Jermaine Scott, better known as Wretch 32, is a successful rapper whose music has regularly topped the charts.
However his life hasn't always been so glamorous; Wretch was homeless at 16 - and went to school with Mark Duggan, the man whose death sparked the riots in the UK last month.
But Wretch, who is from the the notoriously violent Tiverton estate in Tottenham, North London, turned his life around, and is eager to share his tips and advice on how to break into the music industry.
Make sure to check out the rest of our advice, tips and information on Skills Space.
Speaking at the Skills Show on the Road in Leicester Square, Wretch told us originality is key for anyone wanting to become a successful performer - and don't ever give up.
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