DeAndre Cortez Way, also known as Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. He rose to fame in 2007 after the release of his debut single “Crank That” which peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. Since then, he has released five studio albums and has become one of the most influential figures in hip-hop. This article will explore Soulja Boy’s early life, career, and personal life.
Early Life of Soulja Boy
Soulja Boy was born on July 28, 1990 in Chicago, Illinois. His mother, Teresa, was a hairdresser and his father, Tron, was a former rapper. Soulja Boy’s parents divorced when he was six and he was raised solely by his mother. He began writing rap lyrics at the age of eight and began recording his own tracks at the age of 14.
At the age of 16, Soulja Boy released his first independent album, Unsigned & Still Major: Da Album Before da Album. The album generated some buzz and he eventually signed with Interscope Records and Collipark Music in 2007.
In 2007, Soulja Boy released his debut single, “Crank That”, which peaked at number one on the US Billboard Hot 100. The song was a hit and made Soulja Boy an overnight success.
Soulja Boy’s Career
Since the release of “Crank That”, Soulja Boy has released five studio albums, including his debut album, souljaboytellem.com (2007), iSouljaBoyTellem (2008), The DeAndre Way (2010), Promise (2015), and King Soulja 7 (2020).
Soulja Boy has also had a successful career in acting. He has appeared in films such as Soulja Boy Tell’em: The Movie (2008), and has made guest appearances on television shows such as MTV’s Wild ’N Out, Yo Gabba Gabba!, and The Cleveland Show.
In addition to his music and acting career, Soulja Boy has also ventured into the world of business. He founded his own record label, SODMG, and has launched a fashion line, Bling Bling. He has also released a mobile game, “SouljaGame”, and has launched his own streaming platform, SouljaWatch.
Soulja Boy’s Personal Life
Soulja Boy is currently single and is not dating anyone. He was previously in a relationship with Diamond White, an actress, but the couple split in 2011.
Soulja Boy is an avid gamer and has been an active streamer on Twitch since 2018. He has also been an active investor in cryptocurrency and has launched his own cryptocurrency, the SouljaCoin.
Soulja Boy stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches and weighs around 175 lbs. His net worth is estimated to be around $30 million.
Soulja Boy has come a long way since the release of his debut single “Crank That” in 2007. He has released five studio albums, starred in films, appeared on television shows, and ventured into the world of business. He is currently single and is an avid gamer and investor in cryptocurrency. He stands at a height of 5 feet 5 inches and has an estimated net worth of $30 million.