Soulja BoyYoung MC/producer Soulja Boy claims to be stepping up his rhymes on his third effort, 'Dre.'

The 19-year-old 'Crank Dat' rapper has frequently lauded his own artistic progression as of late, and in a recent interview with BET, he has further elaborated on his growth. "This one, my lyrics are better, my lyrics are on another level," Soulja Boy explained. "My beats are on another level. I'm richer. I look better and I'm more successful, it's an upgrade."

Soulja Boy also claims collaborations with some of the game's biggest guns, including Kanye West and Drake, though none of them have confirmed his statements.

"I been in the studio with Kanye, rocking," Soulja Boy told BET. "I haven't been in the studio with Rihanna yet, but she said she wants to get something done. Shouts out to Drake, been in the studio with Drake. Been in the studio with Nicki Minaj, I got something. Shouts out to Trey Songz, I was just in the studio with him. I got something on there. Ray J, Snoop Dogg, that's about it."

Soulja Boy's 'Dre,' which was originally titled 'The DeAndre Way,' after his birth name, is scheduled for a July 28 release, coinciding with his 20th birthday.