Crank That Lyrics Soulja Boy

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By Ryan Williams
11 October 2020
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In this post, we’re going to dig into everything you need to know about the Crank That Lyrics by Soulja Boy – the dance craze that made everyone groove in the 2000s (including me!).

Sit tight as we cover:

  • The Lyrics
  • Fun Facts about the Song
  • A Summary of the Song
  • Other songs by Soulja Boy

With a 1, 2, and a 1,2,3…!

Crank That Lyrics by Soulja Boy
Official Single Cover of Crank That from the album souljaboytellem.com

Crank That Lyrics (Soulja Boy)

 

[Intro]

(You!)

Soulja Boy, I tell ’em

Hey, I got a new dance for you all called the Soulja Boy

You!

You gotta punch then crank back three times from left to right

Ah, yeah!

[Chorus]

Soulja Boy off in this ho

Watch me crank it, watch me roll

Watch me crank dat Soulja Boy

Then Superman that ho

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch

Soulja Boy off in this ho

Watch me crank it, watch me roll

Watch me crank dat Soulja Boy

Then Superman dat ho

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch

[Verse 1]

Soulja Boy up in this ho

Watch me lean then watch me rock

Superman dat ho

Yeah, watch me crank that Robocop

Super fresh, now watch me jock

Jocking on them haters, man

When I do that Soulja Boy

I lean to the left then crank that thang, now (Yuuuuuu)

I’m jocking on yo’ (I’m jocking on yo’)

And if we get to fightin’ then I’m cocking on yo’ (Then I’m cocking on yo’)

You catch me at yo’ local party

Yes, I crank it every day

Haters gettin’ mad ’cause

“I got me some Bathin’ Ape”

[Chorus]

Soulja Boy off in this ho

Watch me crank it, watch me roll

Watch me crank dat Soulja Boy

Then Superman that ho

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch

Soulja Boy off in this ho

Watch me crank it, watch me roll

Watch me crank dat Soulja Boy

Then Superman dat ho

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch

[Verse 2]

I’m bouncin’ on my toes

Watch me super soak that ho

Imma pass it to Arab and he gon’ crank it up fo’ sho’

Haters wanna be me, Soulja Boy, I’m the man

They be lookin’ at my neck, sayin’ it’s the rubberband

Man (man), watch me do it (Watch me do it)

Dance (dance), let’s get to it (Let’s get to it)

Nope, you can’t do it like me, though

So don’t do it like me, folk

I see you tryna do it like me, man that damn ugly

[Chorus]

Soulja Boy off in this ho

Watch me crank it, watch me roll

Watch me crank dat Soulja Boy

Then Superman that ho

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch

Soulja Boy off in this ho

Watch me crank it, watch me roll

Watch me crank dat Soulja Boy

Then Superman dat ho

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch

[Verse 3]

I’m too fresh, off in that ho

Watch me crank it, watch me roll

Watch me crank that Roosevelt then super soak that ho

Super soak that ho

Super soak that ho

Super soak that ho

Super soak that ho

I’m too fresh, now watch me dooooooo it

Watch me shuffle, watch me yuuuuuuu

Watch me crank that Soulja Boy

Now Superman, yuuuuuuu

Superman, do it

Superman, do it

[Chorus]

Soulja Boy off in this ho

Watch me crank it, watch me roll

Watch me crank dat Soulja Boy

Then Superman that ho

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch

Soulja Boy off in this ho

Watch me crank it, watch me roll

Watch me crank dat Soulja Boy

Then Superman dat ho

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch me yuuuuuuu (Crank dat Soulja Boy)

Now watch

[Outro]

Yuuuuuuu

Yuuuuuuu

Fun Facts (Crank That)

Fun Facts # 1

Crank dat Soulja Boy

A gif of Soulja Boy doing the Crank That Dance in 2007. Clip from: Youtube

Unbeknown to many – it was Soulja Boy and his friends who choreographed the dance moves that lead to the “Crank That” dance craze in 2007.

The steps were inspired by former dance crazes created by well known Atlanta-based rappers.

Fun Facts # 2

Crank dat Soulja Boy
Soulja Boy showing everyone how to “Crank That.” Photo from: The Washington Post

Soulja Boy (DeAndre Cortez Way) was only 17 years old when his debut single, “Crank That” topped the Billboard Hot 100, giving him the title of the youngest artist to ever co-write, produce, and perform a chart-topping single.

