The album debuted at #84 on the Billboard 200, selling 30,000 copies, making it Chingy's first album not to crack the Top 10.Hate It or Love It was not released in the UK, marking Chingy's first album not to be released in the country.A studio album entitled Success & Failure was released in 2010.
His summer single, "Pullin Me Back" (featuring actor-R&B singer Tyrese), would find him back on top on the Hot Rap Tracks chart and help Hoodstar debut at number eight on the album chart, but the follow-up single "Dem Jeans", featuring Jermaine Dupri, fared worse although the album did go gold.
Other singles from Hoodstar were "Brand New Kicks" and "Hands Up".
He was originally known as H Thugz and was in the St. H Thugz and Augustin also recorded a music video for the song.
Louis group Without Warning on 49 Productions with M. H Thugz later chose the alias Chingy, a slang term for money.
He has been in 13 celebrity relationships averaging approximately 1.4 years each.