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Soulja Boy

Soulja Boy


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Birth Name :

DeAndre Cortez Way

Birth Date :

July 28, 1990

Birth Place :

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Claim to fame :

Single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" (2007)


Ten million people have accessed to his MySpace page. Call it just another new act, but Soulja Boy is set to create a phenomenon with his 'Crank Dat Soulja Boy'. Not only is the song catchy but it also delivers a dance move that will light fire faster than Macarena or even Asereje. The move is so infectious and widely popular in southern United States that animated icons like Sponge Bob Square Pants, Winnie the Pooh and Barney are kicking it with Soulja style. But more prominent still, when you're fresh in the industry and you already got a dance adapted by someone as professional as Beyonce Knowles, then you know something is special within you. That's exactly what's happening to Soulja whose music video for the song is slated to come August 10.

Before making himself famous through his unique style, Soulja Boy had Mr. Collipark to convince. The producer who has spotted star quality in Ying Yang Twins at first looked at him with a deep frown. Collipark at one point said, "To an adult who doesn't know what's going on with him, it appears to be a fad. But if you do the research and look at the real fans, his presence is like a cult. Matter of fact, he didn't even have a single per se when I signed him. It was beyond a record; it was his whole lifestyle: how he dressed, his shades with his name on them, the shoes he chose to wear. It was all of that and the music was another part of what he brought to the table. Part of Soulja's magic that blew him up, even before I got to him, was that the kids looked at his music as something that was just theirs. It was something they could have that nobody else could have." Soulja, now needs no further assurance that he's in it to be big.

Latest News

Soulja Boy's Girlfriend Nia Riley and Her Daughter Are 'OK' After Car Crash

October 09, 2014 04:29:38 GMT

Nia Riley, the star of "Love & Hip Hop Hollywood" who is also 's girlfriend, was recently involved in a car accident. She was in the car with her daughter Kamryn when the serious accident took place, but the mother and daughter are now fine and resting comfortably.

Rapper Soulja Boy Reveals He's Going to Jail

February 18, 2014 08:28:40 GMT

Rapper out of the blue announced that he would go to jail in a few days. The rapper, whose real name is DeAndre Way, took to Twitter to share the news to fans on Saturday, February 15. "5 more days until I go to jail. Appreciate everyone who was there for me while I needed y'all," he wrote. Soulja did not share more info about the jail stint.

Soulja Boy Released After Arrested on Gun Possession

January 23, 2014 00:37:27 GMT

was arrested on Wednesday, January 22 on a residential street in the Granada Hills area of the San Fernando Valley at 4 A.M. He has been released from San Fernando Valley jail after posting a $35,000 bond on Wednesday afternoon.

Soulja Boy Ejected From Plane After Refusing to Sit Down

August 13, 2013 09:21:50 GMT

Rapper apparently was booted from an American Airlines flight after he caused a scene before the flight took off. According to TMZ, the "Crank That" rapper was walking down the aisle as a flight attendant told passengers to sit down.

Soulja Boy Admits He's Driving the Crashing Car, Claims Innocence in Accident

June 26, 2012 08:01:44 GMT

After some of his friends previously denied he's behind the wheel when his Bentley crashed into another car, finally admitted he's the driver of the vehicle. The rapper, however, insisted he's innocent in the car accident.

Soulja Boy Unleashes 'Tear It Up' Music Video

October 31, 2011 09:13:07 GMT

has brought out a brand new music video for "Tear It Up". More than three minutes long, the fresh clip is made in a home video style. It simply features the 21-year-old rapper spitting his verse while lounging on a chair inside his bedroom and playing with his iPhone.

Soulja Boy Claims Innocence on Drug and Weapons Charges

October 20, 2011 02:34:59 GMT

was arrested Tuesday, October 18 morning on marijuana and gun possession charges. The 21-year-old rapper, however, is adamant he's innocent. In fact, he proclaimed his innocence to his screaming fans when he walked out of jail after posting a $10,000 bond later that day.

