American rapper and record producer Soulja Boy has released a new track, “Balenciaga Baby” off his tenth studio album, “Big Draco 3.”
In September 2007, his debut single “Crank That (Soulja Boy)” peaked at number 1 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. The single was initially self-published to the internet, and later became a number-one hit in the United States for seven non-consecutive weeks starting in September 2007.
On August 17, Soulja Boy was listed at number 18 on the Forbes list of Hip-Hop Cash Kings of 2010 for earning $7 million that year.
Soulja Boy’s major label debut album, Souljaboytellem.com, was released in the United States on October 2, peaking at number four on both the Billboard 200 and Top R&B/Hip-Hop Albums charts. The album was reportedly recorded using just the demo version of FL Studio.
Souljaboytellem.com received a favorable review from Allmusic, but received mainly negative reviews from other sources such as Entertainment Weekly. Several reviewers credited Soulja Boy with spearheading a new trend in hip-hop, while speculating he would likely be a one-hit wonder.
The follow-up to Souljaboytellem.com, iSouljaBoyTellem, was released on December 16, 2008, to negative critical reception. The first single from the album, “Bird Walk”, peaked at number 40 on the Billboard Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart and the top 20 on the Hot Rap Tracks chart.
Way continued to release singles and two mix-tapes throughout 2019, releasing the first mix-tape, Fuego, on January 10, and the second mix-tape, Tell Ya, on March 25. Way announced on January 18, 2019, he was working on his fifth studio album titled How Can You Blame Me?, (originally titled Blessed), with the album set to be released on July 28. The album was delayed for unknown reasons following Way’s 2019 incarceration.
On July 28, 2020, following his rising success as a Twitch streamer, Soulja Boy released the mixtape King Soulja 9, followed by several singles throughout 2020. In late November 2020, Way released the mixtape Swag 3, and continued to release several singles such as Pandemic and CEO at the start of 2021.
On February 1, 2021, Way released the mixtape Soulja World, which features frequent collaborator Lil B. In April 2021, Soulja Boy signed a record deal with Virgin Music.