Eric Adams Calls For Social Media Censoring and Awareness of Violent Genre of Rap Music
NYC Mayor Eric Adams mayor claimed on Friday that music that promotes gun violence, deaths, and retribution will be outlawed in New York and that he will meet with Big Tech leaders to persuade them to crack down on “drill rap.”
As he declared a war on drill rap – a music genre that originated in Chicago in the early 2010s before spreading to New York – Adams revealed that he was not a connoisseur of the local rap scene. He admitted that he “had no idea what drill rapping was” until recently and had to ask his son to debrief him.
“He’s sent me some videos, and it is alarming,” the mayor said, adding that he would “bring in” the social media companies to “show [them] exactly what has been displayed” on their platforms that prompted his concern.
“We pulled Trump off Twitter because of what he was spewing. Yet we are allowing music [with] displaying of guns, violence. We allow it to stay on the sites,” Adams said.
“We have a meeting set up, and we’re going to really bring in the rappers and show how this is impacting [the communities] and is causing the loss of lives of young people like them.”
Recently in NYC 2 young “drill rappers” were executed.
Last Tuesday, Tahjay Dobson, 22, was gunned down in his home neighborhood hours after he signed a record deal. Last Sunday, another drill rapper, Jayquan McKenley, 18, was killed after he left a recording studio in Brooklyn. The most famous “drill rapper”, from Brooklyn, NY, Pop Smoke was executed in 2020.
Most rappers associated with this genre come from violent criminal backgrounds, and the music’s lyrics are directly related to actual murders and gang activity.
By Jared Evan
New York City Local News – New York Jewish Guide