On Nov 18th, J-Boog released his 3rd full length studio album with Wash House Ting. As we continue to celebrate the release of his new album, we’re giving away his song “Good Cry” featuring Chaka Demus…
You can download J-Boog’s new song, “Good Cry,” (feat. Chaka Demus) for FREE on our home page under the MP3 Leak of the Week on the right hand column! This Download will only be available until Saturday, Nov. 26th, 2016.
J-Boog – “Good Cry” (feat. Chaka Demus) – Download HERE (on The Pier homepage)
J-Boog’s “Good Cry” Background:
During his tenure, J-Boog has released 2 full length studio albums with Hear Me Roar (2007) and Backyard Boogie (2011). He’s put out multiple EPs and has been a guest feature on enough songs to leave us anticipating another full length studio record with eager impatience.
The new 14-track album features guest appearances by Buju Banton, Gramps Morgan, Lion Fiyah, Gappy Ranks, Aarahdna, Tenelle, and the lovable Fiji. There are 3 songs from the Rose Petals EP that has made it’s way onto the new album with songs “Good Cry” featuring Chaka Demus, in addition to “Brighter Days” and “Rose Petals.”
When The Pier asked J-Boog about the song “Good Cry,” J-Boog sums up that “’Good Cry’ is about a couple/partnership that can’t get along at all but when it comes to the loving, there’s just no denying. I guess you can call it a dysfunctional love, good cry.”
As for Chaka Demus, he’s a Jamaican vocalist & DJ who first found success in the 90’s with Pliers, whom together, had a number 1 album in the UK. They also teamed up with Alicia Keys for a live performance of “Murder She Wrote” in 2007 at the American Music Awards. A collaboration with J-Boog only seems fitting and we’re proud to offer this song as a FREE give-away for the week.
You can pick up a copy of J-Boog’s Wash House Ting via iTunes by clicking HERE!
Listen: J-Boog – “Good Cry” (feat. Chaka Demus)
Jerry “J Boog” Afemata, a reggae singer of Samoan descent, was born in Long Beach and was raised in Compton, California. Steeped in Samoan culture and as the son of a Samoan chief, J Boog’s large family has had a huge impact on his artistry. He is the youngest of seven brothers and one sister. He credits his sister with being one of his earliest musical influences. She played piano and he began to sing along when she brought home a Bob Marley songbook. Each sibling offered exposure to other genres, such as rap and R&B, which allowed J Boog a sense of freedom to be himself. This variety of musical influence combined with Reggae’s feel good sound that was embraced by the whole Afemata family, J Boog was set on a path to creating his own unique reggae sound.
J-Boog has not taken a break since the release of his debut album Hear Me Roar in 2007. It was his close collaboration with island music pioneer, George “Fiji” Veikoso, whom he met in 2005, that has helped spur the creation of J Boog’s unique sound, as well as pave the way for many other Polynesian artists. Another great milestone in the creation of J Boog’s debut album was when he joined the Hawaii/San Francisco based musical family, Wash House Music Inc. This collaboration started J Boog on a journey that would keep him plenty busy and would also provide the influence for his follow-up album.
In 2008 J Boog teamed up with Yami Bolo and a member of reggae’s royal family, Ambassador Gramps Morgan of Morgan Heritage. He then traveled to Jamaica to experience the culture of Jamaican reggae. This being J Boog’s first visit to Jamaica he did not expect to find himself working in such amazing studios such as Bob Marley’s “Tuff Gong Studio,” Don Corlean’s “Hit Maker Studio,” Bobby Digital’s “Digital B Studio,” Shaggy’s “Big Yard Studio,” and Sugar Minott’s “Youth Man Promotions.” Guided by Gramps Morgan, J Boog found himself surrounded by several artists he himself had been influenced by and would later appear on his follow-up album, Backyard Boogie in 2011.
Since then, J Boog has released multiple EP’s, has collaborated with countless artists across multiple musical platforms, toured the nation, all culminating to the release of his third studio album, Wash House Ting.
Huge thanks again to J-Boog for allowing us to download his new song “Good Cry” featuring Chaka Demus to post up for FREE download. Free music is a privilege that we’re grateful for and we appreciate the work these artists do! Please feel free to download this song for FREE and spread the awareness to your friends!
Enjoy the FREE track on the homepage!
Article By: Mike Patti