UK gangs are bragging about stabbing people on YouTube while celebrating the “score” they earn based on where the victim is penetrated.
Gang members utilize a violent and nihilistic rap subgenere called “Drill” music that depicts them celebrating their exploits with lyrics like “check the scoreboard” and “blood on my shank, might keep it.”
“If a child in Slough (a London suburb) has suddenly found out about ‘Scores,’ he’s found it through YouTube,” said ex-gang member Chris Preddie. “These Drill rappers have massive platforms to inform the minds of young people.”
“The bigger the crime the higher the points, the more and more you do something the more and more rep [reputation] you get, the more you get ranked up.”