The OFFICIAL Brooklyn/NY Drill Thread

Started by Sav Stanfield, May 21, 2020, in Music Add to Reading List

  1. Sav Stanfield
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    May 21, 2020
    First off, RIP POP SMOKE.


    Secondly, I can't remember the last time there was a movement like this in hip hop that hit me as hard as what has been dubbed 'Brooklyn Drill'. I'm obsessed. And you should be too. I'm gonna use this thread to post whatever new Brooklyn drill discoveries I make.

    For those that don't know wtf I'm talking about this excellent and extremely detailed article should give you a better picture. Highly recommended reading. But the TLDR version is that 22Gz popped up in 2016 with a song called Suburban, which featured a beat he found on YouTube by UK/English producer AXL. The craziest thing about all this is that it was a bunch of NY dudes looking for 'drill' beats on YouTube and who just happened to latch onto the English version rather than the Chicago version they were probably looking for in the first place. Anyways a while later Sheff G made a response - No Suburban - also produced by AXL.




    The scene was bubbling beneath the surface for a while until Pop Smoke and Fivio Foreign burst on the scene last year. Fivio arrived with Big Drip (which got a remix from Quavo and Lil Baby) and Pop Smoke, "the human cigarette" arrived with Welcome to the Party and his first Meet the Woo tape.




    Then suddenly everything just exploded. Sheff and 22Gz came back with full-length projects, Fivio became a viral sensation, English producers like AXL and 808Mello were suddenly in top demand and legions of imitators followed in their wake. And just as Pop Smoke was on the verge of becoming a global all-time superstar.... man, it still gets me. But that hasn't stopped the others from building on the momentum. It feels like every week there's a new album/mixtape, everyone's jumping on the wave from Rich the Kid to Travis Scott to Drake. I found it fascinating how Lil Tjay has repositioned himself from Durk-like drill artist to full blown drill rapper on his latest EP.





    Especially now with Pop Smoke - who was by far the most bankable star of the bunch - gone, theres definitely a possibility of this becoming a fad and petering out quicker than it started. But there's so much potential and momentum and excitement around it it may also just became the successor to trap as the dominant hip hop sub-genre. There's also variety. Take a listen to anything by Sheff G and Sleepy Hallow who sound like they grew up on a steady diet of Biggie and Jay-Z.

    For those interested, while we all wait for Pop Smoke's supposedly executive produced by 50 Cent debut album THE KING on June 12th - there are imo some of the essential full album listens:

    Pop Smoke - Meet the Woo
    Pop Smoke - Meet the Woo 2
    Sheff G - One and Only
    Sheff G - The Unluccy Luccy Kid
    22Gz - The Blixky Tape
    Fivio Foreign - 800BC
    Lil Tjay - State of Emergency
     
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    And a few more classics worth checking out:









     
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    May 21, 2020
    22gz out of touch nowadays.
     
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    yeah his last album was pretty bad but Blixky Tape is still great.
     
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    May 22, 2020
    That tale knocks, but it’s sad that he’s so young but lost his grip already lol.

    drill over here is dying down a lot. Fivio foreign can’t hold a project and keeps repacking the same songs and the only one who’s dropping quality s--- is Sheff g rn. Sleepy hallow too but he drops Too slow.

    everyone else is whatever man. Lil tjay is what’s up.

    rip pop ;(. When he died, Canarsie was f---ing hurt man
     
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    May 22, 2020
    You're doing God's work by promoting this on here fam

    Even here in Westchester County (just a couple minutes north of NYC), the kids were heavily messing with the movement. Pop's death s----d the life out of it, but I think it'll keep going strong as long as we keep supporting these guys. 22Gz losing momentum so someone else gotta step it up.
     
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    Rn lil tjay holding it down tho kinda

    sheff g is what’s up. I don’t be going to crown heights Bruh lmao
     
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    This is THE movement right now. Kinda wish I was in NY to see it. It looks like the industry's placed their bets on Fivio, he's everywhere right now. But I'm not sure how much staying power he has. Sheff G (and his and Sleepy Hallow's producer Great John) is insanely talented but he doesnt have the flare that Pop Smoke had. Sad to hear the momentum's been lost since he died. But given how popular its become it wont be long before new names start popping up. 26ar is another one I've had my eye on, Sosa Geek's got a few as well. I'm just glad to see NY back in action like this.
     
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    Yeah Tjay sound like he's got huge potential. What I'm really curious to see is what happens when Bobby and Rowdy are back
     
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