When she was just starting out, MOBO award-nominated rapper and musician Little Simz shaped her skills and networks in the Roundhouse Studios.

From taking part in projects and booking studio spaces, right up to headlining Roundhouse Rising, our annual festival of emerging music, she took every opportunity to shape herself as an artist.

Now, straight from her stunning performance at BBC 1xtra’s Urban Proms this summer, she’s set to release her debut album and is tipped for big things by artists including Kendrick Lamar.

But she still has time to share her advice on how to discover the kind of artist you want to be, enhance your skills and make connections.

As Simz puts it, at the Roundhouse “everything you need is on hand – there’s no excuse for you to not make something”. So what are you waiting for? #ShapeYourself

> Explore current opportunities to build connections and grow your skills
> Little Simz’ new album, A Curious Tale Of Trials + Persons is out on 18 September on AGE 101: Music