On 8th September at the AIM Independent Music Awards 2015, it looks like Skepta will be getting the award for Outstanding Contribution to Music. Since a more behind-the-scenes role as DJ and producer in Meridian Crew, Skepta shifted into the spotlight when he took up the mic, as his little brother JME had already been doing, both emerging more clearly with the Boy Better Know collective in 2005.

But 2014 was to be the breakthrough year, with the JME-featuring 'That's Not Me' attracting attention not just nationally but from around the world. Global recognition reached a peak at the 2015 Brit Awards, when Kanye West brought out Skepta, after which the grimestar brought out another hit, 'Shutdown'. His career has been on a straight and steady trajectory up towards success since day one and the AIM Award is recognition of his 13-year-long journey so far.

MistaJam, BBC Radio 1Xtra presenter and AIM Awards judge, said:

"Since Grime was born out of the ashes of UK Garage, Skepta has been a pioneer of the sound, of the DIY business model and the culture. DJ, Producer, Writer, MC, record label boss and performer - there's no denying Skepta has put in the blood sweat and tears for the last 10 whole years and now, as he stands on the cusp of true international acclaim, it feels right to award Skepta for his immense contribution so far to British Music."

For more information about the AIM Independent Music Awards, head over to their site.

In other news, check out when fellow grime artist Fekky recently teamed up with Skepta to deliver the thumping 'Way Too Much'.