Soulja Boy Biography, Age, Net Worth, Shoes, Crank That, Songs

Soulja Boy born DeAndre Cortez Way is an American rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur. He is best known for his single “Crank That (Soulja Boy)”

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Soulja Boy Biography

Soulja Boy born DeAndre Cortez Way is an American rapper, record producer, actor and entrepreneur. He is best known for his single “Crank That (Soulja Boy)”. He is also known as also Soulja Boy Tell Em

Soulja was born in Chicago and moved to Atlanta at the age of six, where he became interested in rap music. At age 14, Soulja moved to Batesville, Mississippi, with his father who provided a recording studio for Way to explore his musical ambitions. In November 2005, he posted his songs on the website SoundClick. Following positive reviews on the site, Soulja established accounts on YouTube and Myspace.

In March 2007, Soulja recorded “Crank That” and released his first independent album Unsigned & Still Major: Da Album Before da Album, followed by a low-budget video demonstrating the “Crank That” dance.

By the end of May 2007, “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” had received its first airplay and Soulja met with Mr. Collipark to sign a deal with Interscope Records. On August 12, 2007, the song was used on the television series Entourage, and on September 1 it topped the US Billboard Hot 100 and Hot RingMasters charts.

His major label debut album, Souljaboytellem.com, was released in the United States on October 2, 2007, peaking at number four on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. The album was reportedly recorded using just the demo version of FL Studio.

Soulja Boy Photo

On January 26, 2009, soulja released the third single “Turn My Swag On” which topped the US Rap Charts and peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. As of August 23, 2009 it has sold more than 1,000,000 digital downloads in the United States.

Soulja Boy Acting career

On January 7, 2009, Soulja announced that he was to be releasing his own cartoon titled Soulja Boy: The Animated Series but only one episode was ever released.

In August 2010, he announced a desire to make a film about himself, having reported to MTV News that he discussed the idea with Nick Cannon. Soulja was later approached by Peter Spirer who presented his own concept for making a documentary about the artist.

Directed by Spirer, Soulja Boy: The Movie was released direct-to-video on October 18, 2011, a date which coincided with Soulja Boy’s arrest on a drug charge.

On April 22, 2011, Soulja Boy announced that he would be making his acting debut playing the main role of Bishop in the Juice remake and that it would air on BET. In 2013, he announced and confirmed that he was guest-starring in the upcoming movie Officer Down.

Soulja Boy Age | How Old Is Soulja Boy?

He was born on July 28, 1990 in Chicago, Illinois, United States. He is 28 years old as of 2018.

Soulja Boy Family

He is the son of Tracy Way and Lisa Way. On the night of March 22, 2011, his little brother, Deion Jenkins, was killed in a car crash.

Soulja Boy Net Worth

He has an estimated net worth of $30 million.

Soulja Boy Vs Chris Brown

On January 3, 2017, Soulja Boy was entangled in a debacle with singer Chris Brown. The feud eventually started after Soulja intimidated Brown’s former girlfriend, model Karrueche Tran, when he liked a photo that involved the model, herself.

Soulja and Chris Brown began to exchange Instagram videos towards each other in a matter of minutes, for example: Chris Brown accusing Way of “snitching” or Way poking fun of Brown’s daughter and his infamous incident with singer Rihanna in 2009.

The next day, Way apologized to Brown and fans about the event and wished to collaborate with Brown.

Soulja Boy Shoes | Soulja Boy Clothes

On March 5, 2008, Soulja Boy released his official line of “S.O.D clothing”. That same year, he released his own brand of the popular shoe line “Yums”.

On February 14, 2012, Soulja and fashion designer D. Young created the official clothing line “Ocean Gang”. In 2012, he released another line he created, “BLVD. Supply”; the store is located in Los Angeles, California. To buy or for more information, click the following link.

Soulja Boy Robbed

On December 30, 2008, Soulja Boy was robbed and battered in his home. Initial reports on the robbery indicated that the robbers were six masked men with AK-47s and pistols but on December 31, 2008, videos surfaced on the Internet of two masked men claiming sole credit for the crime.

Soulja described the incident to MTV News a month later: He had come home very late at night after attending an album release party and was recording songs with friends when the robbers came in pointing their guns.

On January 26, 2009, during another interview, he clarified that it was three robbers and not six, stating: “I got back to my house at around 3 in the morning and I was in the studio recording. So two of my homeboys was in the living room and me and Arab we was in the studio recording. And somebody kicked in the door. One dude ran in put the AK to my homeboy head, put him on the floor […] The other two ran in my homeboy jumped in the other room, so the other two dudes ran back so I peeped in the door and they running through my house with Ks and pistols so I ducked back. I really can’t dwell on what happened after that, but it was a messed up situation and I’m glad everyone made it out alive.”

