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:: Soulja Boy :: April 2007
Soulja Boy, born in Chicago, IL in 1990, made his first rap when he was 5 years
In 1996, he and his mother moved to Atlanta, GA, where he learned how to make beats
and dance. At that time, snap music was just coming into play in Atlanta. Soulja
Boy began mixing Chicago-styled flow with Atlanta-made beats and the hits began
to pour out.
In 2004, Soulja Boy moved to Batesville, MS, just 40 miles south of Memphis. Batesville
introduced him to the distinct sound of Memphis rap. When his dad brought him into
an in-house studio, Soulja’s future as a great hip-hop musician was decided. He
started his official Web site, www.SouljaBoyTellEm.com, and has been making music
Soulja’s unique take on dance and snap music has garnered much respect from peers
and fans. When asked about his origins, he would say, “Chi-lanta-sippi,” representing
all the places he found influence.
He started working with a Mississippi-based management team doing shows across the
country. From skating rinks, sweet 16s and exclusive private parties, Soulja Boy
has played to all crowds. In order to stay connected with his diverse fan-base that
spans the country, Soulja Boy set up a MySpace page, www.myspace.com/SouljaBoyTellEm
Since the creation of his page in July 2006, Soulja Boy has broken MySpace history
for an independent artist.
++ Credits ++
Bio from myspace.com/souljaboytellem