The New York Drill scene has helped a lot of artists to gain mainstream success. However, New York City officials have a completely different take on the subject.

Deadline reported, the NY city officials claim that Drill music has contributed to ongoing violence and tensions in the streets. Several rappers from the city have lost their lives to gun violence. New York Mayor Eric Adams is taking a stance against Drill music after his son, who reportedly works for Roc Nation, sent him samples of the music.

Adams is calling on companies to severe ties with artists in the genre. Chicago officials have issued similar complaints. Now, Adams released a statement on Twitter announcing his dislike of the genre.

Adams said in his press release, “You have a civic and corporate responsibility,” He added, “We pulled Trump off Twitter because of what he was spewing. Yet we are allowing music [with] displaying of guns, violence. We allow this to stay on the sites.” Although there are a few set of people who agree with Adams, but others look to the past and fear that his complaints are just history repeating itself.


Throughout the history of Rap music, politicians have targeted the genre. However, at the moment, it doesn’t look as if Drill is going anywhere. Meanwhile, you watch a clip of Mayor Adams below.

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Shubham Banerjee

Shubham Banerjee is a computer science student with a passion for technology, gadgets and coding. He writes for Thirsty for News, sharing his love for information and learning. In his free time, he enjoys photography, music, and football. Though, he is a fan of Barcelona, but he is disappointed with their recent performance.

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