[99] On June 30, Way released a mixtape titled 25 The Movie. The single was initially self-published to the internet, and later became a number-one hit in the United States for seven non-consecutive weeks starting in September 2007. Way was arrested immediately and taken to jail. [148], Way continued to release singles and two mix-tapes throughout 2019, releasing the first mix-tape, Fuego, on January 10,[149] and the second mix-tape, Tell Ya, on March 25. [118][119][120] On February 10, Way released another mixtape titled Finesse EP. [6] On August 17, Way was listed at number 18 on the Forbes list of Hip-Hop Cash Kings of 2010 for earning $7 million that year.[7]. [212], Way has garnered popularity through the use of social media. Love. [90] On October 31, Way released his mixtape Young Millionaire, featuring appearances from Sean Kingston, Cap.1 and Rich The Kid. [29] The lead single from the album, "POW", was released in January 2009 but failed to garner success and was dubbed a promo single. Way said his third studio album, The DeAndre Way,[27] was intended to be his most personal and successful album thus far. [65] Way also announced that his album Promise had been retitled USA DRE. Strenghts: the unique ability to adapt to any situation [79][80] On December 28, 2013 rapper/singer Drake collaborated and remixed Way's intro track "We Made It" from his mixtape The King. By the end of May 2007, "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" had received its first airplay and Way met with Mr. Collipark to sign a deal with Interscope Records. A head shot of the rapper with a black and white display showing off his chest and neck tattoos. [38] On March 17, Way released the mixtape 1UP which had cover art based on the Naruto anime, with Way stating: "If I was in a video game, this mixtape would advance me to the next level with an extra life. On May 30, 2016, Way announced that all artists signed to SODMG had been dropped. [91][92][93] On November 17, Way announced via his Instagram that he had signed a new label deal with Universal Music Group and also revealed the title, cover art and release date for his fourth studio album, Loyalty, originally scheduled for release on December 2, 2014, but pushed back to February 3, 2015. Slang for "soldier". However, the alleged abuse only continued and escalated. [204] However, his manager claimed that a neighbor had left the gun under the seat; meanwhile Way was left unaware that it was there. He wouldn’t beat a woman or put his hands on a woman … this is nonsense.”[210][211], Way is known for having the first single to sell over three million digital copies, due to the success of his commercially successful debut single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)". [255] Paul posted a video on YouTube the same day indicating his own status in the rematch between Logan Paul and KSI was undecided, leaving the official status of the fight between him and Way in question. We believe he should be held accountable.”, Way told TMZ, “I vehemently and unequivocally deny these allegations. [45] Way also released the cover and title of his second independent album via Twitter, titled Skate Boy, with a notice that it would be available in stores on November 1. [177][178][179] In 2012, Way released another line he created, "BLVD. 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Eventually, the two did have a consensual relationship, but around January 2019, she alleges that he began to physically abuse her. [233][234][235] Way apologized, "When I expressed my frustration with the U.S. Army, not only did my words come out wrong, I was wrong to even speak them." [187], In 2013, Way announced and confirmed that he was guest-starring in the upcoming movie Officer Down. In May 2011, Way's feud with Ice-T somewhat reignited, regarding the film Juice. [239] On August 28, 2012, on Way's Tinychat, Hopsin and Way confronted each other: though Hopsin admitted he liked Way, nothing was really resolved. [189] World Poker Fund is a builder and operator of online and event-based social gaming platforms and imprints. [124][125][126][127] On May 12, Way released a single titled "Day One". [173] In April 2016, Soulja Boy received a writing credit on Beyoncé's visual album, Lemonade.