DeAndre Cortez Way, better known as Soulja Boy Tell ‘Em, rode the Myspace wave in the mid 2000s to unlikely superstardom. Paving the way for other gimmick artists such as Hurricane Chris, Soulja Boy pretty much created his entire brand through YouTube videos and his Myspace page.
Through these media outlets Soulja Boy overstayed his welcome in the music business with idiotic and repetitive hits starting with the wish-we-had-that-five-minutes-back track “Crank That (Soulja Boy),” often with a corresponding dance routine that would make any decent human being cringe.
Last week a hacker came to the rescue and took over all of Soulja Boy’s social media accounts and removed all his videos from YouTube. Rising from social media, it seems only fitting that his career take a nosedive in the same medium.
This hacker and all around good samaritan gets an A+ in my book. Unfortunately, it has seemed only to inspire Soulja Boy to figure out a way to set music back another generation. He recently tweeted, “This is only going to make me go harder, they deleted all my YouTube videos that’s some real hater shit right there.”
On a loosely related note, Soulja Boy actually has a legitimate documentary called “Soulja Boy: The Movie” which is available on Netlix. No lie—the movie is cinematic gold. Go out and steam it ASAP. Many blunts should be smoked beforehand in honor of the great artist. The movie features Soulja Boy sucking on a Jolly Rancher in front of his MacBook while narrating the entire film. I don’t want to give too much away, but they actually visit the Burger King where he once worked.
Check out the trailer from the movie below to get an idea for what’s in store for you.