Benjamin Paul Ballance-Drew (born 22 October 1983), primarily known as Plan B or Ben Drew, is a British rapper, singer-songwriter, actor and film director from Forest Gate, London. Plan B first emerged as a hip hop artist releasing his critically acclaimed debut album Who Needs Actions When You Got Words in 2006. His second studio album The Defamation of Strickland Banks (2010) was a soul record and went straight into the UK album chart at no. 1. He has also collaborated with other artists such as Chase & Status most notably on the top ten single "End Credits" (2009).
Drew has also had a successful film career as an actor, with roles in Adulthood (2008), Harry Brown (2009) and 126.96.36.199 (2010).
In March 2012, he released the single and video for iLL Manors, a song which deals with the 2011 London Riots and which has been described by The Guardian as "the first great mainstream protest song in years". An album and film of iLL Manors, Drew's first as a director, are due to follow.