Soulja Boy Arrested on Drug and Weapons Charges, Released on Bond

October 19, 2011 01:28:12 GMT

has got himself in a sticky situation. The 21-year-old rapper, whose real name is DeAndre Way, was arrested early Tuesday, October 18 morning in Temple, Georgia after police found a "substantial amount" of marijuana, cash and handguns inside the car he was riding with 4 others during a routine traffic stop.

Soulja Boy Removes 'Let's Be Real' From Internet and Excludes It From Album

September 08, 2011 06:22:34 GMT

and his camp continue their effort to do damage control. After issuing a public apology over his army-offending song "Let's Be Real", the "Turn My Swag On" rapper confirmed through his rep that they are taking down the track from the internet.

Soulja Boy Mocked Back by a Soldier in 'Change Your Name' Song

September 07, 2011 04:51:44 GMT

In addition to receiving a demand of apology from a military veteran, has also got a backlash in a form of a diss song called "Change Your Name" from another member of the U.S. troops. The MC who stirred controversy with his "F**k the Troop" lyric was mocked back by a combat veteran and aspiring rapper Sgt. Dunson.

Soulja Boy 'Sorry' for Rapping 'F**k the Troops'

September 06, 2011 16:28:46 GMT

regrets the words coming out of his song which lyrics undermine U.S. military. After upsetting a number of parties for saying "F**k the troops" in his new rap video, the rapper posted a long apology letter on GlobalGrind.com, titled "I Am Deeply Sorry To All Members Of The United States Military Services And Their Families."

Soulja Boy Slammed for Spitting 'F**k the Troops' Lyric in 'Let's Be Real'

September 06, 2011 03:52:39 GMT

has just landed in hot water. The 21-year-old rapper comes under fire after releasing a viral clip of his expletive-laden song "Let's Be Real" which contains "f**k the troops" lyric. He was accused of being "ungrateful" and asked to issue an apology immediately.

Matt and Kim Rise From the Dead With Soulja Boy in 'I'm a Goner' Video

August 22, 2011 04:50:24 GMT

"I'm a Goner" music video from Converse's "Three Artists. One Song" campaign has just arrived for fans' viewing pleasure. The clip features and their featured guests and Andrew W.K. as singing and rapping corpses in what looks like a mortuary.

Snow Patrol's 'Called Out in the Dark' Music Video Released in Full

August 18, 2011 08:39:59 GMT

's music video for their new single "Called Out in the Dark" has been fully unleashed. Revolving around a video shoot, it sees who stars in the first three "Pirates of the Caribbean" movies taking over the mic from Gary Lightbody.

Kim Kardashian Forced to Cut 50 Guests Off Wedding List

August 18, 2011 08:27:07 GMT

is just days away from becoming Mrs. . While her nuptials this coming Saturday, August 20 will be a star-studded event, the "" star herself has reportedly been forced to reduce the number of guests she has invited.

'90210' Season 4 Promo: Naomi's Mugshot, Liam's Proposal to Annie

August 18, 2011 08:07:18 GMT

Summer is over when "" returns on Tuesday, September 13 at 8/7c on The CW and everybody is ready for college. Revealing she is pregnant at the end of season 3, Naomi will land on another trouble since she is seen getting arrested and posing for her mugshot in a promo for the upcoming season 4. A glimpse of her possible new admirer Austin (Justin Deeley), who is described as a sexy cowboy and son of a country music star, is also offered in the sneak peek.

Matt and Kim's New Song 'I'm a Goner' Ft. Soulja Boy

August 18, 2011 07:31:20 GMT

's brand new song called "I'm a Goner" has just been released on Wednesday, August 17. Given away as part of Converse's "Three Artists. One Song" campaign, it features rapper and rocker Andrew W.K.

Rep: Soulja Boy NOT Buying $55M Private Jet

July 30, 2011 05:03:09 GMT

Contrary to the swirling rumors, did not spend $55 millions to treat himself to a tricked-out private jet for his 21st birthday. Setting the record straight on the story first brought to attention by TMZ was a spokesperson for the "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" rapper.

