Jamal Edwards was honored with this year’s Music Industry Trusts Award in recognition of his “outstanding contribution” to music.
The MITS Award recognizes one person each year from a major industry.
The businessman and DJ, who died suddenly in February at the age of 31. Is the youngest beneficiary and is the first to receive the award after his death.
His family will receive recognition in his name at a ceremony in November.
And “proudly boast” that his work.
Founder of SBTV
Jamal was the founder of SBTV. An online dirty rap music platform that assists the launch of works by artists such as Dave. Ed Sheeran and Skepta.
As of 2022, the SBTV YouTube channel has 1.23 million subscribers and continues to grow.
Responding to the award news, Ed Sheeran said “Jamal changed my life … I would not be where I am without him” adding that “his determination. To help others no matter what it means has changed the lives and lives of many, not just musical people”.
And will pay special tribute to his life and heritage.
The co-chair of the MITS Award committee.
The Jamal Edwards Self Belief Trust, a charitable organization founded by his family.
Jamal’s confession means he is following in the footsteps of former recipients. Including former Radio 1 DJ Pete Tong, Kylie Minogue and Sir Elton John.
Jamal was 15 years old when he began filming his friends raping at the council area. Where he grew up in Acton, west London.
In 2006 he launched his YouTube channel SBTV. Representing his rap music name SmokeyBarz.
At the age of 23, he was still a millionaire and put his success into the charity work. And helped establish a new leadership program with Prince William and Prince Harry.