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    Jamal Edwards MBE posthumously awarded Innovation & Excellence at DJ Mag’s Best of British awards 2022

    SBTV rapidly expanded into a buzzing hive of grime and UK rap content, from interviews and music videos — like Black the Ripper’s ‘Why’ and Giggs & Skepta’s crud-laden ‘Look Out’ — to behind-the- scenes footage that demystified a scene for curious outsiders leaning into fandom. It represented an inclusive online community of fans, artists and commentators, and at its glorious peak the channel felt like the lifeblood of the scene. But at its core were bars. Bars upon bars. SBTV’s freestyle sessions were what truly entered the collective consciousness of grime and rap heads, often catapulting neighbourhood heroes towards bigger, brighter things.

    Today, MCs and rappers appearing on freestyle platforms is an…

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