[174]. On February 22, Way released his first mixtape of the year, titled Foreign. It was performed on YouTube Live on November 22, 2008, with an introduction from MC Hammer. Ice-T stated that Way's role as Bishop, which was famously originated by rapper Tupac Shakur, was not an issue. [140] On September 29, Way released the mixtape King Soulja 6, the sixth installment to his King Soulja mixtape/album series. I find it extremely disrespectful since the families are still in mourning over the loss of their loved ones. I really can't dwell on what happened after that, but it was a messed up situation and I'm glad everyone made it out alive. Worse, the woman alleges that Way would often become so jealous of likes and comments she would receive on social media and phone calls she would receive that he would react in rage by throwing her to the ground, punching her, and kicking her in the rib. [230] In 2016, they released a joint mixtape titled Ignorant Shit. [58] On September 4, Way released the sequel mixtape Juice II, in which Way returned to his old production style with the beginning lines "Soulja Boy Tell 'Em". [237], On August 25, 2012, Way made controversial comments towards fellow rapper Hopsin on one of his webcam chats with his fans, when Way stated "fuck Hopsin, I'm about to go in the studio and record this Hopsin diss real quick". [203], On January 22, 2014, Way was a passenger in his vehicle when the driver ran a stop sign in the San Fernando Valley, California, and police discovered a loaded handgun in the car. [175] That same year Way released his own brand of the popular shoe line "Yums". [34] Then it was announced that "Speakers Going Hammer" was going to be the second single, but "Blowing Me Kisses" was released on August 31, 2010, as the second single instead. We've joined the BHM Digital family of websites and have updated our Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. [241][242], On April 19, 2013, Way sent a number of death threats to Chicago rapper Chief Keef via Facebook. [42] On August 31, Way released the mixtape The Last Crown, the cover of the mixtape is based on the artwork the Flammarion Engraving. On January 14, Way released a single titled "Drop The Top" and on January 24 he premiered its music video. [15][16], For the 50th Grammy Awards, Way was nominated for Best Rap Song with "Crank That (Soulja Boy)", but lost to Kanye West and T-Pain's "Good Life". seek information on a wide variety of topics including African-American hair care, health issues, relationship [247] The next day, Way apologized to Brown and fans about the event and wished to collaborate with Brown. The rapper was released on a $550 bond. Way angrily claimed he had had the biggest comeback, with a snippet of the video going viral that same day. I wanna get a Grammy. The game wouldn't be what it is without Soulja Boy. The single 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. [24] It sold over 2 million digital copies in the United States, becoming his second song to reach the two million mark in downloads. “Kiss Me Thru The Phone” has a whole new meaning in the COVID-19 era. DeAndre Cortez Way (born July 28, 1990), better known as Soulja Boy Tell 'Em or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, songwriter, record producer, actor, streamer and entrepreneur. and also for Lil Wayne's upcoming album Tha Carter V.[171][172] Soulja Boy also produced the song "Yasss Bish", on Nicki Minaj's album, The Pinkprint. This is not the first time Way has been accused of violence against women. In September 2007, his debut single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" peaked at number 1 on the U.S. Yo Gotti, 2 Chainz, Soulja Boy & T.I.) [106] On September 24, Way released a single titled "Gratata" along with an accompanying music video. His exploitation severely hampered our client’s ability to re-establish herself in the workplace and in society. 50 don't mess with no rappers," said the Crank That hitmaker. "Crank That" is a viral dance craze started by DeAndre Cortez Way, AKA Soulja Boy Tell 'Em; a young rapper who managed to turn his MySpace and Youtube fame into a music entertainment career. If the masses accept it, it shows you the state we're in ... Come on man, you think I'd try to remake Pac's movie? Soulja Boy is a mess! 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[186], On April 22, 2011, Way announced that he would be making his acting debut playing the main role of Bishop in the Juice remake and that it would air on BET. [254] In September 2019, following Way's early release from jail, his manager confirmed the boxing match would still occur. Back to SB; his, songs are for mindless individuals who have no taste, not only in music, but in life. Worse, she claims that she was left penniless because she was not paid the wages that Way had allegedly promised, which she says was $500 per month for cooking, cleaning, driving him around, and managing his travel itineraries. [41] Then on August 1, Way released another ep mixtape titled 21: EP. [213] Way is also known for revolutionizing the way musical artists and