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‘The Ken Loach of pop’ is such a bizarre thing to aspire to, I feel like Plan B is due a pass on everything, ever, just for trying. But that…

He might have the Number One album in the country, but Plan B wants you to remember there’s more to him than ‘Ill Manors’. After beatboxer Faith SFX whips up…

Plan B – ‘iLL Manors’

Not since the golden years of Stock, Aitken and Waterman have we lived through a time when pop music has served such a shallow functional role – from ‘I Gotta…

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It begins with a soul-infused vocal. Then comes a pitch-shifted voice, some discordant pianos, a bitter rap about “mum and dad” who “never made much of themselves” and an ominous…

So just as advertised, after the airwave-pummelling soulboy phase comes the return to hip-hop. And grimey, back-alley, do-it-your-fucking-self hip-hop at that. The million square-shaped customers Ben Drew picked up with…

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The first thing we discover about [b]Benicàssim[/b] is that it’s really not about the music. We don’t mean that in a negative way (this year’s line-up is pretty formidable), nor…

Friday, October 8 “That’s him!” “No it isn’t.” “That IS HIM!” “I’m telling you, it ISN’T!” “IT IS!”. This is the conversation many members of this crowd are having…

[b]Saturday[/b] [b]Sam Wolfson’s Day[/b] Camden is unique, not just because punk, goth, metal, trance and Britpop all passed through here, but because it’s the mass grave for all these…

By now you’re probably aware of the ‘he’s got soul, he used to be a suburban solider’ pitch. Yep, [a]Plan B[/a], who, charmingly, used to “talk morbid just to make…

You’ve got to admire Plan B’s balls. While NME’s too scared to even watch his videos at home just in case mum finds out and stops our pocket money, the…

At a glance, east London’s Plan B is a gimmick: a hoodie-wearing, perma-scowling, Asbo-in-waiting, with a mouth fouler than Towers Of London’s week-old Y-fronts. He’s also a rapper who…

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