Retro Rewind: ‘You Got Served (Starring B2K)’

Published: Saturday 9th Apr 2016 by David

Welcome to Retro Rewind, the TGJ original feature launched to celebrate TV and Film’s glorious past.

Who we’re celebrating today? The R&B force that was B2K and their box office smashing movie ‘You Got Served.’

Touted as “four Ushers”, Boys of the new Millenium rose to fame as R&B’s answer to Justin Timberlake‘s ‘NSync in 2001 with the single ‘Uh Huh.’

Clean cut and scandal free, the Urban Pop quartet came courtesy of the manager Chris Stokes (cousin of group member Raz B) and was mentored by Marques Houston, formerly of the group IMX, and elder cousin of B’s bandmate J-BooG.

Their run atop Pop’s scene would last three years, delivering four studio albums, one US #1 single (‘Bump Bump Bump’) and four Top 40 singles.

Their last studio effort? ‘You Got Served: Music from the Motion Picture’, released to support their Screen Gems movie ‘You Got Served’ which picked up $16 million at the box office when it hit theatres on January 30th 2004.

Ready to take that walk down memory lane?

Reunite with ‘Served’ below…

Though a reunion seems unlikely at this point, it’d be great to see B2K‘s short but sweet run atop the charts celebrated in shape or form.

For, as many will agree, the quartet’s style, fronted by th criminally underrated Omarion, is to thank for the arrival of many impressive R&B male soloists in the mid noughties (see Chris Brown in the U.S. and the Varren Wade-led FDM ’03 in the U.K) as well as one Jhene Aiko.

Could the years to come see the group (away from the “allegedly” repulsive characters who steered them to stardom) bury their problems of yesteryear to ensure their hard work isn’t forgotten by the world?

We hope so.

Until then…

Your thoughts?

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  1. #JACKIE April 9, 2016

    Lil Bow Wow and B2SLAY ruled the early 2000s.

    • Bey Bey Sting April 9, 2016

      It was such a good time because Ciara inherited their fan base when they broke up. It’s sad that she didn’t have the right direction after The Evolution because she really was part of that whole movement.

      • King Omarion and King Raz April 9, 2016

        Always found it suspect that Chris scouted her when she was three considering his record with molestation. Homegirl needs to make the right move now because they’re doing nothing for her career.

      • #JACKIE April 9, 2016

        Chris stokes is irrelevant and can’t do anything for Ciara. She is SLAYING right now. Her management finally got it right. Besides, B2K was starting to fizzle out around the time Ciara debuted.

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 9, 2016

        How exactly is Ciara slaying? No offense, serious question

      • #JACKIE April 9, 2016

        Sis Ciara has been BOOKED constantly since 2013. How are these other rnb chicks doing again?

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 9, 2016

        Ciara was slaying back then, not now

      • #JACKIE April 9, 2016

        You’re so jealous kii. Ciara has a RECENT platinum plaque, multiple endørsmėnts, magazine covers, hosting gigs and booking stages. Wyd sis?

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 9, 2016

        Lol just stfu

      • #JACKIE April 9, 2016

        You came into MY replies trying to throw shade. I think you should take your own advice.

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 9, 2016

        I wasn’t throwing shade.
        Ciara was popping BACK in the day. Her career peaked a long time ago

    • Monica April 9, 2016

      TO BAD Marques Houston and Chris stokes molested these boys and screwed them all up. CHRIS STOKES AND MARQUES HOUSTON SHOULD BE IN JAIL

  2. Sanity Slain April 9, 2016

    Mila J is still friends with those pedoz which is why she’s flopping. Jhene is slaying her field because she stopped messing with them and that’s why people respect her.

  3. Credits April 9, 2016

    They only lasted 3yrs??….it seemed like 6 lol.

    • King Omarion and King Raz April 9, 2016

      The groups did a lot in a short period of time back then. DC only dropped three main albums before they broke up.

  4. Black Power April 9, 2016

    I feel so bad because i laughed at Raz when he said what we said and now we know it’s true. I just hope all the boys are happy in their lives because they were good together. Chris and Marqless will burn in hell for what they did. Like someone said above me Mila will never prosper if she continues to roll with them now everyone knows the tea.

