J Boog, the winner of “Best New Entertainer” at the 31st Annual International Reggae and World Music Awards in 2012, recently released a new single titled, “Smoking Bomb Bud”. And, The Pier has all the details!
Hailing from Compton, CA, J Boog became hooked to music at an early age. At the young age of four, he became a musical apprentice to his sister after hearing her play the keyboards. It wasn’t long before he was singing along. He even purchased a Bob Marley song book to learn from, and first performed live at the young age of nine.
Many years later his musical career went viral, especially after the release of his debut album “Hear Me Roar” in 2007. The same year J Boog joined the Wash House Music family, an independent record label based in San Francisco and recently built a top of the line studio in Oahu, Hawaii . Nearing the end of 2012, J Boog has released his newest laid back, in-the-haze work, titled “Smoking Bomb Bud” featuring Fiji.
Taking a glance at J Boog’s past should certainly make one wonder, “how much fun did J Boog have recording this song?” As a man of humility, it isn’t hard to imagine that J Boog has the utmost respect for his musical influences. That’s why recording with one of his musical mentors, George “Fiji” Veikoso, must have been a doozy. In 2005, the two met after one of Fiji’s shows. Since then, J Boog was motivated to relocate to Hawaii to embellish his musical prowess. Just a few years into his career, J Boog and his hero were recording together, including for his newest 2012 single.
While J Boog’s Give Thanks Tour stopped off in Denver, Colorado, The Pier was fortunate enough to sit down for an exclusive interview. J Boog explained the background of the song as a tribute to DJ Quik. “[Smoking Bomb Bud] is actually a remake of an old song by DJ Quik. We were just paying homage to him and give it with a new twist. That was one of my favorite songs growing up. So, we just did a new version of it with all of the high grade qualities, you know?”
As stated, J Boog is in the midst of a nationwide tour, tearing through various cities across the map. Along the way, J Boog will be joined by several indispensable groups such as Oahu’s The Hot Rain Band, Tomorrow’s Bad Seeds, Ashes Of Babylon, and more!
Upcoming Tour Dates
Oct 24 @ Shank Hall. Milwaukee, WI. (feat. Tomorrows Bad Seeds)
Oct 25 @ High Noon Saloon. Madison, WI. (feat. The Hot Rain Band, Tropical Riddims Sound System)
Oct 26 @ Subterranean. Chicago, IL. (feat. The Hot Rain Band)
Oct 27 @ The Basement. Columbus, OH.
Oct 28 @ U Street Music Hall. Washington, DC.(feat. The Hot Rain Band)
Oct 30 @ Club Metronome. Burlington, VT.
Nov 01 @ The Asylum. Portland, ME.
Nov 02 @ Mexicali Live. Teaneck, NJ. (feat. The Hot Rain Band, Mr. Breakdown)
Nov 03 @ B.B. King Blues Club and Grill. New York, NY.
Nov 04 @The Jewish Mother. Virginia Beach, VA.
Nov 07 @ Jack’s Bar. San Antonio, TX.
Nov 08 @ House Of Rock. Corpus Christi, TX.
Nov 09 @ Antone’s. Austin. TX. (feat. The Hot Rain Band, Ashes Of Babylon, Weight Crew ATX)
Nov 13 @ The Date Shed. Indio, CA. (feat. The Hot Rain Band, Jae Rawkwell)
Nov 16 @ Showbox SoDo. Seattle, WA.
Nov 17 @The Refuge. Portland, OR.
Nov 18 @ Wild Buffalo. Bellingham, WA.
Nov 21 @ Mezzanine. San Francisco, CA. (feat. The Hot Rain Band, DJ Irie Dole)
Nov 23 @ Saint Rocke. Hermosa Beach, CA. (feat. Hot Rain)
Nov 25 @ The Coach House. San Juan Capistrano, CA. (feat. Hot Rain)
J Boog Links:
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Article By: Matt Emodi
Photo By: Dave Norris
Watch J Boog – “Smoking Bomb Bud”