- READ MORE: RIP Jamal Edwards, an inspiration who turned SBTV right into a Black British cultural dynasty
On November 7 on the Grosvenor Home Lodge in London, the all-star forged pays tribute to influential late entrepreneur Edwards as a part of the Music Business Trusts Award (MITS).
Based on a press launch, every of the 4 artists “will every pay their very own private tribute to him with their performances. This can be a collective second to have a good time Jamal, one of many business’s most cherished figures, and all of his achievements, the music careers he formed and most significantly, the numerous lives he touched.”
Mahalia mentioned: “The primary time I met Jamal, I used to be 12 in a area at Bestival. At first, he form of checked out me like I used to be loopy after which he smiled and mentioned “go on, then.” A 12 months later, he put me on SBTV for my first official on-line efficiency. He was one of many first folks to actually consider in me and provides me a platform and I’ll at all times really feel someway indebted to him for that. His impression on fashionable music and the place the business is in the present day actually can’t be overstated. Love you eternally, Jam.”
SBTV founder and DJ Edwards died in Acton, west London on February 20. He was 31 years outdated. In August, a coroner dominated that his demise was a results of a cardiac arrest attributable to taking cocaine.
An NME obituary to the influential music business determine mentioned: “He achieved accolades solely the best ever get to the touch in such a brief lifespan, and he modified the course of UK music eternally. He lived by his personal phrases, and was an inspirational pioneer who won’t ever be forgotten. Jamal Edwards can be in historical past books.
“A tweet of his that’s circulating proper now sums up him and his legacy up one of the best: ‘All of us die. The objective isn’t to stay eternally, the objective is to create one thing that may.’”