Licence to drill: What next for the UK's fastest-growing rap genre?

Ben Homewood

I don’t really think it’s fair. It’s almost like a panic, they panicked and they put it all on drill.”

Headie One is talking about the portrayal of drill in the mainstream media. The 24-year-old rapper from Tottenham’s Broadwater Farm estate has just woken up, and his answers come slow and sleepy. Not for the first time, he’s discussing drill’s links with violent crime.

UK drill has had to contend with sustained media attention in 2018, with buzz about the ...

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