Today In Hip-Hop: Soulja Boy Celebrates 23rd Birthday

On this day, July 28, in hip-hop history… 1990: Soulja Boy is turning 23. Here at XXL, we give birthday shout outs because it’s a special day for anyone. And that includes rappers. Soulja Boy is an artist who has a ubiquitous relationship with hip-hop. Throughout his career, he’s scored numerous hits, garnered a legion of fans and a large following on the Internet. Freshly 23, the SODMG CEO has grown up quickly since his days as a 17-year-old with a Grammy nomination for “Crank That.” In many instances, you have to run through Soulja’s stats to show he’s been consistently successful, ...

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