labels promote and brand their music through the use of social media, due to his digital marketing in the beginning of his career. [104][105] On September 1, Way released the single "Diddy Bop". He is the perfect example of the typical southern snap crap. [14] The album was reportedly recorded using just the demo version of FL Studio. [246] The two began to exchange Instagram videos towards each other in a matter of minutes, for example: Chris Brown accusing Way of "snitching" or Way poking fun of Brown's daughter and his infamous incident with singer Rihanna in 2009. [32] The album title was reverted to The DeAndre Way in July 2010. [238] The situation was caused by Hopsin's controversial song "Sag My Pants" which was a direct diss towards Way with the lines "Soulja Boy you got a corny flow, So you can suck my fucking dick through a glory hole" though Way previously didn't focus on the diss. I came out. The assistant is being referred to as "Jane Doe" in the lawsuit. The police officer who made the stop searched the vehicle and found more than five ounces (140 g) of marijuana. A woman who worked as a personal assistant for rapper Soulja Boy alleges in a lawsuit filed Thursday that the artist sexually abused her, beat her and held her hostage. Supply"; the store is located in Los Angeles, California. "To have 50 have my back, that's definitely exciting, it's an achievement. The chest of Soulja Boy has a liner that says “hustle sleep get money”. On March 5, 2008, Way released his official line of "S.O.D clothing". Fred A. Flores, a Marine Veteran and commissioner for the L.A. County Veteran's Advisory Commission said, "It's a very offensive statement, WPGC radio personality Sunni said, "Wow! "[232] After the song was released, Way was criticized by military members and their families, especially in regard to the timing in relation to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. [60] On December 25, 2012, Way released LOUD, which was his first mixtape distributed on iTunes. [243][244] On June 1, 2014, Way revealed on his Instagram that he and fellow artist Chief Keef had resolved their differences. [81][82], In 2014, Way continued work on his fourth studio album while collaborating with other artists and releasing additional mixtapes. [152] On July 28, 2020, following his rising success as a Twitch streamer,[153] Way released the mixtape King Soulja 9,[154] followed by several singles throughout 2020. Way was arrested and released on bond the same day. [64] This continued after he added "Rich Gang" or "YMCMB" to his social media platforms. Way said he would also release a mini-movie of his own to go along with the mixtape, and that he was headed to greatness with the mixtape. [207], In October 2016, Way was sued by a musician called Skrill Dilly about allegedly uttering death threats to him in a video filmed by the rapper. | RealTalkNY", "Soulja Boy and Bow Wow Reunite for New Mixtape Ignorant Shit: Listen - Pitchfork", "Soulja Boy Apologizes After Members of Armed Forces Slam His Anti-Military Song", "Soulja Boy RIPPED By Military Vet For Anti-Army Rap", "SMH! [245], On January 3, 2017, Way was entangled in a debacle with singer Chris Brown. [71][72] On June 13, Way announced another album title change, to Life After Fame, and that it would be released to stores on July 30, 2013. [121] On February 14, Way released a mixtape titled King Soulja 5, the fifth installment to his King Soulja mixtape/album series. [214][215], Way's music has been banned from some school dances for alleged sexual or violent content and/or innuendos. [206] On February 15, 2014, Way announced via Twitter that he was going to jail in five days. November 2007. But don't get it twisted, Soulja doesn't wanna be the next Lupe Fiasco. “His abuse imprisoned her physically, mentally, and emotionally. The woman, who has only been identified as Jane Doe in the suit, says that the professional relationship began to take a turn when Way allegedly sent her an unsolicited penis picture. But I wasn't saying as far as my whole music [output, with] all of my songs, that I don't wanna be rappin' like Lupe Fiasco. [217] The two then traded videos back and forth over the Internet. [240] On September 3, 2012, Way released a Hopsin diss titled "That Nigga Not Me". "I want to be the best," he continued. [9] At age 14, he moved to Batesville, Mississippi, with his father who provided a recording studio for Way to explore his musical ambitions. On January 12, Soulja Boy released another handheld on his SouljaWatch website called the SouljaGame Handheld; this console looks similar in appearance to Sony's PlayStation Vita. 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