Rose Petals EP
J Boog
Wash House Music
Digital Release
March 30, 2016

Track list
  1. Good Cry feat. Chaka Demus
  2. Rose Petals
  3. Brighter Days
  4. Good Feeling feat. Stephen Marley
  5. No Pressure feat. Snoop Dogg (Bonus Track)
Rating : from 5 (excellent) to 1 (poor)
Vocals : 5 Backing : 4/5 Production : 5 Sound quality : 5 Sleeve : 4/5
J Boog (born Jerry Afemata, Long Beach, California) is a renown American reggae and R&B vocalist and songwriter of Samoan descent. Raised in Compton, California and based in Hawaii, he released his first solo album "Hear Me Roar" in 2007, which peaked on Billboard's Top Reggae Albums at #8. In 2011 he released his first EP, "J Boog" on the label Washhouse Hawaii. His final breakthrough was achieved when he released the album "Backyard Boogie" that reached #1 on the reggae charts. His contribution on the 2011 album "We Remember Gregory Isaacs" was an awesome version of the Cool Ruler's tune "Cool Down The Place", our fav track on that album. He tours frequently, and has shared stages with artists such as Damian Marley, Ziggy Marley, SOJA, The Green and Rebelution. His style predominantly combines island music, reggae, but also incorporates R&B.

His latest effort is the EP "Rose Petals", released on the Wash House Music label. The EP offers five tunes, four of them reggae tunes and one R&B styled track. The set opens with an enjoyable song called "Good Cry". He and veteran deejay Chaka Demus perform in truly good fashion the tune across the "Things and Time" riddim. Standout tune! The vibes stay enjoyable with the title track, a compelling lovers tune. "Brighter Days" with its record scratching intro starts as a hip-hop tune but it's a genuine reggae tune with subtle hip-hop snippets. Nice one! A real treat is the duet with Stephen Marley. "Good Feeling", a flawless duet with Stephen Marley, is a hit-fueled lovers tune across the riddim of Leo Hall's 1975 classic "Let Dub It Up", but Dee Sharp's 1980 version for Fashion is better known in the reggae community. Top notch performance! For the closing track "No Pressure" he changes the style to R&B with the assistance of the one-and-only Snoop Dogg.

Perfect set on which J Boog once again demonstrates his musical qualities!