Hailing from Forest Gate, East London, 27-year-old Ben Drew aka Plan B shot to stardom in 2010 with his soul-inspired hip hop tunes, reaching number one in the UK with The Defamation of Strickland Banks. Though he's been around for while, not only as a musician, but delving into the worlds of acting and directing, Plan B has had a standout year. He played at T4 on The Beach, performed alongside Elton John and will headline a huge tour next March. We chat to Ben about his rise to fame.
So, have you been doing interviews all day?
I just did one with the Daily Star and the reporter ended up asking me out for dinner.
So you're going on a date?
Yeah, we're going on a date, we're getting married, she's my future ex-wife.
Wow! We have the scoop. Does she know that?
Yeah, I told her that and she laughed.
So, you get a lot of female attention...
Only lately since I've become big and famous. Listen, I used to get girls, but I had to work hard. Girls are pragmatic, the guy has to have something to offer, he can't just be funny and good-looking. Women are pragmatic, men are romantic.
What do you look for in a girl?
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