The world has truly suffered a huge loss with the recent passing of David "Mex One" Alvarado. Mex was a great friend, brother, son, father, uncle, and mentor to his family and friends.
Anyone close to Mex would say he always kept it real yet was always willing to help and support the people around him. It was through his willingness to give back that he was able to accomplish such incredible things for the breaking and hiphop scene worldwide. Mex was a member of Unique Styles Crew and in 2003, birthed what would become one of the illest hiphop festivals in the world, Outbreak. He and his crew mate, Spen1, would eventually start the BIGGEST & BADDEST clothing brand, which would grant Mex the opportunity to start The Bboy Spot, a community center and store based in Orlando, FL. But to many of us, it was more than just a shop. It provided a home and safe haven for bboys, bgirls and helped cultivate Hiphop culture. With his passion and dedication, and hard work, Orlando had a place for people of all colors, races, and creeds to come together and bond over a mutual love for Hiphop and all the culture provides.
Mex had a big heart and was always willing to share his wisdom and teach people not only about Hiphop culture, but also about bettering ourselves as people.
"If he saw potential in someone, he knew how to bring that potential out of you. He knew what it would take for you to be the best person you could be on most every level. I believe now that he was here for the short time that he was, to teach us all that. To find out just how amazing we all are. Sure he did it in his own way and some people disagreed with him, but he would make it happen. Deep down inside the man was so genuine that it hurt. I always used to hear him say how jealous he was of people who were talented at something because he said that if he was that talented at it, he would be the best in the world at whatever it is. The truth was, however, that he was talented. And talented in a major way. He united whole countries together through his love for the hiphop community. He introduced so many of us to each other that I lost count years ago."
- Spen1, crew mate
In the time he had, and in his own way, Mex changed the world. He provided a platform for so many people to build relationships and united people from nearly every corner of the world. He was an irreplaceable pillar in the community who helped lay the foundation for so many things that exist in the scene today. He taught many of us what it meant to be dedicated. He often preached to us about how we used our time and the things we could accomplish. He believed that in order for the community to improve, it had to start with the people within it. Mex truly loved the breaking scene and did everything in his power to ensure it, and the people who also shared his passion for it, would thrive for years to come.
If there was anything Mex loved more than Hiphop, it would be his son, Daniel or "Beanie". Anyone who followed Mex on Facebook or Instagram could see that first hand. Mex was proud to celebrate his son's growth and success. He also loved to share his passion for futbol with Beanie, enjoying quality bonding time at local Orlando City matches, helping him train, and even taking him to Spain for a Villarreal CF vs FC Barcelona match. Beanie meant everything to him, and he made sure his son never wanted for anything. In a world filled with the things that Mex helped cultivate, Beanie was at the center of it all for him–his proudest achievement.
In the days since Mex's passing, many have asked if there was anything they could do to help in this devastating time. The community has gotten together to start this campaign to further Mex's legacy and to give back to what he truly loved the most, his son. In his life, Mex gave and shared and provided. Now it's our turn.
The money for this campaign will go towards Daniel Alvarado aka Beanie’s future. It will go towards ensuring Daniel Alvarado continues to have the life that Mex would have wanted for his son. It will be an investment towards Daniel's future in the same ways that Mex has invested in the community, his family, friends, and loved ones. Mex made a huge impact on so many of us and we hope to ensure his legacy will live on forever.
By the Community. For the Community.
That's what our brotha Mex One was all about...
The World Loves & Misses You Mex. Rest in Peace.
Thank you to everyone, who in any way, reached out to pay respect to this incredible man, his family, and loved ones.
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