In 2007, a teenage Soulja Boy took the music scene by storm with his breakout hit, “Crank That (Soulja Boy)”. But, in the months before it hit #1 on Billboard, the young rapper was utilizing the Internet to spread his music … and built a massive following — thanks to Youtube and Myspace — all on his own.
Today, he’s one of hip-hop’s brightest young superstars. Soulja has made so much money that in 2010, he made Forbes’ Hip-Hop Cash Kings list, ranking at #18 earning $7 million in the calendar year prior to the list.
His story is the American dream of going from rags to riches … and now, fans can watch it in an upcoming film about his life, titled “Soulja Boy: The Movie.”
In it, director Peter Spirer focuses on the many fascinating and fractious facets of DeAndre Cortez Way … and how he went from a young man from Batesville, Mississippi to becoming a household name.
“Soulja Boy: The Movie” drops, via DVD and digitally, on October 18.