The police report made no mention of any gunfire having taken place.

Soulja Boy House

Soulja Boy Tour

  • Friday 05 October 2018
    Soulja Boy
    Mezzanine, San Francisco, CA, US
  • Saturday 08 September 2018
    Soulja Boy
    with Loud Village
    Echoplex, Los Angeles, CA, US
  • Saturday 28 July 2018
    Soulja Boy
    with Bow Wow
    Project Club LA, Hollywood, CA, US

Soulja Boy Albums

Studio albums

  • Souljaboytellem.com – 2007
  • iSouljaBoyTellem – 2008
  • The DeAndre Way – 2010

Independent studio albums

  • Super Dope – 2014
  • King Soulja 3 – 2014
  • Loyalty – 2015
  • King Soulja 4 – 2015
  • Stacks On Deck – 2016
  • Better Late Than Never – 2016
  • Best To Ever Do It – 2018
  • Young Drako – 2018

Compilation albums

  • Mr. Fly Boy – 2009
  • Successful – 2014
  • Follow The Swag – 2015

Soulja Boy Songs | Soulja Boy Music

  • HOLD UP
  • Crank That (Soulja Boy)
  • We Made It Freestyle
  • Itty Bitty Piggy
  • Kiss Me Thru the Phone
  • Wowzers
  • Trigger Finger
  • Yasss Bish
  • Snapbacks & Tattoos
  • Really
  • The Rap Battle 5 [Parody]
  • Foreign Cars
  • Pretty Boy Swag
  • Beef (Quavo Diss)
  • Get Silly Freestyle
  • Phone Call
  • We Ready (Remix)
  • Swing
  • 3Hunna Remix
  • Zan With That Lean
  • Turn My Swag On
  • Ugly
  • Whip My Hair
  • Shawt Bus Shawty
  • Whippin’ My Wrist
  • Say she luv me
  • Shabazz Nigga Swag
  • Molly With That Lean
  • Turn Up
  • Hey You There
  • Draco
  • Blowing Me Kisses
  • Let’s Be Real
  • Mean Mug
  • LOL 🙂
  • 30 Thousand 100 Million
  • Gucci Bandana
  • Goku
  • Turn My Swag On (Remix)
  • Shawt Bus Reloaded
  • Donk
  • Speakers Going Hammer
  • Bang Bang
  • Just Chill
  • Pow
  • Bingo
  • Rollin’
  • All The Way Turnt Up
  • Get Silly
  • Grammy
  • Stephen Curry
  • Whip
  • Kiss me thru’ phone
  • Swag Daddy
  • Yahhh!
  • Kony 2012
  • Delirious
  • Jumpman
  • Conceited
  • Marco Polo
  • Pretty Boy Swag (Remix)
  • Brr
  • Crank Dat
  • The Best
  • Pronto
  • Sponsor
  • All I Know
  • Kim Kardashian
  • Versace Bentley
  • Pimp Slap Dat Hoe
  • Workin’ It
  • Panamera
  • Get Money Niggas
  • Takeover Freestyle
  • Wit My Yums On
  • From Chiraq
  • Ocean Mobb
  • I Love My Haters
  • Turn My $wag On 2k18
  • Ain’t Worried Bout Nothin (Headlines)
  • Codeine Cold
  • Shoppin’ Spree
  • Count money
  • Run Up A Bag
  • Covered in Gold
  • Lingo (Watch Me Swag/Juice)
  • The Man
  • Syrup
  • Clumsy (Collipark Remix)
  • Eazy
  • Kickin’ Shit
  • Diddy Bop
  • Nope
  • Fire
  • Patek
  • What They Want From a Nigga
  • Bankroll
  • Rambo
  • IDGAF
  • Front Door Back Door
  • Blast Gang Shooters
  • Drip On Me
  • Swag Flu
  • Fuck That Flo
  • New Lay
  • Thinking What I’m Thinking
  • I Got That Sack
  • Stripper Song
  • AK-47
  • Skurt
  • Pockets Fat
  • I Got Them Bands
  • No Hesitation
  • OG Gas
  • Take A Trip
  • Bricks
  • Triple Chain Gang
  • Fleek
  • I Never Say Sorry
  • Nope (iTunes Bonus Track)
  • Great Seal
  • Bentley Truck
  • Hustle Real Hard
  • Hot Now
  • Ain’t Scared
  • Swag Sex
  • We Dem 30/30 Boyz
  • Bandz Up
  • 2 Cupz
  • OMG (Remix)
  • Extraterrestrial
  • Pretty Boy Swag – main
  • White Lights
  • On the news
  • Touchdown (Album Version)

Soulja Boy Movies

Film

Year

Film

Role

Notes

2007

YouTube Live

Himself

Small Role

2008

What’s at Stake?

