LOS ANGELES — There's a hip-hop group that wants the FBI watching its every move.
Except in this case, "FBI" stands for "Fizz and Boog Inc."
"We're starting our own rap label called FBI," B2K's Lil Fizz said as he and J-Boog walked the orange carpet at the recent Kid's Choice Awards (see "Outkast Win Big, Olsen Twins Slimed At Kids' Choice Awards"). "We've got our first rap group coming out, called 4 Deep." (Not to be confused with a 1990s hip-hop group bearing the same name.)
"We ran into them at one of our shows," Boog added. "And they performed for us on the spot. We was like, 'Man, we respect that.' They was tight, and [we said], 'We gonna sign y'all.' Give some other people a chance to do their thing, make dreams [come true]."
Fizz and Boog said they plan to oversee every aspect of 4 Deep's career, including working in the studio on their album. "This is our first project, we gotta treat it like our baby," Fizz said.
Fizz will introduce 4 Deep on his upcoming solo album, Outspoken, due later in the spring. Kanye West and DJ Quik are also on the album.
"I'm leaking one track right now on the radio, it's called 'La La La,' so we'll see how it does," Fizz said about the single, which was produced by J. Brown (Cassidy, Swizz Beatz). "Rufus Blaq [Marques Houston, Angie Stone] helped me executive-produce the album."
Fizz and Boog said plans are still coming together for a B2K summer tour (see "B2K Plan Summer Tour, Still Hope To Reconcile With Omarion"). Like Raz-B, they seemed optimistic that Omarion might return to the group (see "Raz-B Plans Gospel LP, Says He Thinks B2K Will Reunite").
"It's a possibility," Boog said.