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    Drum ‘n’ bass pioneer MC Skibadee has died aged 54

    MC Skibadee, greatest often known as one of many pioneers of drum ‘n’ bass, has died aged 54, his household have confirmed.

    A submit on Skibadee’s Fb immediately (February 27) learn: “Hiya everybody, as Alphonsos first born i sadly come some with unhappy information to say that skibadee has handed away, as a household we ask for some privateness however could he relaxation in peace.”

    A reason for dying has not but been revealed.

    Hiya everybody, as Alphonsos first born i sadly come some with unhappy information to say that skibadee has handed away, as a household we ask for some privateness however could he relaxation in peace ❤️❤️❤️

    Posted by MC Skibadee on Sunday, February 27, 2022

    Born in Waterloo, London, the musician (actual title Alfonso Bondzie) acquired his begin on Metropolis Sound Radio round 1993. By the top of 1995 he was a resident for pirate station Kool FM and a daily at occasions akin to Thunder & Pleasure, Johnson & Johnsons, Spirit of the Jungle, and extra.

    Two years later, he and MC Det launched a brand new undertaking referred to as 2Xfreestyle, which noticed them merge drum ‘n’ bass tempos with hip-hop beats, subsequently making a double-time impact. Skibadee would carry out this type with its innovator, the late Stevie Hyper D.

    He achieved success with various tracks, most notably ‘Inside Me’, and over time he gained a number of awards for his work, together with the 1Xtra award for Greatest MC in 2006 in addition to the Stevie Hyper D Memorial Award For Lifetime Achievement on the 2010 Drum & Bass Awards.

    Skibadee was additionally a member of drum ‘n’ bass group SASASAS, who launched the album ‘Unite (DJ Combine)’ final yr.

    Tributes for Skibadee have began to pour in on social media, together with one from Plastician. “Skibadee was your favorite MC’s favorite MC’s favorite MC,” the producer wrote. “I feel he was the primary individual I ever heard MC, and I’m positive that will be the identical for lots of people my age. Can’t underestimate the foundations that man constructed for every little thing we’ve had since then.”

    Skibadee was your favorite MC’s favorite MC’s favorite MC.

    I feel he was the primary individual I ever heard MC, and I’m positive that will be the identical for lots of people my age.

    Can’t underestimate the foundations that man constructed for every little thing we’ve had since then.

    — Plastician / Stish (@Plastician) February 27, 2022

    “RIP Skibadee. Can’t imagine Im scripting this proper now,” wrote Friction. “Had some wonderful occasions with him on stage over time. An absolute legend of our scene and can be remembered endlessly 🙏”

    DJ Contemporary tweeted: “I can not imagine I’m scripting this. RIP @TheRealSkibz MC Skibadee. His contribution to Drum and Bass can by no means be equaled. He was in the beginning an awesome man I all the time actually loved spending time with. Goodbye outdated good friend, we’ll hold your reminiscence alive endlessly.”

    “We misplaced one other legend,” DJ Semtex added. “Relaxation in peace Skibadee, pioneer, and true lyrical grasp. Deepest condolences to his household, buddies, and followers 🙏🏽”

    RIP Skibadee. Can’t imagine Im scripting this proper now. Had some wonderful occasions with him on stage over time. An absolute legend of our scene and can be remembered endlessly 🙏

    — Friction (@friction) February 27, 2022

    I can not imagine I’m scripting this. RIP @TheRealSkibz MC Skibadee. His contribution to Drum and Bass can by no means be equaled. He was in the beginning an awesome man I all the time actually loved spending time with. Goodbye outdated good friend, we’ll hold your reminiscence alive endlessly.

    — DJ Contemporary (@DJFreshUK) February 27, 2022

    You may see extra tributes to Skibadee beneath:

    Skibba ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rip normal

    — GHETTS (@THEREALGHETTS) February 27, 2022

    RIP Skibadee, a real legend to grace the stage and a tremendous individual 💙 Ideas are together with his family members at present.