Himself

Small Role

2009

School Gyrls

Himself

Cameo

2010

Malice N Wonderland

Soulja

Small Role

2011

Soulja Boy: The Movie

Himself

Documentary on his life

2013

Officer Down

Rudy

Supporting Role

Television

Year

Title

Role

Notes

2007

The Ellen DeGeneres Show

Himself

Last Call with Carson Daly

Himself

2008

Live with Regis

Himself

Minor appearance

Access Granted

Himself

For his music video for “Bird Walk”

My Super Sweet 16

Himself

2010

When I Was 17

Himself

The Mo’Nique Show

Himself

Late Night with Jimmy Fallon

Himself

Lopez Tonight

Himself

The Tonight Show with Jay Leno

Himself

2012

The DUB Magazine Project

Himself

2013

The Bachelorette (season 9)

Himself

2014–2016

Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood

Himself

Main Role (seasons 1–2)
Main/Guest Role (season 3)

Soulja Boy Facebook

Soulja Boy Twitter

Soulja Boy Instagram

Soulja Boy Interview

Interviewer: It’s never as easy as it appears, but your sudden rise to fame suggests sometimes it is. Is that the case here?

Soulja Boy: Ah, it was really not that easy. I been doin’ what I do for a long time, I been on the internet—[that] was a big part of my success throughout the years. I been on that real hard, and finally, Mr. Collipark see me and hit me up and we did the deal, and the rest is history.

Interviewer: Prior to becoming a national phenomenon with “Crank That Soulja Boy,” did you believe that this song and dance would catapult you to fame?

Soulja Boy: No, I didn’t know because before the deal I was pushin’ another single—I got many songs, but like when I landed a deal we just had to go with this one, but I didn’t know this one was just gonna be the one [or] that was just gonna be a real breakthrough for me.

Interviewer: Is this dance entirely Soulja Boy’s creative invention?

Soulja Boy: Umm, I would say half of it is, and half of it I give a shout out to my dancer Cash Camp who came up with the first part of the dance, and the end part, that’s all me, all Soulja Boy.

Interviewer: The single’s popularity is due, in part, to the accompaniment of the dance. Will all of your material be somewhat similar?

Soulja Boy: All of my songs gonna be like dances or have a dance to it, but all my songs you can relate to or something can spread like a word or a fan or a dance, or something that you can do with the song.

Interviewer: Beyoncé has included your song and dance in her concert routine. What are the chances we’ll see an Oprah or a George Bush doin’ a “Crank That” in the near future?

Soulja Boy: The chances are really high because Samuel L. Jackson was doin’ it live on 106 and Park. Keyshia Cole doin’ it live at her concert in New York, her band played it, Beyoncé did it, Omarion, Bow Wow, so it’s really spreading. The chances of that are really likely right now.

Interviewer: Your website has approximately 6,000 members and most of them have created profiles with links to YouTube where they’ve uploaded their own videos of themselves doing the “Crank That” dance. Most of them are awful. Have you considered doing dance instruction as a side hustle?

Soulja Boy: I’m doin’ my rapping thing right now, and also I did the instructional DVD, so that’s gonna bring in money. That DVD is gonna be on sale, so that’s gonna be like a big role part of the dance, to show people who not doin’ it correctly how to do it properly.

Interviewer: I’m a white guy Chicago. Am I a lost cause or do you think that even I could learn how to do this dance?

Soulja Boy: I mean, even you can learn how to do the dance if you just watch this instructional DVD and pay attention to it step by step. Even if you have no rhythm, there’s still a chance for you.

Interviewer: I have rhythm.

Soulja Boy: If you got rhythm then there’s a big chance for you!

Interviewer: Your style is unique and trendy—just the other day I saw someone at the mall who had their name, I presume, written on their sunglasses. How did you go about developing a style?

Soulja Boy: I always liked to do something different, like I had my name on my clothes and my shoes. I thought about it one day, “I’ve got my name on my hat and everything—I’m gonna put it on my shades.” People said, “Can you see outta those?” Yes, I can. It’s official and is very new, and there’s gonna be a lot of people doin’ it.

