Soulja Boy Biography

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Soulja Boy

Quick Facts Of Soulja Boy

Celebrated Name Soulja Boy
Age 28 Years
Nick Name Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, Simply Soulja Boy
Birth Name DeAndre Cortez Way
Birth Date 1990-07-28
Gender Male
Profession Rapper
Place Of Birth Chicago, IIIinois, United States
Nationality American
Education South Panola High School
Genre Hip hop Pop-Rap Trap
Famous For Rapper, Record Producer, Actor
Ethnicity Black
Net Worth $40 million
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Dark Brown
Height 5 feet 9 inches
Weight 67 Kg
Birth Nation United States of America
Father Tracy Way
Mother Lisa Way
Siblings Deion Jenkins
Shoe Size 9 (US)
Body Measurement 37-13.5-30 inches
Marital Status In Relationship
Girl Friend Nia Riley
Children Kamryn
Source of Wealth Music Industry
Face Color Black
Horoscope Leo
Links Wikipedia, Instagram, Twitter, Facebook 

DeAndre Cortez Way. who is professionally referred to as Soulja Boy or Soulja Boy Tell’Em, is an American hip-hop rapper, music producer, businessman, and actor. He is popularly known through his 2007 crank hit song, "Crank That" that stormed American airwaves becoming position 1 in U.S Billboard Hot 100. Soulja Boy net worth has had him being compared with some of the wealthiest individuals in the world. Read on to learn intriguing facts about the musician. 

What is Soulja Boy known for?

  • His rudimentary and superficial lyrical verses, vacuous and insipid subject matter, convoluted rhyme schemes, vague song structure, and for embodying the quintessentially trivial snap and Southern hip hop music style.
  • His rudimentary and repetitive hip hop production style, with catchy hooks nonetheless incorporated into his songs.

Soulja Boy sentenced to 240 days in jail for violating his probation

Rapper Soulja Boy will serve 240 days in jail for violating his probation, according to Los Angeles County court documents.

Soulja, whose real name is DeAndre Cortez Way, appeared in court Tuesday. The judge gave him 40 days credit on the sentence for having been locked up the last 20 days. It wasn't immediately known what he did to violate his probation.

Way was convicted in 2014 for carrying a loaded weapon in a car in which he was a passenger and is barred from possessing guns or ammunition. "My client is very thankful to the judge that he was sentenced to only 240 days because the judge was initially contemplating a sentence of two years," said Fred G. Minassian, Soulja's attorney.

The judge also reinstated Soulja's 265 days of community service. "Once he's released, he's committed to following all the orders and directives of the court and of the probation department," Minassian said. The "Crank That" star was also arrested in 2011 for pot and gun charges.

Where is Soulja Boy born?

Back to his early life, Soulja Boy was born in a place called Chicago which lies in Illinois of the United States of America. This makes his ethnicity black and nationality American.

Ѕоulја Воу rеаl nаmе іѕ DеАndrе Соrtеz Wау, аnd hе wаѕ ѕіrеd іn 1990 bу hіѕ mоthеr, Lіѕа Wау аnd hіѕ fаthеr Тrасу Wау іn Сhісаgо, Іllіnоіѕ. Аftеr thе dіvоrсе оf hіѕ раrеntѕ, Wау rеlосаtеd wіth hіѕ mоthеr аt thе аgе оf 6 tоgеthеr wіth hіѕ јunіоr brоthеr аnd ассuѕtоmеd а рооr lіvеlіhооd. Веіng а ѕmаrt kіd, hе еnrоllеd іn Ваtеѕvіllе’ѕ Ѕоuth Раnоlа Ніgh Ѕсhооl, but muѕіс іmріngеd оn hіѕ mаrkѕ lеаdіng hіm tо fаll ѕhоrt.

Further, He was very motivated in rap music since childhood and took the decision to make a living through that. His career has been full of blockbusters and more is yet to come in the wonderful career of this talented person.

When did Soulja Boy pursue his music career?

  • Soulja Boy’s early breakthrough in music came through the web. He had posted a song on the site SoundClick in November 2005 that met with a positive response. This propelled him to establish accounts on YouTube and Myspace for his musical endeavors.
  • His debut album came in on March 2007, titled ‘Unsigned & Still Major: Da Album Before da Album’. Its song, ‘Crank That’ received its first airplay in May 2007. It peaked at number 1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and Hot RingMasters charts and was even used on the television series ‘Entourage’. Following the success of the single, he inked a deal with Interscope Records.
  • On October 2007, Soulja Boy’s major label debut album, ‘Souljaboytellem.com’ was released. It peaked at number four on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. A follow-up of it came in in December 2008 as ‘iSouljaBoyTellem’. The second studio album was negatively received.
  • Touted as a one-hit wonder boy, he silenced his critics with his third single ‘Turn My Swag On’. The song topped the US Rap Charts and peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. During this time, he came up with several mixtapes ‘Paranormal Activity’, ‘Dat Piff’ and ‘Cortez’.
  • Soulja Boy’s jinx of unsuccessful albums continued with his third studio album, ‘The DeAndre Way’ being the lowest-selling album till date. However, it's lead single ‘Pretty Boy Swag’ reached number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100, number six on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number five on the Rap Songs chart.
  • Beginning 2011, he released a series of mixtapes, starting with ‘Smooky’, followed by ‘1UP’ and next ‘Juice’. Later, he came up with the EP mixtape titled ‘Bernaurd Arnault EP’ which was followed by ‘21: EP’ and ‘The Last Crown’. Towards the end of the year, he released a couple of more mixtapes including ‘Supreme’, ‘Skate Boy’ and ‘Gold On Deck’.
  • In 2012, Soulja Boy released a series of mixtapes including ‘50/13’, ‘Mario & Domo vs. the World’, ‘OBEY’ and ‘Double Cup City’. In September 2012, he released the sequel mixtape ‘Juice II’ which became his most-downloaded mixtape. He followed it up with mixtape ‘Young & Flexin’ and ‘LOUD’, the latter being his first mixtape distributed on iTunes.
  • In 2011, Soulja Boy had announced that he was working on an album ‘Promise’. However, delays in releasing the album led him to release the mixtape ‘Foreign’ in February 2013. Following the expiry of his record deal with Interscope Records, he signed a contract with Cash Money Records. Re-titling his album ‘USA DRE’, he released the first single from the album, ‘Handsome’.
  • On March 2013, he released the EP ‘All Black’ and soon came up with the mixtape ‘Foreign 2’. A series of mixtapes and EPs were released later including ‘King Soulja’ and his second EP ‘Cuban Link’, mixtapes ‘Life After Fame’, ‘23’, ‘The King’.
  • Soulja Boy’s mixtape releases continued in 2014 as he came up with ‘King Soulja 2’ in March. He followed this up with his first digital album ‘Super Dope’. Next, he penned and featured on Nicki Minaj's promotional single ‘Yasss Bish’, which received positive reviews from music critics.
  • On June 2014, he released his second digital album ‘King Soulja 3’ via iTunes. It featured appearances from Gudda Gudda and Rich The Kid. He followed it up with the mixtape ‘Young Millionaire’, featuring appearances from Sean Kingston, Cap.1 and Rich The Kid.
  • Later in November 2014, he signed a new label deal with Universal Music Group. He also announced his upcoming projects including the fourth studio album, ‘Loyalty’.
  • In 2015, Soulja Boy released his fourth studio album ‘Loyalty’. In addition to this, he released singles, mixtapes and a digital album. He followed it up with the single ‘Whippin My Wrist’ that charted at number 48 on Billboard trending 140. He then released several mixtapes including ‘Swag The Mixtape’, ‘25 The Movie’ and ‘M & M: Money and Music’. In July, he came up with his digital album ‘King Soulja 4’
  • The year 2016 saw the release of Soulja Boy’s fifth and sixth digital albums in addition to numerous mixtapes, singles and videos. While ‘Stack on Deck’ was his fifth digital album, ‘Better Late Than Never’ was his sixth digital album. He released several singles including ‘Drop The Top’, ‘Stephen Curry’, ‘Day One’, ‘Rockstar’, ‘Max Payne’, ‘Hit Them Folks’ and ‘I'm Up Now’ and mixtapes ‘Finesse EP’, ‘King Soulja 5’, ‘S. Beezy 2’, ‘King Soulja 6’ and ‘Ignorant Shit’.
  • In December 2018, Soulja Boy released a video game console, called the SouljaGame. It drew criticism for being an "overpriced" emulator of Nintendo and Sega handheld games. On January 12, 2019, Soulja Boy released another handheld on his SouljaWatch website called the SouljaGame Handheld; this console looks similar in appearance to Sony's PlayStation Vita.

