DeAndre Cortez Way, better known as Soulja Boy Tell 'Em, or simply Soulja Boy, is an American rapper, record producer, actor, and entrepreneur. Debuting in 2004, he did not become popular after his single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" reached number one on the US Billboard Hot 100 (2007). On August 17, Way was listed at number 18 on the Forbes list of Hip-Hop Cash Kings of 2010 earning $7 million for that year.
Way has been best known for his rudimentary and superficially lyrical verses, vacuous and insipid subject matter, convoluted rhyme schemes, vague song structure, as well as the embodying the quintessential snap music & southern hip hop
DeAndre Way was born in Chicago and moved to Atlanta at age six, where he was first enthused with rap music. At age 14, he moved to Batesville, Mississippi with his father produced his first recording . In November 2005, Way posted his songs on the website SoundClick.
Way was entanged with mutiple cases of ailing to make promised payments and was arrested because of illegally stockpiling handgun.