Articles Tagged 'Plan B'


WATCH: 9 British Hip Hop Artists You Should Know

From the Beatles to Adele, British rock and pop artists have been lucrative exports from the U.K. for more than half a century. But there’s a booming hip hop scene across the Pond that hasn’t gotten its due here in America. Longtime rap fans like myself may remember Slick Rick and Monie Love from their […]

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It’s Official: These Are the Best British Songs of the Last Year

It’s always nice when the nominations for the Ivor Novello Awards come in, because they’re one of the few music awards ceremonies that explicitly separate the celebration of music for being good from the celebration of music as a popular tool of selling. So anyone nominated in either the Best Song Musically and Lyrically or […]

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British TV Cop Show Reboot ‘The Sweeney’ to Open March 1

The poster for the new movie reboot of one of the most popular of British TV shows of the 1970s has just been released in the U.S. The Sweeney, a contemporary film version of the police drama that ran on England’s ITV from 1975 to ‘78, will open in theaters on this side of the […]

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The Brit List: The Greatest British Viral Videos Of 2012

Note: As with all of our ‘greatest’ lists, the greatness of these videos is not open to debate. They are great on a scale that has yet to be accurately measured by science, even if some of them are a little NSFW. But if you have suggestions for greater British viral videos, do pop them […]

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The Brit List: 10 Greatest British Songs of 2012

Note: this is not a subjective list made by two members of the Anglophenia writing team. This is a statement of scientific fact. Despite what you may feel with your hearts and hear with your ears, there have been no better songs this year than these, these songs represent a colossal peak for in British art in […]

Plan B (Ben Drew)

Mercury Prize Nominee Plans to Take A Break

Plan A was to make a film, record an album, and get his name out there. Now that that plan has been implemented, Plan B, the rapper, is now making a “Plan B” in light of his success. Ben Drew, the rapper’s real name, is considering taking a break before jumping into another venture, reports […]

Barclaycard Mercury Prize Albums of the Year Launch 2012

WATCH: All of the 2012 Mercury Music Prize Nominees in One Place

Mercury Music Prize, now the Barclaycard Mercury Prize, has released the shortlist of nominations. Take a listen to a single from each of the nominated albums. The winnner will be announced on November 1. Richard Hawley: “Standing at the Sky’s Edge” Plan B: “Ill Manors” Alt-J (∆): “An Awesome Wave” Django Django: “Django Django” The […]

WATCH: Ray Winstone and Plan B In ‘The Sweeney’ Trailer

A week or so ago, we looked at British TV theme tunes, and in particular stopped to give extravagent praise to The Sweeney, the hard-boiled ’70s cop show where the police played by the same rules as the criminals and no one was safe from a back-hander or two. Well, as if by magic, the […]

Plan B: “The Media Demonise The Youth”

Anyone who has come to the music of Plan B via his fantastically successful album “The Defamation of Strickland Banks” might find his new single “Ill Manors” to be something of a shock. For starters, the Motown soul backing has gone, the suit’s in the bin, and he’s now rapping furiously about the damning picture […]

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