  5. Kelis Is Here April 9, 2016

    Yaaaaas living for the nostalgia, I saw the movie Open Secret a few days ago and I couldn’t help but think of my old Bae Razberry. These perverts are really out here hurting these child stars and people need to stop turning a blind eye to it. The women are doing it too and I heard some s*** from my girls down in Atlanta that makes me hope Mila breaks free fast.

    • Monica April 9, 2016

      Why has Marques Houston and Chris stokes allowed to run the streets and do this to other young boys; THEY SHOULD BE IN JAIL for r_aping these boys

  6. Keri Qween April 9, 2016

    Loved them .i begged my mom to get the Pandemonium Cd when it came out man i wore that album out

    • Kelis Is Here April 9, 2016

      And what about Keri’s new CD? Will you wear that out too or will it gather dust on the shelf besides Rihanna’s Vocals for Dummies hand book.

      • Keri Qween April 9, 2016

        You must be an hive+ fan trolling under random usermames as usual coward

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 9, 2016

      Umm, how old r u?

      • Keri Qween April 9, 2016


      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 9, 2016

        U seem older. Thought u were at least 27

  7. Coolness April 9, 2016

    Dance-centred films were so much fun back then but now the genre has become so saturated. That whole B2K era was life! It’s sad how their story has been marred with their manager, Chris Stokes’ child molestation allegations. Many thought Omarion would be the next big R&B song and dance man after Usher. He had the built-in fanbase from B2K but some people just don’t have the ‘IT’ factor that allows them to stand firm without a group. This is what allowed Chris to swoop in and just snatch his lane. Still, this is a reminder of how much life was simpler then.

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 9, 2016

      I like Honey, Save the last dance, Step Up, and Stomp the Yard. Dance flicks seem kinda corny now though

  8. Stephon Jackson April 9, 2016

    Po’thangs… These the “d!ick N’ da bootea ni@@a’s”

    • Mimi the Madame April 9, 2016

      That’s not funny. Molestation and being DL aren’t the same.

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 9, 2016

        They r dl though

      • Stephon Jackson April 9, 2016

        I ain’t say these the “molested in the booty boys” … Chill out. I was speaking about their questionable DL behavior AFTER they got GROWN

  9. King Mark111 /.\ April 9, 2016

    Back when everyone was called a version of Usher. I never liked them, but their lil run wasn’t anything epic, but was a good lil run. Because there were no other boybands out (Backstreet and Nsync disbanded by this time.), they could dance, Bow Wow flopped and showed he could do nothing without JD. So all of those lil girls only had one band to obsesse with. But like many groups, greed and dirty business ruin it all. They should had closed out the group, O went solo prematurely and couldn’t even take on Mario and at the end of that year, a lil light ski kid came in and ended all the young guys at that time (Chris Brown). Labels were rushing out r&b guys after the success of Confessions.
    Ciara was the Atl Crunk movement, not this Scream tour Era. Speaking of Scream tour, b2k took over when Bow Wow flopped. Ciara ended it, but my thing is why didn’t they do their own tour? Their management really messed up their careers and brand by not being on point.

  10. Anti(hives scared of R8) April 9, 2016

    I don’t think CB ended anyone.It was just their time, people grew tired of them.CB is flopping now because it’s his time.People are already sick of him. Why are people making it seem CB can hold on strong for another decade? He hasn’t passed Usher’s sales.Truth is, nobody has replaced Usher.He still holds that urban pop title.

    • Anti(hives scared of R8) April 9, 2016

      This comment was for king Mark

    • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 9, 2016

      Nah Cb was crackin when he 1st came out.

      • Anti(hives scared of R8) April 9, 2016

        Yes, when he first came out but that’s everyone.Ashanti was the slaying at one point in time, look at her now.I don’t agree with him ending other pop/R&B guys.

      • Jackson 5 Nostrils (Tyler) April 9, 2016


  11. Stephon Jackson April 9, 2016

    Dang, Omarion looks exactly the same. I mean, all of em’ aged very well (like most of us black brotha’s usually do) but dammn! N**** look like he could’ve taken that photo yesterday. Amazing genes. Just fine as hell too.

    • Adeles flip phone. April 9, 2016

      Too bad we can’t say the same about f******?_ she’s half black but aging like milk 🙁

      • Stephon Jackson April 9, 2016

        What are you talking about dear?

  12. Tran anti bloper honey love but it okay girl April 10, 2016

    Back in the day in 2000-2008 was the best music and alot of people dance had fun doing. Today music is Oky

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