Ray BLK discovered music at an early age.
It helped her deal with growing up in a tough south London neighbourhood.
And that “hood” has shaped the music she has created so far.
She says 2016 was a whirlwind of a year – and it looks like 2017 could follow suit with Ray BLK named the winner of BBC Sound of 2017.
Video journalists: John Galliver and Alex Stanger
BBC Sound of 2017: The Top Five
1. Ray BLK