The common grounds for our present society dwell on two main areas - Money and Music.
Jamal Edwards aka Smokey Barz recognised the impact of music and began to host an online Media Channel through YouTube.
His media channel is known under the name of SB.TV which began in 2008, officially recognised through its website in 2009.
SB.TV creates a platform for many uprising U.K. artists. At first, the aim was to create a strong platform for grime artist, this became successful as we are now aware of Tiny Temper, Chipmunk, Tinchy Strider etc.
SB.TV has continued to grow, eventually evolving into other music genres such as RnB, pop and hip hop.
Getting exclusive interview with some of the hottest artists in the industry music, also catering to the streets, giving them a chance and voice to express themselves through productions such as A-64 and F-64.
Unknown artists are given a chance to simply “spit a bar” or “mc” their minutes away about anything and everything.
SB.TV has since reached over 70 million viewers on YouTube becoming one of the most subscribed channels on YouTube attracting people from all over the world.
Jamal Edwards is both the founder and CEO of SB.TV and also the CEO of Just Jam Records a sub label under Sony RCA. The label allows him to scout for the best talent and sign them up. He certainly hasn’t wasted any time, quickly signing up his first major artist, MAXSTA – One of UK’s Grime artist from east London. He also recently revealed that the label is close to signing its second major artist, a singer.
SB.TV as a brand has a bright future. Jamal Edwards’s entrepreneurial future shines so brightly, as it entails the potential ability in over-riding MTV Base.
Jamal Edwards was also featured on YHP's Top 15 Young UK Entrepreneurs Watch List For 2011
Update* On 20th August Jamal Edwards was the subject of the latest Google Chrome advert shown below, congrats to Jamal!
p.s. Look out for this YHP article getting featured at 1 minute 6 secs.