J Boog is a man of many influences. The singer of Samoan descent was born in Long Beach and raised in 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. Having worked with artists the likes of George “Fiji” Veikoso and Gramps Morgan of Morgan Heritage, J Boog has always been destined for success.
Their influence, along with the assistance of the Wash House family have led J to record in several prestigious locations, including Bob Marley's "Tuff Gong" Studio. The results are apparent when listening to Boog's new music. It boasts a distinct Island music sound, coated in hints of traditional Jamaican reggae at the same time. Boog’s lastest album, Backyard Boogie, continues adding to the artist’s impressive list of accomplishments, putting out several hits and featuring as the number #1 album on the reggae billboards.