Myeisha Essex is in love with all things pop culture, thanks in large part to her hometown. This Los Angeles native has an encyclopedic knowledge of the entertainment industry and she loves a good trivia game. She received her bachelor’s degree in journalism and media studies from Bennett College for Women and her master's from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. Her work can be found in Sister 2 Sister, Harlem World Magazine, Clutch and on Essence.com. When she's not keeping up with the news or learning Beyonce's latest dance moves, she enjoys watching stand-up comedy on YouTube! Follow her on Instagram @more_about_me
The 13-year-old girl in me jumps up and down whenever I talk about R&B super-group B2k or hear one of their “old school” hits like “Un Huh” or “Bump, Bump, Bump” play on the radio. I know I’m not alone when I say Omarion, Raz-B, Lil’ Fizz and J-Boog captured a piece of my teenage heart in 2001 and held on to it until their surprising breakup in 2004.
And similar to B2K, their big brother’s IMX, formally known as Immature, made’90s girls everywhere swoon and dream of their first loves with records like “Beautiful You Are,” “Watch Me Do My Thing” and “First Time.”
Members of both groups have tried to embark on solo careers — of course, some better than others — but no one has been able to reach the height for their success as a group. So in honor of this era, let’s pay homage and check out what the now grown-men of these former boy bands have been up to. Trust us, a few of the updates will surprise you!