Skibadee

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Skibadee
Also known asSkibs, Skiba
OriginWaterloo, London, England
GenresDrum and bass, jungle, hip hop, breakbeat
Years active1993–present
Associated actsS.A.S. (Skibadee and Shabba D)
S.A.S. (Skibadee and Harry Shotta)
UNCZ (Uncontrollablez) SASASAS (Skibadee, Harry Shotta, Shabba D, Stormin MC, DJ Phantasy)
Websitehttp://www.skibadee.co.uk

Skibadee is an English electronic music recording artist and MC. He is also a member of the dnb group SASASAS.

Biography[edit]

He started on City Sound Radio around 1993, and by early 1995 Skibadee was featured regularly at events such as Thunder & Joy, Johnson & Johnsons, Spirit of the Jungle, Ballroom Dance at the Blackpool Tower and his regular spot on City Sound Radio alongside Djs Pro-D and Cyrus on the Live & Direct show. By the end of 1995 Skibadee was resident for all Kool FM, Fever, T & J, Malachite, Electrybe, NJC, Designer label Ball, and Innersense. Along with MC Det, Skibadee launched a new project called 2Xfreestyle in late 1997, which involved putting a Drum and Bass tempo over a Hip-Hop beat, therefore creating a doubletime effect. He would often perform this style with its innovator Stevie Hyper D (deceased).[1]

The single and subsequent video 'Inside Me' was a success and after being accepted on MTV and The Box. In 1999 Skibadee received the first of three the Knowledge Awards for best MC, and three Accelerated culture awards.[2] Since 2000, Skibadee began collaborating with MC Shabba D, also known as 'Shabba D' or 'Shabba' which has now become Drum and Bass partnership S.A.S, Skiba and Shabba.

In 2006, he won the 1Xtra award for best MC, and in 2007 he won best MC southwest Drum n Bass award.[3] In 2008 and 2009, Skibadee won best Lyrical MC and best Hype MC in the national Drum and bass awards and 2010 is the third year in a row as the best Crowd Hyper MC as well as the Stevie Hyper D Lifetime Achievement Award.[4] In 2010 he won best MC at the Drum & Bass Arena Awards.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "The Junglist Soldier- The Life and Times of Stevie Hyper D". Mixcloud. Retrieved 21 July 2021.
  2. ^ "Jungle/ Drum and Bass/ Hardcore/ Oldskool". Jungletechno.co.uk. Retrieved 13 August 2018.
  3. ^ "BBC - 1Xtra - XtraBass Awards 2007". Bbc.co.uk. Retrieved 14 August 2018.
  4. ^ "Drum&Bass Awards". Drumandbassawards.co.uk.
  5. ^ "HISTORY - Drum&BassArena Awards 2016". Awards.breakbeat.co.uk. Retrieved 14 August 2018.

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