Born: July 28, 1990
Self-made rap superstar Soulja Boy blew up the charts in fall of 2005 with his hit "Crank That" and infected the masses with his signature superman dance. Getting his start on YouTube, this Atlanta native used the internet to get his music out there and eventually snagged a record deal with Interscope. In January 2008, he became the first artist ever to sell over three million downloads of one song!
Young Hollywood caught up with Soulja Boy at the MTV VMAs to hear what he had to say about life in the fast lane and his dance moves. All of his success makes the world wonder"¦maybe he really is superman!
"Crank That" appeared on Entourage in August 2007.
Was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song.
Despite his commerical success, he's received a lot of criticism from the rap community, especially Ice-T.