Soulja Boy is a rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur.
In September 2007, Soulja Boy’s single “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” 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 Soulja Boy was listed at #18 on the Forbes list of Hip-Hop Cash Kings of 2010 earning $7 million for that year.
Soulja Boy has currently released three studio albums and one independent album: his debut studio album Souljaboytellem.com (2007) was certified platinum by the RIAA. However, his next two albums, iSouljaBoyTellem (2008) and The DeAndre Way (2010) 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” (iSouljaBoyTellem) and “Pretty Boy Swag” (The DeAndre Way). This was mainly due to negotiation problems with Interscope Records which meant a limited amount of records were made available to the public.
As of 2011, Soulja Boy has confirmed he is working on his fourth studio album, entitled Promise, which will be released in 2013.
Soulja Boy founded his record label Stacks on Deck Entertainment in 2004. While Soulja Boy was signed to Interscope and Collipark Music, he claimed that his label had distribution deals with Universal Music Group and eOne Music.
Soulja Boy also produces records, including his own. In 2009, Soulja Boy produced V.I.C.’s single “Get Silly” which went certified Gold & Bow Wow’s single “Marco Polo”. Way beats often contain the beginning lines “Soulja Boy Tell ’em” But as of late Soulja Boy has produced beats without using the lines. Also in 2009 Soulja Boy was also supposed to been producing for Kanye West’s fourth studio album My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy & Kanye was supposed to been producing for Soulja Boy’s third studio album The DeAndre Way but for unknown reasons neither of them used each other’s beats. On May 13, 2011 Way stated that he had produced & submitted beats for 50 Cent’s fifth studio album Street King Immortal.
On March 5, 2008, Soulja Boy released his official clothing line of “S.O.D clothing”. Then also in 2008 Way released his own brand of the popular shoe line entitled “Yums”. On February 14, 2012 Way along with fashion designer D. Young created the official clothing line “Ocean Gang”. In 2012 Way released another line he created BLVD. Supply, the store is located in Los Angeles, California.
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 and that it would air on BET in sometime.
In August 2010, Soulja Boy announced a desire to make a film about himself, having reported to MTV News that he discussed the idea with Nick Cannon. He was later approached by Peter Spire who presented his own concept for making a documentary about the artist. Directed by Spire, Soulja Boy: The Movie was released direct-to-video on October 18, 2011, a date which coincided with Soulja Boy’s arrrest on a drug charge. The film contains live performances from his DeAndre Way Tour and interviews of Soulja Boy’s father as well as current and former members of Stacks on Deck Entertainment. The documentary was panned by DVD Verdict as offering poor video transfer, since much of its music detail was taken from YouTube clips.
How Soulja Boy Made His Money – Rap Music, Actor and Entrepreneur
Estimated Net Worth: $23 Million
Birthday: July 28, 1990
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