Birmingham-based Despa has been a central character in the development of Grime in Birmingham. After founding his first successful Grime record label, StayFresh Entertainment in 2008, Despa went on to found his next start-up, BE83 Artists, a creative content company, that specialises in content production and artist management. A pioneer of UK urban media through his company be83 he creates content for both online and TV audiences. Despa hosted and prodiuced the in-depth interview series called “Meet The Artists” which aired on local tv and can be seen below and introduced artists such as Jaykae and Dapz on the Mapz before they broke through.

Through be83 Artists’ management arm, Despa manages the careers of Dapz On The Map, Jaykae & Grim Sickers.