Soulja Boy

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Soulja Boy
Soulja Boy at YouTube Live in November 2008, doing his signature dance.
Soulja Boy at YouTube Live in November 2008, doing his signature dance.
Background information
Birth nameDeAndre Cortez Way[1][2]
Also known asSoulja Boy Tell 'Em
Born (1990-07-28) July 28, 1990 (age 32)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
  • Rapper
  • record producer
  • entrepreneur
  • singer
  • songwriter
  • actor
Years active2004–present

DeAndre Cortez Way (born July 28, 1990), also known as Soulja Boy Tell 'Em or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, singer, songwriter and actor. He is widely known for the songs "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" and "Tell 'Em".

He has brought out two albums, called "" and "iSouljaBoyTellEm". Most critics dislike his music, with Entertainment Weekly called a "teenage wasteland" and Artistdirect stating that iSouljaBoyTellEm "falls flat."

Soulja Boy also had an argument with rapper Ice-T, after the argument rappers such as Kanye West and 50 Cent defended Soulja Boy and rappers such as Snoop Dogg and Method Man defended Ice-T.

Awards and nominations[change | change source]

  • BET Awards
  • BET Hip-Hop Awards
    • '2007: Best Hip-Hop Dance (Won)'
  • Grammy Awards
    • 2008: Best Rap Song: "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" (Nominated)
  • Ozone Awards
    • '2007: Patiently Waiting: Mississippi (Won)'
    • 2008: Best Breakthrough Artist (Nominated)
    • 2008: TJ's DJ's Tastemaker Award (Nominated)
  • Nickelodeon Kids' Choice Awards
    • 2007: Favorite Male Singer (Nominated)
  • Teen Choice Awards
    • 2009: Choice Music: Rap Artist (Nominated)
    • 2009: Choice Music: R&B Track for "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" (Nominated)
    • 2009: Choice Music: Hook Up for "Kiss Me Thru the Phone" (Nominated)
    • 2009: Choice Music: Artist (Nominated)

References[change | change source]

  1. "Soulja Boy Tell'em Ready To Drop Paranormal Activity Mixtape". MTV News. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  2. "Soulja Boy Burns Calories, Boosts Street Cred With Arrest". E! Online. Retrieved 17 April 2016.
  3. Jake Paine (December 10, 2007). "Soulja Boy Comments On Fruity Loops Production". HiphopDX. Retrieved 17 April 2016.

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