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Mercury Prize winner 'an inspiration'

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Rapper Speech Debelle has said she hopes to be ''an inspiration'' to other musicians after winning the Mercury Prize for the best British album of 2009.

Her debut Speech Therapy, released last month, has not yet appeared in the UK album chart.

After accepting her award, she explained what it meant to her.

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