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Background information
Birth name DeAndre Cortez Way[1][2]
Also known as Soulja Boy
Born July 28, 1990 (1990-07-28) (age 19)
Chicago, Illinois, U.S.
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Genres Hip hop, pop
Occupations Rapper, record producer
Years active 2004–present
Labels Stacks on Deck, Collipark, Interscope
Associated acts Arab, Gucci Mane, S.O.D money gang
Website www.souljaboytellem.com
Notable instruments
FL Studio
.DeAndre Cortez Way (born July 28, 1990), better known by his stage name Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper and record producer.^ Soulja Boy Tell'em Billboard Hot 100.

^ You are not going to be able to get away from Soulja Boy Tell'em ...
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^ Soulja Boy Tell 'em .
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.In September of 2007, his single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.^ Soulja Boy Tell'em Billboard Hot 100.

^ Soulja boi officially #1 on the top 100 billboards.
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^ Crank That (Soulja Boy) lyrics meanings: .
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.The single was initially self-published on the Internet, and it became a number-one hit in the United States for seven non-consecutive weeks starting in September 2007. This makes him the youngest person (16 years, 10 months) to write, perform, and produce a number-one song on the Hot 100, a title that was previously held by Deborah Gibson (17 years, 11 months) for almost 2 decades.^ Published 10 months ago by K. Llewellyn .
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^ In September 2007, his single "Crank That ( Soulja Boy )" reached number one on the Billboard Hot 100.
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  • Soulja Boy Crank That - Free Music, Soulja Boy Lyrics & Videos 25 January 2010 20:57 UTC www.dizzler.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Comment by CV on 16 September 2007 : .

[3] .Despite his commercial success, his music has been the subject of ridicule from critics.^ Despite his commercial success, his music has been the subject of ridicule from his peers and critics.
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  • Soulja Boy News, Albums, Discography, Biography, Photos, Lyrics, Songs, Posters | 6 Lyrics 25 January 2010 20:57 UTC www.6lyrics.com [Source type: General]

^ Despite his commerical success, he's received a lot of criticism from the rap community, especially Ice-T. - + [ View Entire Soulja Boy Bio ] [ Close Soulja Boy Bio ] .
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^ Despite his commerical success, he's received a lot of criticism from the rap community, especially Ice-T. Soulja Boy was born on July 28, 1990 in Chicago, IL. .
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[4] He is also the youngest CEO in the music industry.

Contents

Early life

.DeAndre Way was born in Chicago and moved to Atlanta at age six,[5][6] where he became interested in rap music.^ When he was six, his family moved to Atlanta, Georgia.
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^ Soulja Boy Tell'em, born DeAndre Way in Chicago, moved to Atlanta at age 6.
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^ When he was six years old, Way and his father moved to Atlanta, Georgia.
  • Soulja Boy Biography | Soulja Boy Rapper | Soulja Boy Music | Soulja Boy News | Soulja Boy Pictures 25 January 2010 20:57 UTC www.yuddy.com [Source type: General]

[7] .At age 14, he moved to Batesville, Mississippi, with his father, who provided a recording studio for Way to explore his musical ambitions.^ By the age of fourteen, he had moved again to Batesville, Mississippi.
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^ At 14, Soulja Boy moved to Batesville, Mississippi where his father set him up in a recording studio and gave him a chance to truly devote time to his musical ambitions .
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^ Thus, he started to pursue his musical career due to the aid of his father, who provided a recording studio.
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[5]

Music career

Career beginnings and souljaboytellem.com (2005–2008)

Soulja Boy performing "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" in February 2008.
.In November 2005, Way posted his songs on the website SoundClick.^ In November 2005, Soulja Boy (aka DeAndre Way) posted his songs on YouTube .
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^ Career In November 2005, Way posted his songs on the video-based social community YouTube.
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^ Posted November 15, 2009 at 4:17 pm Permalink Great Website!
  • Amanda Diva » Kanye Compares Soulja Boy to Nasir Jones 25 January 2010 20:57 UTC blogs.okayplayer.com [Source type: General]

