The conversation between the UK and US was started by broadcasting legend, DJ Semtex, when he posted a ‘triggering’ tweet:
The award-winning DJ has proved his credibility in music over his decade-long career. However, his statement received mixed responses. Whilst many championed him for giving British producers what they’re due, NY natives grew defensive.
NY’s new wave is undoubtedly a product of U.K. Drill beats. The likes of Pop Smoke, Fivio Foreign, Smoove L and more have crafted their sounds around the British drill influence.
Complex’s hip-hop podcast, Everyday Struggle, briefly discussed the topic.
They concluded that any collaboration between the UK and US should be celebrated — I agree! We’re having a great time and it’s a great wave.