B2K: Omarion, J Boog, Lil' Fizz, Raz B.
Additional personnel includes: Fabolous, Jhene, ATL, Lil' Kim, Marques Houston, O'Ryan, Rufus Blaq, Red Cafe, Funkmaster Flex.
Personnel: Atl (vocals, background vocals); Danger (rap vocals); James Malathowski, Tim Steward (guitar); Alexander "Spanador" Mosley (piano); Jared "Baythoen" Kurtin, The Storm (keyboards); Jeremy Cranon, Poke, Tone (programming); Johnta Austin, Tavia Ivey (background vocals).
Audio Mixers: Glen Marchese; Jason Goldstein; Jan Fairchild; Dexter Simmons; Eddie Sancho ; Dexter Thibou; Doug Guemes; Jean-Marie Horvat; Leslie Brathwaite.
Teen group B2K apparently burned bright and brief, scoring their first hit in 2002 and announcing their split in the first days of 2004. However, they go out in full blaze, starring with Marques Houston in the hip-hop-dreams/dance-contest movie YOU GOT SERVED. The foursome also logically provide the bulk of the film's infectious soundtrack--a collection of danceable, sensual rap-infused R&B songs born to fuel epic battles on the dance-floor, cut by the requisite slow jams.
The soundtrack opens with the hook-laden, hit-single bound "Badaboom," featuring an ace guest shot from Fabolous. Lil' Kim drops by, full of sound and fury, on the deftly produced and spellbinding "Do That Thing," before B2K crunks out with another angle on the Lil' Jon-led rap movement, as they "Take It to the Floor." The following three ballads remind the listener of the versatility of the young collective, and the remainder of the record is highlighted by a sweet old-school ballad by Houston, "Smile," and M.O.P.'s captivatingly dirty "Ante Up." However, YOU GOT SERVED primarily serves as a fitting final act from a talented bunch of nascent hit-makers.