Want to know more about Soulja Boy and his career? Check out BounceMojo’s Soulja Boy Bio.

Fun Facts # 3

Crank dat Soulja Boy

There’s a line from the song about a popular Japanese street style brand “Bathin’ Ape” or BAPE. It says “I got me some Bathin’ Ape.”

Aside from that, BAPE is also an expensive sunglasses brand (their products range from a hundred dollars or more).

Soulja even filmed himself buying his first pair from the brand in 2006.

Fun Facts # 4

Crank dat Soulja Boy
Another clip of Soulja Boy from his official music video. Photo from: Pinterest

Did you know that “Crank That” by Soulja Boy topped the Billboard charts for seven weeks? In fact, the song was labeled as one of the greatest hits from the snap genre, a kind of hip hop that has a hint of crunk.

Fun Facts # 5

Crank dat Soulja Boy
Soulja with some cash. Photo from: Summary

You’re probably wondering how much did Soulja Boy earn from this debut single and album…

Well, are you ready for this?

…because…

Soulja earned a staggering 20 million dollars when he sold 949,000 copies of his Souljaboytellem.com album and achieved an incredible 2,909,000 ringtone downloads for Crank That.

Fun Facts # 6

Crank dat Soulja Boy

In addition to the popularity and money Soulja earned from his Crank That single – he was also nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Rap Song in 2007  – however, he lost to Kanye West’s “Good Life.”

Aside from the Grammys, and BET Awards he was also nominated for 2008: Viewer’s Choice Awards.

 To add to that, he won the Best Hip-Hop Dance Award from the BET Hip-Hop Awards of 2007.

Fun Facts # 7

Crank dat Soulja Boy

Want to learn how to do the steps of the infamous Crank That from Soulja Boy? Here’s a gif that shows you the basic moves you’ll need to do – to perfect the dance craze.

But, if you prefer reading the step-by-step process – here’s a brief guide on how to “Crank That” like Soulja Boy…

  1. Start moving from your right side.
  2. Jump first from the right in front of the left and the left foot behind the right.
  3. Then, jump into an open  – back out in two.
  4. The second move would be hitting your right heel up to your left hand.
  5. Repeat the steps one more time, cross, then, hit!
  6. Now, try to move your right arm forwards and lean while doing the leg work at the same time.
  7. After that, you can now do the ever famous superman move, exactly when he says “Superman that hoe.”

Still, having a hard time following the gif and step-by-step process? Worry not, because here’s a How To Dance Like Soulja Boy video you can follow.

Fun Facts # 8

Crank dat Soulja Boy

An image of a music sample created from a Fruity Loops Studio. Photo from: Red Line Plugins

According to Soulja, he made Crank That using the Fruity Loops Studio in just an hour!

He says he enjoys making music and ‘beats’ while spending time in his hotel room or dressing room.

He also records, then posts it as soon as he can  – for all his beloved fans to hear.

Fun Facts # 9

Crank dat Soulja Boy
Soulja Boy explaining the real meaning of the song Crank That in his interview with Vlad TV.

Many interpretations of Crank That have been posted on the internet.

However, Soulja cleared all of those when he said that the song isn’t about sex or how the Urban Dictionary defined it.

But instead – he said the song is about doing a certain dance to show a girl that you like her.

Just as if you are trying to impress her through your moves.

Fun Facts # 10

Now, let’s take a look at the songs found on Soulja Boy’s chart-topping album which achieved certified triple-platinum sales in 2007:

  1. “Intro”
  2. “Crank That”
  3. “Side Kick”
  4. “Snap and Roll”
  5. “Bapes”
  6. “Let Me Get Em”
  7. “Donk”
  8. “Yahh”
  9. “Pass It to Arab”
  10. “Soulja Girl”
  11. “Booty Meat”
  12. “Report Card”
  13. “She Thirsty”
  14. “Don’t Get Mad”
Crank dat Soulja Boy
Another version of Soulja’s album cover. Photo from: Pinterest

If you noticed another rapper, Arab, whose name you’ll see in the songs – it’s because he is featured in this album as well.

So, that was it for the Crank That Lyrics by Soulja Boy. If you want to know more about the rapper, you can check out BounceMojo.com for his Bio, Net Worth, and the Best Memes of him.

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