Somewhat later, a scene called UK Drill formed in England, primarily London. It draws its influences from Chicago Drill and British Grime. Well-known representatives of the scene are 67, 1011, Zone2, the Harlem Spartans, Moscow17, CGM, OFB, TPL and Young Dizz.
Analogous to the homicide rate increase in Chicago, the core of the scene that creates identity and authenticity is the “knife crime rise”, the disproportionate increase in violent crimes with stabbing weapons in London that can be clearly defined in terms of time, including some sensational attacks with large close combat weapons such as machetes, cleavers or katanas that were associated with gang crime.
This finds expression in text content and jargon typical of the scene (get “chinged,” “splashed,” “skanked,” “cheffed up,” “drenched,” “dipped,” “chopped”). The terminology is strongly influenced by Caribbean influences such as Jamaican patois in distinction to Chicago drill.
„Man try say that I run with my sword, is he fucking dumb? Run up in the shop and chopped my man and he went and snitched to his mum. All this talk on my name, how many times have I made you run? TeeWizz got splashed and died and I don’t feel sorry for his mum“ – 1011, Play for the pagans
In particular, the specific naming of threatened or murdered individuals and the use of social media with wide reach to disseminate one’s message has sparked controversial political discourse and equally controversial police countermeasures in the United Kingdom.
Also in UK Drill there is a strong association with gang crime and a high proportion of underage artists, furthermore a clearly expressed identification with neighborhoods or territories.
Despite some similarities with Chicago Drill, differences can also be found: hardly any weapons are presented in the music videos and the lyrics are focused on stabbing weapons, not firearms. This can potentially be explained by the different legal situation in both countries. The protagonists are often hooded and the focus is not on individuals but on the collective, the gang, whose name is appended in brackets to the name of the individual rapper.