Fivio Foreign’s Drill Rap Concern
Fivio Foreign has established himself as a major face of the New York drill rap scene. However, despite this notoriety, Foreign didn’t think the sub-genre could thrive as long after Pop Smoke passed away.
During a recent appearance on the Million Dollaz Worth of Game podcast, Fivio Foreign opened up saying he second-guessed the power of the sub-genre. Pop Smoke was one of the most influential voices on the scene. His death left a large void in the drill rap scene.
“He was gone, he was there, he was putting on. We were all coming up, but he was clearing the way for n-ggas, like, ‘Yo come on, this way”. “He was embracing n-ggas and when he died, it was almost like, ‘Damn, this shit just might die out altogether. Cause he was putting on.”
Post Pop Smoke Drill Rap
Despite his concerns, drill rap has continued to thrive after the death of its main leaders, Pop Smoke. The sub-genre has spread throughout the five boroughs of New York City and even to other countries such as Italy and Japan. After Pop Smoke passed, Fivio Foreign has picked up the torch to become a face for the movement after his debut album, B.I.B.L.E. cracked the top 10 on the Billboard 200 in April.
There are still some that feel the time of New York drill rap will soon come to an end due to city officials and law enforcement cracking down on the scene. Last month, rapper Joe Budden discussed the topic of New York drill rap and even predicted its demise.
“You drill n-ggas got the shortest of windows,” he said. “That shit ’bout over. Y’all can go keep dancing with Eric Adams if you want. It’s over, buddy, in the next five, six years. The writing is on the wall, and that’s government-issued writing. That’s not Joe. That’s government-issued writing. Don’t start hitting me, mad at me. I’m just telling you what I’m looking at.”
You can check out the full interview with Million Dollaz Worth of Game below: