RIP Paul Stewart (AKA Pablo) - a pioneer in online TV and founder of Axe FM. Axe FM was set up by Paul Stewart, Paul McKenzie, and young rapper Rhymestien in 2003, broadcasting UK underground radio music to the masses .
The channel became a focal point for the growing genre of UK Rap called Grime and gave a face to many artists and DJ's including, Skepta, Chip, D Double E, JME, Frisko, Scorcher, Jammer, Kwam, Al Blaze, Black The Ripper ,and top DJ’s FunkyStepz, Nate Fostell, DJAG, Lee B3 Edwards, Weighty J, and Jamie Rodigan (son of David Rodigan), to name but a few.
Their pre YouTube advances in online TV gave raise to some of the successful channels we know and love today including SBTV http://sbtv.co.uk/
, and Grime Daily http://grmdaily.com/
whom carry the tourch for Grime and UK Hiphop.
He also used the platform and the social environment it encouraged to address some of the social issues plaguing London such as racism and gang violence, inspiring many and curtailing some from a life of crime.
A good friend to many, survived by his wife and children. Gone too soon, he will be sorely missed.https://twitter.com/WeLovePabzMChttps://www.facebook.com/WeLovePabz #axefm #chip #chipmonk #skepta #ddouble #JME #uk #hiphop #music #welovepabs #b3 #welovepabzmc #funkysteps #funkyhouse #sbtv #iptv #jammer #frisko #kwams