Jungle and DnB MC Skibadee Dead at 47

Alphonso Bondzie, better known as MC Skibadee, has passed away at the age of 47. His oldest son Alphonsos announced his demise on Facebook, but they have yet to clarify the cause of death.

MC Skibadee was a British drum and bass MC and electronic music recording artist. He began working on City Sound Radio in 1993 and rapidly became a frequent player there. Throughout his career, he was a regular on several stations specializing in electronic music. In his project 2Xfreestyle, he had made a new sound by layering a drum and bass pace over a hip-hop beat, resulting in a double-time effect. He was successful with a number of songs, most notably ‘Inside Me.’Ā 

Throughout his career, he received numerous honors for his work. It includes the 1Xtra award for Best MC and the Stevie Hyper D Memorial Award For Lifetime Achievement at the Drum and Bass Awards in 2010. Fans and other musicians paid tribute to the award-winning MC on social media platforms.

BigRiddim Recordings founder Dave Minner said on Facebook, “RIP KING your work is eternal.” Multi-Award Winning Drum and Bass Producers & DJ, The Prototypes, added, “RIP King….the greatest to ever do it”.

His most recent collaboration was on a dance track called ‘Finally’ with Producer Zdot and his Drum and Bass group Sasasas. Since their first performance together in 2014, the group has dreamed of bringing the underground sound of DnB to the world’s greatest stages.

 

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