1998 to 2005
The Bomfunk MC’s were a beatbox hip hop group from Finland active from 1998 to 2005. Along with frontman B.O. Dubb, the group included members Ari Toikka, Ville Mäkinen, Riku Pentti, Okke Komulainen and Ismo Lappalainen. Their debut album was 1999’s In Stereo, which sold more than 600,000 copies. It included the single “Freestyler,” which landed at the number one or number two spot on charts across Europe. Their follow-up album Burnin’ Sneakers from 2002 gathered less attention but did have some success thanks to the single “Something Goin’ On.” Since about 2005, many band members have been active in other project or remained out of the spotlight, and although no official announcement was ever made, Bomfunk MC’s appears to have disbanded.