Souljaboytellem.com (2007) At 17, DeAndre Way has already scored a No. 1 hit on Billboard 's Hot 100 with his infectious single "Crank That (Soulja Boy)" —… 2007-10-02 Soulja Boy Hip-Hop/Rap
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Souljaboytellem.com (2007)

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Details Release Date: Oct 02, 2007; Lead Performance: Soulja Boy; Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

At 17, DeAndre Way has already scored a No. 1 hit on Billboard's Hot 100 with his infectious single ''Crank That (Soulja Boy)'' — and inspired a wildly popular YouTube dance fad with its video. Despite his precocious achievements, he still has a lot of growing up to do. ''Crank That'' is diverting enough for three and a half minutes, but most of his debut, Souljaboytellem.com, is a teenage wasteland filled with monotonously looped chants and agonizing blunt-force beats. At least he owns a cool domain name. D
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Originally posted Oct 05, 2007 Published in issue #958 Oct 12, 2007 Order article reprints