Last night saw some the biggest names in the UK urban scene come together for the third annual GRM Daily and KA Drinks Rated Awards.
Taking place at the Roundhouse in Camden, the show as packed with personalities from the world of Sport, and entertainment, and was by hosted Capital Xtra’s, Manny Norte, and JoeLah Noble.
A special addition to the award show was Mo The Comedian, who acted as anchor interacting with the audience and keeping them entertained, and filling stop gaps. It can be argued that he was the man of the night.
There were of course performances from some of the rising stars from UK rap and grime; Suspect, Stefflon Don, Not3s, Hardy Caprio and Tion Wayne, AJ Tracey, Dave, and highlights of the evening Stormzy and Lethal Bizzle.
It was great night of celebrating the achievements of various individuals in the scene, but unfortunately the show itself suffered from poor production, mic problems, out-of-synch queing for the video elements of the show, and a disengaged, stiff, industry-audience which killed much of the vibe.
We hope that the GRM Daily team will look back at this years awards, and tighten up, and come back bigger and better in 2018.
The nominees and Winners for the KA Drinks & GRM Daily Rated Awards are as follows:
Best Video Director
Adam, Ade OG, B Dot, Carly Cussen, Chas Appeti, Daps, Danny Streetz , Frankincense & Myrhh, Jeaniq, Kaylum Dennis, Klash
Kirx, Kevin Hudson, Rick Frost, Paul Whisper, Oliver Jennings
Mornix, Mayowa HD, LX, KLVDR, Toxic, Wowa, , Suave.
Artist Of The Year
Dave, Chip, Giggs, Ghetts, MoStack, Mist, Nines, Kojo Funds, Not3s, J Hus, Stormzy
DJ Target, Kenny Allstar, DJ Semtex, Tim Westwood, Charlie Sloth
Manny Norte, Mistajam, Rude Kid, P Montana
AJ Tracey – Lil Tracey EP, Dave – Six Paths EP, Suspect – Loading
Stefflon Don – Real Ting, MoStack – High Street Kid, MIST – M I S To The T, K Trap – The Last Whip, Fredo – Get Rich Or Get Recalled, Bugzy Malone – King Of The North, Tion Wayne – Transition
Producer Of The Year
Steel Banglez, Sir Spyro, Nana Rogues, Juls, JAE5, GA, Fraser T Smith, 5ive Beatz
Dave – ‘Wanna Know’, Dave ft. J Hus – ‘Samantha, Drake ft. Giggs – KMT, SL – Gentleman, Kojo Funds ft. Abra Cadabra – Dun Talkin, J Hus – Did You See, Stormzy – Big For Your Boots, Yungen ft. Yxng Bane – Bestie, Not3s – ‘Aladdin’ , Not3s – ‘Addison Lee’
Personality Of The Year
The Chicken Connoisseur, Poet & Vuj, Mo The Comedian, Michael Dapaah, Maya Jama, Kurupt FM, Julie Adenuga, Daniel Kaluuya, Arsenal Fan TV, Antony Joshua
Mist – ‘Hot Property’, Skepta- ‘No Security’, Stormzy- ‘Big For Your Boots’, Skrapz – ‘Not Like Me, AJ Tracey – ‘Buster Cannon’, J Hus – ‘Common Sense’, Nines -‘Trapper Of The Year’, Tinie Tempah- ‘Light Work’, Loyle Carner – ‘Island of Arran’.
Dizzee Rascal – ‘Raskit’, Nines – ‘One Foot Out’, Chip – ‘League Of My Own 2’, P Money – ‘Live + Direct’, Stormzy – ‘Gang Signs And Prayer’, Wretch 32 – ‘Growing Over Life’, Wiley – ‘Godfather’,Fekky – ‘El Clasico’, J Hus – ‘Common Sense’
Best Breakthrough in association with Urban Development:
Yxng Bane, Young Adz, Tion Wayne, Stefflon Don, Not3s, Lotto Boyzz, Kojo Funds, Harlem Spartans, Hardy Caprio, Fredo
GRM Legacy Award
KA Get Rated Winner