Birmingham Bassline Pioneer Bomma B Has Passed Away

The father of three was a beloved figure in UK music, respected throughout the bassline, grime and rap.

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Last night, the tragic news broke that Birmingham-born MC Bomma B, sometimes known as J Bomma B, had passed away. The circumstances of his death have not yet been revealed.

Alongside names like Trilla, Deadl R£al, MNT, K Dot, and the rest of the 0121 set, Bomma B was a relentless force in bassline, pushing the sound forward when the rest of the country was turning its nose up at the scene. Although there’s a healthy stack of rap and grime recordings out there testifying to Bomma’s versatility on the mic, it’s in bassline he’ll be most fondly remembered, both as a solo artist and with the Bully Boys.

Even if he didn’t quite get the credit and respect he deserved while he was with us, figures from all across music have taken to Twitter to salute Bomma B and pay their respects.

🕊️Rest up gg 🕊️
Real Birmingham legend 🥹
Big Bomma B pic.twitter.com/1f6TKz2T8s

— ☔️ Mayhem Nodb ☔️ (@MaYHem_NODB) September 5, 2023
Twitter: @MaYHem_NODB

REAL SMETHWICK LEGEND. 0121 LEGEND. R.I.P THE BIG HOMIE BOMMA B FOREVER 🙏🏾🕊🫡💔 pic.twitter.com/wct67eDhr1

— ESS²⁹ (@SNYProducer) September 5, 2023
Twitter: @SNYProducer

RIP Bomma B. UK legend 🫡 pic.twitter.com/KJRnTa7VYB

— 𝕺𝖇𝖑𝖎𝖌 (@djoblig) September 5, 2023
Twitter: @djoblig

R.I.P Bomma B , such a genuine clean hearted guy. My thoughts are with his family at this time 😔💔🕊️

— KIRBSIDE (@KirbyT_DJ) September 5, 2023
Twitter: @KirbyT_DJ

RIP Bomma B 💙

— Jaykae (@Jaykae10) September 5, 2023
Twitter: @Jaykae10

RIP Bomma B. Sending love and strength to his family and friends. https://t.co/2gUExMcSMP

— Logan Sama (@djlogansama) September 5, 2023
Twitter: @djlogansama

RIP bomma b 🙏💙 proper good brudda! My thoughts and prayers are with your family ❤ pic.twitter.com/m8l23X8kaa

— AK (@Akscumfam) September 5, 2023
Twitter: @Akscumfam

Rest In Power, Bomma B 🕊️ pic.twitter.com/qQ67vnjvPY

— MEDLEH (@medley__p) September 5, 2023
Twitter: @medley__p

RIP Bomma B 🙏🕊️

— Jammzinho (@Jammz) September 5, 2023
Twitter: @Jammz

Rip Bomma B 💔

a real one

— P Money (@KingPMoney) September 5, 2023
Twitter: @KingPMoney

R.I.P.

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