Meet the Judges

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Devlin

Both a playful and polemical poet, Devlin is famed for ‘the biggest vocabulary in grime’. Signed to Island Records in early 2010 after a five-label bidding war, his debut album ‘bud, sweat & beers’ is a musical and lyrical state-of-the-art landmark, Devlin’s worldview beamed through the prism of pioneering producers and beguiling female vocalists, including Lewi White, Naughty Boy, Future Cut and Yasmin.

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Ben Scarr

Chantelle Fiddy

A&R Manager at Island Records. Signing Tinchy Stryder in 2008 (who went on to release the best selling single of that year by a solo male) signaled the start of Scarr’s step up the ladder. Since then he has signed Wiley, Devlin and most recently a young R&B singer by the name of Angel. He also consults for Island’s US counterpart Universal Motown across all their UK releases; Lil Wayne, Drake, Nelly & Common to name but a few.

A former columnist with thelondonpaper, Chantelle Fiddy has written for a host of publications including RWD, Mixmag, Dazed+Confused, i-D, SuperSuper, Sunday Times Style, The Guardian and Smash Hits (RIP). Having also worked on projects with 679 Recordings, Island Records, Ministry of Sound and TV show Dubplate Drama, Fiddy often forgets she’s run club nights, done guest spots on Radio 1 and Capital FM and worked as senior mentor at the award winning youth magazine, LIVE.

Jamal Edwards

West London resident, Jamal Edwards, is the 22 year old founder of SBTV Global Ltd. SB.TV is a contemporary, innovative media hub and production company, showcasing talent not status, with an impressive online presence; including a YouTube channel, with a staggering 43 million views, and tens of thousands of Facebook fans & Twitter followers. What started out as a music channel, with an emphasis on the London underground grime genre, has now transformed into an entertainment broadcaster.

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The winner will be selected at random from all of the survey entries, and the winner of Devlin’s signed adidas trainers will be notified on Wednesday 10th August.

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Music is a great way of expressing how you feel through lyrics. 

It’s also a good way of getting things off your chest and can help you cope better with difficult emotions. However, if you are having a tough time and you just want to speak to somebody, you can. Whatever your worry, it’s better out than in.