Jump to navigation. He is the youngest of seven brothers and one sister who come from hard working parents that relentlessly instilled a strong cultured household. Currently residing back and forth between Hawaii and California, J Boog has been working incessantly since the release of his debut album Hear Me Roar He followed that up with his sophomore album Backyard Boogie , which topped the US Billboard Charts and iTunes charts in numerous countries. Jerry helped pave the way for many Polynesian artists with the help of island music pioneer George "Fiji" Veikoso. The two met in They immediately clicked and created a sound that opened many doors for the Polynesian community.
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The group achieved success in the early s with singles like " Bump, Bump, Bump ", " Uh Huh ", and " Girlfriend ", which all reached success on the Billboard Hot 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. 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.
Join Songkick to track J Boog and get concert alerts when they play near you. Be the first to know when they tour near Fischbach, Germany. The singer, who is of Samoan descent, is known for his deft combination of Island music and Jamaican reggae with elements of rock and hip-hop on his hit records. Afemata may have been born in Long Beach but he was raised on the tough streets of Compton. Boog was four years old when his sister took up piano lessons, and there was something about the music that fascinated him even at that age. He would watch her play, learn along with her at the same time, and soon after he found that he could sing along with her playing note for note.
Of Samoan ancestry his father was a tribal chief in his neighborhood , Boog 's first influence was his sister, who sang and played piano. When she got a book of Bob Marley 's classic songs, Boog began singing along, and when he was nine, the two performed a cover of Whitney Houston 's "One Moment in Time" at a family reunion, in front of an audience of In , Boog traveled to Hawaii, where he met one of his favorite singers, George "Fiji" Veikoso ; Boog gave him a copy of one of his mixtapes, and Veikoso thought Boog showed promise. After absorbing reggae's history during a visit to Jamaica, Boog released a self-titled EP in June , with his second full-length album, Backyard Boogie , appearing three months later. A four-song EP, Live Up! The release was a warm-up for Boog 's third full-length album, Wash House Ting , which was released in November