Soulja Boy Tell'em
DeAndre Ramone Way, 28 July 1990, Chicago, Illinois, USA. This US rapper celebrated a US number 1 hit shortly after his 17th birthday when his debut, Crank That (Soulja Boy), completed its rise up the charts. Raised in Atlanta, Georgia, Soulja Boy began rapping for real in his early teens. His travels continued when he moved with his father to Batesville, Mississippi, at the age of 14, where he began to mix the Memphis rap style (Batesville is only 40 miles from the Tennessee city) with the snap dance he had picked up during his time in Atlanta. His father had bought him a home studio set-up, allowing the newly named Soulja Boy to experiment with beats and raps in his own time. His profile escalated when he began playing national shows and went into overdrive when he set up a MySpace site in summer 2006. Naturally it was not long before major labels came sniffing around, leading to a contract with Mr. Colliparks Interscope distributed Collipark...