UK drill or grime? At the moment, grime is dead whereas the UK drill scene is quite strong. Sign in here to access free tools such as favourites and alerts, or to access personal subscriptions, If you have access to journal content via a university, library or employer, sign in here, Research off-campus without worrying about access issues. It’s a conundrum as old as entertainment itself: does music reflect your environment, or shape it? For more information view the SAGE Journals Sharing page. The email address and/or password entered does not match our records, please check and try again. Is UK drill music really behind London’s wave of violent crime? The e-mail addresses that you supply to use this service will not be used for any other purpose without your consent. Less prominent MCs, however, don’t have that luxury. Coupled with macho posturing, jealousy, and a lack of direction and opportunity in deprived cities, drill can – in its most wretched moments – be where violence is given a voice. Driving test cancellations - how to get them?! I'll always prefer the grime classics, though. Don't care what genre they go over but the below MCs are probably the only new (new as in not the old skool dons) I look out for. Sharing links are not available for this article. If you have access to a journal via a society or association membership, please browse to your society journal, select an article to view, and follow the instructions in this box. Individuals can essentially say and do what they want.” This is coupled with: “the constant narrative of ‘will you do what you say in your raps?’ puts the victim in a position where their credibility and livelihood are at stake.”. Find your group chat here >>, Don't get FOMO. 1. reply. 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