Does Soulja Boy have a girlfriend?

Turning pages of his personal life, Soulja Boy has been a part of several controversies and legal actions. He is currently dating his girlfriend Nia Riley and their affair was one of the hottest topics of the town. The couple had shared a great relationship together and they have a daughter as well whose name is Kamryn.

He is definitely not gay as he has a child and a girlfriend. Last year his girlfriend and child was a victim of a severe accident and hi requested all his fan to pray for them and his fans did not let him down. There was a rumor that his songs were banned to be played in schools which held to be true after it was spread.

He is active on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook with millions of followers. He has 4.73 million Twitter followers and 9486555 likes in his official Facebook fan page. 

How much is Soulja Boy net worth?

Веіng thе bеѕt-ѕеllіng аrtіѕt оf аll tіmе, mоѕt оf hіѕ dеbut ѕіnglеѕ hаvе ѕоld оvеr 2,000,000 соріеѕ іn thе UЅ еаrnіng hіm mіllіоnѕ оf dоllаrѕ. Іn thе уеаr 2019, Ѕоulја Воу’ѕ nеt wоrth іѕ аt $40 mіllіоn аftеr асquіrіng mіllіоn dоllаr соntrасt rесеntlу frоm thе соmраnу Wоrld Роkеr Fund. Іn ехсhаngе fоr рrоmоtіng thе соmраnу’ѕ рrоduсt, Ѕоulја Воу hаѕ rесеіvеd 1.5 mіllіоn ѕhаrеѕ оf thе соmраnу. Wоrld Роkеr Fund ѕроkеѕреrѕоn Маtthеw Віrd tоld Fоrbеѕ. “Тhе dеаl іѕ сарреd аt $400 mіllіоn, аnd іt’ѕ bаѕеd оn а fоrwаrd-thіnkіng vаluаtіоn оf thе соmраnу. Тhе dеаl, ассоrdіng tо Віrd, іnсludеѕ bоth ѕtосk аnd rеvеnuе-ѕhаrіng.

Оthеr thаn rарріng, Wау hаѕ vеnturеd іntо vаrіоuѕ оn аnd оff buѕіnеѕѕеѕ аѕ hе lаunсhеd hіѕ оffісіаl сlоthіng lіnе ‘Ѕ.О.D сlоthіng’ аnd аlѕо hіѕ ѕhое соllесtіоn ‘Yumѕ’ іn 2008 аmоng оthеr соmраnіеѕ. Аll thіѕ аddѕ uр tо hіѕ nеt wоrth mаkіng hіm аmоng thе rісhеѕt аrtіѕtѕ. Еndоrѕеmеntѕ bеіng hіѕ ѕоurсе оf іnсоmе tоо, hе еngаgеd іn а 5-уеаr соntrасt wіth Wоrld Роkеr Fund Ноldіngѕ.

How tall is Soulja Boy?

Observing his body statistics, He stands a height of 5 feet 9 inches and weighs around 67 kg. Similarly, He used 9 (US) size of the shoe. Further, his body measures 37-13.5-30 inches include chest, biceps, and waist.

Does Soulja Boy die?

Souja boy is currently very alive and healthy. On the other hand, he has been known for numerous death hoaxes for a couple of years. This is mainly through Twitter users. Soulja Boy death hoax has been trending from time to time. Some of the frequent Twitter Soulja Boy death hoax hash-tags include #RIPSouljaBoy and #ripsouljaboy. The current death hoax was through a Facebook page “R.I.P Soulja Boy” that gained hundreds of likes.

Did You Know?

  • He has tattoos on his face and neck.
  • He is one of the richest stars of hip-hop.
  • He is crazy about basketball.
  • He is keen on golden watches.

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