Born & raised in Stockwell, South London, Walthamstow native Big Tobz' love of Grime first began at the age of 16. Being of Nigerian and West Indian origin, 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. He began spitting just for fun amongst friends and soon realised he had a talent for rap and music in general. Tobz soon started to develop his passion and in 2011 he created a group called StowzFinest. It was through this group that Tobz met fellow rapper Blitz who, being from the same area, had been spitting for a little longer than Tobz and had generated a huge buzz. The two gelled and soon began making music together. 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 'You know 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.