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  • Real name : DeAndre Cortez Way
  • Place of birth : Atlanta
  • Date of birth : 28/07/1990

Alias  

  • "Dre"
  • 'Skateboy'
  • 'Soulja Boy'
  • 'Superman'
  • Boy Soulja
  • Dre
  • Lil Dre
  • S Beezy
  • S.Beezy
  • Soulja Boy / Soulja Boy Tell' Em
  • Soulja Boy Tell'Em

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Soulja Boy (1990)

DeAndre Cortez Way

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DeAndre Cortez Way , better known by his stage name Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur.

In September 2007, his single "Crank That " reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100. The single was initially self-published on the internet, and it later became a number-one hit in the United States for seven non-consecutive weeks starting in September 2007. On August 17 Way was listed at #18 on the Forbes list of Hip-Hop Cash Kings of 2010 earning $7 million for that year.

Way has currently released three studio albums and one independent album: his debut studio album Souljaboytellem.com was certified platinum by the RIAA. However, his next two albums, iSouljaBoyTellem and The DeAndre Way did not match the commercial success of his debut, the latter only selling 100,000 copies, despite the success of several singles across both albums, such as "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" and "Turn My Swag On" and "Pretty Boy Swag" .

On October 18, 2011, Soulja Boy released his documentary bio pic, Soulja Boy: The Movie.

As of 2011, Way has confirmed he is working on his fourth studio album, entitled Promise, which will be released in late 2011 or early 2012.

  Biography  

 early life
DeAndre Way was born in Chicago and moved to Atlanta at age 6, where he became interested in rap music.

 music career
 2007-08: Souljaboytellem.com

On August 12, 2007, the song appeared on the Emmy-award winning HBO series Entourage, and by September 1, it topped the Billboard Hot 100 and Hot RingMasters charts. Way's major label debut album Souljaboytellem.com, which was reportedly recorded using just the demo version of FL Studio, was released in the United States on October 2, peaking at #4 on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.

For the 50th Grammy Awards, Way was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song with "Crank That ". He lost to Kanye West's and T-Pain's "Good Life".

Souljaboytellem.com received a favorable review from Allmusic, but received mainly negative reviews from other sources such as Entertainment Weekly. Several reviewers credited Soulja Boy with spearheading a new trend in hip-hop, while speculating he will likely be a one-hit wonder.

 2008-09: iSouljaBoyTellem
The follow-up to souljaboytellem.com, iSouljaBoyTellem, was released on December 16, 2008, to negative critical reception. The first single from the album, "Bird Walk", peaked at #40 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and the top 20 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart it was performed on the first YouTube Live on November 22, 2008, with an introduction from MC Hammer. "Kiss Me Thru the Phone", with Sammie, followed, peaking at #3 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Rap Tracks charts. Chris Brown was originally Way's first choice to sing the hook, but respectfully turned down the offer. Way then tried to do it on his own with Auto-Tune but he found it unacceptable. It sold over 2,000,000 digital copies in the United States, becoming his second song to reach the two million mark in downloads.

On January 26, 2009 Way released his third single "Turn My Swag On". it topped the US Rap Charts and peaked at #19 on the Billboard Hot 100. It has so far sold more than 1,000,000 digital downloads in the United States. It became Soulja Boy's third song to sell 1 million or more downloads.

 2009-2010: The DeAndre Way
The DeAndre Way is Way's third studio album, Way has stated that the album is intended to be his most personal and successful album thus far. When speaking on possible collaborations, he stated he wished to work with artists such as Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West, Eminem, among others. The lead single from the album, "POW", was released in January 2009 but failed to garner success and was dubbed a promo single. On October 30, 2009 Way released three mixtapes Paranormal Activity, Dat Piff & Cortez. Then it was announced on February 18, 2010 that the first single from the album was gone be "All Black Everything" but it was cancelled & was just put on his promotional mixtape Legendary. The album was titled "The DeAndre Way" but was changed in early 2010 to Dre with a commercial video snippet for "Do It Big" as the first single but it was cancelled as well. However it was reverted back to The DeAndre Way in July 2010.

But on June 8, 2010, the official lead single from the album was "Pretty Boy Swag". The single has reached #34 on the Billboard Hot 100, number six on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and number five on the Billboard Rap Songs chart. The album's second single was due to be "Digital" but it was just used on his promotional mixtape Best Rapper. Then it was announced that "Speakers Going Hammer" was gone be the second single, but "Blowing Me Kisses" was released on August 31, 2010 as the second single instead. On October 13 Soulja Boy performed "Pretty Boy Swag" & a snippet of his third single "Speakers Going Hammer". On October 19, 2010 Way finally released "Speakers Going Hammer" on iTunes the single peaked at #48 on the Hot R&B & Hip Hop tracks Billboard. The DeAndre Way was released on November 30, 2010 it has so far has only sold 70,000 copies making this Way's lowest selling album. Soulja Boy was to be part of the Summerbeatz tour held in Australia alongside Flo Rida, Jay Sean and Travie McCoy in November 2010, but in lieu of his current album release date Soulja Boy had declined the offer & just embarked on his Who They Want tour.

