Don’t censor drill music, listen to what it’s trying to inform us|Ciaran Thapar

Don’t censor drill music, listen to what it’s trying to inform us|Ciaran Thapar

A couple of months ago I was standing in Koko, a music venue in north-west London, watching drill rappers Skengdo and AM’s headline show. In it, they announced a minute’s silence “for the brothers who couldn’t make it”. It was powerful, because it forced everyone in the overwhelmingly teenage audience (yes, I felt old) to…