Soulja Boy Treats Himself to $55M Private Jet for Birthday

July 29, 2011 08:50:28 GMT

Rap artist has treated himself to an extravagant birthday gift this year. The MC, who is best known for his single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)", turned 21 on Thursday, July 28, and to celebrate the milestone, he reportedly forked out $55 million on a new private jet.

Saddened Soulja Boy 'Cries His Eyes Out' Over Loss of Brother

March 22, 2011 02:33:32 GMT

Rapper is facing a massive life challenge. The 20-year-old singer is sad over the loss of his half-brother Deion Jenkins, after he got involved in a car crash in Charleston, Mississippi, on Sunday night, March 20.

Video: Kid Rock Celebrates Birthday in Star-Studded Concert

January 17, 2011 09:46:40 GMT

made sure the run-up to his 40th birthday on Monday, January 17 was one to remember - he performed in front of 45,000 fans in his hometown on Saturday, January 15. The "All Summer Long" hitmaker organized a concert in his native Detroit, Michigan, with tickets selling out in under 20 minutes.

Lil Wayne's Twitter Hacker Sent Rude Messages to 50 Cent and Soulja Boy

January 17, 2011 09:30:54 GMT

has suspended his Twitter account after an internet prankster hacked in and sent a number of questionable messages to his fans and famous followers. The rapper's page is said to have been illegally accessed on Sunday, January 16, and a series of strange posts were subsequently sent out.

Soulja Boy Takes Credit for Willow Smith's 'Whip My Hair'

January 05, 2011 04:47:43 GMT

Rapper has sparked controversy in the world of Twitter.com after declaring he is the man responsible for the catchy lyrics to 's hit song WHIP MY HAIR. The "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" hitmaker, real name DeAndre Way, took to the microblogging site on Sunday, January 2 and took credit for the track, which has catapulted Hollywood star 's 10-year-old daughter into the pop charts.

Soulja Boy Preparing His Own Biopic

November 30, 2010 06:56:07 GMT

Rapper is to make his acting debut in his own biopic, documenting his rise to fame. The "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" star will lead the cast in the upcoming "" and he insists the film will show his critics what a "true success story" is all about.

Soulja Boy's 'Speakers Going Hammer' and '30 Thousand 100 Million' Videos

November 24, 2010 07:10:39 GMT

releases the music video of "Speakers Going Hammer", a single which he has performed during talk shows and BET Hip Hop Awards last month. The rapper is due to release the album "" next Tuesday, November 30.

New Videos: B.o.B's 'Don't Let Me Fall' and Soulja Boy's 'Mean Mug'

November 17, 2010 09:29:54 GMT

has his world upside down in a music video for "Don't Let Me Fall". While crooning about his meteoric fame which apparently led him to enjoying rollercoaster experiences, he tries hard to stay where he is now. In one scene, he is seen grabbing a parking meter with both hands while lying on the sidewalk.

Soulja Boy Looking for an Attractive Female Fan on Twitter

October 09, 2010 03:09:55 GMT

Rapper has launched an online hunt for a woman who vanished from Twitter.com after messaging him. The "Crank That" hitmaker was delighted to receive a note from an attractive female on the micro-blogging site, but he can't retrieve her details to contact her in response.

Soulja Boy Debuts 'Blowing Me Kisses' Music Video

October 02, 2010 07:09:17 GMT

visited BET's "106 & Park" to premiere a music video for his latest single "Blowing Me Kisses". A young Soulja is seen wooing a cutie of his age and continuing to come to her house as a teenager, only to find out that she's seeing another boy.

Two Covers of Soulja Boy's 'DeAndre Way' Album

September 17, 2010 07:36:19 GMT

will release two versions of cover art for his new but long-delayed album "". The first one, which is allegedly the main cover, sees the rapper in yellow shirt during daylight while the other shows him in blue shirt and gray background.

Soulja Boy and Fabolous Call a Truce

September 10, 2010 02:40:43 GMT

Rap rivals and put their differences aside during a U.S. radio interview on Wednesday, September 8 following a vicious online war of words. The pair fell out after Fabolous joked on his Twitter.com page about allegations Soulja Boy used cocaine, branding the young hip-hop star Stupid Boy Swag in reference to his hit "Pretty Boy Swag".

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