J Boog is dropping the “J Boog EP” on June 14th 2011 via Wash House Hawaii/EMPIRE Distribution. The EP features five brand new songs, along with his three previously released songs, including his smash hits “Let’s Do It Again” and “So Far Gone”. This release should help hold his fans over until the release of the highly anticipated album “Back Yard Boogie” in the fall of 2011.
J Boog is a man of many influences. The singer of Samoan descent was born in Long Beach and raised on Compton, California. Growing up in the rough streets of Compton, the strong sense of tradition and culture that J Boog absorbed from his family was instrumental in his path to stay off the streets and begin a successful music career.
His new album, “Back Yard Boogie” is slated for release in 2011 and features some reggae giants like Richie Spice, Tarrus Riley, Fiji and Morgan Heritage, as well as Hip-Hop superstar Snoop Dogg. J Boog is excited about the future and all the amazing progress he’s seen in such a short time.
At the age of four, after hearing his older sister playing the piano, he developed an interest in it and started watching her and learning about music. Soon, J was singing along to the notes & melodies he heard his sister play. A while later, she brought home a Bob Marley song book. Even at this young age, J knew Bob’s name and his music. Upon hearing his sister begin to play, something clicked inside J. He hasn’t been the same since.
The first time J Boog sang for a crowd, he was nine years old. It was a large family reunion at a church and there were about 200 people present.
J’s mother and sister insisted for him to sing Whitney Houston’s “One Moment In Time” and J obliged them. Though he was nervous, it went quite well.
J Boog’s music career became serious in 2005, when he caught the ear of his favorite ratios, George “Fiji” Veikoso”. The two began working together immediately and J ended up moving to Hawaii in 2006 to continue developing his craft. After releasing his debut album “Hear Me Roar” in 2007, he joined the musical family Wash House Music Inc, a record label based in Hawaii and San Francisco.
A year later, in 2008, J Boog met Gramps Morgan of Morgan Heritage and there was an instant chemistry. Gramps was keen on working with J,
and set out to make a way. Shortly after, Gramps, J Boog and other Wash House family members were in Jamaica recording in such prestigious places as Bob Marley’s “Tuff Gong” Studio, Don Corleone’s “Hit Maker”, Bobby Digital’s “Digital B”, Shaggy’s “Big Yard”, Sugar Minott’s “Youth Man Promotion” and more.
The results are apparent when listening to Boog’s new music. It is authentic Island Music and genuine Jamaican reggae at the same time. Truly a new and exciting combination. There is a natural theme to Boog’s writing: love. It recurs throughout his work and never once seems contrived. When you listen, you will feel he truly knows matters of the heart.