Soulja Boy was Born in Chicago, IL in 1990. He was raised there by this mother & grandmother. He said his first rap when he was 5 years old in Shy-town.
He and his mother Lisa later moved to Atlanta,Ga. in 1996. Atlanta is where he learned how to do do Beats and dance. The snap music was just coming into play while he was in Atlanta. He mixed his Chicago style flow with his Atlanta beats and then the hits started coming.He was in Atlanta from age 6 to the age of 14.
At the age of 14 he moved to Batesville,Ms. with his dad Tracy. Batesville is 40miles south of Memphis,Tn. on I-55. It was there in batesville that he picked -up the Memphis style of rap. His dad brought him a in house studio and the rest is history.
He started his website www.SouljaBoytellem.com and the rest is internet history. People were feeling his different but cool way of dance and snap music. When people would ask him where he was from he would say ,"Shylantaville or Shylantasippi" he did'nt want to leave out any of his cities so he would claim them all. Shy comes from Chicago because its called Shy-town and Lanta comes from Atlanta and ville comes from Batesville. The Sippi comes from Mississippi so that he could represent Mississippi. He linked up with PalmTreePromotions / PalmTreeManaagement / PalmTreeBooking (Miami Mike) and started to doing shows across the country; mostly Sweet 16 parties, Skating Rings, and Private Parties.
He has crossed-over to all nationalities already. He started a Myspace site (Myspace.com/Souljaboytellem) so that his fans could get closer to him at the end of July in 2006. He has already broken history on Myspace for an independent artirst.He has over 700,000 profile views, over 2.5millions total plays in just under 4 short months. He averages 15,000 to 30,000 plays a day & 1,500 to 3,000 downloads a day on the site. The numbers that he is doing is unbeliveable. Its hard for any independent artist to touch him. He's rated #1 on My space out of 30million independent artist. Many Record labels have tried to get him. The Biggest so far is Sony. His favorite labels are Bad Boy, G-Unit, So-So-Def, Koch Records and Def Jam.
We wish him a very joyous Birthday!