At age 47, drum and bass and jungle legend Alphonso Bondzie A.K.A. MC Skibadee passed away over the weekend.
MC Skibadee is a name with which most drum and bass fans are more than familiar. Over his nearly 30-year career, the emcee graced various DJ sets and music releases within the drum and bass and jungle realm. Be it his more recent collaborations as part of SASASAS with DJ Phantasy, fellow MCs Harry Shotta and Shabba D, or packed out warehouse sets at Westfest, he stood out with a unique style of his own.
Initially starting out on pirate radio stations in 1993, Bondzie quickly became a staple amongst other emcees. He would go on to work with genre greats such as Shy FX, Nicky Blackmarket, Brockie and Dillinja.
Bondzie’s firstborn son shared the news by making two posts from his father’s Facebook page.
As of this writing, Alphonso Bondzie’s specific cause of death remains unclear.