Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 8:00 PM CST
Bottom Lounge, Chicago, IL
17 years and over
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.
At the age of four, after hearing his older sister playing the piano, he developed an interest and started watching her and learning about music. Soon, J was singing along to the notes & melodies he heard his sister play. A while later, she brought home a Bob Marley song book. Even at this young age, J knew Bob's name and his music. Upon hearing his sister begin to play, something clicked inside J. He hasn't been the same since.