.Following positive reviews on the site, he then established his own web pages on YouTube and MySpace.^ MySpace pag e and on his personal web site.
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^ Following positive reviews on the site, Soulja Boy then established his own web pages on YouTube and MySpace.
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^ Way uploaded a homemade video of the song to his MySpace page in early spring, and it became a viral hit (a record deal soon followed).
  • `Soulja Boy' dance craze has nation's young and old moving to a new groove - Cleveland Entertainment Top Story from The Plain Dealer - Cleveland.com 2 February 2010 10:010 UTC blog.cleveland.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[8][9] .In March 2007, he recorded "Crank That" and released his first independent album Unsigned & Still Major: Da Album Before da Album, followed by a low-budget video filmed demonstrating the "Crank That" dance.^ UNSIGNED & STILL MAJOR: DA ALBUM BEFORE DA ALBUM (2007) song list .
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^ His album "Unsigned and Still Major" was released in early March.
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  • Soulja Boy soldiers on | Portland Press Herald 25 January 2010 20:57 UTC pressherald.mainetoday.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ In March 2007, he recorded "Crank That" and released his first independent album Unsigned and Still Major, followed by a low-budget video filmed demonstrating the "Soulja Boy" dance.
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By the end of May 2007, "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" received its first airplay and Way met with Mr. Collipark to sign a deal with Interscope Records.
.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.^ His first single was a ranked #1 on Billboard magazine's "HOT 100" charts and "Hot RingMasters" charts for two weeks in September 2007.
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^ Top 100 Songs Top 100 Songs .

^ 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.
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[10] .Way's major label debut album Souljaboytellem.com, which was reportedly recorded using just the demo version of FL Studio,[7][11] was released in the United States on October 2,[12] peaking at #4 on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts.^ U.S. records chart for a third week, Billboard.com reported.
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^ Soulja Boy Info Soulja Boy Album Souljaboytellem.com Souljaboytellem.com is the debut album by pop rapper soulja boy, released on october 2, 2007.
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^ DB His 11 interceptions was tops in state .
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[13] On December 9, 2007, Way was sued by William Lyons (aka Souljah Boy of Mo Thugs) who claims he first created the stage name "Souljah Boy".[14][6]
For the 50th Grammy Awards, Way was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song with "Crank That (Soulja Boy)". He lost to Kanye West's and T-Pain's "Good Life".
.Souljaboytellem.com received a favorable review from Allmusic[12] but received mainly negative ones, such as from Entertainment Weekly.^ Initial reception The album Souljaboytellem.com was met with mostly negative reviews,[14][15][16][17] despite a positive one from Allmusic.
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^ This privacy policy document outlines the types of personal information is received and collected by www.http://souljaboytellem.blogspot.com and how it is used.

^ Now that Mr. Tell 'Em's got that off his chest, all that's left is for Jonathan Blow to review Soulja Boy's breakout album souljaboytellem.com .
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[15] .Several reviewers credited Soulja Boy with spearheading a new trend in hip-hop, while speculating he will likely be a one-hit wonder.^ Soulja Boy reviews Braid .
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^ Tags: Hip Hop News , The DeAndre Way , soulja boy's new style .
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^ Soulja Boy> 9th Wonder?
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[16][17][18]

iSouljaBoyTellem (2008–2009)

.In June 2008, on DJ Cisco’s Urban Legend mixtape, Ice-T criticized Way for "killing hip-hop" and his song "Crank That" for being "garbage" compared to the works of other hip-hop artists such as Rakim, Das EFX, Big Daddy Kane and Ice Cube.^ Feud with Ice-T In June 2008, on DJ Cisco’s Urban Legend mixtape, Ice-T criticized Soulja Boy for "killing hip-hop" and his song "Crank That" for being "garbage" compared to the works of other hip-hop artists as Rakim, Das EFX, Big Daddy Kane and Ice Cube.
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^ This isnt killing hip hop.
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^ We came all the way from Rakim, we came all the way from Das EFX, we came all the way from motherfuckers flowing like Big Daddy Kane and Ice Cube, and you come with that Superman shit?
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.One of the comments in the exchange was when Ice-T told Way to "eat a dick".[19] The two then traded numerous videos back and forth over the Internet.^ Especially the eat a dick comment.
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^ Comment by ICE T on 19 July 2008 : .

