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This article is about the rapper and actor. For the reggae singer, see J Boog.
Birth name Jarell Damonté Houston
Also known as J-BooG, BooG, BooGiE, Rell
Born (1985-08-11) August 11, 1985 (age 31)
Compton, California, United States
Origin Norco, California, United States
Genres R&B, Hip Hop, Rap, Pop
Occupation(s) Singer, rapper, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actor
Years active 1998–present
Labels The Capitalist Entertainment, Popular Entertainment
Associated acts B2K, Omarion, Lil' Fizz, Raz-B, Marques Houston P Diddy, Jhene Aiko

Jarell Damonté Houston Sr. (born August 11, 1985), known as J-Boog, is an American R&B singer, rapper, and actor. He was a member of R&B group B2K.

Early life[edit]

J-Boog, the youngest of three children, was born and raised in Compton, California and has been rapping, singing, and dancing since the age of two. He is the first cousin of Marques Houston.


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 Omarion. 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.

Personal life[edit]

J-Boog has three children, one daughter and two sons; Anaia Jolie Houston (b. October 3, 2005), Jarell Damonté Houston, Jr. (b. December 14, 2006), Tru Carter Houston (b. November 12, 2009).[citation needed] [1]


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



  • 2004: You Got Served - Rico Supporting role
  • 2009: Steppin: The Movie - Greg
  • 2014: Hype Nation-3D - Jessy
  • 2016: A Weekend With The Family - Joey
  • 2016: Howard High - Mr. Johnson (UPCOMING)


Stage Plays[edit]

See also[edit]


  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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