Tuesday, September 26, 2006

Plan B

On these shores, it's almost as thought that grime is dead, like a weird fad that came and went on the backs of artists that only had a few good songs. What most Americans don't know is that the genre is alive and kicking, as it is slowly but steadily producing gem after gem. Sway dropped the absolutely ridiculous This Is My Demo back in February while a killer new Dizzee Rascal track has been floating around the interweb for months.

Plan B was one of the most promising new voices on Run The Road 2, and he acted on the excitement quick by dropping Who Needs Actions When You Got Words via 679 in June. The album fuses solid grime with acoustic indie, R & B and a capella interludes. He has been described as the "English Eminem," which is a fairly lazy comparison because it only focuses on the sometimes arresting nature of his lyrics. What sets him apart as a musician is his focus on cultural conditions that are entirely British and speaking about them in a frank manner.

Buy: Who Needs Actions When You Got Words
Plan B
Audio: "Kidz"
Audio: "Charmaine"


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