News 10 September 2023

Post honoured with first YouTube Legacy Award for outstanding contribution to Black music & culture

10 September 2023

GRM Daily CEO and founder, Post, has been honoured with the first YouTube Legacy Award for his outstanding contribution to Black music & culture.

Post was presented with the inaugural Legacy Award by Lyor Cohen, the Global Head of Music at YouTube and Google, at YouTube’s Legacy Party at the Royal Opera House on Thursday (September 7).

Speaking on the award, Sheniece Charway – YouTube’s Artist Partnerships Manager, Black music and culture – said: “We’re thrilled to be awarding Posty with the inaugural Legacy Award. As founder of GRM Daily, he’s a true Black British entrepreneur and a key part of the culture.”

Post added: “I am truly honoured to be receiving the Legacy Award, a big thank you to YouTube for their continued support.”

LONDON, ENGLAND – SEPTEMBER 07: Founder Of GRM Daily, Posty aka Koby Hagan, and Lyor Cohen attend the YouTube Legacy Party, celebrating 50 Years Of Hip Hop, at The Royal Opera House on September 7, 2023 in London, England. (Photo by Dave Benett/Getty Images for YouTube Legacy)

YouTube’s Legacy Party was a celebration of 50 years of hip-hop that gathered plenty of stars to mark the genre’s impact in the UK. In attendance were the likes of Aitch, Mahalia and many more including the icon that is Ms Dynamite who delivered a surprise performance.

The event also marked the launch of #UnionBlack, an initiative dedicated to celebrating the impact and influence of Black British culture.

BBC Radio 2’s Trevor Nelson said: “Black Britons have brought so much to UK music and every other area of culture. Whilst these conversations haven been going on, there are so many people, organisations, sounds and scenes that are still yet to be seen and heard.

“The Union Black project with Google Arts & Culture has been an incredible way to get all these positioned, ready for the limelight they deserve. It’s been an honour to be a part of it along with so many incredible partners, who have all produced something that’s important but also very fun, cool and interesting. You can really lose track of time with all the incredible things to watch, read and listen in there.”