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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.

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Jarell Damonté Houston

(1985-08-11) August 11, 1985 (age 33)
Compton, California, United States
Other namesJ-BooG, BooG, BooGiE, Rell
OccupationSinger, rapper, songwriter, record producer, dancer, actor, movie producer
Years active1998–present
Musical career
GenresR&B, hip hop, pop
Associated acts


Early lifeEdit

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. 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. Soon after, B2K announced they were disbanding and led each member on a various future endeavors.


After the split of the boy band, Jarell partnered with band mate Lil Fizz in 2006, where they recorded an EP album "Night Life". He then partnered with relative Marques Houston to become Vice President and Producer of long time music manager Chris Stokes and Marques Houston film production company Footage Films where he also acted in a few films. Jarell also appeared in Step Up 2: The Streets, and later was an ensemble cast member of an Off-Off Broadway stage production.[1]

J-Boog briefly appeared on an episode of Love & Hip Hop: Hollywood to meet with band mate Lil Fizz to discuss plans to reunite the band without Omarion due to him not agreeing to rekindle to band, but failed due to discrepancies with cast member and associate Ray J, who persuaded himself to be a bold replacement after being considered to join the band.[2]

In December 2018, it was announced by long time friend and business manager Damuer H. Leffridge that B2K will hold a reunion tour titled "The Millennium Tour" in 2019. The tour will feature Pretty Ricky, Lloyd, Mario (American singer), Bobby V, Chingy and the Ying Yang Twins.

Personal lifeEdit

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). His current girlfriend is Shelbie Gray (est. January 14, 2019.[citation needed] [3]


  • 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
  • 2019: Howard High - Mr. Johnson (Post-Production)
  • 2019: Nahum - (Pre-Production)
  • 2019: Always and Forever
  • 2019: Fall Girls- Jerome


Stage PlaysEdit

See alsoEdit


  1. ^ Upscale (November 19, 2018). "Man Of The House Stageplay". Upscale Magazine. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  2. ^ Michel 10/17/2017, Sarah. "Bonus Clip: J-Boog Feels Ray2K Will Never Happen Because Some People Are Not Realistic About Their Current Celeb Status". VH1 News. Retrieved December 25, 2018.
  3. ^ 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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