HOPE DEALERS DROP MORE OF THAT DRILL MUSIC WITH TRACK ‘ONE TIME’. . . BUT WITH WHAT DIFFERENCE?
Another production from the Hope Dealers camp that sounds hard! Good production and more of the gritty drill flow with different content. What content?
Hope dealers have always been direct about where they’ve come from, no wonder so many young people relate to their music. But how direct are they about where they are?
They’ve been around for more than a hot minute, and as stated in our last post about them they’ve grown in members from the original 3. So when they push out a track, it’s good that we give it some attention as they’ve taken on a more current sound, as they have been throughout their tenure.
A sound that has many people, whether in the church or parents alike really take notice, as it hasn’t hit the headlines in a positive light. It’s association is really dark and negative.
But on this release we want to clip in a bit of the origin of drill music in the UK.
^UK drillis a subgenre of drill music and road rap that originated in the South London district of Brixton from 2012 onwards. Borrowing heavily from the style of Chicago drill music, UK drill artists often rap about violent and hedonistic criminal lifestyles.
If you change the content, keep the same beat can you influence the lifestyles?
Hope or Nope?
However Hope Dealers are still sticking to their title’s belief’s; dealing out hope! Whether hope in a better life away from gang culture or hope in something bigger. Hope none the less. I can see how the church struggle with this because of the connotations this sound of music has with the current culture. Many struggled with Rap/Hip Hop when it entered the church around 2001. However we can’t be ignorant; lyrical content is huge when it comes to defining who an artist is and what they stand for.
Can Hope Dealers influence a change on the musical ‘drill’ landscape for the better? [comment below]
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