|Also known as||Operation from the Bottom|
|Origin||Los Angeles, California, U.S.|
|Past members||Flipside (deceased)|
O.F.T.B. (an abbreviation of Operation from the Bottom) was an American hip hop group from the Watts district of Los Angeles, California. The group O.F.T.B. consisted of three founding actual gang members Kevin "Flipside" White, Sammy "Bust Stop" Williams, and Ronald "Low M.B." Watkins, who grew up in Nickerson Gardens Project, which is home to the notorious gang Bounty Hunter Bloods. They were signed to Big Beat Records where they released their debut album Straight Up Watts in 1992 with the hit single "Slangin' Dope". 
The trio, Flipside,  Low M.B., and Bus Stop released Straight Up Watts album on the Atlantic-backed Big Beat Records in 1992.  their first single, "Slangin' Dope", received heavy rotation on The Box, which was a local TV channel for Los Angeles that only played requested music videos. Under the guidance of DJ Quik and 2nd II None's manager "Greedy" Greg, the group was soon picked up by Death Row Records.  O.F.T.B. appeared on the platinum-selling, Suge Knight / Dr. Dre-produced soundtrack for Above The Rim , as well as the soundtrack for Murder Was The Case .
The trio appeared on the platinum-selling, Suge Knight and Death Row-produced soundtrack for the 1994 film Above the Rim with tracks, such as "Crack Em" (produced by DJ Quik and Murder Was The Case "Hot One") as well as on the soundtrack for 1997 film Gridlock'd with track "Body & Soul". O.F.T.B. also appeared the Gang Related soundtrack with "Keep Your Eyez Open" in 1997.
Tupac Shakur worked with O.F.T.B.   on several tracks such as "The Struggle Continuez", "Worldwide (Time After Time)" and the original version "Better Dayz". The remake of Better Dayz was released after the death of 2Pac on his multi-platinum double-album (Better Dayz). They also made tribute song dedicated to 2Pac and Yaki Kadafi called "Still A Mystery" featuring The Outlawz and Kurupt. 2Pac also mention them in his hit single "To Live And Die In L.A." from The Don Killuminati: The 7 Day Theory In 2013, they digitally released Hostile Environment through Tha Payroll Entertainment. 
On September 23, 2013, Kevin "Flipside" White and a woman were shot in the 1600 block of East 114th Street in Watts, California.       Flipside was rushed to a hospital and died from multiple gunshot wounds. Ten minutes later, a member of the P Jay Crips, Markice "Chiccen" Brider, was also shot to death. Kevin Phillips, a known member of the Grape Street Watts Crips was charged with two counts of murder and one count of attempted murder.   A funeral service for Kevin White was held at Macedonia Baptist Church in Watts. The funeral had over 700 people in attendance, which included family, friends, and fans. Kevin White was longtime friends with Big Wy, of Damu Ridas and The Relativez, and a mentor to Jay Rock.  
|"Check Yo Hood"|
|"Hey Bounty Hunter"|
|"They Ain't Ready"|
|"I Trust Nobody"|
|"We Fed Up"|
|"Starvin For It"|
|"Body And Soul"|
|"They Wont The Ghetto"|
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