Genres of music arising is not a new feat these days. There are so many sub-genres to music that the limits to how far music can extend are no surprise. RnB gave birth to several music genres that are popular around the world today. One of the rising popular genres of music in America is Drill. The genre started in Chicago and has spread its wings as far as Birmingham too. The fans in Birmingham are in love with the genre so much that they seem to be involved in the music on a very personal level. While being involved in a genre of music isn’t a new feat, the government in Birmingham are worried about the Drill genre.
Cause for Worry or No
The meaning of the word Drill itself is a negative one. In slang originating from Chicago, the word means shooting. It has been known to have a controversial start even in its home town of origin. It highlights violence and hopelessness of the gang members who are in a country or city. The songs that are made are often made to antagonize any rivals of the gangs and used as a form of retaliation to drill crews in Chicago. 90% of the lyrics that are used in drill music are about violent fantasies that the young gangster has about retaliated against other gangs. When the music reached Birmingham however, the results were shocking. While the city is safe, the rate of crime seems to have increased because of the influence of the music. In fact, the most recent victim was seen alongside another gangster. The views that the drill music channels are raking up in the UK has also been at an all-time high.
The police and the government officials are on high alert to watch for any signs if the music has anything to contribute to the violent nature of the gang killings in Birmingham. While the effects of the genre are said to be high, there is also a good chance that all of this is just a stroke of lousy co-incidence. In general, the locals in Birmingham love the music, be violent or not; the originality of the songs are appreciated. The drill genre is known for its crude remarks and literal descriptions of graphic and very gritty violence.
What’s The Thrill
While it is a wonder why the shootings or violence is associated with the genre, there is indeed a lot of money behind it. The beats are fast, and the lyrics are very monotone. When described by fans, it is a kind of music that listeners can march, to. The genre started on the south side of Chicago and broke into mainstream media in 2012. It came with the genre torchbearers such as Lil Durk, Lil Reese, and Chief Keep. The music has a lot of money to offer the young gangsters and poverty-stricken parts of America and the UK. Those stricken by poverty can relate to the music, and the songs that the genre portrays and Bringmingham can find solace and relate to it too. While Scotland yard has made requests to remove 42 out of the hundreds of videos from YouTube in the past, the lousy rapport that the genre suffers is only rising. However, good music or no, the people of Birmingham love it.