Being of Nigerian and West Indian origin. From the serenading tones of Nigerian folk music, with its melodic symphonies, to the emphatic rhythmic patterns of Jamaican reggae, Tobz grew up with a diverse mix of musical culture in his home. His later influences grew from listening to artists such as 50 cent, ludacris, and Nas to name but a few, and also UK Grime artists such as Ghetto, Kano and Wiley.
As the scene developed and gave way to a succession of new uk rap artists such as Giggs and Krept & Konan, Tobz gained inspiration from the emerging scene and started to take his rapping seriously.
Tobz’ hype in the scene really began in 2014 when he dropped the video ‘winning’ on Linkup tv. A wave of support and fans followed, propelling Big Tobz onto a international stage. With hits such as ‘Uno my style’ and ‘Controlla’ to name a few, Tobz’ blend of uk rap with subtle melody and tone has become the signature style his fans recognise and love him for.
Still notably young in his career. His story continues…..