The Shop Boyz
are a Grammy
-based rap group, originating from the Bowen Homes housing projects. They are most known for their single "Party Like a Rockstar
" off their debut album Rockstar Mentality
. The group consists of members Demetrius "Meany" Hardin, Richard "Fat" Stevens and Rasheed "Sheed" Hightower.
The group's debut album, Rockstar Mentality, was released through OnDeck Records, an imprint of Universal Records on June 19, 2007. The lead single, "Party Like a Rockstar" charted on the Billboard rap charts as well as the Hot 100 (peaking at #2 on the Charts). "Party Like a Rockstar" was also the number one selling ringtone of 2007. Despite the success of "Party Like A Rockstar", the album sold fewer than 200,000 copies as of August 24, 2007.
Shop Boyz was selected to perform at CollegeFest 2007 in Boston MA. The Shop Boyz released a new single called "Up Thru There" around two weeks ago.