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Ben Homewood

Stormzy wins AIM’s innovator Award

How many rappers can say they’ve hired a theme park for their birthday party before releasing their debut album? This unsigned Croydon MC can, and it’s not the only thing he’s done differently. AIM recognised as much at September’s awards ceremony.

Lara Baker, marketing & events director, AIM:

“He’s torn up all the rules about how you launch yourself as an artist and put music out. He’s done it in completely his own way, without ...

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