UK rapper and singer-songwriter Ben Drew, aka Plan B, has come a long way from his hometown of Forest Gate, East London. In the span of four short years Ben released his critically acclaimed 2006 debut album Who Needs Actions When You Got Words followed up by his 2010 #1 UK album chart topper The Defamation of Strickland Banks. Numerous accolades soon followed including a 2010 MOBO Award for Best UK R&B/ Soul Artist and a 2011 BRIT Award for British Male Solo Artist, along with multiple nominations and wins from the Music Producers Guild, MTV Europe, NME, BET Hip Hop, iTunes, NRJ, The Q Awards, Radio 1, the UK Music Video Awards and more.
Ben’s diverse musical interests are showcased in his personal blend of Acoustic, Hip Hop, Soul, and R&B. Not one to be confined to any genre or artistic medium Ben has both starred in and directed numerous short and feature length films including Harry Brown, 220.127.116.11, and Adulthood to name a few. We hope you enjoy this Studio1290 exclusive acoustic rendition of his hit song “She Said” from his newest album, The Defamation of Strickland Banks. Be sure to catch Plan B live on tour now with label mates Bruno Mars and Janelle Monae. Click here for tour info.