What is Brooklyn Drill? If you're a Hip Hop fan you'll know about the growing sound of Brooklyn Drill. Borrowing sounds from the UK Drill scene, with many of the songs created by British producers, Brooklyn Drill has fast become the sound right at the forefront of Hip Hop. After the tragic death of rising Brooklyn Drill rapper Pop Smoke , the sound gained even more fans and now boasts a number of huge names repping the Drill wave. Pop Smoke was tragically shot and killed during a home invasion in February and the rapper was the biggest name in the Brooklyn Drill scene.
A posthumous Pop Smoke album is being released on 12th June and will be executively produced by fellow New York rap heavyweight 50 Cent. Pop Smoke's deep voice and energetic flow saw him cement his status as the leading figure in Brooklyn Drill, with songs such as 'Dior', 'Welcome To The Party' and 'Shake The Room' becoming the sound of the scene.
When you hear the "Ay, Ay, Ay" adlib, you instantly know it's a Fivio Foreign track, with the year-old quickly becoming one of the biggest names in the Brooklyn Drill scene in recent times. His popularity has grown thanks to huge songs like 'Big Drip' and 'Wetty', as well as a feature on Drake's recent song 'Demons'. With the release of his ' BC' mixtape in April , Fivio Forign has already cemented his status as one of the most respected rappers in Brooklyn.
Hailing from the Flatbush area of Brooklyn, rapper 22Gz is part of Sniper Gang, which also boasts jailed rapper Kodak Black as a member. Several collaborations with UK producer Ghosty have seen 22Gz drop a number of big songs recently including 'Suburban, Pt. Unlike many of the rappers on this list, Sleepy Hallow's sound doesn't borrow too much from the UK scene but rather fuses Brooklyn Drill with more traditional Hip Hop sounds.
Smoove L has been rapping for several years now, but the increased attention paid to the Brooklyn Drill scene in recent years has allowed him to ensure eyes are firmly on him. After signing to Interscope Records at the end of , Smoove L has put himself into a position to take over the game and he got off to a huge start as he dropped his 'Boy From Brooklyn' mixtape. Featuring songs like '' and 'Undefeated', Smoove L's melodic Drill style has pushed him to the forefront of the Brooklyn Drill sound and helped build a lane he is firmly owning right now.
Continuing his strong release of hits, 'Disrespect' and 'Panic' swiftly followed before Sheff G's project 'One and Only' showcased a more laid back style. Rah Swish is one of the freshest rappers on this list and his style regularly fuses the UK sound with that of Brooklyn Drill. Another rapper who was dropping Drill bangers back in , Rah Swish has honed his sound over the years and become one of the leading names in the scene.
Songs like 'Treeshin' and 'Wooo Walk' quickly became fan favourites before the rapper dropped his eagerly anticipated 'Look What They Started' mixtape in Hailing from Canarsie, Brooklyn, Curly Savv's unique sound makes him stand out from many of the other Brooklyn Drill rappers in the game. Another of the scene's stars who has collaborated with UK producers, including Trap House Mob, Curly Savv is fast becoming one of the most popular rappers out of Brooklyn.
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