As an American record producer, rapper, entrepreneur and actor, Soulja Boy has a net worth of thirty million dollars.
In 2007, he had a massive hit with his Crank That (Soulja Boy) debut single, which peaked at number one on various charts.
We can safely say that this single was a number one hit in the US for seven non-consecutive weeks beginning in September of 2007.
Early Life And Career
|Full Name||DeAndre Cortez Way|
|Birth Date||July 28, 1990|
|Birth Place||Chicago, Illinois|
|Profession||Rapper, Songwriter, Record Producer|
|Net Worth||$32 million|
Born DeAndre Cortez Way on the 28th of July 1990, in Chicago, Illinois, Soulja Boy and his family moved to Atlanta, Georgia, when he was only six years old.
It was in Georgia he got interested in rap music. He moved to Batesville, Mississippi, when he was fourteen.
Interestingly, his father crafted a recording studio in their home to help encourage him to keep working on his music.
In 2005 November, Soulja Boy posted his songs on the SoundClick website. He received positive reviews before finally opening his accounts on MySpace and YouTube.
In March of 2007, Crank That (Soulja Boy) was recorded, and he released Unsigned and Still Major: Da Album Before Da Album as his first solo album.
He made a low budget video to reveal the Crank That dance. Crank That (Soulja Boy) was played on the radio by the end of May 2007, and Soulja Boy went on to sign a deal with Interscope Records.
By 2007 September, the song was number one on Billboard Hot 100 and stayed there for seven weeks.
Note that this song earned him a Grammy nomination. In 2007 October, he released his first major-label album titled Souljaboytellem.com. And it peaked at number four on the US Billboard 200 and has even been certified platinum by RIAA.
After fourteen months, Soulja Boy released a follow-up album titled iSouljaBoyTellem, and the third studio album was released in 2010 with the name The DeAndre Way. In 2015, he released Loyalty, his fourth studio album.
He has collaborated with diverse hip hop artists like Shawty Lo, Gucci Mane, Arab and Sammie. And in 2019, he released his fifth studio album, How Can You Blame Me?
Soulja Boy established his record label known as SODMG, Stacks on Deck Entertainment, in 2004 when he was signed to Interscope Records.
With his label, he signed diverse artists. But on the 30th of May 2016, he revealed that all the artists signed to his label had been dropped.
In 2019, he got to resign Lil 100 and 24hr, an Atlanta artist. Soulja Boy has gotten himself into some controversies. In 2008 February, he challenged Bow Wow to a race in their expensive cars though they both drove Lamborghinis.
Then, to add more fuel to heat the issue, he claimed Bow Wow rented his Lamborghini. Bow Wow had no choice but to prove he owned his car, and from there, a Twitter feud began.
Within some days, the rappers released Diss songs to one another.
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While Bow Wow’s song to Soulja Boy was titled What I Think About You, Soulja Boy’s song was titled F*ck Bow Wow.
In 2016 they settled their differences and released Ignorant Shit, a collaborative mixtape. However, by mid-2013 April, Soulja Boy went on Facebook to issue death threats to Chief Keef, a rapper.
He posted Chief Keef’s number asking fans to call him and tell him that Soulja Boy was coming for him fully armed with a gun.
He kept on posting until Keef made it known that he was in London. However, Soulja Boy retraced his steps by claiming his email, and social media accounts were hacked, so he never sent any of the messages.
Nevertheless, they resolved their issue. On the 7th of October 2009, Soulja Boy was arrested in Georgia on a one-count obstruction, a misdemeanour.
He got the one-count charge because he was running from the police when he was ordered to stop as he filmed a video in an abandoned house.
Soulja boy was later released on a five hundred and fifty dollars bond. On the 22nd of March, 2011, Soulja Boy lost his younger brother Deion Jenkins in a car crash.
By 2020, he removed all his face tattoos since he planned to move into the movie industry and did not want to be typecast as a gangster or drug dealer.
He is known to own a home in Agoura Hills, California.