^ Back and forth the two rivals went.
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.These videos included a cartoon and video of Ice-T dancing on Way's behalf and an apology, but reiteration of his feelings that Way's music "sucks", on Ice-T's behalf.^ People were feeling his different but cool way of dance and snap music.
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^ In the original YouTube video for "Shootout", Way demonstrates his dance while holding a handgun in each hand and pretending to shoot into the audience.
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^ Way has responded to these allegations by stating the intent of his music is to create upbeat party music that dispels the negative images that usually pervades hip hop music.
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[20] .Rapper Kanye West defended Way by arguing that the younger artist created a new, original work for hip-hop, thus keeping the authentic meaning of the music.^ Keep hip hop alive .
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^ Hip Hop Reaction offers new hip hop music and hip hop songs, with daily hip hop news.
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^ You see what is the origins of hip hop?
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[21]
.The follow-up to souljaboytellem.com, iSouljaBoyTellem, was released on December 16, 2008, to negative critical reception.^ Soulja Boy released his second album iSouljaBoyTellem on December 16.
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^ December 16, 2008 Categories: Beef .
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^ SouljaBoyTellem December 16, 2008 $7.99 .
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[22] .The first single from the album, "Bird Walk", peaked at number 40 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and the top 20 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart.^ The beat: This is the worst beat to curse a rap/hip-hop song to ever exist.

^ Tunes Top 10 Hip Hop Songs .
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^ That whole album was hot, track for track.
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."Kiss Me Thru the Phone", with Sammie, followed, peaking at #3 on the Hot 100 and #1 on the Hot Rap Tracks charts.^ Billboard’ s Hot 100 chart.
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^ Billboard Hot 100 chart.
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^ Kiss me thru the phone??
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[23]

The DeAndre Way (2009–present)

.The DeAndre Way[24] is the rapper's upcoming third studio album.^ The Atl based rapper is currently working on his third album The DeAndre Way .
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^ The Atl based rapper is currently working on his third album The DeAndre Way.
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^ Well it has to be roomy as the bus is equipped with a state-of-the-art recording studio, enabling Soulja Boy to still work on his upcoming album: “The DeAndre Way” while he’s touring as part of Lil Wayne’s Young Money Presents The America’s Most Wanted Music festival.
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.Way has stated that the album is intended to be his most personal and successful album thus far.^ This debut album from Boi Soulja is destined to be an underground classic and he is on the way to becoming one of the best out of the sunshine state.
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^ First and for most, congratulations on all of your success thus far & all that is yet to come.
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^ Penn State's defensive line has turned in a heroic performance thus far this season, barely skipping a beat despite dismissals and suspensions.
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.When speaking on possible collaborations, he stated he wished to work with artists such as Jay-Z, Lil Wayne, and Kanye West among others.^ He can check Lil Wayne and Kanye West off his list.
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^ Several remixes of Soulja Boy’s “swag” track also includes some of rap’s elite, from Jay-Z to Lil Wayne to Young Jeezy.
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^ Mr Gee : July 24th, 2009 at 4:30 am Ice is right hip hop is dead and that’s because of punks like soulja boy, hurricane and the likes including kanye west, lil wayne, T pain and Jay-Z (yeah right Jay-Z, someone who now thinks he is the Lord).
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[25] .According to his official twitter, Way stated that a collaboration with Justin Bieber would be on the album.^ Beside appearing in the December 8 album, "Pronto" is also included in the mixtape "Gangsta Grillz: Follow Me Twitter Edition" which is a collaborative project between Soulja and DJ Drama .
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^ I wanted to see how I would sound on some collaborations because on the first album I didnt collaborate with anybody.
  • Soulja Boy - Soulja's Ambition :: Hip-Hop Interview 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.sixshot.com [Source type: General]

^ THERE AIN'T NO WAY IN HELL I WOULD BUY THIS ALBUM! This Album Is Straight Garbage.
  • Soulja Boy - iSouljaBoyTellEm - Hip Hop Album Review 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.djbooth.net [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[26]

Musical style

.Critics and hip-hop figures such as Snoop Dogg and Method Man[27] cite Soulja Boy as artistically typical of contemporary rap trends such as writing for the lucrative ringtone market, and the ascendence of "Southern hip hop", emphasizing catchy music that discards rap's traditional emphasis on message.^ Music videos by soulja boy .
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^ Yes, that man is (of course) Soulja Boy.
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^ Last year, Snoop Dogg was dissing Soulja Boy .
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[28][29] .Soulja Boy identifies his goal as making upbeat, party-themed music that avoids the negative, violent image that he sees in most hip-hop.^ He makes party music, thats his thing.
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^ Music videos by soulja boy .
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^ Images found soulja boy.jpg .
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[28][29]
.Despite this, his music has been banned from some school dances for sexual, violent content or innuendo.^ Despite this, his music has been banned from some school dances for sexual, pro-violence content or innuendo and, ironically, many of his recent recordings feature violent content and sexual innuendo.
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^ But some school dances and skating rinks have banned the song for sexual slang and innuendo, though teens seem to be more interested in the dance and the beat than in the lyrics.
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^ BusinessPundit 6 days ago Despite this, clubs nationwide frequently play his music since people can dance to the beat.
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However, he has denied these claims.[30] .In the original YouTube video for "Shootout", Soulja Boy demonstrates his dance while holding a handgun in each hand and pretending to shoot into the audience.^ In the original YouTube video for "Shootout", Way demonstrates his dance while holding a handgun in each hand and pretending to shoot into the audience.
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^ Soulja Boy dance, MIT style .
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^ Music videos by soulja boy .
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[31]

