Soulja Boy Net Worth: Early Life, Career, Controversies, and More


Soulja Boy Net Worth
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Introduction

DeAndre Cortez Way, professionally known as Soulja Boy, is an American rapper and record producer. Soulja Boy net worth of $30 Million.

Soulja Boy Net Worth
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He was born on 28 July 1990 in Chicago, Illinois, and is widely known for his debut single ‘Crank That (Soulja Boy)’ which he released in 2007, culminating No.1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Soulja Boy Net Worth

NameDeAndre Cortez Way
Stage NameSoulja Boy
Other NamesSoulja Boy Tell ‘Em, Big Draco
Age31
Birth Date28 July 1990
Birth PlaceChicago, Illinois, U.S.
Height5 ft 8 in
Net Worth$30 Million
OccupationRapper, Songwriter, Record producer
OriginAtlanta, Georgia, U.S.
Years Active2004 – present
GenresHip hop, Pop rap, Snap, Trap
InstrumentsVocals, FL Studio
LabelsStacks on Deck (current), Collipark, Interscope
Associated ActsBow Wow, Gucci Mane, Lil B, Mr. Collipark, Rich the Kid, Riff Raff, Roscoe Dash
Soulja Boy Net Worth | Soulja Boy Biography

Soulja Boy Early life

DeAndre Cortez Way, professionally known as Soulja Boy, was born on 28 July 1990, in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of six, he migrated to Atlanta, Georgia, along with his family. It was there that he developed a growing interest in rap music. When he was 14, he migrated to Batesville, Mississippi, along with his father. His father was very supportive of Way’s interest in music and even built a recording studio within their family home to encourage him.

Soulja Boy Net Worth is estimated to be around $30 Million as of 2022

Soulja Boy Personal Life

Soulja Boy has a rather long list of ex-girlfriends. However, he has been in an on-and-off relationship with Nia Riley for quite some time. Some of the women he has dated over the years include Brittish Williams, Rubi Rose, India Love, Karrine Steffans, Nastassia Smith, and Diamond.

Soulja Boy Career

After his father granted him a recording studio of his own, Way began recording songs. In the year 2005, he posted one of his songs on a website called SoundClick, receiving a lot of positive responses. This was the final push he needed to take another step towards his career. He made several accounts and began to share his music with the world, through various other platforms.

“Souljaboytellem.com” album cover art
“Souljaboytellem.com” album cover art (Image Source: facebook.com)

In 2007 he released his hit debut song ‘Crank That (Soulja Boy)’ which culminated No. 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100, retaining the position for seven consecutive weeks, earning a Grammy nomination, and resulting in a signed deal with Interscope Records. In the same year, he released his first independent album “Unsigned and Still Major: Da Album Before da Album.” On 2 October 2007, his first label album “Souljaboytellem.com” was out, peaking at No. 4 on both the U.S. Billboard 200 chart as well as the Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums chart, and was certified platinum. On December 16, 2008, he released his second album,“¡SouljaBoyTellem.” His third studio album, “The DeAndre Way,” was released in November of 2010. Soulja Boy had high hopes for the album’s success, however, it is said to be Soulja Boy’s lowest-selling album to date. Since his second and third albums were not as successful as he had hoped them to be, he began releasing a lot of mixtapes from 2011 to 2014. This idea of his paid off, garnering him a good amount of success. Furthermore, in 2014 Soulja Boy was signed a deal with the Universal Music Group, as his deal with Interscope Records had expired.

In 2015, his fourth studio album titled “Loyalty,” was released, wherein Soulja Boy collaborated with various hip-hop artists including Gucci Mane, Sammie, Shawty Lo, and Arab. Additionally, on 30 July 2015, Soulja Boy released his fourth digital album – King Soulja 4, through Stacks on Deck Entertainment, his independent label. On February 14, 2016, Soulja Boy released King Soulja 5 which was the fifth installment to his King Soulja series. He went on to release his fifth digital album, titled Stacks On Deck, through his independent label, in March 2016. It featured appearances from Agoff, King Reefa, Lil Yachty, and Rich The Kid. “How Can You Blame Me? “ his fifth studio album, was released in 2019. In April of 2021, Soulja Boy signed a record deal with Virgin Music.

“Loyalty” album cover art
“Loyalty” album cover art (Image Source: wikipedia.org)

Soulja Boy Discography

Studio albums:

  1. com (2007)
  2. iSouljaBoyTellem (2008)
  3. The DeAndre Way (2010)
  4. King Soulja 3 (2014)
  5. Loyalty (2015)
  6. Best to Ever Do It (2018)
  7. Young Draco (2018)
  8. Big Draco (2021)
  9. Big Draco 2 (2021)
  10. Big Draco 3 (2022)

Stacks on Deck Entertainment

In 2004, DeAndre Way founded his independent record label Stacks on Deck Entertainment (SODMG), signing deals with various artists. However, on May 30, 2016, Way declared that all artists that were signed to SODMG had been dropped. A. Goff, Lil B, Riff Raff, Shawty Boy, and Soulja Kid are some of the artists that previously signed deals with Soulja Boy’s label. Some years later, in 2019 Way re-signed Lil 100, and also went on to sign 24hrs.

Soulja Boy Current artists

ActYear Signed
Soulja Boy (CEO/founder)2004
Lil 1002011
24hrs2019
 
Soulja Boy Current artists

Fashion Designing

On March 5 in 2008, Soulja Boy began his clothing line called “S.O.D clothing” as well as his shoe line called “Yums.” Furthermore, on February 14, 2012, he, along with the fashion designer D. Young, created the clothing line “Ocean Gang.” In 2012, he also released another line “BLVD. Supply.

