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This article is about the rapper and actor. For the reggae singer, see J Boog
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BooG in 2003
Background information
Birth name Jarell Damonte Houston
Also known as J-Boog, BooG, BooGiE
Born (1985-08-11) August 11, 1985 (age 29)
Compton, California, United States
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres R&B, Hip Hop, Rap
Occupation(s) Singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actor
Years active 2001–present
Labels The Capitalist Entertainment, Popular Entertainment
Associated acts B2K, Omarion, Lil' Fizz, Raz-B, Marques Houston

Jarell Damonte Houston (born August 11, 1985), known as J-Boog, is an American R&B singer, rapper, and actor. He is a member of R&B group B2K. He is also the cousin of Marques Houston.[1]

Early life[edit]

J-Boog was born and raised in Compton, California, and has been rapping, singing, dancing since the age of eight.


J-Boog was a member of the boy group B2K, along with Lil' Fizz, Raz-B, and Omarion.

He starred in You Got Served, the hit dance movie, with his B2K band mates, along with Marques Houston and Young Rome. He played the character Rico, the peacemaker of the group. Despite the film receiving mostly negative reviews, his performance in the movie was praised by many critics alike.

Personal life[edit]

J-Boog has one daughter and two sons, Anaia Jolie Houston (born October 3, 2005), Jarell Damonte Houston, Jr. (born December 14, 2006), and Tru Carter Houston (born November 12, 2009) with his longtime girlfriend Jondelle Michelle Lee. J-Boog launched Popular Entertainment with long time friend Dreux "Lil Fizz" Frederic and business manager Damuer H. Leffridge in 2008.[citation needed]


  • Night Life - EP (2009) (Fizz & Boog)





  1. ^ Gil Kaufman (July 30, 2007). B2K's J-Boog, Lil Fizz, Raz-B Finally Get Solo Careers Off The Ground, In Where Ya Been? MTV. Accessed July 11, 2008.

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