 2011-present: Mixtapes and Promise
On January 22, Way released his first mixtape of 2011 Smooky which cover featured a cartoon version of Way on a bicycle doing a 360. Then On March 17, 2011 Way released the mixtape 1up which cover was based on the Naruto anime Way stated "If I was in a video game, this mixtape would advance me to the next level with an extra life. Power up with the new offering". On April 20, 2011 Way released his mixtape Juice which cover was based on the Juice the movie Way stated he would also released a mini movie of his own to go along with the mixtape Way stated that he was headed to greatness with the mixtape. In September 2011, Way confirmed he is working on a new album, called Promise, which will be released in October. Way also released the cover & title of his second independent album via Twitter, entitled "Skate Boy", which he said would be available in stores November 1, also via twitter.

 personal life
 Legal issues
On December 9, 2007, Way was sued by William Lyons who created the stage name "Souljah Boy" in 1996.

On October 7, 2009, Way was arrested on one count of obstruction, a misdemeanor, for running from police when he'd been ordered to stop. The rapper was released on $550 bond.

In May 2011, Way and his labels were sued by a local Pennsylvania promoter for failing to make promised payments in connection with a rescheduled concert.

On October 18, 2011, Way was traveling west on I-20 in Carroll County, Georgia with four other men when their vehicle was pulled over for a vehicle equipment violation. The police officer who made the stop searched the vehicle and found more than five ounces of marijuana. Way was arrested and released on bond during the same day.

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

 Family tragedies
On the night of March 22, 2011, Way's little brother Deion Jenkins was killed in a car crash. Then on March 24, 2011 Way's older brother threatened to commit suicide.

acting career
In January 7, 2009 Soulja Boy announced that he was supposed to been releasing his own cartoon entitled Soulja Boy: The Animated Series but only one episode was ever released. On April 22, 2011 Way announced that he would be making his acting debut playing the main role as Bishop on the Juice remake & that it would air on BET in sometime. On July 21, 2011 Way released the trailer to his upcoming documentary about his life entitled Soulja Boy: The Movie that was released on October 18, 2011.

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Name Duration Released
My City 04:21 2012
MMG 04:19 2012
I'm Boomin' 03:24 2012
Return Of Money Gang 00:00 2012
Everyday Is Money 04:59 2012
I Love You 00:00 2012
Pop A Bottle 03:38 2012
Love Money 00:00 2012
I'm Winning 03:39 2012
Swag Daddy 05:15 2012
F.A.N. 03:14 2012
Drop That Down 04:08 2012
Swisher Sweet Swag 00:00 2012
Real Money 04:35 2012
Blast Gang 00:00 2012
Hold You Down 00:00 2012
Make My City Proud 03:52 2012
30 Thousand 100 Million 04:03 30/11/2010
Pretty Boy Swag 03:56 30/11/2010
Speakers Going Hammer 03:08 30/11/2010
Hey Cutie 03:15 30/11/2010
Touchdown 03:19 30/11/2010
Grammy 02:53 30/11/2010
First Day of School 03:58 30/11/2010
Fly 03:53 30/11/2010
Blowing Me Kisses 03:19 30/11/2010
Mean Mug 03:48 30/11/2010
Kiss Me Thru the Phone 03:13 12/2008
Soulja Boy Tell 'Em 03:31 12/2008
Eazy 03:22 12/2008
Shoppin' Spree 04:46 12/2008
Gucci Bandanna 03:56 12/2008
Go Head 03:41 12/2008
Turn My Swag On 03:26 12/2008
Wit My Yums On 03:28 12/2008
Bird Walk 03:33 12/2008
Yamaha Mama 04:38 12/2008
I'm Bout tha Stax 03:20 12/2008
Hey You There 03:52 12/2008
Rubber Bands 04:14 12/2008
I Pray 05:48 12/2008
Booty Got Swag 03:06 12/2008
Whoop Rico 04:06 12/2008
Snap and Roll 04:45 02/10/2007
Report Card 03:44 02/10/2007
Sidekick 03:59 02/10/2007
Booty Meat 03:36 02/10/2007
Crank That 03:41 02/10/2007
Soulja Girl 03:07 02/10/2007
Intro 00:59 02/10/2007
Pass It to Arab 03:57 02/10/2007
Yahhh! 03:11 02/10/2007
Donk 03:15 02/10/2007
Let Me Get 'Em 03:23 02/10/2007
Don't Get Mad 04:23 02/10/2007
Bapes 03:54 02/10/2007
She Thirsty 03:39 02/10/2007

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