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Where's the angry young man whose music I'd come to love?

I am so disappointed with this. Listening to Plan's older album 'Who Needs Actions When You Got Words?' and then comparing it to this, you'd think I was listening to a completely different artist. This man was once hailed as 'The British Eminem' but there's nothing left of that here.

Everything that made him great: the poetic storytelling, the lyrics that held nothing back and the brutally honest commentary about modern day life, has all been scrapped to make his music radio-friendly and more appealing to the mainstream.

If you are a fan of Plan's earlier music, then you might want to skip this one. If you're not, which is likely if you're a pop fan, then by all means give this a go. But just remember that you are listening to Plan C, not the sharp-tongued lyrical genius he used to be.


Fantastic album
The mix of singing and rapping works great
Gonna be hugeee
Well done plan b!

Full of WIN !

This is the best thing I've heard this year, in fact, in a long time from anyone. It's great to hear such a well thought out and clever album. This deserves a place in everyone's music collection.


Born: 22 October 1983 in Forest Gate, London, England

Genre: Hip-Hop/Rap

Years Active: '00s, '10s

British MC and actor Plan B (real name: Ben Drew) came to notice with "Cap Back," a playful, Wiley-referencing track produced by Roll Deep's Wonder that appeared on the 679 label's Run the Road compilation in 2005. Signed to 679's roster, the London native proceeded to release a handful of singles across 2005 and 2006, which culminated in his debut album, Who Needs Actions When You Got Words. Its title a Meat Puppets reference, with tracks featuring clever samples of Hall & Oates, the Prodigy, and...
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