The HoodStarz Controversy Unleashed October 5! with David Banner, Gucci Mane, Red Cafe, Messy Marv & More! “Focus on the Money” Video Coming This Week

The HoodStarz Controversy Unleashed October 5! with David Banner, Gucci Mane, Red Cafe, Messy Marv & More! “Focus on the Money” Video Coming This Week

San Francisco, CA — On Tuesday, October 5, Bay Area duo The HoodStarz (also known as Dem HoodStarz) will unleash their new studio album Controversy on Lawless Records. The project features appearances from David Banner, Gucci Mane, Red Cafe, Messy Marv, Selau, Big Rich and more.

Executive produced by The HoodStarz members Band-Aide and Scoot, the 17-track LP is laced with beats from both industry mainstays and fresh faces including David Banner, Zaytoven (Jeezy, Nicki Minaj, Gucci Mane), Erk Tha Jerk (Too $hort, San Quinn), Sean T (E-40, Juvenile), Johnny Juliano (Birdman, Big Sean, Wiz Khalifa), Klypso (Aftermath) and D-Animals (E-40, various MTV/VH1 shows).

Upon the release of Controversy this week, The HoodStarz will debut the video for “Focus on the Money,” the next Johnny Juliano-produced single from the album. They will follow with the David Banner-featured video “Laughin,” which Banner also produced.

Watch The HoodStarz video for the club-friendly “It Got Me” with a cameo from E-40:

Controversy Tracklist

01. They Ain’t Know – prod. by Klypso
02. Always Yappin’ ft. Messy Marv – prod. by Sean T
03. I’m Cool – prod. by The HoodStarz
04. Focus on the Money – prod. by Johnny Juliano
05. Hold Me Down ft. Selau – prod. by D-Animals
06. Laughin’ ft. David Banner – prod. by David Banner
07. It’s So Real – prod. by D-Animals
08. Put The Hood On ft. Young Lott – prod. by D-Animals
09. Message – prod. by Stagmata
10. Come With Me – prod. by Iconz
11. Officer Please ft. Silk-E – prod. by The Mechanics
12. It Got Me – prod. by Stagmata
13. Ballin’ ft. Red Cafe – prod. by Erk Tha Jerk
14. Got A Problem ft. Gucci Mane – prod. by Zaytoven
15. One Day ft. Big Rich & Selau – prod. by Jeffro
16. Live Illegal ft. Husalah – prod. by Cinematik
17. That’s What I Am ft. G-Boyee – prod. by Klypso


First there was Digital Undergound, MC Hammer and Tupac; then E-40 and Too$hort. Now the Bay Area brings us the hottest new artists from the region in the dynamic duo The HoodStarz! Members Band-Aide and Scoot Dogg, both from Northern California, anxiously prepare for the release of their newest effort Controversy, slated for release on October 5, 2010 via their own Lawless Records.

The HoodStarz new single “Laughin” features and is produced by multi-platinum artist David Banner, and there are already five videos filmed from the album. With a synonymous history of life changing events, illegal rumors, extravagant public ordeals and an all-star bay of even more reputable features including Gucci Mane, Red Cafe, Messy Marv, Selau, Big Rich certifies the album title Controversy to fit The HoodStarz like a glove.

Known for their party-popping high energy songs throughout the western region, The HoodStarz (aka Dem HoodStarz) have decided to expand their bandwidth and share their feel good music worldwide. In 2005, the group released their debut Hood Reality. From that album, they released a song called “Grown Man” produced by Traxamillion that became an overnight hit in the streets and a smash hit on local radio stations, including world-renowned KMEL.

As the awareness of the group began to swiftly increase, the demand for show performances paralleled. Promoters throughout the west coast began to notice the elevated and charismatic performance style of The HoodStarz. In 2006 the duo released Band-Aide & Scoot, and for the very first time in their career they proved to be easily recognizable.

Between the radio airplay, sold-out shows and consistent album sales, the group was encouraged to keep producing more music. “Scoot and I were both in two different groups when we first began, but once we met in high school and found it second nature to complete each others rhymes, we knew then we were on to something… and the people could feel it too,” says Band-Aide aka SolidSolid.

Just a year later in 2007, the two released a mixtape Bay Area All-Starz, providing yet another success story to their growing discography. The mixtape reaffirmed their rap chemistry, as they captured larger audiences with their comedic ability to seize listeners while acquiring an entirely new fan base.

“As artists we’re avid entertainers that love the stage, but a lot of people don’t know we’re also actors – we had a few small movie rolls in addition to our self-directed music videos,” explains Scoot Dogg aka Blakk Boi.

Just this year The HoodStarz released yet another mixtape under popularDJ Fresh’s series Tonight Show, but it is the anticipated date of October 5, 2010 that will morph and merge past and present, and align new fans with the release of Controversy.

“This is an album that fans will be still be listening to five years from now,” explains Band-Aide. “In this world of reality TV we live in, Scoot and I decided to provide fans a musical reality show with non-scripted adventures of disappointing times and celebrated hours in our daily life.

The HoodStarz are ready and set to turn another corner inside of the music industry as they present their latest musical, vivid, verbal picture of what they pronounce as “Controversy.”

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