Please Take Off Your Hoodies
Born in Chicago and influenced by London’s grime scene, UK Drill music has been heavily criticised by politicians and journalists for its violent lyrical content and ‘menacing’ youtube videos showing the often-masked artists performing their tracks. But does Drill inspire crime or simply reflect reality? This film takes us into the basement of a Caribbean takeaway in South London where producer Tweeko (20) has established his own studio. Beneath the hoodies and masks is something the genre’s critics may not expect or understand: entrepreneurial young men making a living by telling stories about their reality.