Acting Career

In 2009, Soulja Boy announced that he would be releasing his own cartoon Soulja Boy: The Animated Series, however, only one episode was released.

Soulja Boy: The Movie, directed by Spirer, was released on October 18, 2011. It contains live performances from Soulja Boy’s DeAndre Way Tour as well as some interviews held with his father.

Soulja Game

In December of 2018, Soulja Boy released SouljaGame, a video game console, and announced the release of two more consoles: the Retro SouljaBoy Mini, and the SouljaGame Fuze.

World Poker Fund Holdings

In May of 2016, Soulja Boy signed a deal from World Poker Fund Holdings lasting five years. Soulja commented: “I enjoy music and of course gaming. Being an influencer is a form of currency.”

Soulja Boy Net Worth is estimated to be around $30 Million as of 2022

Soulja Boy Awards

  • BET Hip-Hop Awards – 2007: Best Hip-Hop Dance
  • BET Social Awards – 2019: Social Verified Award
  • Ozone Awards – 2007: Patiently Waiting: Mississippi

 Soulja Boy Legal Issues

  • On December 9, 2007, William Lyons, the creator of the stage name- Souljah Boy, sued Way for using it.
  • On October 18, 2011, Soulja Boy’s vehicle was pulled over for a vehicle equipment violation and when searched, the officer found more than five ounces (140 g) of marijuana. Soulja Boy was arrested and released on the same day.
  • In 2016, Skrill Dilly sued Soulja Boy for uttering death threats to him in a video.
  • In January of 2021, Soulja Boy was sued by an unnamed former personal assistant of his who claimed that he had locked her in a room for three days and raped her several times and also, that he had not paid her wages. However, Soulja denied these claims.

Soulja Boy Controversies

  • Soulja Boy’s music is banned in certain school dances on the grounds of sexual and violent content.
  • In June of 2008, Ice-T told Soulja Boy to “eat a dick” and said that Soulja Boy was “killing hip-hop.” Furthermore, he also mentioned that his song “Crank That” was “garbage” compared to the works of other artists.
  • On February 2, 2009, Bow Wow was challenged to a race in their Lamborghinis by Soulja Boy, claiming Bow Wow’s Lamborghini was a rental. Two days later, Bow Wow proved that he indeed owned his Lamborghini. On February 7, both artists went on to send diss tracks to each other ( Soulja Boy’s “Fuck Bow Wow” and Bow Wow’s “What I Think About You“), however, this dispute was resolved later that day during a phone conversation.
  • In September of 2011, Soulja Boy released “Let’s Be Real,” with one of the lines being “Fuck the FBI and fuck all the army troops / Fighting for what? Bitch, be your own man / I’ll be flying through the clouds with green like I’m Peter Pan.” He received a lot of criticism from the military and their families, especially since the timing was in relation to the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks. Soulja Boy went on to apologize, and the song was taken out of the album and made unavailable for sale.
  • On April 19 in 2013, Chief Keef received numeral death threats from Soulja Boy via Facebook, most likely due to an earlier incident that took place wherein Keef’s affiliate Ballout stole Soulja Boy’s chain and bragged about it. Soulja Boy posted Keef’s cellphone numbers and urged the people to notify him that he was coming for him with a gun. Some months later, Soulja Boy revealed that he and Chief Keef had resolved their differences.

 FAQs related to Soulja Boy

Who is Soulja Boy?

DeAndre Cortez Way, professionally known as Soulja Boy, is an American rapper and record producer, with an estimated net worth of $30 Million. He was born on 28 July 1990 in Chicago, Illinois, and is widely known for his debut single ‘Crank That (Soulja Boy)’ which he released in 2007, culminating No.1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

What is the net worth of Soulja Boy?

Soulja Boy has an estimated net worth of $30 Million.

How old is Soulja Boy?

Born on 28 July 1990, Soulja Boy is currently 31 years old.

Does Soulja Boy have his own clothing line?

On March 5 in 2008, Soulja Boy began his clothing line called “S.O.D clothing” as well as his shoe line called “Yums.” Furthermore, on February 14, 2012, he, along with the fashion designer D. Young, created the clothing line “Ocean Gang.” In 2012, he also released another line “BLVD. Supply.”

Does Soulja Boy have a brother?

Soulja Boy’s younger brother, Deion Jenkins, was killed in a car crash on March 22, 2011.

Why was Soulja Boy sued by William Lyons?

On December 9, 2007,  William Lyons, the creator of the stage name- Souljah Boy, sued Way for using it.

How tall is Soulja Boy?

Soulja Boy is 5 ft 8 in tall.

What is the name of Soulja Boy’s debut single?

Soulja Boy’s debut single ‘Crank That (Soulja Boy)’ was released in 2007, culminating No.1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Conclusion

DeAndre Cortez Way, professionally known as Soulja Boy, is an American rapper and record producer, with an estimated net worth of $30 Million. He was born on 28 July 1990 in Chicago, Illinois, and is widely known for his debut single ‘Crank That (Soulja Boy)’ which he released in 2007, culminating No.1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100.

Soulja Boy Net Worth is estimated to be around $30 Million as of 2022

On March 5 in 2008, Soulja Boy began his clothing line called “S.O.D clothing” as well as his shoe line called “Yums.”


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