Very few people have impacted the music industry on the levels that Jamal has. His passion and love for music lead him to utterly disrupt the game. He gave a platform and a voice to many who may have otherwise been overlooked. He opened doors for and built tremendous awareness of both underground music and mental health. A true modern hero, his legacy will forever live on.
Tributes have poured in from family, friends, and fans on social media.
I used to talk to this 15 y/o kid on MSN & we compared notes on cameras in my early Despacam days.
That kid went on to become a giant by the name of Jamal Edwards. He left the door open & 1000s of us ran through it.
Thank you so much Jamal ???.
An unquantifiable impact pic.twitter.com/VvBliln05J
— Despa Robinson (@DespaRobinson) February 20, 2022
Jamal Edwards, one of the most generous people I have ever met. Someone who loved music and truly believed in all the joy it brings. Going above and beyond to connect people and bring ideas to life. You have shaped culture and changed the lives of others – never to be forgotten.
— Amelia Dimoldenberg (@ameliadimz) February 20, 2022
We are deeply saddened to learn of Jamal Edwards passing. As the founder of @SBTVonline, his groundbreaking work & legacy in British music and culture will live on ??????
Our hearts and thoughts are with his friends and family. pic.twitter.com/IQPcpkBG8w
— MOBO (@MOBOAwards) February 20, 2022
Go on SBTV’s videos, set the filter to most viewed, scroll & explore for just one minute, you’ll see how many careers Jamal Edwards launched
— B ?? (@rxvaldo) February 20, 2022
"Life is a journey with problems to solve and lessons to learn but most of all, experiences to enjoy."
Jamal Edwards MBE (24 August 1990 – 20 February 2022)
Nikki has worked in various positions in the Music industry for over ten years including Artist Management, Booking Agency and Record Label Management. She runs Synchronicity, Spentshell, UKBM and Manages Flowdan.
“Bass does something to me. I absolutely immersed myself in Drum & Bass during my teens and early twenties, and when Dubstep came along I was thrown into that love once again, not just the music, but the whole community surrounding it.
Working in the industry has been a dream for me, and being involved in such a vibrant scene means that I constantly come across incredibly talented individuals who I just want to shout about and that’s what I use the UKBM platform for, to promote talent whether known or new.”