- 17 May 18
Plan C working for Plan B.
Authenticity is important to Ben Drew. When playing “a sweet-boy Justin Timberlake” felt hollow to him as an East London kid, a canny repackaging as a hip hop act gave him the opportunity to express his anger at the inequalities he grew up around.
When Plan B gained momentum, Drew’s vocal talents couldn’t be contained: he reinvented himself as a soul man on 2010’s The Defamation Of Strickland Banks.
Now 34, a father, and enjoying the spoils of his success, he’s shelved the intense anger of his raps: Heaven Before All Hell Breaks Loose is Plan C...