J Boog is an American R&B singer, rapper, record producer, dancer, and actor. He began rapping, singing, and dancing at the age of eight. His stage name, J-Boog, came from his grandmother calling him “Boogie” because of his love of dancing, the J just the initial of his first name. He is a former member of R&B group B2K. Jarell Damonte Houston was born on August 11, 1985 in Compton, California. He starred in You Got Served, the hit dance film, with hisB2Kband mates, together with his cousin Marques Houston and Young Rome.