Plan B talks LP three

By | Published on Thursday 9 February 2012

Plan B

Rapper, singer, actor and now director Plan B, real name Ben Drew, has announced that his third studio LP will take the form of a soundtrack to a film project, ‘iLL Manors’. The film, as written and directed by Drew and starring Riz Ahmed of ‘Four Lions’ fame, opens in cinemas on 4 May. The album, which takes its name from the movie, will be released via Atlantic on 7 May. So that’s all very neat, isn’t it?

Says Plan B: “You could call ‘iLL Manors’ ‘bassline, soul, hip hop’. The album has the lyrical depth of my first record but the musical composition is light years ahead as it’s informed by everything I’ve learnt in the last five years – writing, producing and playing with a live band. I feel I’m better than I’ve ever been”.

Lyrical depth, perhaps. But can anything plumb the depths of (first album fare) ‘Mama (Loves A Crackhead)’? I think not.