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Plan B: Rich little poor kid

As a rule when musicians enter the public debate they do so at a pretty superficial level. Plan B (real name Ben Drew), spokesman for the $2.869 billion per annum Warner Music Group empire, released this video at the start of the week. Entitled “Ill Manors” it doesn’t take the debate much further than blaming the riots on the David Cameron and Nick Clegg. Read the reports. They are way duller, but more useful.

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[…] Plan B bestämde sig för att gräva vidare i det där. Senare i vår debuterar han som regissör med långfilmen Ill Manors, och förra veckan släppte han en låt med samma namn. Ill Manors video har redan väckt mindre sensation eftersom den visar David Cameron och George Osborne flytande i en hög hundbajs. Helt i linje med det har låten både hunnit utnämnas till den bästa brittiska protestsången sedan 90-talet (av Guardian) och hånas som ytligt, poserande popstjärnetjafs (av Torypolitiker). […]

Generally, this is a great column, but your point about Plan B representing Warner is like saying that someone who works in McDonald’s represents their business when they speak -it just doesn’t work as an argument. Personally, I think its great that Plan B comments on society and his life, rather than singing about “wearing all my favourite brands” to quote another popular artist from another genre.

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