Politics met hip-hop on Tuesday night, as a crew of New York rappers met with Mayor Eric Adams to discuss his issues with New York drill rap. The roundtable was helmed by Fivio Foreign and Maino, who posted a clip to Instagram about the ensuing conversation.
“It’s been a lot of talk about drill rap, drill music in New York City, connecting violence with the culture, and I just wanted to create a conversation with the mayor,” Maino said in the clip.
“We brought Fivio here, we got young B-Lovee here, Slow Bucks here, we got Bleezy here to talk about what’s really happening so the mayor could get a real perspective and real understanding of what drill rap is and so we could have some real dialogue and really make things happen.”
“We’re going to roll out something together on the whole conversation and I’m looking forward to it,” Adams adding, giving Maino a handshake.
The discussion comes after Adams spoke out against drill rap last week during a press conference. Adams maintained his stance that drill rap was the culprit behind the rise in city violence, and called for social media platforms to ban drill music videos, comparing it to Donald Trump being banned from Twitter.
“I had no idea what drill rapping was, but I called my son, and he sent me some videos, and it is alarming. We are going to pull together the social media companies, and sit down with them, and state that you have a civic and corporate responsibility,” Adams said. “We pulled Trump off twitter because of what he was spewing, yet we are allowing music, displaying of guns, violence, we are allowing it to stay on the site, because look at the victims. We’re bringing them in, we’re going to show exactly what is being displayed, and we are alarmed by it. We are alarmed by the use of social media to really over-proliferate this violence in our communities.”
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