J Boog is an American rapper who started out in the late 90s. Boog was born on 11th August 1985 in LA County, California. His birth name is Jarell Damonte Houston.
Boog recognized his talent at a very young age and started rapping, singing, and dancing as early as eight years old. His first big break came when he joined B2K, formed by American record producer Chris Stokes. Boog was just 13 at the time and the other members of the group were Lil’ Fizz and Raz-B.
They broke into US pop charts with their single “Uh Huh” in the late 2001s. They released their first album in 2002 but they became mainstream with their second album that peaked at number 2 on the Billboard 200 and number 1 on the U.S. Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs albums chart.
He also starred with his B2K band mates in the movie “You Got Served”. After which the band was split in 2004. Before the split, they team up with “Puff Daddy”, for a single “Bump, Bump, Bump”, which reached number 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, number 2 on the US R&B chart, and number 3 on the US Pop chart.
After splitting, Boog began his single career with hits like “Let’s Get it”, “Waiting in the rain”, and “Let’s do it”. Boog then released Backyard Boogie in 2011 which was a major success and rose him to the top of the ‘U.S. reggae album charts in that year and the subsequent years as well (2012, 2013).
Boog has three children (2 sons and a daughter) with his long-term girlfriend Jondelle Michelle Lee. Although there were reports of domestic violence, the couple is still going strong.
Boog has starred in a few movies such as Step Up 2: The Streets, and Steppin: The Movie. Adding this to the growing music reputation, J B