Single Review: Plan B – Ill Manors

By on Friday, 2nd March 2012 at 12:00 pm

After his heavily successful venture into soul and the mainstream market, Plan B (aka Ben Drew) is back with, ‘Ill Manors’, his new single.’Ill Manors’ is back to what we first loved Plan B for though, offensive, balls-out rap songs that should get nowhere near the Radio1 A list. It’s an indicator that Plan B has departed from the catchy toe-tapping choruses which saw him shoot to fame in his Strickland Banks era.

Gritty politically motivated lyrics are the order of the day as far as this tune goes: “Let’s all go on an urban safari/we might see some illegal migrants/Oi look there’s a chav/that means council housed and violet.” This opening epitomizes what this song is about, showing broken Britain in a way that only Plan B can. In my opinion, this song isn’t Plan B’s best. I really enjoyed his venture into soul with Strickland Banks; ‘Stay Too Long,’ ‘She Said’ and ‘The Recluse’ are all fantastic tracks showcasing the best bits of Plan B’s regalia. However on the back of what he achieved with Strickland it is without a doubt that this track will prove successful. Just not as successful as Ben may have expected.


‘Ill Manors’, the new single from Plan B, will be out on the 25th of March on Atlantic Records.


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