'Terms and Conditions' a new feature-length documentary film about UK drill, is out now.
UK drill artists Skengdo x AM have been quoted, talking about 'Terms and Conditions' saying: "Through this documentary, we hope people will better understand the people and the community behind drill music. Deleting drill is not an option. It's a creative expression that tells the story of our lives and experience."
Rico Racks has been banned from using certain words in his music.
Native Instruments (NI) will host two free workshop days in London later this month.
Powered by two of NI's expansion packs, Global Shake and Lockdown Grind, the workshops will centre on afrobeats and drill music.
The workshops are set to take place in Barking at The Broadway on the 27th and 28th August, and will be free to successful applicants aged between 13 and 25. The three hour long sessions will feature Maschine walk-throughs, tips, tricks and advice from artists and producers.
“I can’t go to my other studio ’cause I’ll get shanked,” says Mike, who proves to us that he can sing Afro-swing melodies as well as he raps drill flows, while we talk by Young Urban Arts Foundation’s multimedia bus. His friends giggle awkwardly, two of them wearing rolled-up balaclavas, but he’s not joking. “I appreciate this bus because it’s warm, let me not lie!
In the controlled YUAF space, under the patient guidance of producer and singer Mister Lees, the studio sessions functioned not only as a medium through which the teenagers could benefit from caring, meaningful interactions with our team of trained adult staff, and work towards a shared creative goal — they were also a constructive way they could spend time, away from the hostile norm of London’s increasingly unsafe roads, as youth violence continues to spiral out of control.
Skengdo and AM have both been sentenced to nine months in prison, suspended for two years. Both south London rappers, whose real names Terrell Doyley are Joshua Malinga, pleaded guilty to breaching an interim gang injunction, issued in August 2018, for performing drill music.
Five members of UK drill group 1011 have been banned from making drill music without police permission following a new and unprecedented court order was passed last week.
London’s Metropolitan police have applied for a court order to ban five gang members from making drill music.
The unprecedented move comes shortly after it was announced that YouTube had deleted more than 30 UK drill videos from its platform after police claimed the London-rooted style of rap music incited violence.