- This article is about the rapper and actor. For the reggae singer, see J Boog
|Birth name||Jarell Damonte Houston|
|Also known as||J-Boog, BooG, BooGiE|
August 11, 1985 |
Inglewood, California, United States
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, United States|
|Genres||R&B, Hip Hop, Rap|
|Occupations||Singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actor|
|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. His stage name came from his grandmother calling him "Boogie" because of his love of dancing, and the J is simply the initial of his first name. He has best known as a member of R&B group B2K. He is also the cousin of Marques Houston.
J-Boog was born and raised in Compton, California, and has been rapping, singing, dancing since the age of eight.
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.
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.
- Night Life - EP (2009)(Fizz & Boog)
- 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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