Youthfulbut universal. Funwith an edge. Music that will grab you by the ears, get you on your feet and have you singing along from the get goyet has the staying power to stick in your head for a long time to come. Thats the sound of B2K: the boys of the new millennium. B2K are ultimate performerssingers, dancers, rappers and songwriters extraordinaire. J-Boog, Raz-B, Lil Fizz and Omarion are four Los Angeles teens whose music may remind you of their shared influencesfolks like Michael Jackson, Boyz II Men, Kriss Kross, Immature/IMx (B2K were discovered by entertainment impressario Chris Stokes, long-time manager of IMx). But these guys definitely got their own fresh thing going on. Just take one look at their EPK, and youll know B2K are in it to win it with a self-titled album full of spirited, spunky, soulful songs coming to you this summer!
Meet B2K, in their own words:
J-Boog, 15, Leo
Nickname: "My name comes from my dancing. My grandmother used to call me BoogieI would always dance around the house. And the J comes from my first name Jarell."
The B2K sound: "Our songs are about stuff kids can relate toour album is fun! Whether youre male or female you can sing along; our songs are for everyone."
Style vibe: "Sporty, laid-back."
Free time fun: "I like professional wrestlingI try to do the movesand I like to play football, basketball."
A girls gotta: "Be real playfulsomeone I could run around with whos into sports. And shes gotta be someone who would be with me not because Im in this group, but who likes me for me."
If I were an animal: "Id be a lion, like my sign, because I like to control things."
What the world needs now: "Truth. People lie too much, and one lie turns into another lie, and another."
Favorite foods: jambalaya, shrimp curry, McDonalds, Taco Bell, and Jack in the Box
Favorite subject: "ArtI like to draw."
Favorite color: red
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Lil Fizz, 15, Sagittarius
Nickname: "Im the rapper of the group, and Lil Fizz means my rhymes bubble."
The B2K sound: "When people hear our music, theyre going to get excited, theyre going to bounce!"
Style vibe: "Boy-next-door."
Free time fun: "I like Play Station 2, wrestling, basketball and shopping."
A girls gotta: "Have a lot of energy, beautiful eyes and a great smile."
If I were an animal: "Id be a chameleon, so I could get in with everyone."
What the world needs now: "Respect. People dont have enough respect for other people and for life itself."
Favorite foods: Creole food
Favorite subject: "Global historyI like to know whats going on."
Favorite color: blue
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Raz-B, 15, Gemini
Nickname: "I got my name because of my raspy voice."
The B2K sound: "Were a pretty edgy group; were pretty hip-hop. I want our music to be memorable, so that years later a song will come on and people will know exactly what they were doing when they listened to it. We want to be legends."
Style vibe: "sandals, shortsthat whole summertime vibe."
Free time fun: "I like to eat, play basketball, and wrestle."
A girls gotta: "Be my friend, not so much my girlfriend; understanding, smartand someone with goals."
If I were an animal: "Id be a cheetahcheetahs are fast!"
What the world needs now: "Love. Everybodys out for themselves. People got to share some love and listen to each other more."
Favorite foods: Jambalaya and all fast foods.
Favorite subject: "ScienceI like to mess with stuff."
Favorite color: blue
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Omarion, 16, Scorpio
Nickname: "My first name is Omarithat means African kingand "eon" means forever. My mom always told me, Whatever you do just be the best at it and youll stay on the throne."
The B2K sound: "We like to sing about things that go on with kids, like school. When people hear our music I want them to just be full of joy and happiness."
Style vibe: "Kind of classyturtlenecks, leather jackets, a little cologne."
Free time fun: "I just like to chill with my boys, have fun, wrestle, play arcade games. But we also all really love working on music, collaborating on songs. We wrote two songs on the album."
A girls gotta: "Be sweet, intelligent, very playful and overall know what she wants from life."
If I was an animal: "Id be a tigerId want to be in the circus."
What the world needs now: "Caring. People dont watch out for other people enough. We need to be there for each other."
Favorite foods: Junk! (soda, chips, Gummi Bears)
Favorite subject: "EnglishI like reading and learning different, sophisticated words, and new ways to word things."
Favorite color: red
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