This is an absolutely brilliant video from Ben Drew, aka Plan B, the rap artist who has recently received much acclaim with the excellent The Defamation of Strickland Banks. This video discusses the demonisation of youth in this country as perpetuated by the tabloid press, and how he hopes to reach out to them through his music.

The Guardian music journalist Dorian Lynskey has written a brilliant article on how, to his mind, Plan B’s recent single Ill Manors is “the greatest British protest song in years”.

Drew seems really determined to put something back into society. He is eloquent and passionate in the TED video and, most importantly of all, he makes us take a look at ourselves and at a society within which certain sections are marginalised. 


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