Plan BUK rapper Ben Drew. Born 22 October 1983
Plan B Biography (Wikipedia)
Benjamin Paul Ballance-Drew (born 22 October 1983), better known by his stage name Plan B, is an English hip hop recording artist, actor, film director and producer. He first emerged as a rapper releasing his critically acclaimed debut album Who Needs Actions When You Got Words in 2006. His second studio album, The Defamation of Strickland Banks (2010), was a soul record and went straight to number one on the UK Albums Chart. He has also collaborated with other artists such as Chase & Status, most notably on the 2009 top ten single "End Credits".
Drew has also had a successful film career as an actor, with roles in Adulthood (2008), Harry Brown (2009), 22.214.171.124. (2010) and The Sweeney (2012). In 2012, he released the film Ill Manors, which he wrote and directed, accompanied by a Plan B soundtrack album which became his second number one album.
- "Socially and politically things feel very unstable at the moment" - Plan B reveals the influences upon his new albumhttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05mrf1r.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05mrf1r.jpg2017-11-11T11:23:00.000ZPlan B chats to Dermot about his forthcoming album Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p05mrctq
"Socially and politically things feel very unstable at the moment" - Plan B reveals the influences upon his new album
- Plan B tells Jo that we could be getting more than just a new album "I'd love to do exhibitions!"https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0579tfv.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p0579tfv.jpg2017-06-29T21:12:00.000ZPlan B tells Jo about his new album, his daughter and his ambitions for this new project.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p0579snt
Plan B tells Jo that we could be getting more than just a new album "I'd love to do exhibitions!"
- Plan B - Radio 1's Big Weekend 2017 Highlightshttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05398y0.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p05398y0.jpg2017-06-27T22:59:00.000ZOur Plan is to watch B's epic Where It Begins headline performance right now.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p054636m
Plan B - Radio 1's Big Weekend 2017 Highlights
- Plan B talks 'In The Name Of Man'https://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053pgdx.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p053pgdx.jpg2017-05-22T17:29:00.000ZPlan B tells MistaJam about the inspiration behind his new single. Plus he lets us know what's in store for his new album and where he's been for the past 5 years.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p053pfgp
Plan B talks 'In The Name Of Man'
- Plan B in conversation with Targethttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00qcmb4.jpghttps://ichef.bbci.co.uk/images/ic/240x135/p00qcmb4.jpg2012-03-23T12:36:00.000ZPlan B talks to Target about growing up in Forest Gate in East London, its people and how they have shaped him into the person he is today.https://www.bbc.co.uk/music/audiovideo/popular/p00qcl53
Plan B in conversation with Target
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