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Philly’s Drill Music Artists Working to Change the Genre into a Source for Good

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Sam Searlers
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WHYY
Darice Gardner, aka Paper$, performs at "How Dope Are You?"

Drill music, a subgenre of hip hop from Chicago’s South Side, emerged in the early 2010s. New York City mayor Eric Adams came out against it last year, and in Philadelphia it’s been the subject of criminal cases.

Local artists and community groups have been trying to use the genre as a source for good. WHYY’s Sam Searles has more.

(Original air-date: 9/6/22)

Sam Searles covers gun violence and prevention for WHYY News.