B2K are back and haven’t missed a step, even if – as of last week – they’re missing a member.
The quad have been rocking US audiences on their sold-out ‘Millennium Tour’ and mark their second wind with a feature spread in the latest issue of Vibe Magazine.Array
Perhaps even better is how real Omarion, Lil Fizz, Raz-B, and J-Boog kept it when dishing on their regrouping.
Because, while some reunions are presented as being rooted in “kumbaya,” the B2K boys stress theirs in more about timing, their fans, and above all…business.
Peep pics and quotes below…
Lil Fizz On Differences This Go Round:
“At the end of the day, we’re all grown men and we all live our own separate lives. It’s not like we’re brothers and best friends and hang out after the tour. Everybody’s home. I haven’t spoken to any of them. They haven’t spoken to me. And you know, that’s just that. It’s business, but we know what it is. When we come together, the spirit takes over.”
Raz-B On Working With His Bandmates Again:
“I’ve been trying to put the group together for 16 years,” he admits, noting his efforts to secure the B2K trademark for the group. “Just like Fizz said, I never left the group. They like to say the universe; I like to say the price.”
Raz On Having Better Communication This Time:
“I think that is the therapy, which is the communication, speaking as enlightened four brothers from four different corners of the universe.
The love is there. Even when you dislike them for a moment or you guys got into a miscommunication, if we can come back to a cohesive space of love, then you’re cool.”
Omarion On Business Lessons:
“There’s always a conversation about business when it comes to the entertainment industry. First of all, most artists that are creative are not administrative. How do you play a show and then go backstage, make sure your numbers [are] right? It’s really difficult.”
“It’s so much going on, and then things get moving and you start to not check on everything the way you’re supposed to check on everything. If you not in it for the business and you in it for the fame and the little trinkets, then you just gonna be like whatever. That’s the way the industry eventually gets you out of your business. Then you look back like, ‘damn I should’ve been on my sh*t.’”
Interestingly, the group are remaining coy about the plausibility of new music. Would you be here for it?