Music Minute: Soulja Boy

Jul 28, 2017

Today’s Music Minute recognizes a rapper who created one of the biggest viral sensations of all time.


On this day in 1990, DeAndre Cortez Way, better known as Soulja Boy, was born.

 

The Atlanta based rapper is best known for his 2007 hit "Crank That Soulja Boy,” which has nearly 300 million views on YouTube .

The smash hit single even earned the rapper a Grammy nomination in 2008.

Despite his early success, Soulja Boy hasn’t been able to find a hit that equaled his first big breakthrough.

But he’ll always have a song, and a dance, that took the world by storm.