Drill being a scapegoat for the rise of Violence
Big Narstie spoke to the press on the red carpet for the GRM Daily Rated Awards stating that its unfair that drill is the sole reason for the rising rates of stabbings in the capital.
Big Narstie went on to say “100% unfair. It’s a scapegoat, isn’t it? If cowboy films started making everyone shooting guns, would they ban John Wayne?”
“Yeah, there is a lot of crazy things happening in the street. But the Government has to understand it’s the music that is the only thing that is giving these kids a chance at changing their lives at the moment.
“Going back about 10 years ago, the only thing a black kid could do to get out of the ghetto was being a sports star. Now we can add music to that, which is a good achievement in itself.
“Drill does have a lot about it but it’s the truth. It’s what’s happening out there. You can’t ask these kids to talk about living in a stable household if they don’t.”
He added: “Being an artist comes with responsibility as well. You want people to come to your shows and feel safe.
“With great power comes great responsibility.”
Big Narstie’s comments hits the nail on the head, lets hope more can be done to tackle this epidemic instead of blaming it on the genre as it may do more harm than good.