Wednesday, 21 August 2013
Top 50 of 2012: No.21: Plan B - Ill Manors (Some major)
Some people may be surprised that I’m a Plan B fan, let’s face it I don’t feature much ‘street’ music or whatever the kids are calling it these days, I don’t know much about the genre but I know what I like and Ben Drew’s output to date has been brilliant. I don’t care if he’s for real or whether it’s all an act, good music is often about telling stories, stories that suck you in and make you listen to the end and that’s exactly what his music does. So this not so much a new album but a soundtrack to his film of the same name, and like the film the soundtrack is pretty fucking dark, songs about drug dealers, prostitutes, violence and murder interspersed with dialogue from the film. This is also Ben Drew’s most ambitious release so far, with tons of guests and samples, the best easily being John Cooper Clarkes turn on ‘Pity The Plight’ which is amazing even for him. So while the war rages on over how ‘street’ ben Drew actually is, if you’re like me you won’t actually give a shit and just enjoy some really good music.
Buy here: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ill-Manors-Plan-B/dp/B007JLJO3W/ref=sr_1_1?s=music&ie=UTF8&qid=1377076661&sr=1-1&keywords=ill+manors
Or get the blu-ray of the film well cheap here innit: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Ill-Manors-Blu-ray-Riz-Ahmed/dp/B0087PEMXG/ref=sr_1_2?s=dvd&ie=UTF8&qid=1377076931&sr=1-2&keywords=ill+manors