678-999-8212. The number alone sparks up nostalgia for people who were fans of Soulja Boy and Sammie’s “Kiss Me thru the Phone.” The 2008 hit reached No. 3 on the Billboard Hot 100, according to Billboard. Listeners calling the popular phone number was one of the trends of the late 2000s. However, it appears it was bigger than just a trend but rather a lucrative marketing move for Soulja Boy.
May 25, 2023
Another round of today’s public figures has been hit with a cryptocurrency lawsuit.
Mar 23, 2023
It’s a difficult task to go into most lounges and clubs without seeing a smoke cloud, particularly from hookah. Hookah is a tobacco product that has people in a proverbial chokehold. And while it may be one of the most popular forms of tobacco usage, others are putting their spin on tobacco products to offer a diverse experience. Take Atlanta-based rapper Tip “T.I.” Harris, who has entered the chat with Superstar Brands, to launch CIGNATURE.
Mar 6, 2023
The aftermath of Elon Musk’s acquisition of Twitter is continuing to change the platform as we know it. As previously shared by AfroTech, the Tesla CEO’s revamp has included a mass termination of employees, getting rid of employee resource groups (ERGs), charging for the verification process, and more.
Nov 14, 2022
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Jul 15, 2022
Soulja Boy is nothing if not consistent and persistent. Born DeAndre Cortez Way in Chicago, IL, the rapper has gone from being a teen sensation to a legitimate businessman. And it’s gobsmacking to believe that it all started back in 2007 when he dropped his super-smash hit “Crank That (Soulja Boy),” which hit the top of the charts upon its release. The success of that hit — in a time when the Internet and social media were not as omnipresent as it is today — landed the rapper a contract with Interscope Records. What’s more, according to HotNewHipHop, he provided proof that he was one of the first rappers to ever get paid from YouTube. “I was the first rapper on YouTube,” he said, according to the outlet. “For starters, consider this fact: After a months-long beta period, YouTube officially launched on December 15, 2005, with daily traffic of around eight million views. Soulja Boy uploaded his first video just three months afterward, solidly characterizing him as an early adopter.”...
Mar 23, 2022
In the latest alleged cryptocurrency schemes, rappers Soulja Boy and Lil Yachty, along with boxer Jake Paul, are facing a lawsuit over their supposed involvement in a “pump and dump” ordeal. The whole ordeal is said to be beneficial to SafeMoon founder and CEO Braden John Karony, according to Complex. While Karony was named, the suit says that other top-level executives are said to have also benefited from the scheme.
Feb 22, 2022
Hip-Hop icon Lil’ Kim is looking to make a dent in the cannabis industry with the launch of her own brand. Forbes reports Lil’ Kim will be debuting “Aphrodisiac” in conjunction with Superbad Inc. at the beginning of next year. Although the launch will begin in California, the brand plans to expand to multiple states including Lil’ Kim’s home state of New York. The partnership will also include CampNova, an online cannabis distribution platform housed in Northern California. The rapper’s interest in Superbad Inc. stemmed from the brand’s mission statement of being driven by “technology, artistry, and innovation,” the official website says. And according to Carlos Dew, Superbad Inc. founder, the cannabis brand will be tailored to the rapper’s favorite genetics and strains, and over the last two years, Lil’ Kim has adopted a hands-on approach to ensure her spirit carries over to her brand. “ I’m a hustler by nature, right? I’m from Brooklyn, so we hustle. I equate the game all the time...
Oct 26, 2021
Soulja Boy may not be the first rapper to break into the cannabis industry, but he is the latest Hip-Hop artist to cash in on the business. According to a press release, Soulja Boy is launching his own cannabis brand called Soulja Exotics™ with a line of medicinal-quality marijuana in partnership with Grizzly Peak™. The rapper’s brand of marijuana will be distributed exclusively in legal cannabis dispensaries throughout California. For many rappers, the cannabis industry has become a new avenue of revenue that’s getting them more involved in the business. While people like Jay-Z, Wiz Khalifa and others making moves on behalf of Hip-Hop and Black and brown people, Soulja Boy is forging his own path to better connect with fellow smokers. “For years, I’ve been looking for a premium cannabis company to bring my product to market,” Soulja Boy said in a statement. “Grizzly Peak grows their medicinal quality cannabis indoors in coco fiber giving it a smooth inhale and exhale. I have so...
Jul 30, 2021
While some businesses may be suffering from the coronavirus pandemic, others may be cashing out on business investments. As customers flood local grocery stores to buy essentials in preparation for the indefinite quarantine, those companies who provide must-have items might see an increase in sales. Check out this list of Black celeb backed businesses who could possibly see their investments prove to be lucrative. AQUAhydrate Sean “Diddy” Combs and Mark Wahlberg invested more than $20 million in the water company, AQUAhydrate, that specializes in alkaline water. The Los Angeles-based company has its water on shelves across the country and even offers an online shipment option for customers. With water being on the top of most Americans’ list of quarantine must-haves, AQUAhydrate could cash out big time. CORE Juicy J of Three 6 Mafia invested in CORE Hydration , a water brand centered around producing purified and electrolyte infused water. The company was acquired by Keurig Dr...
Mar 21, 2020
Say what you want about Soulja Boy but the man knows how to make money. Whether it’s using the internet to usher in the era of ringtone raps or investing in his own video game console, SB is always looking for his next hustle. Recently, the rapper invested in a company called The Soap Shop, which sells low-cost wholesale and retail soaps and detergents comparable to Tide, Dawn, Fabuloso, Pine-Sol, Arm & Hammer, etc. In an interview with Power 105.1’s The Breakfast Club, Soulja Boy spoke about his latest endeavor and revealed that he and his manager went in on a franchise location in South Haven, MS. “Once you get into the music industry, you branch out, you know what I’m saying?” he explained. “Do different stuff, like, try different things, try different business ventures. I got dish detergent. Everybody needs soap.” And it appears Soulja Boy may have the right idea. With coronavirus causing massive panic worldwide everyone is doing whatever it takes to practice cleanliness and it...
Mar 13, 2020
Soulja Boy is shooting his shot at the gaming industry. The star has released two products, a handheld and a console, that are now available on his website SouljaWatch.com. “I know it’s new to the industry. I know they’re scratching their heads and there’s going to be a lot of talk, but hey man, I’m just a person with a dream,” Soulja Boy told Rolling Stone. “I know that I’ve been introduced to the world as a rapper, dancer, producer, but don’t just limit me to that and think outside the box and really give me a shot with this.” The Souljagame console, priced at $199.99, will not only run games of its own such as SouljaGames, but also offers PlayStation, NeoGeo, PC, Sega, Game Boy Advance, and NES games as well according to Soulja Boy. https://twitter.com/souljaboy/status/1070685738629353472 According to Souljawatch.com states the console already has 800 preinstalled games. The Souljagame handheld runs for $199.99 regular price offering 3,000 games plus Switch, 3DS, Vita, NeoGeo,...
Dec 10, 2018