Rap and Hip-Hop
One of the UK's most prominent drill groups
The rap group OFB are based at Broadwater Farm. In the ’80s the Tottenham council estate gained notoriety following riots as tensions between police and the community ran high, but today the area has also become widely recognised by drill fans as the home of the Original Farm Boys.
The collective got its start in the mid ’10s when artists including Headie One and RV emerged. Following the success of releases like 2016’s Sticks & Stones and 2017’s Drillers & Trappers, the duo began using the tag #OFB on their singles.
While Headie One, aka The King of Drill, went on to huge crossover success, he also mentored the next generation of OFB artists, which included SJ, Double Lz and Bandokay, whose real name is Kemani Duggan. Initially the younger members of OFB went by Y.OFB (Young OFB) to signify their status, but later co-opted the prefix for promotion.
In 2018, the trio came out with the single Reality and made appearances on the freestyle series Next Up where their YouTube numbers skyrocketed. Plus their Tim Westwood Crib Sessions became some of the hottest street rap videos of all time.
After they unveiled the explosive single Ambush in 2019, the threesome became drill’s most talked about rising stars. Later that year, their mixtape Frontstreet arrived just before SJ got in trouble with the law and was incarcerated.
Fully under the OFB banner, Bandokay and Double Lz continued on as the group’s two frontmen, with the rappers exhibiting incredible back to back flow. They supported Headie One at some of his UK gigs and headlined a huge show of their own at London’s Scala.
In early 2021, as OFB’s core duo, Bandokay and Double Lz further cemented their status within the drill scene by releasing the joint album Drill Commandments, featuring the single Flick Of The Wrist as well as a slew of collaborations with young rap talent like Mowgs, Loski, Abra Cadabra, Dezzie, Izzpot, Akz and DSavv.
On 29 March 2021, OFB announced a special headline show at London’s O2 Academy Brixton on 20 October 2021 to support it.
OFB have announced a special show in the capital on 20 October 2021.
OFB are set to perform for one night at London's O2 Academy Brixton.
Tickets for OFB’s London date go on sale from 10:00 on Wednesday 31 March 2021.