In May 2018, YouTube deleted dozens of music videos made by artists in the ‘drill’ genre, at the request of London’s Metropolitan police, on the grounds that they were inciting gang violence.

Spotify and Apple Music have since faced criticism for drill music being available on their services too, yet it’s also been argued that censoring drill music is racist, and that its lyrics are an accurate reflection of the lives of its musicians. That’s something that will likely be explored in a new documentary, ‘Terms and Conditions: A UK Drill Story’, that has been commissioned by YouTube as its latest ‘original’.

Rappers, mothers whose sons have been killed, police officers and community leaders are all interviewed in the film, according to Variety, with YouTube’s EMEA head of originals Luke Hyams stressing that it has “treaded carefully” with the content: “What was important is that we told this balanced story.”

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