16 Songs, 59 Minutes

EDITORS’ NOTES

Born in Long Beach, raised in Compton, and descended from Samoa, J Boog has the geographical pedigree to be a hardcore gangster—but instead he’s an immaculately smooth reggae singer. Based in Hawaii since 2006, he released his debut album, Hear Me Roar, the following year, followed by a self-titled EP in 2011, and he’s built up a sizable following in the islands. On Backyard Boogie, he teams with established reggae stars like Taurus Riley, Jacob Hemphill, and Peetah Morgan, though most of the album is all J Boog doing his thing over some ultra-funky production drenched in positive vibrations. There's really not a wack song on here, with 16 tracks of smooth, feel-good music showcasing his impressive voice and songwriting. "Watch and Learn," "Let's Do It Again," "Waste of Time," and "Hawaiian Pakalolo" are highlights, and if this album’s any indication, it's only a matter of time before J Boog and his island style blows up on the mainland as well.

EDITORS’ NOTES

Born in Long Beach, raised in Compton, and descended from Samoa, J Boog has the geographical pedigree to be a hardcore gangster—but instead he’s an immaculately smooth reggae singer. Based in Hawaii since 2006, he released his debut album, Hear Me Roar, the following year, followed by a self-titled EP in 2011, and he’s built up a sizable following in the islands. On Backyard Boogie, he teams with established reggae stars like Taurus Riley, Jacob Hemphill, and Peetah Morgan, though most of the album is all J Boog doing his thing over some ultra-funky production drenched in positive vibrations. There's really not a wack song on here, with 16 tracks of smooth, feel-good music showcasing his impressive voice and songwriting. "Watch and Learn," "Let's Do It Again," "Waste of Time," and "Hawaiian Pakalolo" are highlights, and if this album’s any indication, it's only a matter of time before J Boog and his island style blows up on the mainland as well.

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Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
232 Ratings
232 Ratings
RJ3nnings ,

FIYAH

This Album is HOT!!! Jboog putting it down for the SAMOANS. CHEEEEE HOOOOO

LIDOLRIGHTEOUS ,

Dissapointed

I was disappointed by the fact that the only song out of the new songs that was decent was Replay, but the bad thing about replay was that it was copying Collie Buddz song "She Gimme Love". Also the song Waste of Time sounded like a song I've heard before. Overall disappointed.

HWD_JD ,

Backyard Boogie

JBoogs spits that fiyah once again. Keep it up Boog! Big up's from the BayArea 510 Haystack!

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