New York City Mayor Eric Adams argues social media giants like Twitter have ‘a civic and corporate responsibility’ to take down drill rap
Eric Adams, New York City’s Mayor, declared that Rap music glorifying gun violence, killings, and retaliations shouldn’t be allowed on social media. He said that he was meeting with representatives from Big Tech to discuss how they can crack down on this so-called “rape” culture. “drill rap.”
Adams declared war on drill Rap – an art form that was born in Chicago and spread to New York in the early 2010s – but admitted that he wasn’t a fan of local rap. “had no idea what drill rapping was”His son had to tell him the story until very recently.
“He’s sent me some videos, and it is alarming,”The mayor stated that he will continue to work with the city. “bring in”Social media companies “show [them] exactly what has been displayed”Their platforms which prompted him concern.
We’re going to gather social media businesses and meet with them. [they]Have a corporate and civic responsibility [to crack down on such music]
Adams continued to make parallels between social media’s apparent acceptance of violent rap music and Trump’s swift response to the riot at the US Capitol in January 2017.
“We pulled Trump off Twitter because of what he was spewing. We allow music. [with]Violence, display of guns We allow it to stay on the sites,” Adams said. The mayor stated that in addition to using social media for his fight against dark music, he hopes to get support from some of the most well-respected drill rappers.
“We have a meeting set up, and we’re going to really bring in the rappers and show how this is impacting [the communities] and is causing the loss of lives of young people like them.”
Adams’ push for censorship comes after two young “drill rappers” were killed in the city in the span of just a few days. Tahjay Donovan, aged 22, was killed in the street just hours before he signed his record deal. Jayquan McKenley (17), was shot and killed in his Brooklyn home after he left the recording studio.
Adams, a former officer in police, was elected to office on the strength of a campaign that sought to combat rising gun crimes in New York City.
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