Ed Sheeran has brought Jamal Edwards’ “vision to life” in a new music video featuring American rapper Russ.
He, the 31-year-old singer-songwriter said he “appreciated” Edwards for the music video idea after deciding to collaborate with Russ, “knowing he was going to create something incredible.” surprised”.
The music entrepreneur planned the video but passed away at the age of 31, before the Are You Entertained video could be filmed.
Sheeran said on Instagram: “Then Jamal was planning the next few months, sending me locations, ideas, guests, trying to make it the best video any of us could make. .
“We were supposed to shoot in February, but the day before Russ flew out, Jamal tragically died. Our whole world was turned upside down, and I had to cancel and just tell Russ that it wasn’t happening, but he was so understanding, that I will never forget.
“James mom @brendaedwardsglobal and sister Tanisha, a few weeks later said we should still be working on making Jamals vision a reality, so with the help of his amazing production team at @radicalmedia_london and director @jakenava, we shot it.”
Sheeran said he “felt very sad” filming that day but was also “very proud”.
He continued: “I wish Jam was here to see it, I wish we did it together, but he will be buzzing about how all his people come together and bring his vision to life. he came true.”
Sheeran thanked Russ for “such a wonderful human being,” adding: “Jamal lives forever.”
Edwards died on February 20 from “stimulant-induced cardiac arrhythmias”, his mother, Brenda Edwards, confirmed after opening the inquest into his death.
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He rose to fame after founding the music platform SBTV in 2006, and is credited with helping to bring a host of UK music artists to stardom, including Sheeran, Dave and Jessie J.
At the time of Edwards’ death, Sheeran said in a tribute that he “wouldn’t be here without him”.
Edwards has also served as an ambassador for the Prince’s Trust, a charity led by the Prince of Wales, and in 2014 was made an MBE for his services to music.
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