Interviewer: Your debut album is entitled, Souljaboytellem.com. What message do you hope to deliver with this album?

Soulja Boy: I’m trying to tell the people to look out for me—I’m the next generation of hip-hop, it’s a movement what I’m startin’ right now. The album is gonna be crazy—it covers every base of good music: hip-hop, R&B, it’s got humor on there. It’s a very powerful album. And what I’m telling you—you have to listen. When you pay attention to what I’m saying and my lyrics, the things that I do, the trends that I set, the following that I have… it’s like, “Damn,” it gonna be crazy.

Interviewer: When someone says, “Soulja Boy’s music is garbage, he’s ruining hip-hop,” what do you say in your defense?

Soulja Boy: My defense, I say, they’re probably used to hearing a type of music, and it’s different from mine, and they’re brought up, and they’ve listened to this type of music for so long, and when they hear something like a Soulja Boy, they scared, and they like, “What is this? This is so different!” But so many people like it, so they don’t get it. It really confuses them. They automatically on the defense, they attack. They like, “This is not hip-hop, and this is not what I’m used to listening to.” But it’s so different, and so many people are listenin’ to it.

Interviewer: What can you do now, as a teenager, that will help you achieve longevity in the rap game?

Soulja Boy: I can set my foot down—right now, I’m really hot. So right now when I’m hot I’m gonna take advantage of everything that I can do possible that can help me out, so later in my career, I may not have a single that’s as hot as, “Crank That Soulja Boy,” but what I have right now, I’m going to use to set my boundaries. Later on, when I don’t have a single that’s so hot, I still have the relationships that are helpin’ me on my single that I have out in the future.

Interviewer: Time for a prediction. 50 Cent drops his new album on September 11, you drop yours on October 2. Who’s gonna sell more copies?

Soulja Boy: You said who’s gonna sell more, me or 50 Cent?

Interviewer: You or 50 Cent. You’re pretty big right now, everybody’s doin’ that dance…

Soulja Boy: I think I’m gonna sell more, definitely.

Interviewer: Bold, I like it.

Soulja Boy: It’s a new generation of hip-hop—it’s a movement, so join.

Source: djbooth.net

Soulja Boy Dance

Soulja Boy Crank That | Soulja Boy You

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Soulja Boy Gets At DJ Akademiks For Letting Tekashi 6ix9ine Go To Jail

Things got microwave heated during Soulja Boy’s grand interview on Everyday Struggle Thursday (January 17).

After the hosting trio took great joy in picking apart the “Crank That” rapper’s viral Breakfast Club interview (just like the rest of the world), Soulja Boy began the show on a tear; firmly defending his name and claims, and even doing his fair share of berating towards DJ Akademiks.

The most sensational confrontation came at the tail end of the 53-minute conversation when Soulja Boy bragged about his goon stock and growled, “Y’all know what’s up with me, nigga. 50 shooters in Atlanta, nigga. Stop playing with me, fuck nigga.”

Before Ak could murmur out a rebuttal, Soulja Boy accused him of being instrumental in Tekashi 6ix9ine’s prison downfall.

“Free 6ix9ine, bro!” he exclaimed. “You played with that man. You were supposed to his homie, bro. You ain’t have that man back, bro. Why that nigga sitting in jail right now? Why you ain’t give him no advice? Why you ain’t look at him, bro?”

Ak tried to make the comparison on how he equally offered Soulja Boy advice for his own legal troubles but his distinguished guest wasn’t trying to hear any of it.

“But Ak, he’s not going to learn — he in the Feds,” Soulja Boy explained. “Racketeering charges. This not no Draco where you can get a lawyer and get probation. This is real time. That man can lose his whole life. [And] you were the closest nigga to him, bro. Y’all was on social media playing and joking and shit — that shit hurt me and I didn’t even know holmes. You didn’t even know me and you DM’ed me, giving me advice telling me to put my guns down. [6ix9ine] is your right-hand man. You supposed to make sure that didn’t happen. You could’ve prevented that!”

While Akademiks didn’t shy away from his involvement in making the incarcerated rap star’s buzz that much bigger, he assured Soulja Boy he did everything in his power to make 6ix9ine listen to reason. He cited 6ix9ine’s own admission that advice never graciously presented itself his life before the fame so it was his way above all.

Watch the animated Soulja Boy Everyday Struggle down below.

Source: hiphopdx.com

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