Sun, 02 Jul|
Drill On Trial Directed By Nelson Adeosun (Live Screening)
Time & Location
02 Jul, 20:00 – 23:30
Beckenham, 3 High St, Beckenham BR3 1AZ, UK
About the event
Radio 1Xtra DJ Tiffany Calver explores the response to UK drill – a popular but controversial genre of rap – by the authorities, who blame it for a rise in violent crime.
Having seen its explosion from humble beginnings to a genre that now tops charts all across the world, Tiffany has also seen the spotlight that the police and courts have put artists under.
With increased policing, stringent criminal orders, digital surveillance and tougher sentences for artists, Chinx (OS), a drill artist, has risked his freedom with every song he has released.
His success could see him turn a new leaf and leave behind a chequered past. But that success is at the heart of a debate over freedom of speech and crime prevention that has played out in the media, newspapers and courtrooms.
With police scrambling to quell the rise in gang violence and artists criticising the lack of clarity around their policing, Tiffany is on a mission to find an answer to a problem that has long plagued black music genres in the UK.