A drill MC has used violent quotes from MPs to create a new track, called ‘Political Drilling’.
Drill music has been widely criticised for its violent lyrics and cited as a cause of the rise in violence in London.
Earlier this year, YouTube deleted over 30 videos deemed to glamourise violence on the recommendation of Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick. In June, west London group 1011 were issued with a court order banning them from making music without permission from the police.
Now, Channel 4 have commissioned a rapper operating under the name Drillminister to incorporate violent language used by current and former MPs into a drill track to highlight the hypocrisy shown against the genre’s artists. In a caption posted alongside a video report, the channel wrote: “MPs have accused drill artists of ‘glorifying violence’. But are Parliamentarians in any position lecture them – after a week of distasteful, anonymous briefings about metaphorically knifing Theresa May?”