not who I am today. I'm still grateful for them coming in, and creating what we created back then. And, seeing it evolved into what it is today."
Now, the real question for Soulja is.. "Is there going to be any new music for Soulja Corleone in 2016?" Soulja says "The only way for new music to come out from me. Is some old music I been recorded. I mean I still got it a little, but not rapping for so long as definitely took its toll on me. And, I'm not the spring chicken I was. Who could write, and record a verse in 15 mins. Have a mixtape done in a week. That's the old me, and if I do have something of my sleeve. Then, I'm the only one listening to it. That's why I started making music in the first place. But, it just grew so quickly with putting it on the net. And, I lost sight of that at the end of the day."
Soulja says he's not making nothing for 2016. But, lets remember this is Soulja Corleone. He always has something up his sleeve for release. As of now Soulja is continuing to remain quiet through social media. And, says he is focusing on other business endeavors for the year.