Why Drill Music Should Not Be Banned

Drill music is one of the fastest growing music genres in the UK, but certain situations have caused controversy around the production of this style of music.

By Joshua, London · June 3, 2019

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Who wants it banned and why?

The recent spike of violence between young people in London is the main reason why people believe that drill music should not be produced. Drill rappers making lyrics taunting rival gangs and other artists can spark violence and turn the conflict in music into fighting on the streets. Most of the authorities believe that by eradicating drill music, they’re on the way to minimise the violence.

Who would a ban impact?

I believe that the banning of drill music would gravely affect the youth not just of London, but the entire United Kingdom. UK drill has quickly spread across the world with breakout artists like Russ making the UK charts and other drill artists going on tour abroad and making names for themselves. This would affect a lot of artists, as making music may be the only way to make money legally for some of them. It would also impact the millions of young listeners who enjoy the music genre.

Why it should not be banned

Banning drill music would hurt a lot of young people who are trying to make a living out of something they love, despite their situation. What a lot of people don’t take into account is by making music, they are making money legally, and being in the studio is also a productive way to spend their time. Without the motivation of doing something productive, they will have nothing else other than doing activities to feed themselves.