Soulja Boy's $400 Million Deal Not Actually Worth $400 Million
It was too good to be true.
Soulja Boy's $400 Million Deal Is Confirmed By The World Poker Fund
At the beginning of the month, Soulja Boy announced that he had signed a lucrative deal to the tune of $400 million. Though there was no reason to doubt Soulja's honesty, the number seemed too big to be true. Last week, he revealed that he had signed a deal with FilmOn TV, the same company that signed (and since suspended) Chief Keef.
Soulja Boy Signs To FilmOnTV (For $400 Million?)
Soulja Boy recently shocked the rap world by claiming that he had signed a deal worth $400 million. If a good percentage of that sum makes it into Soulja's pockets, he'll be one of the richest men in hip-hop. He had said that certain major news outlets would soon be breaking the story on his massive deal, though no further information had become available until now.
Soulja Boy Claims To Have Signed $400 Million Deal
Soulja Boy has been silly rich since he was 17 years old, when his debut single "Crank That" became the No. 1 song in the country. He's still only 25, and in a recent Instagram post, he revealed his net worth to be $25 million. That's also the number that shows up on Soulja Boy's page on CelebrityNetWorth.com. And according to Soulja, that number is about to go way up, as he claims to have just signed a deal worth $400 million.
13 Notable Writing Credits On Beyoncé's "Lemonade"
Any time an event album like Beyoncé's LEMONADE comes around, the writing credits usually get picked apart pretty quickly. Now that we've had a few days with the liner notes, there are definitely quite a few interesting takeaways, some more obvious and talked about than others.
Beyonce's "Lemonade" Credits Include The-Dream, Soulja Boy, Just Blaze, Diplo & More
Beyonce released her sixth album in her usual surprise fashion tonight, as Lemonade appeared on Tidal after the HBO premiere of the "visual album" of the same name. Unsurprisingly, there is a vast array of mega-talented musicians behind Beyonce's latest work. Those who tuned in likely recognized the voices of Kendrick Lamar ("Freedom"), The Weeknd ("6 Inch"), and James Blake ("Forward").
Lil Yachty Is Teaming With Lil B & Soulja Boy For "Pretty Boy Millionaires 2"
If you're old enough to remember the golden age of swag rap, you're very familiar with the Pretty Boy Millionaires, the Only Built 4 Cuban Linx of the sub-genre. For those who don't know, or were unfortunately not paying attention to the movement, the project is a 2010 joint mixtape from Soulja Boy and Lil B, a high-energy, spontaneous collaboration that was often imitated but never replicated, but today, we've learned of plans for a potential sequel, though the message comes courtesy of swag rap-indebted newcomer, Lil Yachty.
The "Internet Rapper" Phenomenon
Since debuting in 2008, XXL's annual Freshman Class feature has had its fair share of questionable choices (such as Kidd Kidd appearing a full eight years after we first heard him on "Mrs. Officer") and flops, not to mention numerous omissions of rappers who've gone onto stardom. It's never exactly been considered a finger-on-the-pulse-type source for new talent, but rather a conversation starter and surface-level barometer for casual hip-hop hobbyists.
Behind The Beat: Mr. 2-17
Mr. 2-17 is Atlanta through-and-through, but despite being only 21 years old, he's not all that concerned with the music coming out of the region today. Hailing from the Eastside of the city known as Zone 6, the young artist grew up in the same area as rap icons like Future and Gucci Mane, but his obsession with ATL rap dates a little further back.
Soulja Boy Got His Gucci Face Tattoo Removed
Sometimes you just have to get a Christmas present for yourself. Soulja Boy decided to splurge on a laser tattoo removal last week, getting rid of his large Gucci forehead tattoo once and for all.
Hoverboard Scammers Swindle Soulja Boy Out Of $175,000
Much of Soulja Boy's Instagram comprises of photos/videos of the rapper zooming around his mansion on his hoverboard. He sells branded "Souljaboards" for $1,500 on his online store. According to a BuzzFeed News report, Soulja Boy has been scammed out $175,000 by hoverboard purchasers using fraudulent credit cards.
Stream Soulja Boy's "King Soulja 4"
Soulja Boy dropped King Soullja 4 this morning, one day ahead of schedule. The album comes just a week after he released his M & M: Money & Music mixtape and two years after he dropped the initial installment of the King Soulja series.
Soulja No Swiping: 6 Times Soulja Boy Stole Another Rapper's Flow
After much investigation, it has been confirmed: Soulja Boy is a swag-jacker. Some may say this is stating the obvious, as Soulja Boy has been incorporating other rappers’ flows into his music for many years. Just by simply typing in "Soulja Boy stole flow" on Twitter’s search bar, you can find dozens of accusations aimed at the "Crank That" rapper for swagger-jacking. However, not until recently, did it become truly apparent. In the past few months alone, Soulja has been called-out for stealing the flows of Big Sean, Future, and Young Thug; but the list goes deeper than that.
Nothing Was The Same: Ranking Drake's Remixes
With yesterday's remix of Fetty Wap's "My Way," we're getting that feeling that this summer's gonna be Drizzy season yet again. Drizzy had the most successful 2014 of anyone who didn't put out an album, and he did it by dropping impromptu remixes on the ever-fashionable OVO soundcloud. First, the TOPSZN boys bumped up Tinashe's "2 On" to level 6, and, then, weekdays were forever changed as he flexed his vocals to the max on iLoveMakonnen's "Tuesday."
Stream Soulja Boy's New Album "Loyalty"
It's been a busy week in hip hop album release news. Kid Ink's Full Speed came out, and big dogs like Lil Wayne and Fabolous announced that they both plan on releasing projects in the near future. There was also a Soulja Boy album released this week.
8 Rappers' Face Tattoo Evolution
Yesterday Lil Wayne showed off several new tattoos, all of which were on his face.
Gillie Da Kid Details Soulja Boy Beef
In an exclusive interview with HipHopDX, Gillie Da Kid has revealed the full story behind his beef with Soulja Boy, citing a photo that the latter posted on Instagram as being at the root of the problem.
Soulja Boy Charged With Gun, Weed Possession Stemming From January Arrest
By now, this may have slipped off your radars, but Soulja Boy was arrested in January for carrying a loaded gun, and the LAPD isn't as forgetful.
Paternity Test Proves That Soulja Boy Did Not Father 5-Year-Old Boy
Way back in December 2013, Soulja Boy found himself in the midst of a media frenzy when the rapper's ex-GF Diamond Shantaniece Mackey had claimed he was her son's biological dad. The case gained momentum when Mackey released a photo of her and Soulja (in the gallery above) around the time of her son's conception.
Soulja Boy And K. Michelle Beef On Twitter
A few weeks removed from Soulja Boy claiming he had relations with K. Michelle, the former "Love & Hip-Hop" star has denied the comments live on The Breakfast Club. “You can giggle on these nuts," said Michelle. "Let me tell you something, Soulja Boy, cause I know you’re gonna hear this. What you’re not gonna do is lie on my hot pocket. When I do something, I say I did it and that’s what it is. So that giggling… We don’t wanna giggle about that transgender in Atlanta. Giggle, giggle, now crank that. You don’t play when it comes to me and my hot pocket.