Little Simz (real name Simbi Ajikawo) is an English rapper, musician, actress and singer. Who released her fourth mixtape Blank Canvas via JAY Z's Life+Times website. Simz studied at Highbury Fields School in London. She went on to attend St Mary’s Youth Club in Upper Street, Islington, where pop stars Leona Lewis and Alexandra Burke also attended. After several months of auditioning by the BBC for the show Spirit Warriors, it was announced in June 2009 that Simz had been cast in the supporting role of Vicky. In 2012, Simz joined the cast of E4 (TV channel)'s TV series Youngers as Meleka. Simz is often nicknamed the Princess of Rap. She described her music as rap and experimental, with elements of rock. Simz has performed alongside Estelle, Tinie Tempah and Ms Dynamite and at Rising Tide, ILUVLIVE, Industry Takeover (Urban Development) Hackney Empire, Somerset House and the House of Lords. Simz can be heard on the Leave to Remain film soundtrack, performing the song Leave It As That. In early 2013, she appeared on BBC Radio 1 Xtra to discuss her performance at the Hackney Weekend.