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The demonisation of drill music

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I recently read in a national newspaper about a criminal trial here in the UK in which the prosecution made something about the defendant's obsession with drill music.  Drill music is all about violence, apparently - not that I'm remotely an expert.

The defence counsel pointed to a song by The Beatles called Run For Your Life, which promotes a violent outlook.   (It also has possibly the worst lead guitar on any Beatles song.)

That got me thinking about songs which condone or appear to condone violence.  They include Delilah by Tom Jones and Sister of Mercy by The Thompson Twins.  I Don't Like Mondays by The Boomtown Rats is about mass murder, but does not condone it.

Can anyone think of any other songs which appear to condone violence?

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19 hours ago, GothExplorer said:

It is a subgenre of hip hop, which is typified by grim lyrical content, usually dealing with the harsh realities of urban life.

Do you have any links?  Your description makes it sound more like a form of musical realism rather than a glorification of violence.

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48 minutes ago, Balor said:

Do you have any links?  Your description makes it sound more like a form of musical realism rather than a glorification of violence.

Just search on YT for drill music UK.  As I said in the OP, I am not an expert on drill music, and I cannot advise you on what songs are typical of the genre.

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