Stacks on Deck Entertainment

Way founded the record label "Stacks on Deck Entertainment" in 2004. While Way is signed under Interscope and Collipark Music, he claims that his label has distribution deals with Interscope, Universal Records, and Koch.[32] .Other artists on the roster include Arab, JBar, and the S.O.D. Money Gang which consists of the three rappers.^ On the other side, we have a bunch of ‘fake as a three dollar bill’ prepubescent bums whose money isn’t right.
  • XXLmag.com - » Soulja Boy Top of the World 25 January 2010 20:57 UTC www.xxlmag.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ JBAR is a member of SOD MONEY GANG (Soulja Boy, Arab,and JBAR), which is the label he is currently signed under.
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^ Watch the clip, where the rapper is joined by Jbar, Arab, and Q, below the fold.
  • Soulja Boy - Blog Toplist 20 September 2009 20:30 UTC www.blogtoplist.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

.Though it was originally reported that rapper White Tee was signed to the label,[33] Way himself later confirmed it was a joke.^ Lil Wayne’s Rebirth is due in August, while Jeezy’s Thug Motivation 103, Soulja Boy’s The DeAndre Way and Drake’s Thank Me Later do not have dates yet; Drake has not signed with a label yet.
  • Radio Big Boy » soulja boy 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC radiobigboy.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ No additional arrests were made at the scene, though the Herald reported that police also found a 9mm handgun in a white Lexus on the scene but were unable to determine whose it was.
  • VH1.com : Soulja Boy Tell'em : Soulja Boy Tell'em Arrested For Running From Police - Rhapsody Music Downloads 25 January 2010 20:57 UTC www.vh1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rapper Akon has confirmed reports that he has become a father for the sixth time Rapper Akon has confirmed reports that he has become a father for the sixth time.
  • AKON - BEAUTIFUL LYRICS 25 September 2009 8:56 UTC www.metrolyrics.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Personal life

.On December 30, 2008, Way was robbed and assaulted in his home.^ In December of 2008 Soulja boy was robbed and assaulted in his home.
  • Soulja Boy Arrested (PHOTO) Ran From Cops During Video? 2 February 2010 10:010 UTC www.postchronicle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Posted by: Rob at December 24, 2008 05:08 AM .

^ Posted by: Rolf at December 30, 2008 05:40 AM .

.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.^ On december 31, a video surfaced of two masked men claming the robbery and explaining that the crime was completed with only one weapon.
  • Soulja Boy Assaulted on New Year's Eve - Hip Hop Galaxy 25 January 2010 20:57 UTC www.hiphopgalaxy.com [Source type: General]

^ They disputed initial reports of there being six assailants armed with pistols and Ak-47s.
  • News, Rapper Soulja Boy gets Robbed in his Atlanta Home! 25 January 2010 20:57 UTC www.industryfinest.com [Source type: General]

^ The following day (December 31), a video surfaced of two masked men claiming responsibility for the crime.
  • News, Rapper Soulja Boy gets Robbed in his Atlanta Home! 25 January 2010 20:57 UTC www.industryfinest.com [Source type: General]

[34][35] .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.^ Song: Soulja Boy - Soulja GIRL mp3 .
  • Soulja Boy - MP3 Search & Free Mp3 Downloads 25 January 2010 20:57 UTC beemp3.com [Source type: General]

^ Soulja Boy: Yeah, I got the brand new album.
  • Interview - Soulja Boy: Music: UGO 25 January 2010 20:57 UTC musicblog.ugo.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Soulja Boy: The mood of the album is unpredictable.
  • BallerStatus.com » Soulja Boy Tell’Em: Everybody Crank That 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.ballerstatus.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

