The Rated Awards is becoming the only music awards that celebrates the underground and breakthrough acts of British music. Regardless of the snubs, Grime continued to make more waves in the UK, and an influence to a generation.
Giggs performing Whippin Excursion at the Rated Award brought to you by GRM Daily x KA Drinks
In association with KA Drinks x GRM Daily make another spectacular with, not only a bigger venue at Roundhouse, but also a yellow carpet & it was the fourth most trending topic in the UK. Plus check this out too, there was a live stream of all the action of the event going down! So for those who couldn’t attend, the livestream was available from the Rated Awards website.
Popular faces and names that have (and continue to) contribute to the British Grime, urban and entertainment scene were in attendance, you had the likes of Skepta, Giggs, Tim Westwood, Craig David, Donaeo, Naughty Boy, Kyla as well as well as the likes of Joivan Wade, Dee Kaate and Percelle Scott (Mandem On The Wall/JPD), Arnold Oceng, AJ Tracey, Ghetts, Age of L.U.N.A’s producer NKOK, Nathan Hector, Krept & Konan as well as LinkUpTV founders Rashid & Jamal. Radio personalities from the likes of Yasmin Evans to DJ Target, you name it, they were all there.
Skepta undoubtedly won the Best Video Award, and was proud to attend this year’s event after attending the event last year. Also winning big was AJ Tracey as the official Best Breakthrough at this year’s award ceremony. The commitment to leave university in order to pursue a music career shows that this is more than just a trend, but a movement that speak for the unheard in society and be the platform for awareness and change.
Abra Cadabra proves that’s got the music magic after winning Rated’s 2016 Best Track award for his single “Robbery” Remix, featuring the likes of Krept & Konan.
It’s a few more days before the music collective 67 embark on their tour, and already, the flag is rising high for these lads. As they win their first award for so early into their career. We hope that you’ve got your tickets to see them live, because they have a few surprises in store for the audience. Their previous mixtape “In Skengs We Trust” won Best Mixtape Award.
Giggs took home the Best Artist Awards, the legendary MC has been in the game long before the likes of Skepta & Kano and his new album “The Landlord” is to many one of his most anticipated work yet. Meanwhile, Kano who recently saw his album “Made In The Manor” get a Mercury nomination, won the Best Album Award last night.
DJ/Producer Rude Kid has got more to smile about because, he won the Best Producer Award!
Plus, Charlie Sloth, who’s been popular for his “Fire in the Booth” with the Best UK homegrown talent won Best DJ.
Personalities Poets Corner & David Vujanic, won the Best Personality award and upcoming rapper Figure Flows won GRM DAILY + KA DRINKS “Get Rated” Award.
Posty, who’s usually seen in street style fashion, switched it up with a Black suit and tie ensemble last night. The CEO and Founder of GRM Daily went up on stage to present the Legendary Award to one of the most anticipated radio presenters and DJs that have contributed to the urban scene internationally as well as nationally – Tim Westwood.
From the early days of Hip Hop to the UK’s Homegrown scene, Westwood was the first to provide the platform of the biggest rappers in the game as well as the hot favourites that are the talked about in the streets of London.
Ray BLK looked stunning in her brown dress as she performs few of her tracks including “My Hood”. Craig David proves that he still got the bars when he began rapping over the “Rhythm & Gbangs” track, as well as performing “When The Bassline Drops” alongside Nastie. While Ghetts still brings the fire and performance when he brought the whole place down alongside DJ/Producer Rude Kid.
The biggest moment of the night was when everyone Skepta, Krept & Konan, Kano, 67, the comrads, cast and crew all came onto the stage when Giggs performed his last track to closed the night.