The East Palo Alto Duo Explores Their Most Exotic Fantasies In Eccentric “Contagious” Video
Exotic creatures and beautiful women surround The Hoodstarz in the visual for their latest single, “Contagious.”
It’s hard not to have all eyes on the screen as scorpion, snakes, and tarantulas crawl around a lizard-eyed woman’s body and face as Hoodstarz rapper Band-Aide flashes his chain and expresses his love for irresistible women.
This song represents the moments when you see or think of a sexy chick and she stays on your mind,” Band-Aide and Scoot Dogg explain. “You can’t stop thinking about her. Her look, her style and her beauty is ‘contagious’ and you can’t get enough of her.”
In 2006 they released their first full-length album, Hood Reality, on their self-owned Lawless Records. Warner Bros. distributed their second album, which led to more local radio hits and growing recognition for the prolific duo.
“56 months is a top to bottom story about real life issues,” the duo explains. “The last 56 months has been full of controversy, good and bad, so every song is based off of our personal experiences.”
Rappers Band-Aide and Scoot Dogg make up the duo The Hoodstarz, a top-tier rap group in the California Bay Area hyphy scene. One of their first singles, “Can’t Leave Rap Alone” (2004), featuring Oakland, CA, veteran Keak da Sneak, started to put things in motion for the duo, paving their way to become local favorites. The Hoodstarz’s released their first full-length album Hood Reality in 2006 on their self-owned Lawless Records. With such a favorable reception, the snagged a distribution deal with Warner who issued their second album, ‘Band-Aide and Scoot‘, later that same year.