Born in Cleveland, Ohio, Raz B was a member and creator of the group B2K as a teen. The release of B2K’s album, Pandemonium!, and an accompanying tour & finished the year for him that concluded with the release of the group’s first feature film, You Got Served.
Distributed through his own production company, RazBeatz Entertainment, Raz released his first single, Fire in May 2007. Fire officially debuted on the Billboard charts (the week of 5/12/07) on the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales charts debuting at #2 and also hitting the Billboard Hot Singles Sales charts at #2. There was no promotion behind the single as it debuted because Raz B was pushing this album on an independent level.
March 19, 2010 Raz B released his first mixtape entitled Boy 2 King. In 2011, Elayne Rivers, Raz B's longtime publicist announced that he would be going on tour in China. Throughout the tour Raz B has performed shows in various parts of China.
On August 19, 2013, during a performance in Zhejiang province, Raz B tried to stop a fight in the audience and was hit in the face with a glass bottle. Initial reports were that he had fallen into a coma, but subsequent reports were that this was misinformation and labelled as a hoax, and that he would make a full recovery.
Albums with B2K
|2002||B2K: The Remixes - Volume 1 (EP)||129||47||-|
|2002||Santa Hooked Me Up (EP)||132||35||-|
|2003||The Remixes - Volume 2 (EP)||192||38||-|
|2004||B2K Greatest Hits||-||76||-|
Singles with B2K
|US Hot 100||US R&B||US Rhythmic Top 40||UK singles|
|2002||Gots Ta Be||34||13||14||-||B2K|
|2002||Why I Love You||73||19||-||-||B2K and Pandemonium!|
|2002||Bump, Bump, Bump (with P. Diddy)||1||2||1||24||Pandemonium!|
|2003||Feelin' Freaky (Nick Cannon featuring B2K)||92||46||-||-||Nick Cannon|
|2003||What A Girl Wants||-||47||-||-||Pandemonium!|
|2003||Uh Huh 2003||-||-||-||31||The Remixes - Volume 2|
|2004||Badaboom (feat. Fabolous)||59||29||22||26||You Got Served Soundtrack|
|2008||Body Up (without Omarion)|
*In the beginning of 2008, a song titled Body Up was leaked; Raz-B leads this B2K 2008 song with J-Boog & Lil Fizz. Omarion from B2K did not take part in the groups return.
Discography as solo artist
*Boy 2 King: The Mixtape EP. Released: March 19, 2010 (digital download)
- Paradox-EP. Released March 20, 2012.
|2004||You Got Served||Vick||Credited as DeMario Thornton|
|2005||Pieces of a Dream|
|2009||Love Sick Diaries|
|2006||Noah's Arc||Tashi||1 episode|
- "Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Singles Sales". billboard.com. Archived from the original on June 9, 2014. Retrieved 2009-02-19.
- "B2K'S RAZ-B IN A COMA". MTV. August 16, 2013. Retrieved May 2, 2017.
- Williams, Brennan (August 21, 2013). "It Was All A Hoax?". Huffington Post.
- "Raz B coma report was a hoax, manager says - CNN.com". CNN. August 19, 2013.