Ireland’s drill scene has been blowing up since 2018, with homegrown rappers and producers putting their own spin on the world-conquering sound.
In a recent feature for DJ Mag, Robert Kazandjian spoke with key figures in the scene about experimentation, accents, and developing a new form of expression for Black Irish youth.
The injunction that stopped London MCs Skengdo & AM performing UK drill music has been lifted after two years.
Speaking about the interim gang injunction, AM posted on Instagram, "After two long challenging years, the injunction is finally over, back to doing what we know best."
Unreleased music from Pop Smoke will feature on the soundtrack for the upcoming film ‘Boogie’, which is due to be released on 5th March 2021 by Focus Features.
The film, directed by Eddie Huang, follows the story of a high-school student, Alfred “Boogie” Chin, and his dreams of becoming a basketball star. In his posthumous acting debut, Pop Smoke will take on the role of Chin’s basketball rival, Monk.
A documentary has been released about Digga D.
Produced for BBC iPlayer, a new documentary following 20-year-old drill MC Digga D, who was released from prison this year, is now available to watch online.
Digga D, real name Rhys Herbert, was arrested in 2019 for violent disorder, and spent 15 months in jail before his release in May. The documentary, titled Defending Digga D, follows the MC after his release, when he is sent to a approved accomodation in Norwich — 100 miles from his hometown of London.
The nominees have been announced for this year's MOBO Awards.
This year’s MOBO ceremony, hosted by presenter Maya Jama and Youtube star Chunkz, is set to take place on the 9th December, and will be streamed in full via Youtube, marking the first ever digital MOBOs.