The degree of experimentation possible within drill music has come a long way. In 2014, the prospect of creating a drill song with a pink panther sample would seem ludicrous; but fast forward to 2022 and it’s very much a reality. Jrilla is the creative nucleus behind such innovation. The Irish rapper has been making waves for a minute now with his unique take on UK drill music, and this music video pushes the boat even further.
There’s a lot going on here, both with regards to the actual song and visuals. The music video sees Jrilla flanked by backup dancers, performing with a coffin in the middle of them. The coffin has a sign which reads “Rip UK Drill” – perhaps an ironic dig at the state of sample drill in 2022.
Sampling within drill has certainly become a hot topic. Some will say it’s pushing the genre forward musically, and others will suggest it’s ruining the essence of the genre. No matter your thoughts, it’s hard to argue against the reality that this song is sonically interesting. Jrilla combines an array of flows and deliveries to great effect, ensuring that the track doesn’t slide into being a complete gimmick.
Be sure to check out “Pink 2 Trappy” below, and be sure to check out GRM for further Jrilla updates.