For the third time ever, KA and GRM Daily came together to deliver the Rated Awards which aims to celebrate grime, rap and the urban culture and that it was it certainly does.
This year has been another amazing year for the scene as a whole including the hype of Micheal Dapaah’s Man’s Not Hot, Mo the Comedian’s infamous line ‘Julie bring me a couple cans’, Stormzy’s number one album and the list goes on and on. As a scene, everyone has killed it this year.
Speaking of Michael Dapaah, it’s of no surprise to anyone that he bagged the personality of the year award. Proving he deserved it on the night as he and Mo the Comedian took on some hosting duties.
J Hus won two awards, which were most definitely deserved. This included Did You See winning best track and Common Sense winning best album. Of course, Stormzy also won more then one award. He also walked away with two awards which included artist of the year and best video for Big for Your Boots.
Speaking of Stormzy visuals, of course the award for best video director had to be given to Kaylum Dennis. Kaylum puts in the work, if he’s not jetting off with the Merky team, he’s always behind the camera directing a new video.
Other winners included Charlie Sloth who received the award for best DJ, Steel Banglez who received the producer of the year award, Not3s who received best breakthrough act and Mo Stack who won the best mixtape award for High Street Kid.
Finally, the legacy award winner. There could be no one more deserving than the man who can certainly make a million from grime, Lethal Bizzle. From his SnapChat stories to his antics and his history in the business, Lethal proves to be a role model for almost everyone in the business. Being in the business for sixteen years and proving that hard work definitely pays off, Lethal of course holds the legacy.