Tag: Channel 4

The youth and the future is what is at stake right now’: DrillMinister on the politics of pollution

Drill music and climate change aren’t the most obvious pairing, but now one artist has made it his mission to rap about toxic air.

DrillMinister gained popularity last year when he quoted the violent language used by MPs in his track ‘Political Drillin’, highlighting the hypocrisy of politicians who say drill music drives crime.

His latest political message in the track ‘Choke’ has been released in conjunction with a new online service that rates air quality at any London address. A warning, this piece contains strong language.

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Drillminister addresses Drill music criticism with quotes from UK MP’s on “Political Drillin”

Drillminister’s “Political Drillin” arrives after Met police linked the UK drill music to real life threats and gang violence, resulting in 30 videos being removed from YouTube. “Political Drillin” hits back at Drill music criticism by utilising comments from multiple Members of Parliament in a compelling drill-style track. Channel 4 commissioned the track, providing the drill MC with relatively gruesome quotes used by MP’s. The description on Channel 4’s YouTube says, “It’s been blamed by politicians and police for inciting violence – the soundtrack to a surge in knife crime. MPs have accused Drill artists of “glorifying violence”. But are Parliamentarians in any position to lecture them – after a week of distasteful, anonymous briefings about metaphorically knifing Theresa May? We asked one drill artist to record those words in his own style – to see how they come across in a very different context.”   To go to the artical click here.