Soulja Boy is an American rapper and record producer know all about him in this article as like his Family, Net Worth, Parents, Wife, Children , Education and Biography
|Birthdate ( Age)||28July 1990|
|Place of Birth||Chicago|
|Parents||Tracy Way ( Father )|
|Profession||American rapper and record producer|
|Net Worth||$7 Million|
Soulja Boy, nicknamed DeAndre Cortez Way, is an American rapper and record producer. He has several singles, mixtapes and albums. An aspiring artist and a seasoned businessman, Soulja Boy’s career in music began early when, as a young boy, he relocated to Mississippi, and his father provided him with a recording studio.
In that, the young Rapper found all the various connections to seriously pursue a music career. After successfully promoting his music online and establishing his Stack on Deck Entertainment label in 2004, he moved back to Atlanta to lead the industry and began performing live.
Early Life and Family
Soulja Boy was born as DeAndre Cortez Way on July 28, 1990, in Chicago, Illinois, USA. With his family, young he moved to Atlanta at the age of six.The fascination with music paved the way for starting a musical career. Giving him wings to explore his musical ambitions, his father provided him with a recording studio in Batesville, Mississippi at the age of 14.
Soulja Boy Wife
Soulja Boy’s ex-girlfriend Nia Riley has spoken thoroughly about their relationship in a series of interviews.Nia spoke thoroughly about her previous relationship with rapper Soulja Boy, and the alleged hardships she experienced throughout it.
Soulja Boy and Nia Riley had dated for six years before they became cast members on Love and Hip-Hop: Hollywood in 2012. The show documented the ups-and-downs of their relationship, including commitment issues and alleged infidelity,In the first season viewers saw Nia suffer a miscarriage, while season two documented Soulja Boy’s fling with her ex-best friend Nas. The pair split in season three.
Soulja Boy’s early success in music came via the web. He posted a song on the Soundclick site in November 2005 which received a positive response. This prompted him to set up accounts on YouTube and MySpace for his musical endeavors.His debut album came out in March 2007, titled ‘Unsigned and Still Major: The Album Before the Album’. Its song, ‘Crank That’, received its first broadcast in May 2007. It reached #1 on the US Billboard Hot 100 and Hot Ringmasters charts and was even used on the television series ‘Entourage’. After the success of the single, he signed a deal with Interscope Records.
On October 2007, Soulja Boy’s major label debut album, ‘SouljaboyTeam.com’ was released. It reached number four on both the Billboard 200 and the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. A follow-up to it came in December 2008 as ‘iSouljaBoyTellem’.
The second studio album was negatively received.Known as a one-hit wonder boy, he silenced his critics with his third single, ‘Turn My Swag On’. The song topped the US rap charts and peaked at number 19 on the Billboard Hot 100. During this time, he came up with several mixtapes ‘Paranormal Activity’, ‘Dat Piff’ and ‘Cortez’.
Soulja Boy’s series of unsuccessful albums continued with their third studio album, ‘The DeAndre Way’, the lowest selling album of all time. However, its lead single “Pretty Boy Swag” reached number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100, number six on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart, and number five on the Rap Songs chart.In early 2011, he released a series of mixtapes starting with ‘Smoky’, followed by ‘1UP’ and the next ‘Juice’. Later, he came up with an EP mixtape titled ‘Bernard Arnault EP’, which was followed by ’21: EP’ and ‘The Last Crown’. At the end of the year, he released a few more mixtapes including ‘Supreme’, ‘Skate Boy’ and ‘Gold on Deck’.
In 2012, Soulja Boy released a series of mixtapes including ’50/13′, ‘Mario and Domo vs the World’, ‘OBE’ and ‘Double Cup City’. In September 2012, he released the sequel mixtape ‘Juice II’, which became his most downloaded mixtape. He followed it up with mixtapes ‘Young and Flexin’ and ‘LOUD’, the latter being his first mixtape distributed on iTunes.
In 2011, Soulja Boy announced that he was working on an album ‘Promise’. However, due to delays in releasing the album, he had to release the mixtape ‘Alien’ in February 2013. Following the end of his record deal with Interscope Records, he signed a contract with Cash Money Records. Re-titled their album ‘USA DRE’, they released the first single from the album, ‘Handsome’.
On March 2013, they released the EP ‘All Black’ and soon followed with the mixtape ‘Alien 2’. A series of mixtapes and EPs were later released, including ‘King Soulja’ and their second EP ‘Cuban Link’, mixtapes ‘Life After Fame’, ’23’, ‘The King’.Soulja Boy’s mixtape releases continued into 2014 as he came out with ‘King Soulja 2’ in March. He then released his first digital album ‘Super Dope’. Subsequently, he wrote and featured in Nicki Minaj’s promotional single ‘Yes Bish’, which received positive reviews from music critics.
On June 2014, he released his second digital album ‘King Soulja 3’ via iTunes. It included performances by Gudda Gudda and Rich the Kid. He followed it up with the mixtape ‘Young Millionaire’, which featured performances by Sean Kingston, Cap.1 and Rich the Kid.Later in November 2014, he signed a new label deal with Universal Music Group. He also announced his upcoming projects including a fourth studio album, ‘Loyalty’.
In 2015, Soulja Boy released their fourth studio album, ‘Loyalty’. In addition, he released singles, mixtapes and a digital album. He then followed up with the single ‘Whippin’ My Wrist’, which peaked at number 48 on the Billboard trending 140. He then released several mixtapes including ‘Swag the Mixtape’, ’25 the Movie’ and ‘M&M: Money and Music’. In July, he came out with his digital album ‘King Soulja 4’.
The year 2016 saw the release of Soulja Boy’s fifth and sixth digital albums, in addition to several mixtapes, singles and videos. While ‘Stack on Deck’ was his fifth digital album, ‘Better Late Than Never’ was his sixth digital album. He released several singles including ‘Drop the Top’, ‘Stephen Curry’, ‘Day One’, ‘Rockstar’, ‘Max Payne’, ‘Hit Them Folks’ and ‘I’m Up Now’ and the mixtape ‘Finess EP’. ‘King Soulja 5’, ‘S. BG 2’, ‘King Soulja 6’ and ‘Ignorant Shit’.