    Jungle/DnB has misplaced an actual icon immediately. Devastating information

    — Danny Byrd (@dannybyrd) February 27, 2022

    RIP MC Skibadee. An MC’s MC, actual drum & bass hero. 🕊

    — Despa Robinson (@DespaRobinson) February 27, 2022

    That is actually actually terrible. Publish earlier than final, Skibadee is paying tribute to Jamal who handed per week in the past immediately. Like significantly I want to know what does any of this imply?! 😔😢

    — Funk Butcher (@FunkButcher) February 27, 2022

    RIP Skibadee. Completely shocked. Inspirational to a era of MCs. 🙏🏽❤ pic.twitter.com/XwsikyN0kq

    — Steppa (@SteppaMusic) February 27, 2022

    Man…. RIP the LEGEND Skibadee 💔

    — Twin (@TwinB) February 27, 2022

    The scene simply misplaced one in all it is OG kings. I am in shock, I do not know what else to say … 💔

    Relaxation straightforward Skibadee

    — Doc Scott (@docscott31) February 27, 2022

    fucking hell. I didn’t wish to imagine it however appears an official submit went up on his fb once more.. RIP Skibadee, an icon of Jungle D&B who impressed numerous MCs in lots of genres. actually terrible information, love & condolences to his household & shut buddies 🖤

    — Flight (@DJFlight) February 27, 2022

    RIP Skibadee. Devastating information.

    — John B (@johnbbeta) February 27, 2022

    After Steve Hyper D died in 98 I all the time felt like Skibadee stepped up and stuffed that massive void. First time I heard him was a tape of Warmth @ Hastings Pier in 96. Completely killed it each time I noticed him on the mic.

    — whosayreload (@PaulDJStepOne) February 27, 2022

    Bro I had a beat prepared for you, and also you didn’t even know as I used to be gonna attain out this week 💔💔💔 That is all an excessive amount of now. It’s making zero sense. The King of all MCs, such a presence, the long-lasting Skibadee. 💔

    Relaxation In Everlasting Peace, Skiba. pic.twitter.com/M4FV7nFbYr

    — MIKE DELINQUENT (@mikedelinquent) February 27, 2022

    Had the pleasure of seeing this man work… the ability… the deft… the dedication. We’re dropping giants… RIP Skibadee 💔

    — michelle gayle (@michellegayle1) February 27, 2022

    R.I.P skibadee I actually actually beloved this Donny one in all my hero’s rising up and nonetheless was all my life this hurts large bro

    — Godson Of Grime (@saskilla) February 27, 2022

    I’m in full shock. RIP Skibadee, a pioneer within the truest sense of the phrase, an icon, an inspiration to all generations of British musicians and MCs, a king within the Drum & Bass, Grime and all corners of British music and tradition.

    Immortal by way of music 🙏🏽 pic.twitter.com/RFHdbruCC5

    — MUZZ (@MUZZHQ) February 27, 2022

    RIP Skibadee 😟 pic.twitter.com/t9pXOVqhOm

    — Danny de Reybekill *Swiss military knife of Sound* (@reybekillbrum) February 27, 2022

    We have misplaced a legend – so unhappy 💔 #Skibadee

    My ideas are with household, buddies and followers 😥 pic.twitter.com/sactDJuq8b

    — Slipmatt (@Slipmatt) February 27, 2022

    My coronary heart is damaged relaxation up Skibadee what an absolute legend, I’m fully floored. My dad and I stayed memorising his bars and listening again to units he was on throughout lengthy drives. That is so saddening.

    — CEO of Yelling (@ChantayyJayy) February 27, 2022

    Completely devastated with the information of Skibadee, RIP 💔
    We grew up listening to his bars and legendary units, and at any rave you knew as quickly as he touched down the vitality went by way of the roof. Our ideas are with family and friends 🙏

    — My Nu Leng (@MyNuLeng) February 27, 2022

    RIP Skibadee one other legend taken unhappy loss 🙏🏿

    — Hitzofficial 🇯🇲 (@hitmansonline) February 27, 2022

    RIP Skibadee 💔😞

    — TS7 (@TS7music) February 27, 2022



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