Is this Forest Gate guitar-wielding rapper the new Mike Skinner, the English Eminem or the hip hop Artic Monkeys?" NME
"Plan B has an diverse vocal style and an uncompromising view of society. brilliant" Hip Hop Connection
Plan B (Ben Drew) mixes these lyrics with plenty of hardcore hip hop influences, citing DMX, Necro, Mobb Deep, Nas, Eminem along with fellow UK hip hoppers like Klasnekoff and Skinnyman. But he also draws from a hugely diverse music history: Michael Jackson, Aphex Twin, Radiohead, Nirvana, Rage Against The Machine, Stevie Wonder, jungle and garage.
Nobody who heard the era-defining London MC compilation 'Run The Road Volume 2' will forget the first time they heard Plan B's 'Sick 2 Def'. It's one of those 'what the f**k?' moments that leaves listeners slackjawed in amazement; a shocking, thrilling, extraordinary sound, one that's unlike anything you've ever heard before.