The award, sponsored by Audio Note, is given to a recording professional who is responsible for a body of work that has significantly inspired others. Previous recipients have included Imogen Heap, Nile Rodgers, Roni Size, Damon Albarn, Glyn Johns and Sylvia Massy.
Skepta won the Hyundai Mercury Prize for 2016 album Konnichiwa.
Bruno Ellingham, executive director of the MPG, said: “Skepta has been at the forefront of the grime scene for some time, his influence now crosses genres and is felt not only in music but in the art and fashion worlds too. Now feels like the perfect time to acknowledge his achievements and we are thrilled to be presenting him with this prestigious Award.”
The MPG Awards, will take place at Grosvenor House, Park Lane, London on February 28.