Rapper sets up new trust to help disadvantaged London teenagers
Plan B has revealed that he is setting up a new trust which will fund charities set up to help disadvantaged young people in London.
The rapper, who comes from Hackney, spoke about his philanthropic plans and outlined his intention to give £1 from every ticket sold to his future live dates to the trust. The Each One Teach One trust will give vocational training to young people in the capital with Plan B, real name Ben Drew, having hand-selected the organisations which can offer help to the school leavers.
“I don’t think there is enough opportunity for young people in certain areas,” he told the Evening Standard. “A lot of them are just leaving school, they’re not strong academically but better suited for practical things. We found a handful of organisations that give practical training in east London and I want to give them the support they need.”
Speaking about his intention to donate a cut from all future ticket sales, the ‘iLL Manors’ rapper added: “I think if I don’t do this I will lose integrity. I’ve always been outspoken about certain issues, now I’m in a position where if I didn’t do something it looks kind of hypocritical. In the long run I think it will be healthy to my art and my music, working with these kids.”
Earlier this month, Plan B revealed that he would like to follow his 2012 directorial debut iLL Manors by working with Quentin Tarantino.