The traditionally British rap sub-genre is gaining traction in the Big Apple. Here are some of our favourite tracks. Born in Chicago and raised in south London, drill has recently made the move to New York. Despite its beginnings in the US, the rap sub-genre is now often thought of as a very British prospect — all understated, icy synths and lyrical reflections on the grittier side of London life. Here are some of the best drill songs coming out of New York right now. Overloaded with braggadocio, he bigs up himself and his city. Best bit: The beat drop: listen to you that racing and those skippy hit-hats and try to stay still. After viral meme pages such as ImJustBait posted his song onto the blog, countless UK rap fans fell in love with its charged-up energy.
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Drill is a style of trap music that originated in the South Side of Chicago in the early s. It is defined by its dark, violent, nihilistic lyrical content and ominous trap-influenced beats. Media attention and the signing of drill musicians to major labels followed.
Riding through Manhattan in a Mercedes-Benz Sprinter, the year-old rapper was just hours away from releasing his second mixtape, Meet the Woo 2 , and he had a lot to be happy about. His music was everywhere, blasting through speakers in every corner of Brooklyn, and now the rest of America was starting to take notice. In the past six months alone, he had collaborated with Travis Scott, Nicki Minaj, and Quavo, and earned his first Billboard Hot hits. The city had a new star.
What is Brooklyn Drill? If you're a Hip Hop fan you'll know about the growing sound of Brooklyn Drill. Borrowing sounds from the UK Drill scene, with many of the songs created by British producers, Brooklyn Drill has fast become the sound right at the forefront of Hip Hop.