Growing up hustling, The Hoodstarz are familiar with harsh realities. After Band-Aide served a five-year bid in San Quentin State Prison and Scoot served 18 months in a juvenile correctional facility, the duo began to take their music more seriously.
One of their first singles, “Can’t Leave Rap Alone,” featuring Keak da Sneak, paved the way for several more hyphy-era hits. In 2006 they released their first full-length album Hood Reality on their self-owned Lawless Records and with the hyphy movement spreading nationwide, Warner Bros. distributed their second album, which led to more local radio hits. It was between 2007 and 2008 when DubCNN first featured the duo – you can check that out in the archives.
Amidst their music successes, the duo created a non-profit housing program for local elderly in need and often hold fundraising and donation-driven events for their community. Having collaborated with hyphy producers Traxamillion and Droop-E on past tracks, along with artists such as Ty Dolla $ign and Too Short for their mixtape 56 Months, The Hoodstarz are proud to release another album for the streets.
The “I’ll Be Right There” music video by The Hoodstarz features Mike Frost & The Mekanix from their “56 Months” mixtape presented by DJ Drama Gangsta Grillz.
The Hoodstarz, Mike Frost, & The Mekanix – I’ll Be Right There (Video)
Produced by The Mekanix. Directed by The Hoodstarz & PJ Flores and edited by 4 Dub Ent.