[36]
.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.^ Upon his return, the officer charged the rapper with one count of obstruction, a misdemeanor, for running from police when he'd been ordered to stop.
  • VH1.com : Soulja Boy Tell'em : Soulja Boy Tell'em Arrested For Running From Police - Rhapsody Music Downloads 25 January 2010 20:57 UTC www.vh1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Soulja Boy, 19, has been arrested, and the musician known by the stage name Soulja Boy Tell'Em (real name DeAndre Ramone Way) was charged with obstruction.
  • Soulja Boy Arrested (PHOTO) Ran From Cops During Video? 2 February 2010 10:010 UTC www.postchronicle.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

^ Rapper Soulja Boy Arrested behindblondiepark.com 10/10/2009 — CNN.com Reported that: Atlanta rapper DeAndre Cortez Way, better known by his stage name Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em or just Soulja Boy, was charged with obstruction after running from police despite an order to stop, a police spokesman said Friday.
  • Soulja Boy Engaged To Rosa Acosta? (Photos) - Celebrity Weddings 25 January 2010 20:57 UTC showhype.com [Source type: General]

.The rapper was released on $550 bond.^ Boy was released on $550 bond yesterday morning.
  • Soulja Boy Arrested! | SPIKE 31 January 2010 14:014 UTC www.spike.com [Source type: General]

^ The rapper was released on $550 bond on Thursday morning and a follow-up court date was not available at press time.
  • VH1.com : Soulja Boy Tell'em : Soulja Boy Tell'em Arrested For Running From Police - Rhapsody Music Downloads 25 January 2010 20:57 UTC www.vh1.com [Source type: FILTERED WITH BAYES]

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Discography

Awards and nominations

  • 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)
  • 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"
    • 2009: Choice Music: Artist (Nominated)

