Jamal Edwards receives posthumous award for his “pioneering” work at the Rated Grime Awards

Music entrepreneur Jamal Edwards has been posthumously honoured with the legacy prize at the Rated Awards, which celebrate UK rap and grime.

According to reports, the DJ, who found fame after setting up the music platform SBTV in 2006 and died on February 20 at the age of 31, was acknowledged for being an “unprecedented force” in British rap and a “pioneer” in the music industry.

His mother Brenda and sister Tanisha were presented with the award during the ceremony held in central London on Sunday, which was hosted by Big Zuu and Julie Adenuga. 

The founder and chief executive officer of media outlet GRM Daily Koby ‘Posty’ Hagan and Link Up TV founder Rashid Kasirye paid tribute to Edwards and how he “revolutionised how content is consumed online” while announcing the award on stage.

A video created by the late music entrepreneur’s team at SBTV was also shown to celebrate his life and legacy.

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