Tag: Political Drilling

Rapper proves MPs know the drill on violent talk

The violent lyrics of drill rap music usually refer to gun-toting gangsters and knife-wielding drug dealers, but one rapper has turned to an even more bloodthirsty group for inspiration: Britain’s cut-throat politicians. The use of violent imagery to attack political rivals over Brexit and other issues has been criticised this week. Anonymous Conservative MPs said in recent weeks that Theresa May should “bring her own noose” to a showdown with Tory MPs and that she was entering “the killing zone” of her premiership. Such language has inspired a rapper called Drillminister to produce a song entitled Political Drilling, made by stitching together metaphors used by politicians in recent years. The song was commissioned by Channel 4 to highlight the violent language used by politicians and… To read more of this artical click here.

A drill MC highlights hypocrisy against genre by using violent quotes from MPs in new track ‘Political Drilling’

Drillminister was given the quotes by Channel 4 and asked to turn them into a drill song

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?”

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