DeAndre “Soulja Boy” Cortez is an American rapper and record producer with an estimated net worth of $23 million. Soulja Boy is 5’9″ and weighs 165 pounds. DeAndre Cortez Way was born on July 28, 1990 in Chicago, Illinois. At the age of six his family moved to Atlanta, Georgia. Way moved to Batesville, Mississippi at the age of 14 to live with his father. Way’s father saw his son’s interest in music and provided a recording studio for Way to record his music.
Way started posting his music on SoundClick and received positive reviews so he posted more music on Youtube and Myspace. Im March 2007 he recorded “Crank That” from his first independent album Unsigned & Still Major: Da Album Before da Album.
“Crank That” hit the airwaves an became a hit, reaching number one on the Billboard Hot 100. He shot a low-budget video for the song and created a dance craze that took over the nation. In 2007 he won “Best Hip-Hop Dance” at the BET Hip-Hop Awards. Due to all his new-found recognition, Soulja Boy signed a record deal with Interscope Records.
Although Soulja Boy became an overnight sensation, many critiqued his rap skills. Critics called his rhyming skills rudimentary and limited him to being only a one-hit-wonder. Two albums later, Soulja Boy has proved his wrong. In 2008 he released iSouljaBoyTellem and The DeAndre Way in 2010. Some other hit singles from Soulja Boy as “Kiss Me Thru the Phone”, “Pretty Boy Swag”, “Turn My Swag On”, and “Speakers Going Hammer”.
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1. 884.8 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 Coupe Chevrolet Bel Air Coupe ($25,995.00 each)
2. 4,510.7 Bell & Ross Radar Limited Edition 500 Automatic PVD Finish Watch ($5,099.00 each)
3. 77,966.1 Hugo Boss Brossio Monk Strap Shoes ($295.00 each)
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