Time For Plan B

You know, sometimes the artist's self-written bio says it all:

"Always Been the outsider, the underdog black sheep mutha fucka! picked da guitar up age 14 and aint put it down since. Have been writing songs for around 7 years and rappin for 3. Spent my youth torn between Grunge, Rock, Jungle music and The Prodigy. Yes, i sing as well! Dont think that makes me a pussy though blood, cos u will get merked! Currently recordin and producing my debut album which will be out early next year. When i remember anything else i'll let u know wa gwan, till then, P E A C E" - Plan B

The grime scene has been blowing up since the underground notoreity of Wiley transitioned into the superstar fame of Dizzee Rascal. Since then Lady Sovereign has gone from obscure sweetheart to sell-out (sorry, Lady, your new Def Jam album disappointed muchos, and you're touring with Gwen - Seacrest ouuuuuttttt!). But it's time for Plan B, eh? Acoustic grime, hip-hop, rock amalgam with thick-Brit accented rap that lyrically blows Mike Skinner (The Streets) out of the water.

The buzz has been building for the last year, and Plan B - a.k.a. Ben Drew - is ready to launch in the US. Are you ready? The mp3 below is a great track, but the version on Who Needs Actions When You've Got Words is just acoustic, and wonderful. Inspired by the murder of 10-year-old Damilola Taylor, Plan B tells the story of a 14-year-old who kills, rapes and orders people to "hand over your money, your phone and your Pokémon cards."

Audible: Plan B - "Sick 2 Def (feat. The Earlies)"
MySpace: http://www.myspace.com/time4planb

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