The Drill wave was established in Chicago, and despite being a global phenomenon, Danny Brown isn’t a fan. Drill has taken new heights in different cities, which tap into the sound but amend it to their own style. Brooklyn Drill has been the latest craze, and we’re seeing more artists emerge from New York City. As it continues to gain movement, Brown hopped on his podcast with JPEG Mafia and disparaged the subgenre.
“I got some funny sh*t for Rap I wanna say,” the rapper said on The Danny Brown Show. “What’s up with New York Drill music?” He was asked what he meant. “Why all these n*ggas sound like Batman? All these n*ggas rap like Batman Beyond. What the f*ck is wrong with y’all n*ggas man? That sh*t ain’t fire!” Obviously, it’s the deep voices that irked Brown. “N*gga you 16. Your balls ain’t even dropped yet. You ain’t even got a deep voice yet. These n*ggas rapping like villains.”
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“I just wanted to say that, man,” Brown added after getting a few things off of his chest. “All you New York Drill n*ggas rapping like Batman Begins, that sh*t is over with. Pop Smoke, that was his natural voice, man, but all y’all 16.” He added, “Shout out to real New York rappers like MIKE, you know what I’m saying.” He isn’t the first to air out grievances with Drill.
While Brown’s take had much to do with the deep voices rappers use while performing, others have taken issue with the violence within Drill. Things became so concerning that certain New York City radio hosts refused to play Drill tracks that called out other artists. Recently, Remy Ma also delivered a hot take about the subgenre, stating that she feels as if much of Drill is overrated. She also noted that it’s difficult to understand and touched on the troubles regarding violence.
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Additionally, politicians have also targeted Drill. Mayor Eric Adams has called for a ban on the music, but recently, he’s been spotted rubbing elbows with Hip Hop’s elite. Check out Danny Brown above.