British rapper Plan B has warned politicians the UK faces a repeat of the riots which swept the country last year, unless they tackle the issues affecting young people.
In August, 2011, violent riots and looting brought London to a standstill, and spread to cities across the U.K., resulting in more than 3,000 arrests.
Plan B fears further rioting is inevitable
Plan B, who grew up in an impoverished area of the British capital, is convinced rising youth unemployment levels were the catalyst for the violence and he believes similar scenes are inevitable if the government does not address the cause of the unrest.
He tells BBC's Newsbeat, "I don't think the government is ever going to solve these problems. We will have more riots, it's going to get worse.
"We have had an issue with youth unemployment in this country for longer than 30 years. I don't think they have the b**ls to actually go and find out what's going on.
Plan B grew up himself in an impoverished part of London
"Through music and through film we can change people's perception of the problem and show them the reality of it.
"Drugs are cool for kids, violence is cool, these things are exciting. A lot of these kids don't believe in themselves enough.
"They feel so detached from society they think, 'What's the point going to school, getting a job?' That's why so many end up getting involved in gangs."
A hooded youth walks past a burning vehicle in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England.
A traffic cone is embedded in the smashed windows of the Arcadia shopping centre on Ealing Broadway following a night of rioting in Ealing on August 9, 2011 in London, England.
British police officers stand guard as a car set on fire by rioters, burns in Hackney, east London, Monday Aug. 8, 2011.
A man cycles away as British police officers charge rioters, during riots in Hackney, east London, Monday Aug. 8, 2011.
Police officers patrol the streets as a large fire engulfs shops and residential properties in Croydon on August 9, 2011 in London, England.
Firefighters battle a large fire that broke out in shops and residential properties in Croydon on August 9, 2011 in London, England.
A masked man carries a toy backdropped by a burning car and garbage bins set on fire by rioters in Hackney, east London, Monday Aug. 8, 2011. Youths set fire to shops and vehicles in a host of areas of London _ which will host next summer's Olympic Games _ and clashed with police in the nation's central city of Birmingham, as authorities struggled to halt groups of rampaging young people.
Riot police tackle a mob after a number of cars are set alight in Hackney, north London on August 8, 2011
A British riot policeman gestures in front of a burning building in Croydon, South London on August 8, 2011.
Police arrest a man for looting in Clapham Junction in south London, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011.
Youths are stopped and searched by British police officers following skirmishes with police in Camden Town, north London, early Tuesday, Aug. 9, 2011.
The smashed windows of a florist in Haven Green following a night of rioting in Ealing on August 9, 2011 in London, England.
Firemen douse the remains of charred homes and shops in Croydon, south of London, on August 9, 2011, following a third night of violence on the streets of London.
A police officer in riot gear stands near a burning car in Hackney on August 8, 2011 in London, England.
Youths joke as they have their pictures taken in front of a car burning after it was set on fire by rioters in Hackney, east London, Monday Aug. 8, 2011.
British police officers arrest a man as rioters gathered in Croydon, south London, Monday, Aug. 8, 2011.
British police officers charge rioters, during riots in Hackney, east London, Monday Aug. 8, 2011.