References

  1. ^ Soulja Boy Tell'em Ready To Drop Paranormal Activity Mixtape
  2. ^ Soulja Boy Burns Calories, Boosts Street Cred With Arrest
  3. ^ Soulja Boy, Will.i.am, Akon Take YouTube Live
  4. ^ JONATHAN LANDRUM Jr., Associated Press Writer (2009-05-07). "Soulja Boy emerges through criticism with 2 hits". Sfgate.com. http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/n/a/2009/05/07/entertainment/e070041D74.DTL. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  5. ^ a b Cordor, Cyril (2007). "Soulja Boy Tell Em - Biography". Allmusic. http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:0nfrxqerldje~T1. 
  6. ^ a b "‘Soulja Boy’ Being Sued By ‘Souljah Boy’". HipHopRoll. December 8, 2007. pp. 1. http://www.hiphoproll.com/soulja-boy-being-sued-by-souljah-boy/. Retrieved 2009-08-18. 
  7. ^ a b Soulja Boy at SoundClick
  8. ^ Soulja Boy @ YouTube
  9. ^ Soulja Boy @ MySpace
  10. ^ Vibe Magazine. Ayo, Technology by Brent S. Grier. November 2007. Page 50.
  11. ^ "Rap City" (September 2007). BET.
  12. ^ a b Jeffries, David. "Souljaboytellem.com" Overview. Allmusic: 2007
  13. ^ All Music Chart - Souljaboytellem.com
  14. ^ "Souljah Boy: Guilty of Stealing and Inseminating". MTV Australia. 2008-01-10. http://www.mtv.com.au/news/354/. Retrieved 2008-09-11. 
  15. ^ Vozick-Levinson, Simon (2007-10-05). "Music Review: Souljaboytellem.com". Entertainment Weekly. Time. http://www.ew.com/ew/article/0,,20144964,00.html. Retrieved 2007-12-27. "At least he owns a cool domain name. D" 
  16. ^ Robinson, Patrick. "Soulja Boy - Souljaboytellem.com Review". 411mania.com, LLC. http://www.411mania.com/music/album_reviews/60943. Retrieved 2007-12-27. "...not a chore to listen to in that sense and Soulja Boy does show some signs of youthful enthusiasm." 
  17. ^ Griff. "Soulja Boy - Souljaboytellem.com". Okayplayer.com. http://www.okayplayer.com/reviews/index.php/weblog/more/souljaboytellemcom/. Retrieved 2007-12-27. "This one's definitely geared for the kiddies... does an excellent job of catering to current industry trends with ringtone themes ... and dance moves galore ... Despite all the criticism that he’s received from hip-hop purists, it’d be naive to think Soulja Boy hasn’t changed the face of hip-hop" 
  18. ^ The Review - Review of Souljaboytellem.com
  19. ^ Hale, Andreas (2008-06-17). "Ice-T Tells Soulja Boy To Eat A Dick". Hip Hop DX. http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.7135/title.ice-t-tells-soulja-boy-to-eat-a-dick. 
  20. ^ Soulja Boy Tell'em Talks About New Album, Battle With Ice-T MTV. June 25, 2008.
  21. ^ Upmalis, Jordan (2008-06-23). "Ice-T vs. Soulja Boy Tell'em Video Blog Beef Heats Up; Kanye Weighs In". MTV News. http://newsroom.mtv.com/2008/06/23/ice-t-vs-soulja-boy-tellem-video-blog-beef-heats-up-kanye-weighs-in. 
  22. ^ Darryl Sterdan (December 15, 2008). "Reviewing the final new CDs of 2008; Soulja Boy Tell Em". Winnipeg Sun (Manitoba). "It isn't easy being Soulja. Everybody from Ice-T to LeBron James has been hating on the 18-year-old rapper and his hit Crank That. But before you feel sorry for him, crank his second CD. Then again, don't. Between the tossed-off shallowness of his tracks and the monotony of his repetitive vocals, you might decide that the only thing worse than being Soulja Boy is listening to him" 
  23. ^ "Soulja Boy Tell Em - Charts & Awards - Billboard Singles". allmusic. http://allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:0nfrxqerldje~T51. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  24. ^ Rapradar article
  25. ^ Soulja Boy Tell'em Wants Jay-Z, Lil Wayne On DeAndre Way
  26. ^ http://twitter.com/souljaboytellem/status/9323152556
  27. ^ June 30, 2008 (2008-06-30). "Method Man calls Soulja Boy GARBAGE!". YouTube. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXws4FGG4Qg. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  28. ^ a b "Huge hits don’t spell success for new rap stars". msnbc.com. Associated Press. 2007-10-19. http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21365044/. Retrieved 2007-12-11. "Labels aren’t developing acts and more are writing ringtones, veterans say" 
  29. ^ a b Nekesa Mumbi Moody (2007-10-18). "New rap stars find success fleeting". Yahoo! Music. Associated Press. http://music.yahoo.com/read/news/50674023. Retrieved 2007-12-27. "Seventeen-year-old Soulja Boy says that's what people want to hear these days." 
  30. ^ Springer Jr, Anthony (November 15th, 2007). "Soulja Boy Debunks "Superman Dat Hoe" Rumors". HipHopDX.com. http://www.hiphopdx.com/index/news/id.5971/title.soulja-boy-debunks-superman-dat-hoe-rumors. Retrieved 2009-03-10. 
  31. ^ Harrington, Richard (December 21, 2007). "Soulja Boy Cranks It Up Big-Time". Washington Post: p. WE12. http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2007/12/20/AR2007122000913.html. "... some school dances and skating rinks have banned the song for sexual slang and innuendo, though naive teens seem to be more interested in the dance and the beat than in the lyrics." 
  32. ^ a b Soulja Boy Interview "You Got 50 Stacks!!!"
  33. ^ Who Is Soulja Boy’s White Rapper?
  34. ^ SoulajBoy Assaulted in Georgia Allhiphop.com, January 2, 2009
  35. ^ "SOULJA BOY ROBBED AT GUNPOINT?: Rapper's rep claims masked men invaded the house; video of men claiming responsibility surfaces". EURweb.com. 2009-01-05. http://www.eurweb.com/story/eur49807.cfm. Retrieved 2009-08-27. 
  36. ^ Kaufman, Gil (2009-01-28). "Soulja Boy Tell'em Describes Alleged Robbery". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1603658/20090128/soulja_boy_tellem.jhtml. Retrieved 2009-02-18. 
  37. ^ Kaufman, Gil; Rodriguez, Jayson (2009-10-09). "Soulja Boy Tell'em Arrested For Running From Police". MTV News. http://www.mtv.com/news/articles/1623510/20091009/soulja_boy_tellem.jhtml. Retrieved 2010-02-06. 

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Soulja Boy Tell 'Em

DeAndre Cortez Way, also known as Soulja Boy Tell 'Em or simply Soulja Boy, is an American Hip hop artiste.. He is widely known for the songs "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" and "Tell 'Em".

He has brought out two albums, called "souljaboytellem.com" and "iSouljaBoyTellEm". Most critics dislike his music, with Entertainment Weekly called souljaboytellem.com 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.


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