I’m no fan of rap but I was surprised to read this on the Australian ABC site. Our local plod are taking ‘proactive policing’ to a new level in their targeting a drill rap group. As the article states, they aim to use any legislation they can to stop the rappers OneFour working and performing, by using anti-motorcycle gang laws to prevent them associating with each other. They say the drill rap scene encourages violence and they aim to stop it by whatever means they have at their disposal – by banning concerts and even ordering Spotify to take down their music. Two members of the band are now in prison.
The comments by Sergeant Truelove sound like Brian Epstein telling the Beatles to write something more wholesome.
“Why can’t they sing about something else?” he asked.
“It’s tough to live in Mount Druitt, sing about that. Speak about how brilliantly beautiful your wife is.”
Is this just a bunch of racist white people telling black people how to behave?